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Heptares to receive US$12 million milestine payment from AstraZeneca

London, UK: AZD4635 (HTL-1071), a novel adenosine A2A receptor antagonist, reverses adenosine-mediated T-cell suppression and enhances anti-tumour immunity.  New preclinical results presented at AACR Annual Meeting

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Cresset signs strategic alliance agreement to speed up drug design

British-Chinese three-way agreement brings together expertise and innovation in development of technologies for computational molecule design.

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Novo Nordisk Enters Collaboration with University of Oxford on Type 2 Diabetes and Invests £115m in New Research Centre

Oxford, UK & Bagsværd, Denmark­ ­- University of Oxford and Novo Nordisk today announced a landmark research collaboration focused on type 2 diabetes. The partnership will enable scientists from Novo Nordisk and University of Oxford to collaborate to discover innovative approaches for treating type 2 diabetes. As part of the collaboration, Novo Nordisk is also investing in a new research centre on the premises of the University of Oxford.

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PCI Clinical Services and Suvoda Announce Partnership for Clinical Trial IRT Solutions

Philadelphia, USA - Leading clinical outsourcing services provider, PCI Clinical Services (PCI), has announced a partnership with Suvoda LLC. The agreement will benefit clinical trials, delivering Suvoda’s cutting edge IRT/IWRS technology for subject randomization and trial supply management integrated with PCI’s comprehensive packaging and logistical services for clinical trial supplies.

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Chronos Therapeutics Partners with Aptuit for Addictive Behaviour Programmes

Oxford, UK - Chronos Therapeutics Ltd (Chronos), the private biotech company focused on ageing diseases, brain and nervous system disorders, today announced that they have partnered with a subsidiary of Aptuit Holdings LLC (Aptuit) for services related to Chronos’ programme targeting the addictive behaviours of binge eating and alcohol use disorders.

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Oxford BioMedica and Orchard Therapeutics Announce Strategic Alliance

29 November 2016: London & Oxford, UK - Orchard Therapeutics, a biotechnology company dedicated to bringing transformative ex-vivo gene therapies to patients with serious and life-threatening orphan diseases announces today that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Oxford BioMedica plc, a world-leading company in gene and cell therapy. Under the terms of the collaboration and licence agreement, Oxford BioMedica has granted an exclusive intellectual property licence to Orchard for collaboration programmes, and will provide process development services and manufacture clinical and commercial GMP-grade lentiviral vectors for Orchard. Oxford BioMedica will receive a 1.95% equity stake in Orchard and will be entitled to royalties on future sales of products covered by the collaboration. The process development arrangements include performance-related incentives, through which Oxford BioMedica could receive a further 1.95% equity stake in Orchard. The agreement is an important milestone for Orcha ...

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Symcel, TiKa Diagnostics and St. George’s University of London Form Partnership to Use calScreener™ in Anti Microbial Susceptibililty Testing

08 November 2016: Spånga, Sweden & London, UK - Symcel, the company behind the revolutionary cell-based assay tool for real-time cellular bioenergetic measurements, calScreener™, has partnered with TiKa Diagnostics and St. George’s University of London, for the use of its microcalorimetry technology in testing mycobacteria and for antimicrobial peptide (AMP) studies. The rapid detection of antimicrobial resistance is now crucial to maximize efforts in controlling the prevalence and spread of drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). Moreover, the development of novel agents, such as AMPs, able to combat superbugs and interfere with biofilm formation, has become a key necessity.

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Sarepta Therapeutics and Summit Enter into Exclusive License and Collaboration Agreement for European Rights to Summit's Utrophin Modulator Pipeline for the Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

04 October 2016: Oxford, UK & Cambridge, USA - Sarepta Therapeutics and Summit Therapeutics plc today announced that they have entered into an exclusive license and collaboration agreement granting Sarepta rights in Europe, as well as in Turkey and the Commonwealth of Independent States ('the licensed territory'), to Summit's utrophin modulator pipeline, including its lead clinical candidate, ezutromid, for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy ('DMD'). As part of the agreement, Sarepta also obtains an option to license Latin American rights to Summit's utrophin modulator pipeline. Summit retains commercialization rights in all other countries.

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