NEWS

3rd October 2016

SAL Scientific attending the 3rd Annual BioProNet meeting in Nottingham.

Dr Alasdair Robertson of SAL Scientific will be attending the 3rd annual BioProNet conference which will be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham on 19th & 20th October 2016. The conference represents a fantastic communication and learning opportunity for scientists engaged in in the field of bioprocessing and biologics and brings together academics, industrialists and other special interest groups to catalyse collaborative research to accelerate innovation and deliver change. Alasdair will be available to discuss the products and services offered by SAL Scientific at the conference and to discuss how SAL Scientific can contribute to driving innovation in Bioprocessing.

Alasdair can be contacted in advance at info@salscientific.com

Overcoming Cellular Barriers – Implications for Industrial Biotechnology

26th September 2016

SAL Scientific will be at the ELRIG Drug Discovery Conference in Liverpool on 13th & 14th October 2016

Dr Alasdair Robertson and Dr Steve Game will be attending the 10th Annual Drug Discovery Conference, which will be held at the ACC, Liverpool on the 13th and 14th October 2016. Come and see us at Stand H14 or listen to our presentation at 12:25 on Friday in the Assay Development and Screening track.

Alasdair and Steve can be contacted in advance at info@salscientific.com

ELRIG Drug Discovery Conference 2016

30th August 2016

SAL Scientific will be attending the annual Basel Life Sciences Week and Miptec exhibition in Basel on 19th to 23rd September 2016

Dr Alasdair Robertson will be attending the annual Basel Life Sciences Week and Miptec exhibition which will be held at the Congress Center, Basel, Liverpool from the 19th to 23rd September 2016. If you would like to discuss SAL Scientific’s products and services in more detail to understand how we can help accelerate your cell biology workflows, Alasdair will be at Stand D67 for the duration of the conference.

Alasdair can be contacted in advance at info@salscientific.com

Miptec exhibition in Basel

16th June 2016

SAL Scientific will be attending “Overcoming Cellular Barriers – Implications for Industrial Biotechnology” in Birmingham on 6th and 7th July 2016.

Dr Alasdair Robertson will be attending the joint CBMNet, BioCatNet, BioProNet event 'Overcoming Cellular Barriers - Implications for Industrial Biotechnology', which is to be held on July 6th and 7th at the Hilton Metropole Hotel at the NEC in Birmingham. This two day event will begin to address the challenges of protein secretion and targeting in Industrial Biotechnology. The meeting will identify how UK academic and industrial strengths can be exploited to enhance application to future challenges. The event will combine presentations from leading academic and industrial practitioners to inform and stimulate facilitated discussions. The overall aim is to identify collaborative research projects and teams to bid for RCUK, Innovate UK and Horizon 2020 funding.

26th January 2016

SAL Scientific are exhibiting at the 2nd annual meeting of the Wessex Life Science Cluster.

SAL Scientific will showcase their cell biology services and cell culture products at the second Wessex Life Science Cluster Annual Conference, on 8 March at the Village Hotel, Bournemouth. Aimed at businesses in the health and life science sector, the conference has an exciting range of speakers from both public and private sector, along with exhibition space and networking time.

For more information on the conference visit here

Wessex Life Science Cluster

17th December 2015

SAL Scientific to showcase their cell biology products and services at the 26th Annual ESACT-UK meeting in Cambridge.

Dr Steve Game will be attending the 26th Annual ESACT-UK Conference, which will be held at the Cambridge Belfry on 6th & 7th January 2016. SAL Scientific will have an exhibition stand where Steve will be very happy to discuss the services and products offered by SAL Scientific - including the substantial and cost-effective improvements to cell growth and viability delivered by the addition of one of our animal component free supplements (InstiGRO™, InstiTHAW™ or InstiSHAKE™) to defined culture media.

1st November 2015

SAL Scientific to collaborate with the University of Manchester to investigate optimal workflows for cell line generation.

SAL Scientific are pleased to announce a new collaboration with Dr Lisa Swanton at the University of Manchester to investigate the potential for "Enhancing cell growth to allow selection of biopharmaceutical-producer cell lines with favourable properties." This project is supported jointly by SAL Scientific and via the award of a BioProNet Business Interaction Voucher to Dr Swanton. SAL Scientific director Dr Alasdair Robertson commented "this represents a fantastic opportunity for us to share our expertise and to benefit from developing close links with a great institution and a highly talented and respected cell biologist in this important field."

