John Wilkins, Mologic’s External Affairs Manager, visited Mexico City in November to find collaborative R&D partners for commercialisation of Mologic’s new infection alert diagnostic for peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. Mexico has >20% of the global PD population of 250,000-300,000.

ChurchSantiagoDetlatelolcoCropAttendees visiting the Church of Santiago de Tlatelolco.

The trip was supported by the Newton Fund – a UK government initiative, with a total investment of £375 million over 5 years. Several excellent potential partners were identified.

The British and Mexican governments are encouraging collaborative industrial R&D projects in the key sectors of health, energy and agroindustry through a competition for funding (approx £1 million per successful project).

Click here for full details of the collaborative Industrial R&D competition.

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The view from Pyramids of The Moon towards the Pyramid of the Sun.