Create sustainable bio-based and biodegradable plastics

Bioplastics are plastics which are bio-based, biodegradable or both. Bio-based plastics are produced from biomass, which helps to decrease our dependence on fossil carbon resources (the feedstock for conventional plastics). They can offer significant CO2 emissions savings compared to conventional plastics.

Create immunotherapy treatments for cancer

Immunotherapy has a long history of use against cancer: in the 1890’s bacteria was injected into a tumour in an attempt to encourage a response by the immune system against the cancer.

Reduce the depletion of small fish in our oceans

Our ocean’s resources are limited, and the world’s growing population cannot continue to take fish from the seas indefinitely.

Create ‘living drugs’ that treat cancer

Treatment for certain cancers has taken a huge leap forward thanks to new “living drugs”, created through biotechnology.