Bristol Dental School spin-out company wins Business Start Up Award

Bristol Dental School spin-out company, Pertinax Pharma Ltd, were delighted to win the “Business Start Up” Award at the recent Medilink South West awards. Medilink South West is the region’s life science industry network, providing organisations with specialist advice, events, and opportunities. The Medilink Awards celebrate the very best of UK Life Sciences and promote … Read more

Undergraduate research volunteers required

Anna Dargue, Specialty Dentist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, is currently seeking BDS 4th and 5th year volunteers (and 3rd years from January) to take part in research for her MSc in Dental Education. Anna’s study, ‘To explore undergraduate views of collaborative learning in the clinical learning environment’ will ask clinical undergraduate students to complete … Read more

The First Veterinary Science BEME Review is accepted for publication – with a dentist on the review team

Most clinicians have heard of Cochrane reviews and understand the term as shorthand for a rigorous systematic review process applied to a clinical question. The equivalent process within medical education (a Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) review) also involves a team of reviewers who construct a research question, develop a protocol and then sift, analyse … Read more

New spin-out company launched by dental school academic

Dr Michele Barbour, Senior Lecturer in Biomaterials at the dental school, has recently launched a new spin-out company with the support of the University’s Research and Enterprise Development (RED) Division. The company, Pertinax Pharma Ltd, will focus on the commercial applications of a sustained release chlorhexidine material that was developed in Michele’s group. The company … Read more