Visits - 2014-2015
The Technology Partnership, Technology and Product Development,
Thursday 6th November 2014
Melbourn Science Park, Melbourn, Herts SG8 6EE
TTP, was established over 25 years ago to create a world-leading technology and development organisation. Today that enterprise has evolved and grown into TTP Group, with TTP at its core. New companies have been created, some have remained within TTP Group, while others have gone on to become successful independent businesses. Our visit will cover R&D and manufacture in a number of product areas, including Labtech, Tonejet and DiscPump.
Carl Zeiss, Microscope and Medical Optics design and manufacture
Wednesday 4th March 2015
509 Coldhams Lane, Cambridge CB1 3JS
About Carl Zeiss, Cambridge Cambridge Scientific Instruments, which later became Carl Zeiss Microscopy Ltd., developed the world’s first commercial scanning electron microscope in Cambridge in 1965 in partnership with the University of Cambridge. Carl Zeiss business groups in Cambridge include Microscopy, Medical Technology, Camera Lenses and Sports Optics, Their Cambridge facility has five application laboratories for electron and light microscopes and also demonstration and training facilities for surgical microscopes, medical diagnostic equipment, camera lenses, binoculars and scopes. Carl Zeiss provides a modern working environment for all employees and a welcoming environment for customers. Our visit – marking the 50th anniversary of that first commercial scanning electron microscope - will include an overview of each side of the business by the Managing Directors of both Carl Zeiss Ltd (Paul Adderley) and Carl Zeiss Microscopy (Bob Taylor), and a tour of the electron microscopes production factory and research & innovations department.
Babraham Research Campus, Laboratory and scientific service facilities
Wednesday 3rd June 2015
Babraham, Cambridge CB22 3AT
About Babraham Research Campus The Campus co-locates excellent basic bioscience researchers with growing biotechnology enterprises so that newly established and growing spin-out companies and SMEs can access world-leading researchers and facilities, so driving excellent research into application. The Campus comprises: The Babraham Institute that researches the basic molecular processes underlying lifelong health, wellbeing and ageing, particularly researching cell signalling, immunology, neuroscience and epigenetics. The Institute also promotes knowledge exchange between academia and industry. Babraham Bioscience Technologies Ltd (BBT) that manages the Campus, now home to over 60 biomedical companies. Central are Babraham’s bioincubator buildings which provide serviced facilities for new bio-ventures, catalyzing commercial exploitation of research. Our visit will include a presentation by Professor Michael Wakelam, Director of the Campus; a facilities, laboratories and site tour; and a panel discussion/Q&A session with leading scientists on Campus.