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Dundee ranked top University for Biological Sciences in REF 2021

The results of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) were announced today. Dundee is the top-ranking University for Biological Sciences research, a position we have maintained since the last REF exercise in 2014. The REF2021 assessment has scored SLS as having a total of 71% of its activities being ‘world leading’ (4*) and 28% of its activities being ‘internationally excellent’ (3*).

Amphista announces collaborations potentially worth $2 billion

University of Dundee spinout Amphista Therapeutics will work with global biopharmaceutical companies as part of strategic collaborations potentially worth more than $2 billion.

As part of separate partnerships, Amphista will collaborate with Merck Healthcare and Bristol Myers Squibb to leverage the company’s targeted protein degradation (TPD) technology and generate therapeutics in multiple disease areas.

Financing Deal of the Year’ award 2021 for Amphista Therapeutics

Amphista Therapeutics, the spin out company from the lab of Professor Alessio Ciulli, was awarded the ‘Financing Deal of the Year’ award 2021 at the Scrip Awards last month. This was in recognition of their $53M Series B funding.

The annual Scrips Awards applaud the essential role that the pharmaceutical, biotech and other allied industries play in improving healthcare. The awards span the entire range of industry activities, from new drug launches and clinical trials, to innovative deals, outsourcing and fundraising.

PhD students reach the finals of the Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme 2021

Three PhD students from the MRC PPU have successfully made It through to the final round of the Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES). Ailsa Black (Rousseau lab), Bill Carton (Sapkota lab) and Lee Armstrong (Kulathu lab) took part as team “Affinitas Biosciences Ltd” with their idea to supplement a chewing gum with a nanobody that specifically targets and inhibits tooth decaying bacteria.

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