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Isansys Wireless Patient Monitoring Technology Wins Business Award For Making a “Real Difference to People’s Lives”

Isansys Lifecare wins Best Use of Technology award at the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

Good News on Share Incentives

You may be aware of the very tax advantaged form of share options known as Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI), which can result in an overall tax rate of 10% when employees or directors sell their shares arising from the share options; rather than at much higher income tax rates of at least 40% under different types of share options.   Many technology companies use EMI options to supplement their remuneration and tie in key staff to the company. There was an unfortunate break in the availability of these EMI options earlier in the year, when the Government missed the deadline for EU approval of them as a ‘state-aided’ tax advantage.   This hiatus lasted from April until mid-May, but the necessary approval has now been given and companies are now free to grant further share options under the rules of the EMI scheme. This is good news for any technology companies wanting to reward staff and senior management with shares in a tax-efficient way. One important aspect of ...

Arcinova secures £5million BGF investment

BGF has invested £5 million growth capital in Arcinova following a period of rapid growth and development at our site in Alnwick, Northumberland.

Heart disease stem cell therapy can shrink deadly scar tissue

UK trial for breakthrough cardiac treatment that can 'fix' the damage caused by heart attacks

OBN concludes hugely successful BioTrinity 2018 conference

Leading annual life sciences event attracted more than 160 company CEOs, in excess of 150 leading investors and over 80 major pharmaceutical company delegates

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.

Isansys Lifecare partners with myHealth Sentinel

Oxford, UK: Isansys Lifecare, a global health technology company, is delighted to announce its partnership with myHealth Sentinel (mHS) to offer its wireless, wearable, continuous patient data capture and analysis platform in Singapore.

Wessex Academic Health Science Network and Wessex Clinical Research Network launch their Technology Support Programme (Round 1)

Wessex Clinical Research Network (CRN) and Wessex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) have teamed up to support commercial innovators gather crucial evidence on their products.  Their new Technology Support Programme (TSP) will help companies to access the NHS’s research infrastructure to obtain high quality evidence on the economic and health gains their products can bring.

Isansys travels with NASA to Antarctica

NASA to evaluate the use of Isansys’ physiological monitoring tools to learn how to monitor explorers as they travel into space.  A NASA exploration scientist set off on his mission to Antarctica being monitored by the Patient Status Engine, a physiological data collection platform which provides monitoring of individuals wirelessly and in real-time.

OBN Celebrates Successful Inaugural BioSeed® Conference Supporting Innovative Life Sciences Companies’ Accessing Seed Funding

BioSeed® has been designed to provide a platform for innovative life science companies to present and meet with sector specific early stage investors.

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