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  • Oxford Expression Technologies Ltd.oxford-expression-technologies

    Oxford Expression Technologies Ltd. (OET) has emerged from a collaboration between Oxford Brookes University and the Natural Environment Research Council. It provides products, services and consultancy to the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries from its base in Oxford, which has quickly become a world renowned centre of excellence for baculovirus protein expression.

    Built on the company’s innovative flashBACTM baculovirus protein expression technology. flashBACTM is a one step high throughput platform that enables fast and simultaneous production of multiple recombinant viruses suitable for small and large protein expression systems allowing scientists to produce proteins faster, more easily and cost-effectively.

    OET will continue to branch out into other areas and applications of insect expression systems in order to broaden its portfolio.

    In a short time its reputation has been forged as a world opinion leader and provider of products and services, contract consultancy and training for baculovirus expression and is looking forward to even closer working relationships with the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries to meet the needs of the post genomic era. 

    www.oetltd.com

    WildKnowledge

    WildKnowledge are passionate advocates of mobile learning, being amongst the first organisations to realise the potential of combining information and location.wildknowledgelogo

    WildKnowledge began in 2004 as a research project (WildKey) between Oxford Brookes University and software company Adit Limited. The project examined whether devices fitted with GPS and interactive keys would provide a  more engaging way of identifying and recording wildlife.  After trialling the software with over 1000 users, huge increases in ability and motivation were achieved with teacher and student alike.

    As a result of the positive outcomes of the research, WildKey ‘span out’ from Oxford Brookes in late 2006.  Development with Adit Limited, has since continued apace and three new applications (Map, Form, Image) have been launched.  All our applications seek to use the full functionality of today’s devices (GPS, text, camera, audio, video and internet), to deliver ‘on-location’ understanding and to capture data at the point of inspiration. 

    In June 2008 WildKey evolved into WildKnowledge,  representing:
    Wild: a lack of restraint or control; 
    Knowledge: expertise acquired through experience or education

    Rather than knowledge being confined to experts, our mobile applications seek to break down information barriers and help the ‘non-expert’ harness and create knowledge about an object, activity or location.

    www.wildknowledge.co.uk