BioSpace.com

Biotech and Pharmaceutical
News & Jobs
Search the Site
 
   
Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Channel Medical Device and Diagnostics Channel Clinical Research Channel BioSpace Collaborative    Job Seekers:  Register | Login          Employers:  Register | Login  

NEWSLETTERS
Free Newsletters
Archive
My Subscriptions

NEWS
News by Subject
News by Disease
News by Date
PLoS
Search News
Post Your News
JoVE

CAREER NETWORK
Job Seeker Login
Most Recent Jobs
Browse Biotech Jobs
Search Jobs
Post Resume
Career Fairs
Career Resources
For Employers

HOTBEDS
Regional News
US & Canada
  Biotech Bay
  Biotech Beach
  Genetown
  Pharm Country
  BioCapital
  BioMidwest
  Bio NC
  BioForest
  Southern Pharm
  BioCanada East
  US Device
Europe
Asia

DIVERSITY

INVESTOR
Market Summary
News
IPOs

PROFILES
Company Profiles

START UPS
Companies
Events

INTELLIGENCE
Research Store

INDUSTRY EVENTS
Biotech Events
Post an Event
RESOURCES
Real Estate
Business Opportunities

 News | News By Subject | News by Disease News By Date | Search News
eNewsletter Signup
Miles
Km80.5

   

TAP Biosystems Wins UCL Small to Medium Enterprise Partner of the Year Award


5/22/2012 10:41:46 AM

22 May 2012 -- TAP Biosystems, a leading supplier of innovative cell culture systems and consumables for life science applications, is delighted to announce it has been awarded the University College London (UCL) Small to Medium Enterprise Partner of the Year Award 2012.

The Award, presented at a ceremony at UCL’s campus in Bloomsbury, London, last Thursday night, has been awarded because of the close collaboration between the company and UCL researchers, producing valuable research with commercial potential.

TAP Biosystems first began their collaboration with UCL research staff four years ago, after breakthroughs in creating biomimetic tissues, invented by Professor Robert Brown. TAP licensed the technology and a portfolio of patents from UCL Business, the technology transfer company of UCL and brought them to market.

Following provision of funding from the Technology Strategy Board, TAP and Professor Brown, along with Professor Julie Daniels of the Institute of Ophthalmology, collaborated on developing a system for producing 3D tissue constructs, and then adapted this for use with corneal stem cells to make more complex corneal constructs.

The collaboration has resulted in patented technology, published research and – for TAP – the launch of a commercial product, which is a system designed to enable researchers to make realistic tissue equivalents simply and reproducibly.

The Award for TAP is one of a dozen presented to academics, corporate partners and student and graduate entrepreneurs, including a Corporate Partner of the Year Award for mining company BHP Billiton, and funding totalling £100,000 to kick-start the development of student and graduate businesses.

Dr Rosemary Drake, Chief Scientific Officer at TAP Biosystems, said:” TAP Biosystems is very honoured to have won this award. Since beginning our partnership with UCL four years ago, our collaboration has gone from strength to strength, resulting in three further projects, all of which have strong commercial potential."

Dr Drake added: “Working with UCL has been a win-win for both the fortunes of TAP Biosystems and for people who will eventually benefit from the treatments we are developing through our partnership.”

Commenting on the Award for TAP Biosystems, Professor Stephen Caddick, Vice-Provost (Enterprise) at UCL, said: “UCL is a world-class innovator in medical sciences, and TAP Biosystems has been a key partner for UCL in ensuring research – in particular in ophthalmology – is brought to market and to ultimately improve the health of people both in the UK and beyond.”

For further information, please contact:

Matthew Walker, Head of Communications

York Way, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5WY, UK

Tel: +44 1763 227200 Fax: +44 1763 227201



Read at BioSpace.com

   

ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US    ADD TO DIGG    ADD TO FURL    ADD TO STUMBLEUPON    ADD TO TECHNORATI FAVORITES