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Biofilms ICURe Sprint Researchers Awarded Spin-Out Funding

Biofilms ICURe Sprint Researchers Awarded Spin-Out Funding

Two research teams that took part in the Biofilms ICURe Sprint have been awarded spin-out funding to transform their innovations into market-ready businesses.  The Biofilms ICURe Sprint is the first of its kind to champion the biofilm industry. Launched in May 2022,...

Phlegm-Like Material May Improve Modeling of Cystic Fibrosis Biofilms

Phlegm-Like Material May Improve Modeling of Cystic Fibrosis Biofilms

Scientists have engineered a living material resembling human phlegm, which will help them to better understand how a certain kind of infection develops on the lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis. The work has been supported by NBIC and the European Research...

NBIC 5th Proof of Concept Funding Call – Now Open!

NBIC 5th Proof of Concept Funding Call – Now Open!

Our 5th Proof of Concept (PoC) funding call is now open. This call is for projects from interested parties who have the experience and knowledge necessary to investigate and exploit areas in which biofilms play a central part. All project proposals will be considered...

NBIC Generates Significant Economic Impact

NBIC Generates Significant Economic Impact

A new independent economic review, from Black Kite Ltd, highlights a number of significant impacts following the £16m investment from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Innovate UK into the National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC)...

NBIC Annual Report 2023

NBIC Annual Report 2023

The National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) Annual Report 2023 is now available to download. This report covers our key achievements to date and our future plans. Foreword - A few words from our CEO, Professor Jo Slater-Jefferies In December 2022, the National...

Biofilm Create! Art and Photography Competition

Biofilm Create! Art and Photography Competition

We’re excited to announce the launch of our annual Biofilm Create! Art and Photography competition for 2023! The competition forms part of our #BiofilmAware campaign, which works to raise awareness of NBIC and its research, and the many societal and economic impacts...

Highlighting the Importance of Biofilms at Change Makers Live 2023

Highlighting the Importance of Biofilms at Change Makers Live 2023

On 2 March 2023, NBIC Liverpool Director Professor Rasmita Raval attended the business and innovation conference, Change Makers Live 2023, where she delivered a talk on the importance of biofilms. The presentation included an educational piece on beneficial and...