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OBN Launch OBN Ventures™ An Investment Lifeline in Challenging Times

Abingdon, UK; 28 April 2020 - OBN, the Membership organisation supporting the UK’s innovative life sciences companies, is delighted to announce the launch of OBN Ventures Limited (OBNV).

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Diamond Pharma Services acquires PharmaCentral to strengthen pharmacovigilance division

Diamond Pharma Services (“Diamond” or “the Company”), a leading technical services and regulatory affairs consulting group, today announced its pharmacovigilance division, Diamond PV Services, has acquired PharmaCentral (, an innovative pharmacovigilance services and medical affairs business based in Dublin, Ireland.

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Total Nucleic Acid Extraction for Pathogen Detection

The MagSi-NA Pathogens Kit from AMSBIO enables easy extraction of DNA and RNA from serum, plasma, oropharyngeal swab / nasopharyngeal swab, and any other respiratory samples for pathogen detection.

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AMSBIO: Eliminate Viruses & Other Pathogens with Ease

AMSBIO offer a trio of sterilization systems suitable for a range of applications from sterilizing small laboratory instruments to sterilizing large research facilities.

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VivoPlex prepares for first clinical feasibility study of wireless uterine sensor Trial expected to generate key data for approval of device in Europe

VivoPlex Group Ltd, which is transforming fertility treatment with precision medicine, has received the UK regulatory approvals required to initiate the first clinical feasibility study of its wireless battery-free uterine sensor system.

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RSSL Webinar: Reviewing sterile products - Examining the factors required for release

This webinar is part of a complimeny series provided by RSSL and hosted by Dr Tim Sandle. 
These webinars are designed to guide you through the complexities around sterile products manufacturing, control, testing and release.

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Flanders Investment & Trade: B2B intiative around Corona

The ‘Care & Industry together against CORONA’ platform aims to bring together all the different actors in Europ

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Ossianix is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by developing therapeutic single domain VNAR antibodies to the COVID-19 spike protein.

The current COVID-19 pandemic is a healthcare catastrophe of global proportion. There are no treatments for the disease and a vaccine will take time to develop and may be unsuitable for older patients with a weakened immune response. Therefore, alternative immunological approaches are being considered for therapeutic development.

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Brookfield Asset Management Buys into Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, acquiring 50% Stake from U+I and Harwell Oxford Partners Ltd

Tuesday 2nd April 2020 07:05BST Harwell, Oxfordshire:  Announced today Brookfield Asset Management, through its Strategic Real Estate Partners III ("BSREP III") Fund, has acquired a 50% stake in Harwell Campus, as private shareholder partner of the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus Limited Partnership, the public/private joint venture that manages and develops Harwell Science and Innovation Campus. Brookfield has acquired the stake formerly owned by U and I Group PLC (“U+I”) and Harwell Oxford Partners Ltd.

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Fieldfisher Life Sciences sector mobilise to offer pro bono legal advice for COVID-19

We're delighted to announce that Fieldfisher's pan-European Life Sciences sector group have mobilised to show support for life science companies contributing efforts towards global pandemic COVID-19.

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