OBN Press Releases


Article on In Vitro Methods Published in IBI

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - Wickham Labs

Wickham Laboratories are excited to announce their most recent publication on “The Importance of Testing for Pyrogens in Raw and In-Process Materials”, written by Section Head of Endotoxin and Cytotoxicity Testing, Sophie Bell.   The article, published by International Biopharmaceutical Industry (IBI) in their December issue, discusses the effects pyrogens can have on humans and focuses on the three different methods used to test for pyrogens...

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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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Wickham Laboratories to Exhibit at Pharmig 2018

Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - Wickham Labs

Wickham Laboratories will be exhibiting at Pharmig’s 26th annual conference held on the 28 and 29 November at the Belfry Hotel, Nottingham. This year’s event will bring together an array of industry experts and regulators to discuss the latest research and findings within the pharmaceutical microbiology industry. The conference programme will include the following topics among others: Water system biofilms Uses and applications of microbiological...

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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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Wickham Laboratories article on the Preservative Efficacy Test (PET) and Challenges in Preventing Microbial Growth

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - Wickham Labs

Wickham Laboratories are excited to announce their latest article being published by Cleanroom Technology in November, “Testing Preservatives with PET”, written by Microbiology Business Support Coordinator, Tasmin Stock. The article discusses specific challenges we face when preventing microbial growth, considering the regulations & validations of drug products and why efficacy is the main concern in active ingredients. An excerpt of this article...

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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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OBN Announce Utility Team as New Corporate Sponsor

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - Georgia Fogden-King

Abingdon, UK - OBN, the membership organisation supporting the UK’s innovative life sciences companies is pleased to announce that Utility Team, who is one of the UK’s leading utilities and energy consultants, providing a wide range of value added utility has become one of their corporate sponsors. The Utility Team are a Utility cost management consultancy who have already worked with a number of OBN members to deliver ESOS and significant energy...

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