Pharmaceutical Development

PBL supports winning iGEM team

Congratulations to the team of students from Nottingham University who travelled to to Boston USA to present their work at the iGEM Jamboree and came back winners.

The team designed and conducted a novel scientific research project for the prestigious and internationally renowned “iGEM competition” by developing a new system that can “sniff out” when food preservation and packaging methods fail, allowing the growth of dangerous Clostridium botulinum bacteria. These bacteria can cause a type of food poisoning which may result in paralysis or even death.

Full details of the Project can be found on the Nottingham page of the iGEM website and a detailed article has been accepted for publication in the prestigious magazine The Biologist, distributed by the Royal Society of Biology.

In congratulating the team  PBL’s Managing Director, Dr Roger Hinton commented that as a company we were pleased to be able to offer our support as a co-sponsors because a key part of PBL’s educational outreach programme is supporting the next generation of scientists and engineers in innovative R&D projects which can bring benefits to patients or prevent harm to the population