Avacta Group and Leeds University secure £3.8m fund to develop new diagnostic tests 

Avacta Group plc, the science-led healthcare supplier, has announce that a collaborative programme with Leeds University has been awarded a £3.8m grant by the Medical Research Council. The Wetherby-based supplier of Affimer biotherapeutics and research reagents, will use the grant to develop novel, rapid diagnostic tools incorporating Affimer reagents, to differentiate between viral and bacterial […]

ONGC launches Rs 100 crore start-up fund to ignite new ideas

ONGCBSE 0.87 % has launched a Rs 100 crore start-up fund on its Diamond Jubilee year to foster, nurture and incubate new ideas related to oil and gas sector. The initiative, christened as ‘ONGC Start-up’, is in line with the government’s initiative ‘Start-up India’. As part of this initiative, ONGC will provide the entire support […]

Venture fund puts $6 million into UCSD inventions

Two technologies from UC San Diego – a saliva diagnostics sensor and foam that can generate power – have been selected for up to $6 million in funding by local start-up investor NextWave Venture Partners. The deals highlight NextWave’s business model of licensing promising technologies from universities and research institutes. It has named its latest […]

University of Buffalo seed fund aims to make an IMPACT on new, innovative research

Greg Fabiano readily admits that his research project using a driving simulator to test teenage drivers who have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder never would have received federal funding if it weren’t for a smaller seed grant that helped lay the framework for the study. The grant came in 2009 via an award administered through the University […]