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A state-of-the-art imaging technique will allow researchers to study the growth and behaviour of individual organs in living animals. Images showing the development of a human tumour implanted into a mouse, produced using the new device, have been published in Nature Photonics.

British bioengineering firm Synthace has closed a £2.2M funding round with new investors including the Rainbow Seed Fund, a venture capital fund supported by BBSRC and the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Synthace develops and applies bioengineering tools and working practices, working with industry leaders to accelerate the introduction of bio-based products into the marketplace.

BBSRC has invested £7.5M in new infrastructure to tackle bioscience big data challenges. The new funding will improve the storage and curation of enormous datasets that will unlock untold discoveries in important areas like health, agriculture and sustainable fuels.