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Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies unveiled as a Make it in Great Britain Challenge finalist

16.07.2012
Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies' pAVEwayTM system will enable the company to bring biotechnology-based medicines to clinic faster at its facilities in Billingham, Teesside, UK

Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies' pAVEwayTM system will enable the company to bring biotechnology- based medicines to clinic faster at its facilities in Billingham, Teesside, UK

Logo: "Make It In Great Britain"

Logo: "Make It In Great Britain"

Billingham based Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies has been announced as a finalist in a nationwide competition to seek out the UK’s next big pre-market products, processes and concepts, by Business Minister Mark Prisk. Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies was selected for its pAVEway expression system, which will be displayed in the Make it in Great Britain exhibition at the Science Museum between 24 July and 9 September. The pAVEway expression system will be featured alongside exhibits from iconic companies including Mars, McLaren, Airbus, The Royal Mint and Sunseeker, as well as leading small and medium businesses like Ultra Global. The pAVEway system was recognised for its innovative and forward-thinking nature, and for being an example of British manufacturing creativity at its best.  The system combines new genetic control elements and advanced Bioprocessing to enable the rapid manufacture and introduction into the clinic of tomorrow’s novel medicines. Alongside the pAVEway system, other successful entries of the Make it in Great Britain Challenge include a new technology which could offer relief to tinnitus sufferers, an eco-friendly alternative to everyday cement that could reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90 per cent and a pushchair that can be folded down to a 32 litre-size rucksack. Business Minister Mark Prisk said: “The UK is full of creative manufacturing expertise, and I’m delighted that we are able to celebrate some of the best pre-market ideas through the Challenge.” Stephen Taylor, Commercial Director, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies said “We are delighted to have been selected as one of the finalists in the Make It In Great Britain Challenge for our innovative pAVEway expression system.  Through its inclusion we hope to demonstrate that manufacturing has many facets and that the cost-effective and timely manufacture of life changing medicines is an exciting industry to be part of”. Each Make it in Great Britain Challenge finalist will be on display for one week of the exhibition. Visitors to the six-week exhibition will be invited to vote on their favourite Make it in Great Britain entry. The winners from each weekly vote will feature together in the final week of the exhibit. To find out more about the finalists and to cast your vote for the People’s Choice winner, please visit the Make it in Great Britain website.
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