7th October 2015

SAL Scientific to showcase animal-free cell culture supplements at the 2nd Annual BioProNet meeting in Manchester.

SAL Scientific director Dr Alasdair Robertson will be presenting a poster entitled "Optimised Conditions for Cell Growth in Defined Media" at the conference. "We will be presenting data demonstrating the dramatic enhancements to cell growth, viability, recovery from thawing and cloning efficiency when we add one of our animal component free supplements (InstiGRO™, InstiTHAW™ or InstiSHAKE™) to defined culture media" said Dr Robertson.

For more information please visit here

4th September 2015

SAL Scientific director Dr Steve Game presenting the story so far at the Wessex Academic Health Sciences Network Stakeholder day at St Mary's Stadium, Southampton.

Steve will give an overview of SAL Scientific's development and future plans in a talk entitled "Cells: the building blocks of life...........and SAL Scientific!". Steve commented "we have had a number of interactions with Wessex AHSN and have been very impressed with the range of initiatives they are driving to improve the health and wealth of the Wessex region. We hope to give the various stakeholders an insight into the challenges of building a life science business from the ground up".

Wessex Academic Health Science Network

21st August 2015

SAL Scientific will be at the ELRIG Drug Discovery Conference in Telford on 2nd & 3rd September 2015

Dr Alasdair Robertson will be attending the 8th Annual Drug Discovery Conference, which will be held at the Telford International Conference Centre on 2nd & 3rd September 2015. SAL Scientific will also have a stand in the Innovation Zone at the conference where Alasdair will be very happy to discuss the services offered by SAL Scientific. The conference provides a fantastic communication and learning opportunity for scientists engaged at the leading edge of drug discovery, whether in Academia, Biotech or Pharma.

If you would like to meet with us, Alasdair can be contacted in advance at info@salscientific.com

1st June 2015

SAL Scientific awarded Innovate UK funding to develop stem cell-based tissue models.

SAL Scientific Limited are pleased to announce that they have been awarded funding to develop dynamic, 3D models of epithelial tissue derived from induced pluripotent stem cells. Director Dr Steve Game commented "SAL Scientific understand the enormous potential that advanced cell culture platforms offer the drug discovery industry in terms of delivering more predictive pre-clinical data, particularly when combined with the potential for patient and disease-specific models that can be derived from reprogrammed stem cells. This funding from Innovate UK, in combination with our own significant R&D investment, represents an exciting opportunity for SAL Scientific to work at the forefront of this exciting field."

4th May 2015

SAL Scientific director Dr Alasdair Robertson attending the second BBSRC research committee of the year in Swindon.

Dr Robertson is attending in his capacity as a core member of Research Committee D: Molecules, cells and industrial biotechnology. BBSRC Research committees assess responsive mode funding applications across the BBSRC's research remit.

For more information please visit here

24th April 2015

SAL Scientific named new business of the year

SAL Scientific, which provides a comprehensive range of integrated cell biology services to the drug discovery and diagnostic industries, was named New Business of the Year at the Test Valley Business Awards. The company, which is based at the University of Southampton Science Park, beat off stiff competition from Corsair Security Solutions and another Science Park based business, Nine23, to win this prestigious award. Judges were looking for evidence of continued growth since start-up, demonstrable originality and an ability to meet and overcome challenges.

The news comes on the back of an exciting year for SAL Scientific, which has also seen the company being one of the first to be awarded funding under the Future Solent Green Growth Fund. This funding enabled the business to broaden its offering from contract research services into a range of products. As a result, they have recently launched three new animal component-free cell culture supplements that dramatically enhance cell growth in defined media, as a result of which the company’s work is attracting increasing levels of attention from the bio-pharmaceutical industry.

Steve Game, Founding Director of SAL Scientific said of their success: "We’ve worked hard on all aspects of our business and so we were thrilled that our efforts were recognised at the Test Valley Business Awards. Our business is certainly going from strength to strength and we look forward to continued growth in the year ahead.”

