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14 October 2016: Macclesfield, UK - Manchester-based corporate finance house Acceleris Capital today announces that it has successfully completed an oversubscribed fundraising for YProtech Ltd.
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14 October 2016: Nottingham, UK - XenoGesis has invested in a state of the art Agilent AriaMx Real-time PCR system, further expanding its quantitative PCR capabilities and adding CYP induction assays to its portfolio of services.
14 October 2016: Macclesfield, UK - Life sciences startups across the North are set for a boost with the launch of a new £500k accelerator. The North of England Life Science Accelerator (NELSA) was announced at the fifth annual BioCap Conference, held this week (September 29) at the multi-million pound Alderley Park science campus in Cheshire.
13 October 2016: Nottingham, UK - Sygnature announces the expansion of its DMPK team with the appointment of Dr Ed Browne as Associate Director of DMPK.
12 October 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 under-served immune-regulated conditions, announced it has today closed a transaction to acquire Immunetics, Inc., a Massachusetts based diagnostics company focused on developing specialized tests for infectious diseases, such as Lyme disease.
12 October 2016: Oxford, UK - Immunocore Limited, a world-leading biotechnology company developing novel biological drugs to treat cancer, infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases, today announces the appointment of Paul Fry as Chief Financial Officer.
11 October 2016: Oxford, UK - From cyber blackmail to IP theft life science companies find themselves at increasing risk of online attack. Medical records are the new currency among cyber-criminals, with black market values set at ten times higher than credit card information. UK hospitals are not exempt from this burgeoning threat, as cyber-criminals are targeting information of value wherever it resides, including within healthcare organisations. UK hospitals carry extremely sensitive medical records, as do their US counterparts, which recently succumbed to a ransomware attack causing significant damage.
10 October 2016: Abingdon, UK - OBN, the membership organisation supporting the UK’s innovative life sciences companies, announced today that it had appointed Mark Anderson, Brian Hargreaves and Ross Sommerville to its Board of Directors. Between them they add considerable sector experience to the Board, bringing legal, investment, commercial and general management expertise. OBN also announced that due to the demands of their respective roles outside of OBN, Stewart Sharpe and Steven Lee have stepped down from the Board.
07 October 2016: Abingdon, UK – OBN Ltd, the membership organisation supporting the UK’s innovative life sciences companies, are delighted to announce the winners of the prestigious OBN Awards 2016 that were presented last night in front of a sold-out audience of over 250 leaders from Biotech, Medtech and Investment companies at the Town Hall in Oxford.
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