A University of Leeds spin-out company has secured £3.14m to develop a next generation drug that aims to prevent blood clots forming, without the risk of bleeding present in currently available drugs.

Precision nutrition and 24-hour monitoring will enable scientists to provide new insights for the pig industry, as the University of Leeds opens the National Pig Centre today.

The Government has confirmed funding for the University to create one of the most advanced conventional and high speed rail research facilities in the world.

Companies in London, the South-East and the East of England receive 75% of all equity investments in the UK – and that share is increasing over time, new research has shown.

Leeds City Council’s Plans Panel has given the green light to support the University’s application to develop a site that will host large-scale research and experimental facilities.