The YES alumni have also been doing their bit to aid health and wellbeing
Alauna Diagnostics (University of Reading) developed a unique and rapid point-of-care diagnostic test for endometriosis.
Algagen (University of Birmingham) produced a swine feed supplement made from algae engineered to express a range of antibodies targeting enteric pathogens significantly reducing pig mortality.
BubbleRipe (University of Birmingham) invented a biodegradable bag with aluminium bubbles containing ethylene (fruit-ripening gas) offering a solution to address food wastage by allowing customers to ripen fruit at home at their convenience.
Fortuna Solutions (University of Manchester) developed a novel, safe and effective oral formulation to protect salmon against parasitic sea lice, the biggest burden on the salmon aquaculture industry.
Nutec (University of Liverpool) developed a novel diet aid that acts to reduce the uptake of dietary sugar into the blood in order to combat the obesity epidemic.
ZooTech (University of Liverpool) novel phage-based preventative medicine aimed at targeting Campylobacter in broiler chickens before slaughter reducing antibiotics usage and increasing the safety of chicken meat.
BioTherma Ltd (University of Manchester) genetically modified composting bacteria to produce temperatures in excess of 200°C. This thermal energy is then converted into electricity, enabling the conversion of organic waste into kilowatts more efficiently than any other process.
What’s your innovative idea for #YES18?
For the Biosciences, Health and Wellbeing workshop, remember your challenges are as follows:
- Animal health
- Diagnostic tests and medical devices
- Enhancing food safety
- Global food security
- Health and wellbeing through diet
- Healthy ageing
- Optimising processes and managing waste
- Safer and more sustainable supply chains
- Synthetic biology.
Whatever mind-boggling ideas you have for #ProtectOurPlanet, we want to hear about them.
Find out more about #YES18