Genzyme issues Award of Excellence to Shanghai ChemPartner

August 27, 2015

"We have now developed an innovative system of analysis which can be applied to real cells, in ways which were not previously possible. This research could help to shape the future of cardiovascular treatments."

Professor McCarron, and his co-investigator Dr Richard Hartley of the University of Glasgow, are using an advanced combination of biomedical microscopy and chemical biology. They have developed innovative procedures which can be targeted at specific parts of a cell, so that calcium changes in small areas can be studied, manipulated and understood.

The Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences is a pioneering centre for developing new medicines for illnesses and conditions including infectious diseases, cancer, heart disease, and arthritis. An -8 million fundraising campaign is underway for the Institute's new -36 million building, to expand and enhance its innovative research and education in medicine discovery, development and use.

Source: University of Strathclyde