University of Dundee

Latest News for 06/2021

April 2021

  • Drs Conneely and Hickerson
    13 Apr 2021

    A near-£1 million investment will help University of Dundee spinout company Ten Bio Ltd to commercialise the human skin culture system it developed to provide a viable alternative for many experiments currently performed on animals. Led by TRICAPITAL LTD and with matched funding from Scottish Enterprise, the investment of £911,000 will enable the company to progress its mission to transform the testing of new pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. Initial launch of the company’s brand will be in the US, where the majority of potential customers are based.

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September 2020

  • TenBio team (from left): Dr Michael Conneely & Dr Robyn Hickerson
    25 Sep 2020

    Researchers at the University of Dundee are looking to transform pharmaceutical and cosmetics testing with their spinout venture that offers an alternative for many experiments currently only performed in animals.

  • Converge Challenge logo
    17 Sep 2020

    The finalists for Converge 2020, Scotland’s leading academic company creation programme, have been announced with representation from the School included on the list with Dr Robyn Hickerson, Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Ten Bio. 

September 2019

  • Dr Peter van den Akker and Dr Aileen Sandilands
    24 Sep 2019

    DEBRA is delighted to share that funding for a fourth year of the University of Dundee’s research into novel gene technology for treating Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) has been agreed. £153,550 towards a total of £504,472 has been provided to enable the team lead by DEBRA Clinical Fellow, Dr Peter van den Akker (pictured), to develop two types of gene technology that can target genetic mutations caused by EB.

May 2019

  • 29 May 2019

    Around 60 aspiring entrepreneurs from across Scotland’s Universities are now through to the next stage of Converge, Scotland’s leading academic enterprise programme.  Five projects from the University of Dundee, two from the School, have been selected for this stage of the Challenge. The projects from researchers based in Life Sciences are Ten Biotech and In4Derm.

March 2019

  • Robyn Hickerson
    08 Mar 2019

    Dr Robyn Hickerson and her team won the Research Staff Award at Venture 2019 competition hosted by the University of Dundee’s Centre of Entrepreneurship. The final involved pitching budding business ideas to an expert panel of judges with the chance to share in a £27,500 prize fund.