Base editors – a powerful new tool for genetic engineering

By |2018-06-15T12:18:54+00:00November 13th, 2017|Categories: Pivotal Scientific, Scientific Techniques|Tags: , , , , , , |

Base editors – a powerful new tool for genetic engineering Introduction Gene editing has featured prominently in the news recently, with studies published in Nature and Science describing the advancement of sophisticated gene editing tools known as base editors. While the article in Nature details further development on the powerful CRISPR technology for editing DNA, [...]

Cambridge researcher receives Nobel Prize for the development of cryo-EM

By |2018-06-15T12:18:54+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Industry Insights, News, Pivotal Scientific, Scientific Techniques|Tags: , , , , , |

Cambridge researcher receives Nobel Prize for the development of cryo-EM The Nobel Prize is an international award administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden, and is bestowed in recognition of academic, cultural or scientific advances. It is categorised into physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, economic sciences and peace, with each Nobel Prize consisting [...]

Pivotal Scientific welcomes proposals to boost the UK’s status as a world leader in life sciences

By |2018-06-15T12:18:54+00:00September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Industry Insights|Tags: , , , , |

Introduction The Government’s industrial strategy green paper was launched in January, with the aim of addressing long-term challenges to the UK economy. It identified the life sciences industry as a dominant economic sector within the UK, generating approximately £64 billion of turnover, employing >200,000 scientists and staff, and providing an exceptional environment for businesses to [...]

Small Molecules

By |2017-09-22T15:44:53+00:00May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Industry Insights|Tags: , , , , , |

Small Molecules ‘Small molecules’ (SMs) are a diverse set of organic molecules, and one that can be hard to pin down more specifically. In life sciences research, what we usually mean is bioactive small molecules, with a mass no more than about one kilodalton. Scientists can use these small molecules to activate or inhibit some biological function [...]

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