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OBN Award Finalists announced!

Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - Rebecca Wilkes

We are pleased to announce the details of the companies that are through to the final round of the 2019 OBN Awards.    The 11th Annual OBN Awards remains the life sciences industry’s most highly regarded awards event. Entry rates increased once again this year, with the quality of entries and levels of innovation consistently impressive across all categories.   The official independent judging panel will now assess the final entries, with the...

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OBN Announce Thermo Fisher Scientific as a new Corporate Sponsor

Monday, July 29, 2019 - Rebecca Wilkes

Abingdon, UK; 29th July 2019 - OBN, the Membership organisation supporting the UK’s innovative life sciences companies, is pleased to announce Thermo Fisher Scientific as OBN’s new corporate sponsor. Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science with revenues of more than $24 billion and approximately 70,000 employees globally. Their mission is to enable their customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. They help...

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OBN Launches New Purchasing Platform to Provide E-Commerce Solution for its Members

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - Rebecca Wilkes

Fisher Scientific is the official sponsor and primary preferred supplier to the OBN Purchasing Consortium Abingdon, UK; 19th February 2019 - OBN, the Membership organisation supporting the UK’s innovative life sciences companies, is pleased to announce today the launch of its new online Purchasing Platform.  The aim of the new Purchasing Platform, which can be accessed by OBN’s Full Members, Sponsors and Supporters, is to enable users to have a...

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OBN Announces the Success of 2nd Annual BioSeed® 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - Rebecca Wilkes

Abingdon, UK, 22 January 2019: – OBN (UK) Ltd, the membership organisation that supports the life sciences industry, is delighted to announce the success of their 2nd annual BioSeed® event held on Wednesday,16 January 2019, at Level 39 in Canary Wharf, London. The event was a great success and included a packed schedule of quickfire / 5minute presentations from 43 early stage European life sciences companies, who showcased a range of new technologies...

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OBN Appoints New Chairman and Non-Executive Director to Enhance Board Expertise

Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - Jonathan Rohll

Abingdon, UK: OBN, the membership organisation supporting the UK’s innovative life sciences companies, announces the following changes to its Board: Bill Fleming has been appointed the new Chairman of the Board of Directors, replacing Sally Waterman, who has served on the Board of Directors since 2014. Bill Fleming has strong management and board of director experience, having served on OBN’s Board as a Non-Executive Director since April 2017....

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Leading AI-driven drug discovery company Exscientia expands to The Oxford Science Park

Thursday, November 01, 2018 - Rebecca Wilkes

Leading AI-driven drug discovery company Exscientia expands to The Oxford Science Park Facilities in The Schrödinger Building to bring together AI experts and biologists Oxford, UK, 1 November 2018 - In a key point in its growth strategy, Exscientia, the innovative company at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven drug discovery, is expanding its Oxford presence to the new Schrödinger Building on The Oxford Science Park, one of...

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OBN Awards 2018 – Winners Recognised at Industry Leading Event

Friday, October 12, 2018 - Rebecca Wilkes

Abingdon, UK: OBN (UK) Ltd, the membership organisation that supports the life sciences industry, is delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 OBN Awards. The Awards, which are in their 10th year, celebrate the best of UK life sciences – from outstanding scientific innovation within biotech, medtech, digital, synthetic biology, to the companies that support the industry and the fundraisers that make it happen.  This year’s event hosted an audience...

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OBN Awards: 2018 Finalists announced

Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - Rebecca Wilkes

The winners will be announced at the OBN Awards evening on Thursday 11 October at the Examination Schools in Oxford, we have a limited number of tickets available, and you can book yours here. If you would like to take one of the last remaining award or table sponsor packages, full details can be found on the OBN Awards website.  Congratulations to all our finalists - we look forward to celebrating with you in October.

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Five major UK Life Sciences Membership Associations team up to lobby parliament regarding Entrepreneurs’ Relief

Monday, June 25, 2018 - Rebecca Wilkes

OBN, OneNucleus, BioNow, Medilink Midlands and MediWales, major not-for-profit life sciences membership organisations in the UK, which together represent around 2,000 active life sciences companies, have sent an open letter on Friday 22 June to the Chancellor of the Exchequer the Rt Hon Philip Hammond, MP in regard to the recently proposed changes to Entrepreneurs’ Relief. Whilst welcoming changes to Entrepreneurs’ Relief, the group explains that...

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OBN concludes hugely successful BioTrinity 2018 conference

Friday, April 27, 2018 - Jonathan Rohll

Leading annual life sciences event attracted more than 160 company CEOs,  in excess of 150 leading investors and over 80 major pharmaceutical company delegates Abingdon, UK, 27 April 2018: – OBN (UK) Ltd, the Membership organisation that supports the life sciences industry in the UK, announces today that BioTrinity, its annual conference and 12th edition, held in London, has once again reaffirmed its position as Europe’s leading biopartnering...

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