£1.4m for innovative test that could detect asthma earlier

Northumbria University spin-out, PulmoBioMed Ltd, has raised £1.4m to help commercialise its technology. The company has developed a new lung test that could lead to earlier diagnosis of asthma and other conditions. The investment round was led by the North East Venture Fund, supported by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Mercia Ventures, […]

Northumbria ‘team of the year’ champions commercialisation at modern universities

Northumbria University’s IP and Commercialisation team scooped Team of the Year at Praxis Auril’s Knowledge Exchange Awards 2023. As a core partner in Northern Accelerator, Northumbria has demonstrated how a modern university with high-quality research can build a high-performing, sustainable technology transfer office without decades of investment and development. The team achieved this through clear […]

Funding boost at Northumbria to speed up disease diagnosis

Portrait of Dr Prashant Agrawal smiling in his lab

A Northumbria University academic has been awarded almost half a million pounds to develop a new process for sorting micro-nano particles which could improve cancer diagnosis and treatment. Dr Prashant Agrawal has been awarded a New Investigator grant of £470,000 by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to research a new technique for […]

New portable system produces drinking water from air and sunlight

Solar2Water team stand with their prototype device at Northumbria University

Scientists at Northumbria University have developed a sustainable solution for clean drinking water, that can be deployed to rural communities and set up easily without scientific know-how. According to the United Nations, one in three people worldwide still live without access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services, a problem which is only worsening […]

Breathing new life into disease diagnosis

A child breathes into PBMHale breath analysing device

PulmoBioMed’s PBM-HALE™ New research shows 100 per cent effectiveness of an innovative breath sampling device developed by Northumbria University medtech spinout, PulmoBioMed. PBM-HALE™ is a game-changing device that could revolutionise diagnosis of a range of diseases, including COVID-19. The hand-held aerosol collecting device allows sampling of the lung in a non-invasive way – by patients […]

Northern Accelerator funding backs project to recycle CO2

Suez and Northumbria team

Carbon dioxide and water could be recycled into renewable future fuels under a system developed by experts at Northumbria University. A £50,000 award from Northern Accelerator’s pre-incorporation funding will further a collaboration between Northumbria University and SUEZ recycling and recovery. The project aims to create a safe and sustainable pipeline of carbon-based fuels made from […]