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Thermo Fisher Scientific Successfully Launches Science World Event in France

06 October 2016 / London, UK - SynbiCITE and Rainbow Seed Fund today announce that Sir Richard Sykes, Chairman of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, Chairman of Imperial College Healthcare and Chancellor of Brunel University, will act as Chair of judges for the Bio-start competition judging panel in 2017.

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Karus Therapeutics Announces First Lymphoma Patients Dosed with KA2237 in Clinical Study at the MD Anderson Cancer Center

05 October 2016: Oxford, UK – Karus Therapeutics (‘Karus’), a leader in the development of innovative, orally-active medicines with breakthrough potential in the treatment of cancer, today announced that the first patients have been dosed in a Phase I study for its lead candidate, KA2237.

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Oxford Immunotec Announces Closing of $40 Million in Debt Financing

05 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, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with MidCap Financial (“MidCap”) that provides the Company with $40 million in debt financing, comprised of both a term loan and a revolving line of credit.

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AMSBIO Launches Comprehensive Selection of Products for Wnt Signaling Research

05 October 2016: Abingdon, UK - AMSBIO has launched a comprehensive selection of products for Wnt signaling research including recombinant proteins, stable reporter cell lines, polyclonal antibodies and ELISA assay kits.

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Sarepta Therapeutics and Summit Enter into Exclusive License and Collaboration Agreement for European Rights to Summit's Utrophin Modulator Pipeline for the Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

04 October 2016: Oxford, UK & Cambridge, USA - Sarepta Therapeutics and Summit Therapeutics plc today announced that they have entered into an exclusive license and collaboration agreement granting Sarepta rights in Europe, as well as in Turkey and the Commonwealth of Independent States ('the licensed territory'), to Summit's utrophin modulator pipeline, including its lead clinical candidate, ezutromid, for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy ('DMD'). As part of the agreement, Sarepta also obtains an option to license Latin American rights to Summit's utrophin modulator pipeline. Summit retains commercialization rights in all other countries.

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Healx Secures £1.5m from Amadeus Capital and Investors to Combat Rare Diseases

04 October 2016: Cambridge, UK – Healx, an innovative British healthcare company that seeks new uses for existing drugs in the fight against rare diseases has secured an early-stage investment from Amadeus Capital Partners, the global technology investor. Amadeus Capital is investing in a £1.5 million Series A round, alongside renowned healthcare entrepreneur, Jonathan Milner. Board members include bio-tech entrepreneur, Darrin Disley, and drug development leader, David Brown, co-inventor of Viagra.

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Wickham Laboratories Announces Upcoming Webinar on Microbial Limits Testing

04 October 2016: Gosport UK - Join Wickham Laboratories for a Free Webinar on Risks, Regulations and Determining the Best Method for Your Product, 3rd November, 3PM GMT.

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EUSA Pharma Acquires Global Rights to Neuroblastoma Treatment Isqette® (dinutuximab beta) from Apeiron Biologics

04 October 2016: Hemel Hempstead, UK & Vienna, Austria – EUSA Pharma (EUSA), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on oncology and oncology supportive care, today announced the acquisition of exclusive global commercialization rights to the oncology product Isqette (dinutuximab beta) from Apeiron Biologics.

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Oxford Immunotec Announces Favorable Decision from U.S. District Court of Massachusetts in Patent Infringement Litigation

03 October 2016: Oxford, UK & Marlborough, USA - Oxford Immunotec Global PLC (Nasdaq:OXFD), a global, high-growth diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary tests for the management of under-served immune-regulated conditions, today announced that the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts reinstated the kit claims of the Company’s patent infringement claims against the defendants, Qiagen, Inc., Quest Diagnostics Inc. and Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, following its review of the Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation of August 31, 2016.

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MEPC Gets Green Light for UK’s First New Office and Laboratory Development Since the EU Referendum

03 October 2016: Abingdon, UK - MEPC has secured planning consent at Milton Park in Oxfordshire for the first speculative office and laboratory development to be submitted and approved in the UK since the EU Referendum in June. As a result, MEPC will be pressing the button to build three new high specification buildings totalling 110,000 sq ft, which will be completed by late 2017.

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