Edinburgh, 17th October, 2018 / Synpromics is today unveiling its novel drug-regulatable promoter platform at the European Society of Cell and Gene Therapy (ESGCT) congress in Lausanne, Switzerland. The company is showcasing data generated from its innovative liver selective inducible and repressible synthetic promoter systems that are tightly controlled by FDA-approved small molecule drugs.
Scotland is home to a flourishing life science industry with government supported plans to increase its size to £8bn by 2025. Bioclusters in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee provide the expertise, facilities and collaboration opportunities required to enable this growth.
In May, Synpromics attended the ASGCT annual general meeting in Chicago. After a slightly delayed arrival of the exhibition stands (having got temporarily lost somewhere over the Atlantic!), the Synpromics delegation enjoyed a few days of interesting presentations around the future of gene and cell therapy, as well as making some great connections with fellow biotech professionals. Synpromics were also able to introduce numerous booth visitors to a renowned Scottish delicacy, the Tunnocks Teacake – 500 were consumed over the course of the conference!
Making the step from academia into industry can seem daunting and can appear to require a very different skill set. Flavia Scialpi, Head of Biology at Synpromics, discusses how she used her experiences to make this transition in a recent blog post for Nature Jobs. Click here to read the article in full and learn more about Flavia’s career path and how setbacks may in fact be opportunities in disguise.