Business of the Year

19th March 2015

SAL Scientific launch innovative animal free cell culture supplements that dramatically enhance cell growth in defined media.

SAL Scientific have developed the InstiGRO™ and InstiTHAW™ range of animal component-free media supplements that dramatically improve the growth and viability of cells subjected to stress and the InstiSHAKE™ range of supplements that deliver substantial enhancements in the growth kinetics of cells in routine culture. Supplements in each category are available for CHO and HEK cells. Commenting on the launch, SAL Scientific co-founder Dr Steve Game observed that: "Culturing cells in defined conditions presents a particular set of challenges, especially when cells are subjected to additional stresses. These products represent a simple and cost effective way by which our customers can achieve enhanced cell growth and viability, cell growth to high densities, increased cloning efficiency and a higher probability of isolating highly productive clones".

For more information please visit here

12th March 2015

SAL Scientific to showcase new cell culture supplements at ELRIG Research and Innovation conference in Nottingham.

SAL Scientific director Dr Alasdair Robertson will be presenting a poster entitled "Optimised Conditions for Cell Growth in Defined Media" at the conference. "We will be presenting data demonstrating the dramatic enhancements to cell growth, viability, recovery from thawing and cloning efficiency when we add one of our new animal component free supplements (InstiGRO™, InstiTHAW™ or InstiSHAKE™ to defined culture media)" said Dr Robertson.

For more information on the conference, please visit here

26th February 2015

SAL Scientific to give keynote speech at Wessex Life Science Cluster launch event.

SAL Scientific co-founder Dr Alasdair Robertson will be giving a talk on how SAL Scientific would hope to benefit from the establishment of a regional life science cluster. "This represents an important opportunity to get our perspective across, help shape the strategic direction of the nascent cluster and establish links with other businesses in the region" said Dr Robertson.

For more information on the cluster, please visit here

17th February 2015

SAL Scientific co-founder Dr Alasdair Robertson attending BBSRC research committee meeting in Durham.

Dr Robertson is attending in his capacity as a core member of Research Committee D: Molecules, cells and industrial biotechnology. BBSRC Research committees assess responsive mode funding applications across the BBSRC's research remit.

For more information, please visit here

2nd January 2015

SAL Scientific extend service portfolio to include hybridoma characterisation, optimisation and monoclonal antibody production.

SAL Scientific are excited to announce the extension of their cell biology service offering to include a range of services focused on monoclonal antibody production "We are now offering our customers the opportunity to benefit from our expertise and infrastructure to screen their hybridomas to identify cell lines displaying heterogeneity, to reclone unstable lines selecting for high expressors, and cell expansion and purification of up to 100 mg of antibody" said SAL Scientific co-founder Dr Steve Game.

For more information, please visit here

11th November 2014

SAL Scientific to present at the OBN BioTuesday: New Members & New Start-ups event at Milton Park.

SAL Scientific co-founder Dr Steve Game will present an overview of SAL Scientific's cell biology services OBN members attending the event. "This represents a great opportunity to bring our service offering to the attention of the community at large and to make new connections with potential customers and collaborators" said Dr Game.

For more information, please visit here

18th November 2014

SAL Scientific attending the Flow Cytometry and Imaging meeting in Ware.

Steve Game and Alasdair Robertson of SAL Scientific will be attending the Flow Cytometry and Imaging conference which will be held at GSK, Ware on 19th & 20th November 2014. The conference represents a fantastic communication and learning opportunity for scientists engaged in the application of imaging techniques to research and screening, whether in Academia, Biotech or Pharma. Steve and Alasdair will be available to discuss the services offered by SAL Scientific at the conference and can be contacted in advance at info@salscientific.com

15th October 2014

SAL Scientific co-founder appointed as external adviser to the University of Southampton.

SAL Scientific co-founder Dr Alasdair Robertson has been appointed as an external adviser to two University of Southampton Life Science entities. He will serve as a member of the external advisory board for the Centre for Biological Sciences and the external advisory committee for the Institute for Life Sciences. "SAL Scientific have been working hard to develop links with the academic community at the University of Southampton and serving on these committees is both a privilege and an opportunity to build on the links we have already established" said Dr Robertson.

For more information, please visit here and here.