How is the UAE supporting UK LIFE SCIENCES?

09 May 2021

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The UAE has signalled its intention to support the UK life sciences sector via the launch of a Sovereign Investment Partnership (SIP) between the two countries. The deal was inked by Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Investment Company and the newly-created UK Office for Investment (OfI), in collaboration with the British Department for International Trade.

Under the terms of the arrangement, the SIP...


ABU DHABI’S Quantum Computer

21 April 2021

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Abu Dhabi is set to join the exciting world of quantum computing by constructing its own model in the coming months and years. The project is being spearheaded by the Advanced Technology Research Council, who are working in collaboration with Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech from Barcelona to construct the prototype in the Emirati capital.

As a revolutionary new technology, quantum computing has the...


Rescheduled Dubai Expo hopes to attract 25 million visits

11 April 2021

Lab Chat

Dubai is gearing up to host the World Expo - a year after it was originally supposed to be held.

Held every five years, expos see hundreds of countries using pavilions to show off the latest in architecture and technology.

Before the pandemic forced the event to be postponed, organisers had expected 25 million visits during the course of the six-month international fair. It will now run f...


When will the UAE achieve HERD IMMUNITY?

31 March 2021

Lab Chat

The UAE’s vaccination programme is progressing well and is hoping to achieve herd immunity in the not-too-distant future, according to a senior official involved in the process. Dr Hanan Al Suwaidi, who currently serves as the Chair of Testing Stream at the COVID-19 Command and Control Centre, says there has been “great progress across the country.”

The latest statistics show that over 60% o...


How fast is the UAE VACCINATING its population?

11 March 2021

Lab Chat

The UAE has earned international plaudits for the speed and efficiency with which it has rolled out its vaccination programme. At the time of writing, the UAE had given 63.04% of its population at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, meaning that it’s second only to Israel in terms of vaccinations per capita.

A spokesperson for the Emirati medical community said that the quick thi...


The Most INNOVATIVE ARAB NATION

07 March 2021

Lab Chat

The UAE has been named the most innovative nation in the Arab region, according to the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2020. With an overall score of 41.79 out of 100.00, the UAE was some way ahead of the median (30.94), demonstrating the valuable work that has been undertaken in recent years by the Emirati government.

The UAE was placed third in the Northern African and Western Asia (NAWA) re...


Does the UAE need better RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT?

26 February 2021

Lab Chat

In recent years, the UAE has made impressive strides towards modernising its healthcare and pharmaceuticals industry, positioning itself as one of the regional leaders among Gulf nations. Through initiatives like the UAE Vision 2021 and the Dubai Industrial Strategy, it has taken concrete steps to increase its knowledge in a number of different sectors.

However, the events of the last 12 mon...


DUBAI is ready to welcome back the “WORLD OF SCIENCE & CHEMICALS"

31 January 2021

Lab Chat

ARABLAB+ 21

STATEMENT

The Organisers of ARABLAB+ 2021 have rescheduled the exhibition dates to now take place on 15 – 17 NOVEMBER 2021.

Dubai does provide a very safe and secure venue for the Exhibition.

However, the current travel restrictions applying to many countries from which exhibitors and visitors originate, are preventing many participants from making their travel plans.

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UAE Researchers ranked among the World’s Top Scientists

17 January 2021

Lab Chat

Each year, Stanford University publishes an exhaustive list of the top 2% of scientists in every discipline, based upon the impact of their published papers on a citation basis. In 2019, the prestigious list included a plethora of Emirati scientists, including 32 United Arab Emirate University (UAEU) faculty members.

The achievement is a remarkable one and stands as testament to how the UAEU...


UAE approves another COVID-19 vaccine

07 January 2021

Lab Chat

The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention intends to give the green light to yet another vaccine for coronavirus, claiming the substance has an 86% efficacy in preventing infections of the disease. It’s the fifth vaccine that has shown promising results to date, but the first one to come from China.

The announcement comes after the vaccine was involved in intensive clinical trials particip...


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