Quantum-inspired Artwork at Unit DX – An Interview with the Artist

Peta Jacobs is a Bristol-based artist who uses mixed-media to investigate light, taking inspiration from quantum physics. Peta has kindly loaned some of her work to us, which is now on display around Unit DX. Peta sat down with Patrick Fallon to discuss the theories behind her art. Could you give me some background on [...]

By | 2019-01-07T16:14:33+00:00 January 7th, 2019|News|

Nature Chemistry publishes a scientific breakthrough that could be the missing link in two ‘holy grail’ technologies for diabetics.

The paper in Nature Chemistry details the science behind Ziylo’s platform, which Novo Nordisk purchased in August to pioneer a new drug discovery programme developing smart insulins. The deal, which could eventually be worth over USD$800m, was the largest exit on record for a University of Bristol spin-out. Carbometrics, the new vehicle set up by [...]

By | 2018-12-10T13:52:18+00:00 November 21st, 2018|News, Press Releases|

Business Minister visits Unit DX and Bristol BioDesign Institute

The Rt Hon Lord Henley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), visited the University’s Bristol BioDesign Institute today, along with a visit to science incubator, Unit DX. During the afternoon, Lord Henley visited Unit DX and met with biodesign spinouts including: Carbometrics (previously Ziylo); Zentraxa Ltd; [...]

By | 2018-11-07T14:40:58+00:00 October 26th, 2018|News, Press Releases|

Ziylo Acquisition Featured on BBC Points West

The Ziylo deal picked up a lot of press coverage this month, including this section from BBC Points West. It includes an interview with Unit DX and Ziylo CEO Harry Destecroix and Ziylo Co-founder Professor Tony Davis. The story was widely covered online and in print, including Bloomberg, Forbes, The Financial Times, Gov.uk and Fierce [...]

By | 2018-09-06T10:51:20+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|News|

Ziylo acquired by Novo Nordisk in deal that could exceed US$800m

Ziylo’s technology platform could accelerate the development of a groundbreaking treatment for diabetes patients A new company, Carbometrics, has been set up to develop novel diagnostics and glucose monitoring BRISTOL, UK 17 August 2018 ­– Unit DX, the scientific incubator in Bristol announces that its member Ziylo has been acquired by global healthcare company Novo [...]

By | 2018-11-05T14:45:57+00:00 August 17th, 2018|News, Press Releases|

Unit DX Partners with Corrigan Associates

We have partnered with Corrigan Associates to provide access to accountancy, tax and business support to members of Unit DX. This partnership will allow Unit DX members access to regular workshops and free advice from a trusted partner. Edward Corrigan said “We are delighted to support the Unit DX project and work with the growing [...]

By | 2018-07-10T14:21:04+00:00 July 6th, 2018|News, Partner News|

Unit DX Reaches 60% Capacity at First Anniversary

The Unit DX team are delighted to announce that, in our first year since opening, the building has become home to 23 scientific and engineering companies, hosting over 70 jobs in the city centre. The companies focus on a range of new technologies, from detecting methane gas leaks using drones to developing vaccine candidates for [...]

By | 2018-07-20T17:34:58+00:00 June 14th, 2018|News, Press Releases|

NMR Spectrometer Puts Unit DX Team in a Spin

This month, we took delivery of a JEOL 400MHz NMR spectrometer and autosampler. The equipment has now been set up and is now available to Unit DX members and non-members on a pay-per-use basis. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is an analytical chemistry technique used in quality control and research for determining the content and [...]

By | 2018-06-12T12:23:31+00:00 June 12th, 2018|News|

Unit DX Wins the ‘Technology & Innovation’ Category at the Bristol Life Awards

We are pleased to announce that we took home the award for 'Technology and Innovation' at this years Bristol Life Awards. The judges said: “A pioneering business, making a big impression on the city’s growing scientific scene. The first-of-its-kind and a testament to Bristol’s progressive nature” Unit DX is a scientific innovation centre, catering for [...]

By | 2018-06-15T15:13:59+00:00 May 4th, 2018|News|

The 2018 BrisSynBio 4-Day MBA

Last week we hosted the BrisSynBio 4-Day MBA, delivered in partnership with SynbiCITE. The course is in its second year and is designed for budding entrepreneurs, from postgraduates to seasoned academics, who want to start a synthetic biology-rich business in the biotechnology or life sciences sectors. The final day was the BrisSynBio Connect event, this [...]

By | 2018-04-19T08:24:45+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Events, News, Partner News|