PUBLISHED: 08:57 14 August 2019 Sophie Stainthorpe Partial to a cup of coffee or a banana? Tropic Biosciences is working on banana and coffee plant varieties that are resistant to diseases that threaten to wipe them out. Photo Getty Images ©Tim Gray Norwich Research Park has already built a global reputation for conducting world-leading research in the food and health sectors. Its science is focused on delivering real-life applications that change people’s lives, so it has created an environment for businesses to develop the research into commercial ventures. Here we take a look at three of them. Iceni Diagnostics is working on unlocking the sugar code to find new ways to diagnose and treat disease. Picture: IceniIceni Diagnostics – cracking the sugar codeEvery type of cell in our body has a unique sugar coating. Whenever anything such as bacteria or a virus invades the body it needs to interact with this sugar code. The sugar code is very complex, so Iceni Diagnostics is developing ways to unlock it to offer new ways to diagnose and treat disease. It has recently patented a simple dipstick test to indicate the type of flu virus present without the need for a laboratory. One… Read full this story
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