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[Pinned] Sciad Communications Announces Corporate Sponsorship of OBN

Sciad Newswire / Sciad Communications, the science, tech and health communications consultancy, is pleased to announce its corporate sponsorship of OBN, the membership organisation supporting the UK’s innovative life sciences companies.

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[Pinned] OBN Launch BioForward® Conference - The ‘Roadmap for Growth’ Life Sciences Event

OBN Launch BioForward® Conference - a unique, high-quality, international conference, focussed on creating and developing a practical roadmap for early stage, emerging, and developing companies to achieve sustainable business success and growth. 

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Novo Nordisk’s semaglutide spurs major weight loss in phase 2 obesity study

Novo Nordisk’s closely watched semaglutide has already shown it can spur weight loss in diabetic patients. Now it’s added evidence that it can help nondiabetic obesity patients shed pounds, too.

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies Raises £100M in Funding

UK-based developer of a portable real-time DNA/RNA sequencer, raised £100M ($140M) in new funding.

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Fuel3D to establish new headquarters on The Oxford Science Park

Company to be first occupier of the Park’s state-of-the-art Schrödinger Building

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Celebrating two years in business!

Arcinova was launched in February 2016, following the acquisition of the Covance site in Alnwick, by Arc Trinova Limited, a new company formed by Ian Shott and Paul Ryan, owners of Shott Trinova LLP.

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Oxford 3D bioprinting company OxSyBio secures £10m in funding

OxSyBio, an Oxford University biotech spinout company developing 3D printer technology capable of printing biological materials with a diverse range of therapeutic purposes, has secured £10m in Series A financing from Woodford Investment Management alongside new and existing backers.

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Award of New Innovate UK Grant

Physiomics plc (AIM: PYC), a provider of technology-based solutions to predict the effects of cancer treatment regimens, is pleased to announce that is has been awarded a new grant by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.  The grant, awarded as part of Innovate UK’s Precision Medicine competition, will support the project “Prostate Cancer Chemotherapy Precision Dosing”.

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Immunotherapy Used to Treat Aggressive Colon Tumors

Acquisition establishes an Asia Pacific Headquarters for PCI


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Congenica Achieves Global ISO 13485:2016 in vitro Diagnostic Device Quality Management Systems Certification

Congenica, a global provider of clinical genomics interpretation software, announced today that it has received certification in ISO 13485:2016, a quality management system for medical devices that supports comprehensive policies and processes across the entire business.

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