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Issue no 485 | 28 October 2002
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Enterprise and education - something to get your teeth into

Glass capsulesLeeds spin-off company Telsol Ltd was among over 40 exhibitors at a successful White Rose Centre for Enterprise networking event at the University.

Fighting decay - the unique glass capsules developed by Telsol

Telsol’s unique glass capsules are anchored to teeth and dissolve to deliver low-level doses of fluoride, protecting teeth against decay for over two years. They were developed by former biomedical science lecturer and now company MD, Stewart Telfer, with support from dentistry’s Martin Curzon, Jack Toumba and Brian Algar.

Over 400 visitors from industry and education attended the event. In his opening speech, Vice-Chancellor Sir Alan Wilson explained the importance of enterprise in higher education: “Universities traditionally have two kinds of activities, research and teaching. The creation of new knowledge is the engine of both economic and social development; and our ability to teach large numbers of students is a critical part of the process. Governments the world over have increasingly recognised the importance of universities in the evolution of the knowledge-based economy.”


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