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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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Jason McDonough of Cello Health Offers His Thoughts on Effective Decision Making in Early Asset Development and Commercialization

25 October 2016: Farnham, UK - How can development teams determine the future value of an asset, with phase 3 data years away? Answering that question requires evaluation of three distinct sources of value: clinical, patient and commercial. Though some consider these value streams independently, the only way to understand how they interact with, and amplify, each other is to review them collectively. Our recommendations on defining the three sources of value, and evaluating them can be found here.

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Genefirst Limited Receives ISO 13485:2003 for Medical Devices

21 October 2016: Abingdon, UK - Genefirst Limited, a molecular diagnostics company working in fields of Infectious Diseases and Personalised medicine reported that it has received ISO 13485:2003 certification for its laboratories based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

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Isansys Lifecare Gains International Recognition for its Lifesaving Patient Monitoring Platform

21 October 2016: Abingdon, UK - Isansys Lifecare, a new generation digital healthcare company, has fought off competition from across the country to be nominated for a prestigious national innovation award which will see the company heading to Parliament later this month. The company has created the Patient Status Engine (PSE), a remarkable new patient monitoring platform which collects and analyses patients’ vital signs and will alert doctors and nurses if a person’s health is deteriorating

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