Research & Development

Novartis, DST and MRC sign MoU

Private and public sector representatives at the signing of the MoU between Novartis, Department of Science and Technology and the South African Medical Research CouncilNovartis has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) and South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC). This is to formalise Novartis’ ongoing investment in developing South African research capabilities, scientific cooperation and collaboration for capacity building and innovation.

Lycored skin health study named Best University Research of the Year

A woman holding a bright red, lycopene-rich tomatoLycored, an international wellness company at the forefront of ingredient and nutrition supplements, won the NutraIngredients Award for Best University Research for its skin health study. The award recognises true innovation and cutting-edge research in health foods, supplements and nutrition.

Meet the eco conscious consumer

An image of an adult’s and a child’s hands holding a green growing plant At least 64 percent of consumers across the world claim they try to have a positive impact on the environment on an everyday basis. This is according to Euromonitor’s white paper, Eco Warriors: Global Green Behaviour and Market Impact.

Innovative drug delivery platform relies on Telos Reagent Chips

Jeff Henise in the labTelos 2 Reagent Chips from Dolomite Microfluidics have helped San Francisco-based ProLynx to develop a novel drug delivery platform.

Fraunhofer IAP says ‘plant-based substance boosts eyelash growth’

A close-up shot of an eye with long eyelashes measured with a rulerA new serum that promotes eyelash growth has been developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP) in Potsdam-Golm, Germany. It is considerably less expensive than a conventional eyelash serum, and it is a well-tolerated purely natural product.

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