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Technology Spotlight: Bio-Therapeutic for Bovine Mastitis


A postbiotic formulation containing a heat-inactivated Lactococcus lactis strain for the treatment of chronic mastitis in dairy cows.


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Showcasing the companies that have emerged from UCC Innovation over the years, illustrating a diverse range of technologies across a wide variety of areas.


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Our Impact

€113m Research Income in 2021/22

Highest ever and 18% increase from 2020/21

44 spin-out companies created since 2008 based on UCC Intellectual Property

UCC currently holds 14 European Research Council awards

190 graduate founders working on 160 start-up ideas, the most successful of which now employ almost 370 staff

2,853 publication outputs in 2021

105,343 citations (2019-2021)

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Photo (L-R): Professor Ruth Massey and Professor Rachel McLoughlin
20 Feb 2024

Wellcome Trust awards €5.3 million to tackle fatal bloodstream infections

Female led project brings together experts from APC Microbiome Ireland a world leading SFI Research Centre based at University College Cork (UCC), The Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute at Trinity College Dublin, University of Exeter and University of Bristol.
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Dr Valentina Rossi of University College Cork, Ireland, who led the research team which discovered that a 280-million-year-old lizard fossil is, in part, a forgery. (Image credit: Zixiao Yang)
16 Feb 2024

Mystery solved: the oldest fossil reptile from the alps is an historical forgery

A 280-million-year-old fossil that has baffled researchers for decades has been shown to be, in part, a forgery following new examination of the remnants. The discovery has led the team led by Dr Valentina Rossi of University College Cork, Ireland (UCC) to urge caution in how the fossil is used in future research.
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15 Feb 2024

Rise in devices has huge environmental consequences, conference hears

• The transformation brought by the rise in connected devices has significant environmental consequences, UCC and MTU conference hears. • The number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices worldwide is forecast to almost double to more than 29 billion IoT devices in 2030.• Conference addresses issues in human-computer interaction with smart objects and materials.
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Lead author Professor Roisin Connolly, Director of Cancer Research @UCC
15 Feb 2024

New three-drug combination treatment achieves notable responses in patients with advanced HER2-negative breast cancer

Treatment in a recent study combined a histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor - a drug that causes a chemical change to stop tumor cells from dividing - with two types of immunotherapy known as checkpoint inhibitors, which unharness the power of the immune response against cancer.
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