High Force Research collaborates with discovery groups, start-ups and spin-offs from academia and industry in synthesising new materials for proof-of-concept studies and in process development on the route to market.
Current collaborations include:
Newcastle University – HFR is sponsoring research with Newcastle University in areas such as novel fluorescent dyes, which it is hoped will be able to be used as imaging agents to help potentially identify cancer cells.
Durham University – HFR is collaborating with Durham University on research into stem cell differentiation factors for diagnostic applications. We have recently applied for a patent on a range of stable retinoid derivatives with intrinsic fluorescence, different biological activities and different solubilities.
The University of Aberdeen – High Force Research is collaborating with the University of Aberdeen and Durham University to design a synthetic version of retinoic acid. It is hoped that the research, which is being led by a team of scientists at the University of Aberdeen, may be used to treat neurological disorders.
As well as our laboratories in Bowburn on the outskirts of Durham, we have also recently opened a new laboratory at the Wilton Research Centre in Redcar and have a satellite office at the BioHub at Alderley Park.