08 AugThe award will help the Acu-Flow team and their research partners advance the development of their nebuliser technology, which uses an innovative surface acoustic wave technique to deliver medicines into patients’ lungs. The grant is one of 17 projects funded by the Innovate UK Biomedical Catalyst programme, which provides funding for new healthcare products, technologies and processes.
08 AugThe projects were initially funded in March with £1.2m provided by network users and consumers under the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF), an Ofgem programme managed in partnership with Innovate UK. A total of nine projects with novel approaches to heat, data and digitalisation were supported by the initiative. Now, following an initial trial phase, a further £1.6million from the SIF will allow three of those projects to progress, two of which are supported by Glasgow researchers.
08 AugNew research suggests that super-eruptions occur when huge accumulations of magma deep in the Earth’s crust, formed over millions of years, move rapidly to the surface, disrupting pre-existing rock. Researchers from the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) and the University of Bristol led an international team of scientists to make the discovery using a model for crustal flow.