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Innovate UK launch pilot programme in which UK businesses can apply for a share of £8.5m to fund feasibility studies in infrastructure systems or health and life sciences.
This pilot programme for Innovate UK provides simultaneous grant funding and venture capital investment for early stage projects led by UK companies.
Up to £3m of grant funding and £1.25m of private equity investment is available for projects related to infrastructure systems. This includes ‘smart’ infrastructure, energy, urban living and connected transport.
Up to £3m of grant funding and £1.25m of private equity investment is available for projects related to health and life sciences. This includes health, agriculture and biosciences.
Innovate UK expect projects to have total costs of up to £150,000. The programme will provide 100% of project costs. Projects should last between 3 and 12 months.
The competition is open to single SMEs who are looking for early stage grant fundi ...
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Innovation Forum Leaders Conference 2017 - 'Convergence in Bio-innovation' - 4-5 December 2017, Oxford
The Innovation Forum Leaders Conference 2017 will take place on 4th and 5th December in Oxford, UK and is an invitation only, world-leading conference supporting industry-academic collaborations and investment for early-stage ventures. Apply for an invitation. Our global conference will bring together over 400 delegates from the healthcare, biotechnology and life science sectors: Academics, start-ups, early stage ventures, SMEs, large pharmaceutical companies, prominent investors and top innovators. CEOs, prominent investors and top innovators will deliver keynote speeches and head discussions on the latest trends in therapeutics, cleantech and medtech as part of our 2-day extensive programme of presentations and workshops.
Exscientia, an innovative company at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven drug discovery, is pleased to announce that it has agreed a strategic research collaboration, and licence option agreement with Sanofi in the high-interest area of metabolic disease.
Delivery of new therapies for metabolic disease (such as diabetes) is hampered by a paucity of single targets that are amenable to drug discovery. To address this challenge, Exscientia will apply its unique platform to identify and validate combinations of drug targets* that could work synergistically and be amenable to Exscientia’s powerful bispecific-small-molecule design strategy – where a small molecule is designed to be compatible with two distinct drug targets.
Starting with over a thousand disease-relevant target combinations, Exscientia will triage opportunities and prioritise those with promising bispecific binding potential. Target pairs fulfilling these initial tractability criteria will pa ...
OBN, the membership organisation that supports innovative life sciences companies, today announces that Mike Karim, CEO of Oxford Endovascular is the winner of Perfect Pitch, the fast-paced, interactive and lively pitching session which was a highlight of the BioTrinity 2017 conference programme.
Perfect Pitch involved ten emerging R&D companies pitch in front of a panel of seasoned investors including:
Chair: Kate Bingham, Managing Partner, SV Life Sciences (UK)
Maina Bhaman, Director of Healthcare Investment, Touchstone Innovations (UK)
Kreske Nickelsen, General Partner & Chief Executive Officer, Joint Polish Investment Fund (Poland)
Graeme Martin, Founder, HatchBox Bioconsulting LLC (US)
Naveed Siddiqi, Partner, Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners (UK/France)
Andrew McLean, Principal Life Sciences Investor, Oxford Science Innovation (UK)
Detlev Mennerich, Director and Investment Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim Ventures (Germany)
Oxford, UK: CREDOS announces the launch of ‘Biotherapeutics News and Views’. Published quarterly, this newsletter will aim to cover key topics in the biopharmaceutical industry. CREDOS is a specialist consultancy tailored to the discovery and development of biological therapeutics (www.credos-bio.co.uk)
Cresset announces full line-up for User Group Meeting.
Oxford, UK, 2 May 2017 - Summit Therapeutics plc (AIM: SUMM, NASDAQ: SMMT), the drug discovery and development company advancing therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and C. difficile infection ('CDI'), announces the online publication of results from the Company's Phase 2 clinical trial, called CoDIFy, in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. CoDIFy evaluated the Company's novel antibiotic for the treatment of CDI, ridinilazole, against standard of care, vancomycin. The results showed ridinilazole demonstrated substantial clinical benefit over vancomycin. This included ridinilazole achieving statistical superiority over vancomycin in sustained clinical response ('SCR'), a composite endpoint of cure at the end of treatment and no recurrence 30 days after treatment, a result which was driven by a large numerical reduction in infection recurrence.
Oxford, UK; 3rd May 2017 – Neuro-Bio Ltd, a UK-based early stage biopharmaceutical company focusing on neurodegenerative diseases, today announced that it has appointed Dr. Robert Haigh as its new Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Haigh has more than 25 years of senior management and board level experience in pharmaceutical and biotech companies across Europe and the US. He joins Neuro-Bio from KalVista Pharmaceuticals Ltd, a company he co-founded in 2011 and where he served as COO before the company’s recent merger with Carbylan Therapeutics.
We live in an age of change where technology is allowing markets to move with breathtaking speed. Radical disruption is now a given. Companies that fail to expect and embrace it are left behind. Global brands that have grown spectacularly in recent years – such as AirBnB and Uber – have come from nowhere to transform entire sectors with their revolutionary approaches. Their ability to innovate – in terms of both products and the business model – has provided food for thought and inspiration for CEOs in every sector, including those attending BioTrinity this week.
UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £12 million to develop innovative ideas that will help solve healthcare challenges.
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