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Glide Technologies Announces Successful £3.2 Million ($4.0 Million) Fundraising

Oxford, UK – Glide Technologies, the pharmaceutical development and device company focused on the needle-free administration of solid dose formulations, today announced the successful completion of a funding round totalling £3.2 million ($4.0 million). The fundraising was supported by a number of existing investors.

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OBN Announces Venner Shipley as New Corporate Sponsor

Abingdon, UK - OBN, the membership organisation supporting the UK’s innovative life sciences companies is pleased to announce today that Venner Shipley, a leading firm of European patent & trade mark attorneys and IP lawyers, has become OBN’s exclusive patent and trade mark attorney sponsor.

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The Electrospinning Company Announces £650,000 Funding Round

Harwell, UK - The Electrospinning Company, announces that it has secured a £650,000 investment to establish itself as the leading provider of clinical-grade electrospun biomaterials to the medical device industry.  Funding has come from a network of UK angel investors, including Angels 5K, LBA, Minerva, Wroxall, Angels in MedCity and OION, as well as from the Rainbow Seed Fund.

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Novo Nordisk Enters Collaboration with University of Oxford on Type 2 Diabetes and Invests £115m in New Research Centre

Oxford, UK & Bagsværd, Denmark­ ­- University of Oxford and Novo Nordisk today announced a landmark research collaboration focused on type 2 diabetes. The partnership will enable scientists from Novo Nordisk and University of Oxford to collaborate to discover innovative approaches for treating type 2 diabetes. As part of the collaboration, Novo Nordisk is also investing in a new research centre on the premises of the University of Oxford.

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Oxford Finance Provides $10 Million Senior Debt Facility to Oxford BioTherapeutics

Alexandria & San Jose, USA and Oxford, UK – Oxford Finance LLC, an industry-leading specialty finance firm that provides senior debt to life sciences and healthcare services companies, today announced the closing of a $10 million senior secured term loan with Oxford BioTherapeutics (“OBT”), an international, clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing antibody-based therapies to treat cancer.

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Zika Virus, Superbugs and Arthritis Targeted Through £26 Million Fund

London, UK - Tests including an ultrasonic hologram and treatments for serious conditions, such as hospital superbugs, are the latest projects to win a share of Government funding.  Sixty seven projects will win a share of £26 million funding available through Biomedical Catalyst 2016, which is run by Innovate UK and the Medical Research Council, and aims to develop innovative healthcare technologies and processes.

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Cresset Corporate Rebrand Reflects New Structure for Growing Company

Cambridge, UK – Cresset, innovative provider of software and contract research services for small molecule discovery and design, is pleased to announce a corporate rebrand, reflecting a new structure for this growing business.

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Wickham Laboratories Case Study on the Bioburden of the New £5 Polymer Note

Gosport, UK - Wickham Laboratories Ltd is pleased to provide the results of our case study on the bioburden of the new polymer £5 note.

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Dr Darrin Disley speaks at PiR's CEO Breakfast Briefing

Cambridge, UK - PiR was delighted to host senior representatives from the life sciences community, together with the industry trade press, at its CEO Breakfast Forum, which took place at the Chesterford Research Park, Cambridge, United Kingdom on 17 January.

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GFC Diagnostics Wins Global Award for Development of Cheap, Quick and Simple MRSA Test

Chipping Warden, UK - GFC Diagnostics has been awarded one of the three Longitude Prize Discovery Awards awarded to UK organisations for the company’s ground-breaking development of a test which successfully detects antibiotic resistant bacteria, including the superbug MRSA, within 30 minutes.

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