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Location at BioHub Alderley Park

ImmunoSYS will be moving office to BioHub at Alderley, Cheshire, in January 2015.

Seminar at BioHub Alderley Park

ImmunoSYS and Abundnz will jointly present a seminar on “Novel ultra sensitive assay for bioanalytical and micro dose studies with large molecule drugs” on Wednesday 15 October 2014 at 12-2 pm. Place: Helix 1, Alderley Park Conference Centre, Cheshire. Free access. Please contact masih.alam@immunosysltd.com for participation and security clearance at the Astra Zeneca complex.

Conference EPIC 2014

ImmunoSYS will jointly exhibit with Abundnz at the European Partnering and Investment Conference (EPIC) Biotech Conference 2014 in London on 2 Oct 2014.

Conference Knowledge for Growth 2014

ImmunoSYS attended the Knowledge for Growth conference organised by FlandersBio on 8 May 2014 in Ghent, Belgium at the ICC and jointly exhibited with partner company Abundnz.

Conference at Astra Zeneca

ImmunoSYS will attend the Advances in Recombinant Protein Technology 2013 conference at Astra Zeneca, Alderley Park (Cheshire, UK) on 19th and 20th November. The conference will be hosted by ELRIG.

Genesis 2013 conference in London

ImmunoSYS will attend the Genesis 2013 conference in London at the QEII Conference Centre on 12th December. The conference will cover biopharma and biotechnology issues and facilitate business partnering.

Biomedica Summit 2013, Aachen

ImmunoSYS will attend the Biomedica Summit in Aachen, Germany on 18 and 19 June 2013.

Abundnz

ImmunoSYS and Abundnz b.v., a Netherlands based company specialising on micro-dosing and pharmacokinetic studies entered a contract in May 2013 to develop advanced bio-analytical system and provide services to drug discovery companies in UK for biological analysis.

Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Ltd

ImmunoSYS entered a contract with Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Ltd (HPL) of Bangladesh in March 2013 to develop an advanced laboratory and animal facility in an initial phase. In a following phase the two groups will generate research grade antibodies and immune based diagnostics.

Phenix Group

ImmunoSYS entered a contract with Phenix Group of Bangladesh in May 2013 in a project in collaboration with the Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU). Phenix is a major poultry and livestock company which will now, with the help of ImmunoSYS, develop a research centre to study the local strains of bacterial and viral diseases of poultry. The project will develop the facility to generate poultry vaccines and also specific pathogen free (SPF) products.

Lal Teer Seed Ltd

ImmunoSYS entered a contract with Lal Teer Seed of Bangladesh, a company of Multimode Group of Companies in August 2013 to develop an advanced laboratory and support research on seeds and mammalian cells. Lal Teer has commissioned a buffalo genome project and ImmunoSYS will be involved in the post-sequencing research on buffaloes and biological issues related to bovine farming.

Jute Research Institute of Bangladesh decodes plant pathogenic fungus Macrophomina phaseolina

The Bangladeshi team of scientists at the Jute Research Institute of Bangladesh lead by Dr. Maqsudul Alam has decoded one of the most destructive plant pathogenic fungus Macrophomina phaseolina. The team sequenced and assembled ~49 Mb into 15 super-scaffolds covering 92.83% of the M. phaseolina genome. This fungus secretes oxidases, peroxidases, and hydrolytic enzymes for degrading cell wall polysaccharides and lignocelluloses to penetrate into the host tissue. “Microarray data indicates that M. phaseolina can adapt to a wide range of osmotic and pH environments. As a broad host range pathogen, M. phaseolina possesses a large number of pathogen-host interaction genes including those for adhesion, signal transduction, cell wall breakdown, purine biosynthesis, and potent mycotoxin patulin. The M. phaseolina genome provides a framework of the infection process at the cytological and molecular level which uses a diverse arsenal of enzymatic and toxin tools to destroy the host plants. Further understanding of the M. phaseolina genome-based plant-pathogen interactions will be instrumental in designing rational strategies for disease control, essential to ensuring global agricultural crop production and security.” BMC Genomics,13:493 (19 Sep 2012).

Bangladeshi scientists crack jute genome

Jute is a natural fibre, often known as the ‘golden fibre’ that has immense economic importance second only to cotton. Bangladesh with its monsoon climate is traditionally and historically the largest producer of jute. Jute industry was huge in Bangladesh having advanced processing support in Dundee during the British Raj until the 1970s when it fell due to the emergence of synthetic fibres. In recent years jute has made a come-back to the Bangladeshi economy through the joint effort of the government, scientists and businesses. Bangladeshi scientists including bioinformatics specialists have cracked the genome of the white jute. On average the country exports $1billion worth jute and jute products and it is expected that with new improved varieties within the next few years this will escalate much further. The article is available on Sci Dev Net at http://www.scidev.net/south-asia/agriculture/news/bangladeshi-scientists-crack-jute-genome1.html and information on the genome on http://www.jutegenome.org.