Innovate UK and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) are to invest up to £2.5 million in feasibility studies to encourage better management and use of biofilms.
This funding will enable organisations with biofilm problems to engage effectively with universities, research organisations and other companies to develop novel solutions. The competition is also designed to support exploration of the use of biofilms for beneficial purposes and accelerate the transfer of knowledge of model systems from research to realworld challenges and opportunities, in vivo and in situ.
Perfectus Biomed have been asked to present during one of the three consortium building workshops that are being held to raise awareness of this competition and Dr Samantha Westgate will present the latest on biofilm testing methodologies at the event being held on 13th May in Bristol. Company information will also be available at the workshops in Nottingham on May 1 and Glasgow on May 15.
The company intends to make submissions to this contest prior to the september deadline and would be happy to work with other interested parties requiring novel assays for their proposals.
Further information on the competition is available at https://interact.innovateuk.org/competition-display-page/-/asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/the-management-and-use-of-biofilms