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New lab facility for life science companies to open on Newcastle Helix

The Biosphere will provide a home for ambitious companies within life sciences and innovation, research and development. The new 90,000 sq. ft purpose-built £25m facility will contain both commercial laboratory and office spaces. As well as satisfying commercial laboratory demand, a conferencing facility for up to 80 people will offer a space for an events programme and for the sector to meet and share knowledge. The building is due for completion late November 2018.

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ERA Consulting Group and Hybrid Concepts International Announce Collaboration Agreement to Expand Strategic Cell & Gene Therapy Regulatory Services

The ERA Consulting Group (ERA) and Hybrid Concepts International (HCI) announced on 8 October that they have entered into a collaboration agreement in order to more efficiently and effectively support global clients in response to the growing global demand for strategic regulatory support for companies developing cell and gene therapy products, regenerative medicines, and other advanced therapies. 

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CPI Supporting Cobra and GE Healthcare on Gene Therapy Work

CPI is working alongside Cobra Biologics and GE Healthcare Life Sciences on a project to support the development of cost-effective regenerative medicines.

The three-way partnership, funded by a £570,000 Innovate UK grant, aims to increase the robustness and reduce costs for the manufacturing of adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors, a delivery vehicle used for emerging gene therapy treatments.

 

 

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Isansys Lifecare selected as Thames Valley Game Changer

Isansys Lifecare is delighted to announce it has been selected by ConnectTVT as one of the Thames Valley’s 50 Game Changers for 2018. Now in its third year, the programme brings together the region’s most disruptive and fastest-growing digital and tech businesses.

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Synpromics Promoter Technology Moves Closer to the Clinic

Synpromics is pleased to announce positive data presented on 18 October by a key partner, uniQure (NASDAQ:QURE), at the European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy conference in Lausanne, Switzerland. The study used uniQure’s next-generation liver-directed gene therapy system that incorporates a short, highly-selective and powerful liver promoter that was developed by Synpromics.

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AMSBIO has added an important new product to its immunotherapy range - a PD-L2 / TCR activator - CHO Recombinant Cell Line.

AMSBIO has added an important new product to its immunotherapy range - a PD-L2 / TCR activator - CHO Recombinant Cell Line. PD-L2 is one of the key players in immune checkpoint therapy, which is the focus of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physiology & Medicine . This work pioneered by Professor James P Allison from the USA and Professor Tasuku Honjo from Japan, has led to treatments for cancers, such as melanoma, lung cancer and others based upon immune checkpoint therapy

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Synpromics Unveils Next Generation Liver Selective and Tunable Promoter Platform

Synpromics is today unveiling its novel drug-regulatable promoter platform at the European Society of Cell and Gene Therapy (ESGCT) congress in Lausanne, Switzerland. The company is showcasing data generated from its innovative liver inducible and repressible synthetic promoter systems that are tightly controlled by FDA-approved small molecule drugs.

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OBN Awards 2018 – Winners Recognised at Industry Leading Event

The OBN Annual Awards celebrates the achievements of the UK life sciences industry.

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Tissue Solutions Ltd expands service offering with HistologiX Ltd. acquisition

HistologiX Ltd, a leading GLP/GCP compliant IHC and Histology lab, has been acquired by The Intelligent Tissue Group Ltd, joining Tissue Solutions Ltd, world leaders in human tissue provision, to provide a comprehensive integrated range of tissue related CRO services.

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ScreenIn3D, a partner of AMSBIO, reports on the accolades it has received following the recent launch of its novel microfluidic cancer screening service.

ScreenIn3D, a partner of AMSBIO, reports on the accolades it has received following the recent launch of its novel microfluidic cancer screening service. Combining the latest advances in microfluidics and 3D culture - the service uses an optimised screening platform targeted at improving anticancer drug treatment and accelerating development of new personalised medicine solutions.

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