University students across the
The event has been organised by Southampton University and will form part of the Genesis Conference, the largest biotechnology conference in the
Sue Sundstrom of
‘As the government places increasing emphasis on knowledge transfer between universities and industry, Bioversity is essentially a catalyst to help this happen.
‘While this initiative is being led by Southampton, the objective is to provide an opportunity to exhibit for all universities across the
This is the most common cause of blindness in developed countries and their research aims to identify those most at risk of the disease.
Andrew Lotery, professor of ophthalmology at
‘Our new gene discovery should lead to welcome developments for patients both in terms of earlier diagnosis and also in terms of novel drug development.
‘For industry, treatment of macular degeneration has become a major area of drug and diagnostic development and is already a multibillion dollar industry.’
Bioversity has been designed by a committee of industry and university representatives.
Participating universities include