Funding boost for Roslin company

Councillor Russell Imrie and Jane Crawford from Midlothian Council with Dr Alison Frew, Head of Quality Assurance, and Dr Ian Fotheringham, President of Ingenza Limited at the company's Roslin Biocentre laboratory.

Councillor Russell Imrie and Jane Crawford from Midlothian Council with Dr Alison Frew, Head of Quality Assurance, and Dr Ian Fotheringham, President of Ingenza Limited at the company's Roslin Biocentre laboratory.

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A ROSLIN biotech firm has received a financial boost towards major expansion plans.

Thanks to receiving £50,000 of credit from Midlothian Council, Ingenza Limited, based at the Roslin BioCentre, hopes that staff numbers will more than triple.

In addition, the cash injection will be used to establish a new cleanroom facility, which will enable Ingenza to expand its technology and customer base.

Since relocating to Midlothian five years ago, Ingenza develops advanced microbes to manufacture products for a wide range of industries including pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, chemicals, food and feed additives and biofuels. The company’s bio-based technologies are replacing chemical and petrochemical-based production methods for customers worldwide.

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