METRC Case Studies

METRC has a dedicated Knowledge Transfer Team engaged in assisting businesses establish collaborative projects with our university partners that make a real difference to your profitability and technological capabilities:

Nature's Laboratory and IPI Bradford

Nature's Laboratory has developed an innovative water soluble propolis, a resin collected by bees and used by them as an immune defence mechanism with therapeutic effects, One of the barriers to the commercial success of this product however is its strong, pungent odour. Researchers at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Innovation at Bradford are working with Nature's Laboratory scientists to create a process to deodorise the product as a natural remedy.

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Phase Focus partners with The University of York

Phase Focus is a small company that is developing the Phase Focus Virtual LensĀ® (VL). This is a revolutionary new microscopy technique that permits scientists to view living tissues in greater depth than ever before. Before going to market, however, Phase Focus needed to prove the concept, and the METRC virtual lab has been instrumental in helping Phase Focus do just that.

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QuantuMDx partners with University of Sheffield & University of Newcastle

QuantuMDx is developing a Point of Care platform to FDA and CE standard. Assays are initially being developed for pharmacogenetic testing, DNA fingerprinting, TB diagnostics and unknown pathogen identification using DNA sequencing on a nanowire FET biosensor. The assays are being developed in laboratories in Newcastle and Sheffield, UK and Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

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Sun Chemical partners with The University of Sheffield

Sun Chemical, the world's largest producer of printing inks and pigments, is a leading provider of materials to packaging, publication, coatings, plastics, cosmetics and other industrial markets. METRC have helped Sun Chemical find appropriate collaborators within the Universities in the North of England to help them develop new product lines.

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