Roslin firm secures funding for research work

Vince Cable meets apprentice Kirsty Glendinning during a visit to the labs
Vince Cable meets apprentice Kirsty Glendinning during a visit to the labs

Business Secretary Vince Cable visited Midlothian last week to announced £680,000 funding to a leading biotechnology company.

Ingenza, based at the Roslin BioCentre, is to receive the cash to carry out research to develop new biopharmaceuticals to make a new class of antibiotics.

A total of 23 projects will share almost £20 million from the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst, which supports collaboration between UK researchers and the industrial biotechnology sector.

The funding will also develop a biological manufacturing process to engineer latex products with superior functionality.

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