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The UK government has announced that it will be committing over £30 million of funding and continue to lead the global fight against antimicrobial resistance. The funding will be delivered via four new projects as part of the Global AMR Innovation Fund (GAMRIF).


A low-cost, easy-to-use arsenic sensor to test drinking water has been developed by researchers at University College London (UCL) and Imperial College London, with BBSRC funding through the government's modern and ambitious Industrial Strategy. 140 million people worldwide drink water containing unsafe levels of arsenic, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).


Curapel, a finalist in the BBSRC Innovator of the Year competition in 2014, has recently launched its first product on the UK market, Pellamex, which helps restore the skin protective barrier in dry, sensitive and eczema-prone skin. Curapel is a skin healthcare company that was spun out of The University of Manchester's Dermatology Centre four years ago.