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AMSBIO announces XerumFree™ - a new concept in cell culture that allows you to culture cells without the use of serum.

XerumFree™ has been developed taking into account what is missing in traditional basal cell culture media to sustain growth of all cell types, which is a nutritional approach at the cellular level. 

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Nanopore Tech Tour 2019 - China

Nanopore Tech Tour 2019 is a nanopore-sequencing conference featuring scientific talks, poster sessions, plus the opportunity to learn more about the latest technology updates. From library preparation and sequencing live demos, to breakout sessions on bioinformatics tools for nanopore data.

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OBN General Meeting on Monday 29 April

OBN Members are invited to vote in our General Meeting on Monday 29 April 2019, 15:30 - 16:30 hrs at etc.venues 155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3YD.

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CHAIN Appoints New Non-Executive Directors

MARLOW & NOTTINGHAM, UK. -- April 8, 2019 – UK microbiome therapeutics company CHAIN Biotechnology has appointed two new non-executive directors, Dr Nel Moore and Dr Robert Haigh to the Board.

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Wood Centre for Innovation (Oxford) Opening in April 2019

Located in the heart of Oxford’s booming health and data sciences community and opening in late April, the new Wood Centre for Innovation (WCFI) has been developed to provide bespoke innovation space for entrepreneurs, start-up and grow-on tech companies particularly working in life science research, med tech or digital health.

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Inivata Completes $52.6m (£39.8m) Series B Funding Round

Funds will accelerate commercialization of InVisionFirstTM-Lung Liquid Biopsy test and the development of the InVision® liquid biopsy platform into new indications.

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Immunocore’s Lead Asset Tebentafusp Gains Fast Track Designation for Metastatic Uveal Melanoma

(Oxford, UK and Conshohocken, US, 3 April 2019) Immunocore Limited, a leading T Cell Receptor (TCR) biotechnology company, today announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track Designation for its development program, the investigation of tebentafusp (IMCgp100) for the treatment of patients who are HLA-A*0201-positive with previously untreated, metastatic uveal melanoma (mUM).

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March Edition of the OBN Update

Please take a look at the next edition of our OBN Monthly Newsletter. We hope that you find it interesting and useful.

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VivoPlex establishes international Scientific Advisory Board

Southampton, UK, April 3, 2019 – VivoPlex Group Ltd, a leader in real time and accurate intra-uterine monitoring, has established an international Scientific Advisory Board to help optimise the development and launch of its uterine biosensor. The Board, chaired by VivoPlex co-founder Professor Nicholas Macklon, comprises five experts across human reproduction and fertility technology.

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Oxford Genetics Secures New Investment

Mercia Technologies PLC (AIM: MERC), the national investment group focused on the identification, creation, funding and scaling of innovative technology businesses with high-growth potential from the UK regions, is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Oxford Genetics Limited ("Oxford Genetics"), has received £6.5million of new investment in a syndicated round comprising Canaccord Genuity Limited ("Canaccord") (formerly Hargreave Hale), Invesco Asset Management Limited ("Invesco") and Mercia

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