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BioBeat summit: inspiring innovation for sustainable life science business

Posted by Caroline Chambers on 25-Oct-2018 11:50:51

BioBeat is a collaborative innovation platform encouraging partnerships between scientists, entrepreneurs and investors, with the aim of driving forward discovery and development. Successful innovation in biotechnology is increasingly achieved through collaborations in which different groups are brought together to kindle new ideas and inspire novel approaches. Fostering such partnerships will ultimately result in a greater benefit to health, stronger business growth and faster scientific advancement.

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So much science, so little time (September 2018 edition)

Posted by Alexandra Ashcroft on 10-Oct-2018 15:43:06

September’s been a truly exciting month, with breakthroughs in everything from robotics to dinosaur evolution! As the end-of-year rush begins, we know things can start to pile up, and so we’ve rounded up our favourite science stories from last month, so you don’t have to! Why don’t you grab a cup of tea or coffee, escape the cold, and catch up on last month’s science highlights? This time, things are getting a little spooky…

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So much science, so little time (June 2018 edition)

Posted by Andrew Breeson on 29-Jun-2018 09:29:34

Ah June, reportedly named after the ancient Roman goddess of marriage, and the month the Romans believed was the most promising for weddings. We at BioStrata also believe June is a good month for a marriage—the marriage of science and scientist! All over the world, researchers are falling in love with new and exciting topics, and making vows to investigate them and only them, forsaking all other distractions, for better or worse, until death do they part (or until their funding runs out). Because this marriage can be a full-time commitment, we’ve hunted down the latest cutting-edge, curious, and comical scientific stories, so you don’t have to. Come with us now, as you are cordially invited to witness this academic union walk steadily down the aisle of progress.

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So much science, so little time (May 2018 edition)

Posted by Andrew Breeson on 31-May-2018 11:31:23

While scientists from LA to Taipei have been beavering away to become the next Michael Faraday, we’re here to give you an action replay from the month of May! We’ve selected a handy array of our favourites to convey the projects that were underway. So, don’t delay, read on to take away the innovations of today. Hooray!

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So much science, so little time (April 2018 edition)

Posted by Andrew Breeson on 27-Apr-2018 14:51:05

Spring is here! And it’s not just flowers that are in bloom. All over the world, seeds of ideas are being planted, innovative research is germinating, and fresh science is flourishing. To bring you a bouquet of the latest breakthroughs, we’ve pruned the very finest specimens of exciting, novel and funny science stories for this month. So, come take in the aroma of cutting-edge progress!

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So much science, so little time (March 2018 edition)

Posted by Aimi Papanastasiou on 03-Apr-2018 17:26:53

When it came to scientific breakthroughs, March really was another exciting month with many new and inspirational discoveries announced almost every day. As busy life science enthusiasts ourselves, we understand how difficult it can be to keep abreast of these new developments whilst dealing with a busy workload. So once again, we’ve singled out our favourite stories, from the potentially life-changing to the definitely amusing!   

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So much science, so little time (February 2018 edition)

Posted by Andrew Breeson on 27-Feb-2018 10:31:07

February may have been dreary and grey, but the scientific discoveries it brought us were just as exciting as ever! If you follow us on social media, you’ll know that we love sharing the latest science stories that motivate, educate and amuse us. And because we know just how busy you are, every month we compile our favourites in a blog to share with you! Hopefully, this means you can still keep well up to date with the newest stories from around the world, from the comfort of your own desk/workbench/home!

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So much science, so little time (January 2018 edition)

Posted by Andrew Breeson on 26-Jan-2018 10:59:41

Our monthly roundup of the best science stories from around the world is back! At BioStrata, we love to talk about science, and with the new year comes a whole host of fresh and exciting breakthroughs. With our experience at the benchtop and in marketing, we know that those working in the life science industry often have ridiculously busy schedules, and may not have time to keep up to date with all the latest developments. So, we’re here to bring you our favourite new and amusing science stories from January 2018!

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My top life science discoveries of 2017

Posted by Alex van der Wateren on 15-Jan-2018 16:17:27

2017 will always be a memorable year for me, because it was the year I decided to leave the lab bench and join the scientific writing team at BioStrata. It was also a breakthrough year for a wide range of research teams across the life sciences, as 2017 saw many novel approaches to overcome global health challenges and innovative ways to tackle environmental issues. There were so many groundbreaking advances to choose from that it really was a tough call to narrow them down to just a few—but I’ve chosen a handful that inspired me the most below!

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Innovation via collaboration: A novel ‘microscope within a microscope’ sheds fresh light on disease biology

Posted by Kate Marshall on 29-Nov-2017 15:44:55

We visited the Francis Crick Institute in London recently to attend the BioBeat17 summit, which focused on the theme ‘Re-shaping Biotech Partnering’. At the meeting, we heard Dr Lucy Collinson, Head of Electron Microscopy at the Crick, present a fascinating case study that illustrated how collaboration can drive innovation and translation within biomedical research.

By assembling a multidisciplinary team and establishing partnerships with various biotech companies, Dr Collinson managed to physically combine a fluorescent light microscope and a volume electron microscope for the first time, supported by the Crick’s scientific translation team and its distinctive ‘discovery without boundaries’ strategy. Below we uncover how this unique synergy has changed the face of imaging technology, to reveal a fresh viewpoint on disease biology.

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