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Technology Support Programme: Targeted population solutions for improved Diabetes control.

The companies successfully accepted into the programme will benefit from a committed NHS research partnership and trial support to deliver a clinical study within the NHS. 

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The diagnostic chronic lymphocytic leukaemia genome by nanopore sequencing

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is characterised by specific genomic alterations, including mutations at the IgHV locus and within TP53, and deletions of chromosome 17p. Current screening methods (e.g. FISH and Sanger sequencing) for these predictive biomarkers are limited in terms of cost, speed and sensitivity; short-read sequencing is limited by platform costs, poor read mapping, and GC bias.

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OBN Announce Collaboration with ProcEurope Limited, a Purchasing Consortium for Europe

Abingdon, UK; 2nd September 2019 - OBN, the Membership organisation supporting the UK’s innovative life sciences companies, is pleased to announce a collaboration with ProcEurope Limited.

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University of Birmingham: New Antimicrobial Coating Could be Key in Fight Against Hospital-Acquired Infections

28 August 2019: Scientists at the University of Birmingham have created an antimicrobial coating for steel surfaces which has proven to rapidly kill bacteria that cause some of the most common hospital-acquired infections.

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Inivata to Present New Clinical Data on the Utility of Liquid Biopsy and InVisionFirst®-Lung at World Conference on Lung Cancer 2019

Research Triangle Park, NC, USA and Cambridge, UK, August 29, 2019 -- Inivata, a leader in liquid biopsy, is pleased to announce that the Company and its world-leading collaborators will showcase cutting-edge data at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) 7-10 September in Barcelona.

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AMSBIO: Understanding How Natural Killer Cells are Educated

AMSBIO reports on a paper** from the Malmberg Lab at Oslo University Hospital and the Norwegian Radium Hospital Institute for Cancer Research (Norway) that suggests a mechanism by which Natural Killer (NK) cell education operates through modulation of the lysosomal compartment under the influence of inhibitory receptor–ligand interactions.

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Isansys Lifecare Granted Key US Patent for Its Innovative Patient Monitoring Platform

Isansys Lifecare, a digital healthcare company and developer of an innovative patient monitoring platform that enables the early detection of deterioration in patients, today announces that a key method patent has been granted by the US Patent Office.

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Sharp receives MHRA approval for Clinical Services Centre of Excellence

Sharp, part of UDG Healthcare plc, a global leader in contract packaging and clinical supply services, has received approval from the Medicines and Healthcare Product Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to begin production at its Clinical Services Centre of Excellence in Rhymney, UK.

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OBN Award Finalists announced!

We are pleased to announce the details of the companies that are through to the final round of the 2019 OBN Awards.

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Arecor Welcomes Discussion With Mrs Kemi Badenoch, MP For Saffron Walden

Arecor Limited, the specialty pharmaceutical company leveraging its innovative and proprietary formulation technology to develop superior treatments for a range of disease areas, including diabetes, welcomed Mrs Kemi Badenoch, MP for Saffron Walden, to its offices at Chesterford Research Park.

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