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Fera Science to launch £1m Insect Laboratory on campus

Fera Science has invested £1m into creating a UK ‘first of its kind’ insect research laboratory here at York Biotech Campus (YBC).

The expansion involves converting a former storage unit on site into a purpose-built insect research unit and will see the business’s presence at YBC grow by over 2,000 sq. ft.

The laboratory, which is also one of the first in Europe, will allow Fera to upscale its current insect services and help meet the needs of clients from across the food industry by being able to show insect bioconversion at scale and replicate the nature of insect farming in a factory.

Insect bioconversion is the process of feeding insects waste to create additional materials, such as protein or fertiliser, and is a hugely sustainable practice that reduces waste, provides alternative food for animal feed and reduces the environmental impact of sourcing for...

What are the benefits of co-working space?

The concept of co-working space – which involves different companies working from a shared office space - was largely unknown 10 years ago or so, but it’s a way of working that many businesses, especially the likes of start-ups, SMEs and solo-workers, are beginning to take up more...

International Women’s Day: celebrating women on campus

International Women’s Day (March 8th) is a globally recognised day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. To mark the occasion, we’re profiling some of the many accomplished women based at York Biotech Campus (YBC) and finding out about their...

Discover our Lakeside Conference Centre

What a lot of people might not know is that York Biotech Campus is home to a brilliant multipurpose event space called Lakeside Conference Centre (LCC). We haven’t been operating at full capacity since the pandemic hit, but we’re pleased to now be planning more events in person and bringing...