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Absolute Antibody Develops Custom Purification Systems to Enable High-Throughput Recombinant Antibody Production

Oxford, UK, February 20, 2019. Absolute Antibody Ltd., an industry-leading manufacturer of recombinant antibodies, has developed custom protein purification systems to significantly increase its antibody production throughput.

OBN Launches New Purchasing Platform to Provide E-Commerce Solution for its Members

Abingdon, UK; 19th February 2019 - OBN, the Membership organisation supporting the UK’s innovative life sciences companies, is pleased to announce today the launch of its new online Purchasing Platform.  The aim of the new Purchasing Platform, which can be accessed by OBN’s Full Members, Sponsors and Supporters, is to enable users to have a better overview and control of spend and save time and money.

Innovate UK have released their Smart Grants competition which has £20 million available to all industry sectors

Good news! It’s finally here and has been rebranded as Smart Grants. If you’ve been working within the R&D funding world for as long as we have, you will know that a couple of years ago, ‘Smart’ was the name of the Open, so the name may induce a slight feeling of déjà vu!

CRISPR/Cas9 Knockout Cell Lines and Lysates

AMSBIO has established a comprehensive portfolio of knock-out cell lines and lysates generated with CRISPR/Cas9 technology.

Using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology for the generation of knock-out cell lines and cell lysates ensures the development of useful tools to validate antibody specificity and elucidate gene function. Knock-out cell lines and cell lysates are widely agreed to be the best negative controls to quickly and confidently prove an antibody’s specificity for a target of interest and ensure reproducibility.

Metal Coated Substrates for Characterizing Self-Assembled Monolayers 

AMSBIO is a leading supplier of gold, silver and platinum coated substrates for nanotechnology researchers looking to use these surfaces to characterize self-assembled monolayers using atomic force microscopy (AFM), or scanning tunneling microscopy (STM).

BioCity appointed to run life science business accelerator

BioCity, the UK’s largest life science incubator has been appointed by Newcastle City Council to run a life science accelerator and business support programme from The Biosphere, which is based on Newcastle Helix. 

Earlier this month, Horton International (UK) launched its 2019 European Life Science Report

Earlier this month, Horton International (UK) launched its 2019 European Life Science Report, published following our annual survey among the movers and shakers within the European Life Science sector.

CatSci goes beyond process chemistry by expanding its focus to lead optimisation

Cardiff, UK - CatSci, a fast growing, adaptable and award-winning contract research organisation (CRO), has highlighted its end-to-end services with an additional focus on lead optimisation. This expanded offering will allow CatSci to play a significant role in drug discovery and development, as the streamlined approach enables assets to move more efficiently through the pipeline.

Aigenpulse Receives ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013 Certification for AI Data Technology

Aigenpulse Ltd., (Aigenpulse), a big data technology company which specialises in structuring, integrating and deriving meaning from large, disparate data assets, today announced it has achieved certification to the internationally recognised standards ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013.

TBAT Innovation are pleased to announce the return of the Innovate UK Biomedical Catalyst Awards for 2019

TBAT Innovation are pleased to announce the return of the Innovate UK Biomedical Catalyst Awards for 2019. The Round 1 competitions opened on 21st January 2019.

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