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PCI Clinical Services to Share Expertise in Best Practice for Minimizing Time to Clinic

14 November 2016: Bridgend, UK & Philadelphia, USA – Leading pharmaceutical provider PCI Clinical Services, in partnership with Medicon Valley Alliance, will share its expertise at the upcoming Clinical Trial ‘Good Morning’ seminar: “Minimizing Time to Clinic by Maximizing Smart, Efficient Processes” (Copenhagen, November 22). The event will feature presentations from industry experts across a range of topics highlighting innovative practices to supply clinical trial medicines to the investigational sites. Samantha James, PCI’s Associate Director of Clinical Operations, will present on the topic of FastTrack Packing: Handling Adaptive Clinical Trial Designs and Maximizing Efficiencies.  James will discuss the use of advanced methodologies to create greater project flexibility, including FastTrack packaging and Just-in-Time logistical models. James stated: “As the complexity and competition surrounding clinical trials increases there is a growing need to ...

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An exceptional year for the PiR team

09 November 2016: St Ives, UK - 2016 has proven to be a phenomenal year of success and growth for the specialist life science recruitment company PiR. Team work, client engagement and an in-depth understanding of the market have resulted in PiR’s most exciting and rewarding year to date, as it continues to work with an outstanding array of companies in the innovative early stage life science space.

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Immunocore Presents Positive Monotherapy Data in Uveal Melanoma at the Society for Melanoma Research (SMR) 2016 Congress

09 November 2016: Oxford, UK - IMCgp100 demonstrates clear early evidence of monotherapy activity in patients with uveal melanoma - Pivotal Phase II clinical study on track to be initiated in first quarter 2017.  Immunocore Limited, a world-leading biotechnology company developing novel T cell receptor (TCR) based biological drugs to treat cancer, infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases, will present positive data from its Phase I clinical monotherapy trial in uveal melanoma (UM) of its lead product, IMCgp100, an ImmTAC (Immune mobilising monoclonal TCRs Against Cancer). These data demonstrate clear early evidence of monotherapy activity of IMCgp100 in patients with uveal melanoma and strengthens the data announced at ASCO 2016. Alexander Shoushtari MD, PhD, Medical Oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, will be giving an oral presentation at the Society for Melanoma Research (SMR) 2016 Congress at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts on 9th November, 2016 ...

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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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Science Minister Announces New UK-India Newton Fund Programmes

08 November 2016: London, UK - The UK Science Minister has today () announced a series of research programmes from the Newton Fund worth up to £80 million to address global challenges affecting people in India.

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Oxford Immunotec to Present at the Jefferies 2016 London Healthcare Conference

02 November 2016: Oxford, UK & Marlborough, USA - Oxford Immunotec Global PLC , a global, high-growth diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary tests for the management of underserved immune-regulated conditions, today announced that Peter Wrighton-Smith, Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Jefferies 2016 London Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at 1:20 p.m. GMT (8:20 a.m. ET).

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Wickham Labs to Exhibit at Pharmig 2016

02 November 2016: Gosport, UK - Wickham Laboratories will be on Stand 8 at the 24th Annual Pharmig Conference in the Nottingham Belfry Hotel, November 16th &17th.  Pharmig is a non-profit organisation dedicated to facilitating discussion on the latest research and trends in the field of pharmaceutical microbiology.

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PCI Pharma Services Announces Capacity Expansion to Support Growth

01 November 2016: Philadelphia, USA —  Leading pharmaceutical outsourcing provider PCI Pharma Services (PCI) has announced a capacity expansion program for its commercial contract packaging services at key sites in Philadelphia, PA and Rockford, IL. The announcement follows other recent investments across its integrated global supply network.

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Oxford Immunotec Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

01 November 2016: Oxford, UK & Marlborough, USA - Oxford Immunotec Global PLC a global, high-growth diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary tests for the management of underserved immune-regulated conditions, today announced third quarter 2016 financial results.

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Electrospinning Company Strengthens the Board

27 October 2016: Harwell, Oxford, UK - The Electrospinning Company has appointed two new non-executive members to its Board of Directors to help develop its strategy and drive its growing business in the regenerative medical device sector. Drummond Paris and Nigel Edwards join Kate Ronayne (STFC Innovations), Malcolm Chapman (lead angel investor) and Ann Kramer (CEO) as well as observer Mark White (Rainbow Seed Fund).

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