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Edinburgh-based life science company, Neurocentrx have appointed two industry heavyweights to their board to help take the company to a global market

Neurocentrx are developing new uses and methods of administration for ketamine. Historically, ketamine has been used as an anaesthetic, but recent research shows this drug can also be used to help with pain management, such as required by cancer patients during treatment, and also psychiatric conditions such as depression.

Until now ketamine has not been suitable to treat these symptoms and conditions, but Neurocentrx are developing a new oral capsule format, that is easy to dose control, and can even be administered outside of a hospital environment, allowing countless more patients to be able to take advantage of the benefits this drug has now been proven to offer. 

Nigel Brooksby and Dr Tim Corn have both joined the board, bringing with them significant experience from their previous high-profile roles in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector, so it’s fantastic to see Neorocentrx receiving this great support as the company reaches this exciting new phase.

Barbara Fallowfield Interviewed by Technology Networks.

Barbara Fallowfield, Commercial Manager of Mologic was recently interviewed by Anna Macdonald of Technology Networks where they discussed issues clinicians face whilst under pressure to prescribe antibiotics, and how a recent partnership between Fraunhofer UK, and Mologic can help tackle those issues.

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Comprehensive Toolkit for Exosome Research

AMSBIO announces that its exosome product range now includes everything you need for studying and using exosomes, from isolation and characterization, to cargo profiling and engineering, and more. 

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OBN Announce Utility Team as New Corporate Sponsor

Utility Team, who is one of the UK’s leading utilities and energy consultants, providing a wide range of value added utility has become one of their corporate sponsors.

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Oxford MEStar announce the lauch of measure Bowel Health - a DIY digital home test to detect signs of bowel cancer

measure Bowel Health is an affordable DIY Bowel Health Test that combines ease of use with cutting edge technology. measure is fast, hygienic and discreet and it works by detecting low-level bleeding invisible to the human eye that may be an early sign of gastrointestinal disease, including cancer and stomach ulcers

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AMSBIO Signs Global Agreement for Groundbreaking Myotube Technology

AMSBIO has signed an agreement with Genea Biocells (San Diego, USA) to become global distribution partner to the academic community for its groundbreaking skeletal muscle differentiation product range.

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Sciad Communications Announces Corporate Sponsorship of OBN

Sciad Newswire / Sciad Communications, the science, tech and health communications consultancy, is pleased to announce its corporate sponsorship of OBN, the membership organisation supporting the UK’s innovative life sciences companies.

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Novo Nordisk’s semaglutide spurs major weight loss in phase 2 obesity study

Novo Nordisk’s closely watched semaglutide has already shown it can spur weight loss in diabetic patients. Now it’s added evidence that it can help nondiabetic obesity patients shed pounds, too.

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies Raises £100M in Funding

UK-based developer of a portable real-time DNA/RNA sequencer, raised £100M ($140M) in new funding.

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Fuel3D to establish new headquarters on The Oxford Science Park

Company to be first occupier of the Park’s state-of-the-art Schrödinger Building

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