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Isansys Lifecare named as one of the top companies in the UK which could help save the NHS millions

Isansys Lifecare's Patient Status Engine wireless patient monitoiring platform could help deliver millions of pounds worth of savings to the NHS.

Thermo Fisher Scientific brought Science World successfully back to Manchester

Science World, the Fisher Scientific Laboratory Experience, made its successful return to Emirates Old Trafford – Lancashire County Cricket Club, Manchester on 27 September. The event, hosted by Thermo Fisher Scientific, showcased the latest in laboratory innovations available through Fisher Scientific.

Scotland’s Life Sciences Start-Ups to benefit from BioCity’s specialist support

Life sciences incubator, BioCity, has won a contract tendered by Scottish Enterprise to provide specialist support and advice to all its life science start-ups in Scotland.The minimum three-year contract will see BioCity provide specialist coaches and consultants to help and support the next generation of life science start-ups in Scotland to achieve their potential.

BioHub Birmingham® develops new incubator space to meet increasing demand for biomedical facilities

The BioHub Birmingham® is constructing 5,000sq ft of self-contained laboratory and office suites to meet an increasing demand for biomedical incubator space.

The BioHub opened in 2015 and its shared facilities on the ground floor are now operating at capacity. It is managed by University of Birmingham Enterprise and is located at the Birmingham Research Park, which provides incubation services and facilities, as well as commercial office space for biomedical and hi-tech companies. 

Oxford MEStar wins funding to develop 3D printed medical implants

Oxford MEStar, the Oxford University bioengineering spinout company, today announced that it has been awarded funding to take part in a 36-month, € 6.84 Million project under the EU Interreg 2 Seas initiative. 

Government Confirms £1bn Funding for British Innovation

CPI has received a share of £1bn Government funding to support next-generation manufacturing work across the High Value Manufacturing Catapult programme.

Diamond Pharma Services shortlisted for two prestigious industry awards.

Diamond are proud to announce that they have been shortlisted in two categories in the TOPRA (The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs) awards recognising their commitment to innovation and excellence in customer service.

Discovery follows successful collaboration between Selcia, Cypralis and Gilead Sciences

On Monday 17 September 2018 OBN Members Selcia and Cypralis announced that their collaboration with Gilead has resulted in the identification of synthetic, macrocyclic, orally bioavailable cyclophilin inhibitors with potent HCV activity. 

BTG snaps up Ireland’s Novate Medical in a deal worth up to $150M

BTG, a British specialist healthcare group has acquired Novate Medical, a pulmonary embolism-focused medtech startup. While the upfront fee is a modest $20 million, BTG is on the hook for up to $130 million more in potential commercial and sales-related milestone payments. 

Under the deal, BTG will pick up Novate’s Sentry device, a bioconvertible filter for the inferior vena cava (IVC) that scored FDA clearance last year. It is indicated for the prevention of recurrent pulmonary embolism (PE), or the blockage of a major artery in the lung usually caused by a blood clot that has traveled from elsewhere in the body. The Sentry filter is indicated for patients at high risk of PE for whom anticoagulants have failed or are contraindicated, and in patients requiring emergency treatment for PE. 

BTG plans to launch the device in the U.S. in the second half of its 2018/2019 fiscal year. 

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Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) Observatory initiative of the European Commission.

The KETs Observatory is an online monitoring platform that aims to provide the EU, national and regional policy makers and business stakeholders with quantitative and qualitative information on the deployment of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) both within the EU and in comparison with other world regions (e.g. East Asia, North America). As contract holders of the second phase of this initiative, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) are currently working on on patents, production, employment and trade for each key enabling technology. The data are available in a database format, as well as in the individual country prupdating and advancing the KETs Observatory website. PwC are publishing the most recent sets of quantitative data ofiles for EU and non-EU countries. Additionally, they have published a series of analytical reports on specific promising KETs-based products, that have a high potential for large-scale manufacturing in Europe. No comparable initiative exists on this scale. This type of informatio ...

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