Technology to make vaccines stable in all temperatures by encasing them in silica – simple sand – is being developed by chemists at the University of Bath.
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Scientists at Bath have developed a new desalination method that pumps water through a membrane without using any external pressure.
LabCycle, co-founded by a University of Bath graduate, recycles plastic lab waste into new test tubes and petri dishes.
An existing project to improve the cost, performance, and range of electric vehicle batteries has received an additional £440,000 from the Faraday Institution.
Common drugs such as paracetamol and ibuprofen can be made from a chemical from pine trees instead of crude oil products.
Annual showcase hosted by the Institute for Sustainability was held on the 12-13th June 2023.
Professor Carmen Domene is named winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Corday-Morgan Prize, for her contribution to computational chemistry.