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Year in Review 2021
Thursday 6th January 2022, 1:00pm

There is no doubt the impact and restrictions imposed as a result of COVID-19 made 2020/21 another challenging year for all of us. Despite the challenges, Roslin Innovation Centre has proved resilient and continued to be 'open for business' and we take a look back on some of our 2021 highlights.

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Scottish life sciences company behind 'mini-livers' secures £1m growth injection
Thursday 16th December 2021, 4:00pm

A Scottish life sciences company behind “ethical” alternatives to animal testing in drug development has secured nearly £1 million to further commercialise its business.

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More than Policies: Bricks, Mortar, and Entrepreneurship
Wednesday 1st December 2021, 6:00pm

John Mackenzie (CEO, Roslin Innovation Centre) and Dr David Johnson (Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship, University of Glasgow) explore the Roslin Innovation Centre to reveal the role of the built environment in driving science commercialisation and UCEE development.

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Insect farming innovators helping to combat the climate crisis
Tuesday 2nd November 2021, 5:00pm

The insect farming industry is helping to combat three major areas contributing to our damaged climate: food waste, deforestation, and carbon emissions. To help the sector address some of the questions regarding the farming of the Black Soldier Fly, Beta Bugs Ltd launch Beta Buzz, a new insect farming industry publication.

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Research helps lower emissions from animal farming
Wednesday 27th October 2021, 5:00pm

Scientists at Roslin Institute contribute to improving the sustainability of livestock, in line with UN goals on climate.

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Dyneval improving the sustainability of farming
Monday 25th October 2021, 4:32pm

Dyneval, soon to locate to Roslin Innovation Centre, is delighted to announce that it has secured total funding of over £1.8M to establish a new quality control standard for semen analysis that will benefit users across the livestock production chain.

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AbacusBio and Bayer expand collaboration to additional crops and geographies
Tuesday 19th October 2021, 10:30am

Following a successful year of collaboration, AbacusBio and Bayer have agreed to expand their partnership in the area of predictive plant breeding. This marks AbacusBio’s largest collaboration to date, which is anticipated to have a far-reaching impact along numerous crop supply chains.

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Genetic tool could improve heat tolerance in cattle
Monday 18th October 2021, 4:30pm

Gene-editing methodology could contribute to climate resilience of animals living in hot climates.

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Gene editing identifies disease resistance gene in salmon
Thursday 23rd September 2021, 2:30pm

A gene affecting resistance to a viral disease in Atlantic salmon has been identified using CRISPR gene-editing technology.

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Partnership for data-driven early response to hunger launched
Tuesday 21st September 2021, 2:00pm

Leading research and humanitarian agencies have joined forces to harness data and technology in a bid to stop climate shocks resulting in hunger in vulnerable livestock farming communities.

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