Supporting post-doc and professional staff exchanges with external partners including industry on projects in the healthcare area

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sheffield

Abstract

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Technical Summary

The MRC Proximity to Discovery scheme awards universities funds to help develop new collaborations, and ways of exchanging knowledge and skills.  The awards can be used to support activities that promote the value of academic-industry partnership, and enhance academic and industry researchers’ understanding of each other’s needs and capabilities.  This may be through people exchanges, creation of technology demonstrators, showcase events, commercialisation workshops and ‘entrepreneurs in residence’ schemes.  Such exchanges of knowledge and skills will boost the most fruitful collaborations between UK universities and life science companies.

Publications

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Title Novel extracts & compounds 
Description Compounds for use in food based oral health products. 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None yet. 
 
Title Stable cell line pool 
Description Generated using commercial partners own internal expression system. 
Type Of Material Cell line 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Will lead to further research & development opportunities. 
 
Description Collaboration - Proximity to Discover Round 2 (IW) 
Organisation Cobra Biologics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Secondment of Post-Doctoral Research Associate to share knowledge related to developing a manufacturing process. Enable collaborator to test its technology with a novel product.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in mammalian protein expression or drug development and commercialisation: research license for technology and technical support. Access to training and expertise in using proprietary technology for academic secondee.
Impact None as yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration - Proximity to Discovery Round 2 (GS) 
Organisation PhytoQuest Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Secondment of Post-Doctoral Research Assistant to Phytoquest.
Collaborator Contribution Access to novel plant-derived compounds and staff time.
Impact None yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration - Proximity to Discovery Round 2 (SS) 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Secondment of Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work alongside Public Health England team.
Collaborator Contribution Placement for secondee within Public Health England.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description Consultancy project 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Confidential
Collaborator Contribution Confidential
Impact Confidential
Start Year 2017