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Arcinova’s Senior Director of Business Development Europe named 2020 Northern Powerhouse Export Champion

Arcinova, a multi-service Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation (CDMO) based in Northumberland, England, is delighted to announce that its Senior Director of Business Development Europe, Dr Nathalie Huther, has been named a 2020 Northern Powerhouse Export Champion by the UK Department for International Trade (DIT).

Lilly and Sitryx Announce Licensing and Research Collaboration to Discover and Develop New Immunometabolic Medicines

IEli Lilly and Company announced on 31 March  an exclusive global licensing and research collaboration with Sitryx, a biopharmaceutical company focused on regulating cell metabolism to develop disease-modifying therapeutics in immuno-oncology and immuno-inflammation. The collaboration will study up to four novel preclinical targets identified by Sitryx that could lead to potential new medicines for autoimmune diseases.

Fieldfisher advises AIM-quoted Synairgen plc on its £14 million fundraising to expedite a COVID-19 clinical trial

European law firm Fieldfisher, has advised AIM-quoted Synairgen plc, a leading drug discovery and development company based in Southampton, on its £14 million fundraising to begin a clinical trial for a potential COVID-19 therapeutic.

World Tuberculosis day

Evotec is proud to be part of a new global collaboration of philanthropic, non-profit and private sector organizations who will work together to accelerate the development of novel TB treatment regimens for all TB patients.

Immediate Financial Support for Knowledge-Intensive Companies

OBN & our ITSIG special interest group have today lobbied the Chancellor to accelerate and advance R&D tax credits as a quick and effective mechanism to provide liquidity to knowledge intensive companies in the sector, suffering from the economic implications of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

A message from John Harris, CEO of OBN re BioTrinity 2020 & COVID-19

Following the most recent announcements by the Prime Minister in the UK, a Force Majeure situation has been created whereby delivering BioTrinity® as a physical event has now become an impossibility. We will continue to follow all official UK Government and Public Health England advice. The safety, security and interests of our staff, Members and our wider network remains our absolute priority.

New tenants join Newcastle’s growing life sciences ecosystem

A specialist lab facility tailored to the commercialisation of life sciences on Newcastle Helix has welcomed new tenants as the ecosystem continues to grow.

AMSBIO Launch Coronavirus – COVID-19 Research Products

Historically strains of Coronavirus able to infect humans (HCoV-OC43, HCoV-229E, HCoV-NL63, and HCoVHKU1) were not highly pathogenic and only caused mild respiratory illness. By comparison more recent strains - SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV and COVID-19 that emerged in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019 are highly pathogenic resulting in large scale pandemics.

Newcastle life science hub marks International Women’s Day and British Science Week with celebration of North East women in STEM

Inspirational women working in STEM joined forces on Friday 6 March to shine a spotlight on scientific achievements following news that less than 50% of the British public could name a female scientist. The event was scheduled to mark both International Women’s Day (8 March) and British Science Week (6 – 13 March).

The Oxford Trust, an independent charitable Trust, announces it intends to provide up to 8,000 sq ft of customised laboratory space

The Oxford Trust, an independent charitable Trust, announces it intends to provide up to 8,000 sq ft of customised laboratory space at its new Wood Centre for Innovation (WCFI) located at the heart of Oxford’s fast growing life & health sciences district of Headington.

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