Changing the world
UCLB is the commercialisation company of UCL and its partner NHS Trusts. We bring to market truly world-leading, world-changing technologies, innovations that have a real and positive impact on people’s lives.
UCLB launches funding for early-stage social ventures
UCLB, part of UCL Innovation & Enterprise, launches its search for early-stage social ventures to benefit from Proof of Concept funding.
Magnetic microbubbles can be injected into the blood stream and may be directed to a specific body location by the application of an external magnetic field. They enhance ultrasound images, and can be used to deliver, and promote uptake of, cargo molecules such as drugs, antibodies or DNA. They thus have many potential applications in clinical settings, as well as in both basic and medical research.
How does Portico Ventures support non-patentable and fast-to-deploy technologies?
The following interview took place in April 2019 towards the end of the one-year pilot phase of Portico Ventures. Following positive feedback from the Department of Computer Science where the pilot ran, Portico Ventures is now rolling out more widely across the university. Visit our newsroom to find out more.