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Global Business Accelerator Programme Cell and Gene Therapy - Innovate UK organising visit to Japan

The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), in partnership with Innovate UK is organising a funded Accelerator Programme visit to Japan for innovative UK companies operating in the Cell and Gene Therapy sector.

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Arecor Announces Successful Vaccine Stabilising Formulation Technology to More Effectively Combat Two Major Diseases of Livestock in the Developing World

Arecor and its partner, non-profit company, Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed), have successfully stabilised liquid formulations of vaccines to combat two major diseases of livestock across the developing world including Africa, Asia and the Middle East In this work, the ArestatTM technology has been applied to enable a vaccine to be distributed pre-prepared in a liquid format without the requirement for in-field reconstitution from the freeze-dried powder form ArestatTM technology has also been applied to reduce the cost of a batch of vaccine diluent by 96 per cent., thereby improving its distribution and uptake by farmers Arecor’s formulation technology work has been supported by Innovate UK through UK aid of the UK government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Cambridge, UK., 8th December 2017: Arecor Ltd (“the Company”),  a leader in developing superior biopharmaceuticals through the application of an innovative formulation technology ...

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Female Innovation Exhibition features OBN Member Fiona Marston, CEO of Absynth Biologics Limited

Precision for Medicine Expands Its Global Footprint for Oncology Development Services

Leadership in place; Clinical Operations teams growing throughout Europe

BETHESDA, Md., July 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Precision for Medicine today reported important progress in its global expansion plan. Precision for Medicine, with its oncology research team Precision Oncology, is rapidly expanding its global footprint to better serve clients developing oncology treatments. Investment in executive leadership and operational teams are underway across Europe, providing integrated, full-service clinical trial execution services throughout the continent.

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Exscientia enters strategic drug discovery collaboration with GSK

Exscientia, an innovative company at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven drug discovery, is pleased to announce it has entered into a strategic drug discovery collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). During this collaboration, Exscientia will apply its AI enabled platform and combine this with the expertise of GSK, in order to discover novel and selective small molecules for up to 10 disease-related targets, nominated by GSK across multiple therapeutic areas.

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Oxford Immunotec Announces National Reimbursement For The T-SPOT®.TB Test In France

Upon implementation of the new reimbursement codes, which is expected in the next 21 days, the French Ministry of Health and Social Affairs will provide reimbursement

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Minister breaks ground and unveils name for £13 million office & laboratory building at The Oxford Science Park

The minister of state for universities, science, research and innovation, Jo Johnson MP, visited The Oxford Science Park (“the Park”) on Tuesday 4 April 2017 to take part in an official ground-breaking ceremony and reveal the name of the £13 million state of the art new office and laboratory building capable of accommodating 500 people.

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SRG 2017 Salary Survey now available

The latest figures, the deepest insights, the most comprehensive expertise.

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NIHR Brain Injury Healthcare Technology Co-operative – Seedcorn Funding Competition 2016/2017 – FUNDING CALL ROUND 2 NOW OPEN

The NIHR Brain Injury Healthcare Technology Co-operative is pleased to announce the second round of its second national competition. The seed funding call (up to £10,000) is for the early development of novel technology-based solutions applicable to the brain injury pathway, from prevention of injury all the way through to technologies for independent living.  Applications are invited from academic institutions, NHS Trusts, third sector organisations and SME’s.

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Zika Virus, Superbugs and Arthritis Targeted Through £26 Million Fund

London, UK - Tests including an ultrasonic hologram and treatments for serious conditions, such as hospital superbugs, are the latest projects to win a share of Government funding.  Sixty seven projects will win a share of £26 million funding available through Biomedical Catalyst 2016, which is run by Innovate UK and the Medical Research Council, and aims to develop innovative healthcare technologies and processes.

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