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Victor Emmanuel, Senior Industry Consultant, Joins Communications Strategy Group (CSG) Advisory Board & Sandra Judd, Life Sciences and Healthcare Communications Professional Joins as Senior Consultant

17 October 2016 Boston, USA – The Communications Strategy Group Inc. (CSG), announced today that Victor J. Emmanuel, a senior public relations executive with great depth and strength in the planning of complex marketing communications and crisis management campaigns for private and public sector clients, has joined the firm’s Advisory Board. Further, that Sandra Judd, M.S., a senior marketing and public relations professional with extensive experience in nutritional sciences, healthcare and business-to-business communications, has joined the team as a Senior Consultant.

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Wickham Laboratories Announces Renewal of FDA Accreditation

17 October 2016: Gosport, UK - Wickham Laboratories announces that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspection conducted 15th-17th of February 2016 has now been closed out and our accreditation is renewed for a further term. This multi-day inspection assessed our compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and included an evaluation of our quality management system, organisation, personnel, validation and qualification procedures.

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YProtech Secures Successful Fundraise for Specialist Chemical Technology Services Company Arranged by Acceleris Capital

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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Xenogesis Increases Capabilities, Adding CYP Induction and Gene Expression Assay Services to its Portfolio

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.

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£500k Accelerator for Life Sciences Startups Launches at Alderley Park

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.

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Sygnature Discovery Expands DMPK Team with Appointment of Dr. Edward Browne

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.

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Oxford Immunotec Acquires Immunetics, Inc.

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.

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Immunocore Appoints Paul Fry as Chief Financial Officer

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.

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Escalating Threat of Cyber Crime in Life Sciences and Healthcare

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.

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Abingdon Health Announces CE Marking of ELISA Assay with Utility in Multiple Myeloma

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.

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