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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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AirProducts: Mechanical v Liquid Nitrogen Sample Freezers

Nitrogen vapour freezers, an alternative to ULT Mechanical freezers? Both methods of long-term, ultra-low temperature sample storage have their pros and cons. But which is better?

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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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RSSL Webinar: EU GMP Annex 1 - Implications for Sterile Products Manufacture

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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Absolute Antibody Launches FleXpress™ High-Throughput Recombinant Antibody Production Service

Absolute Antibody launches FleXpress™ High-Throughput  Recombinant Antibody Production Service which enables the rapid production of large numbers of recombinant antibodies at 80 ml scale.
 

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Invest in Newcastle: A Newcastle medtech company has secured nearly £250,000 in funding from Innovate UK to further its research into the impact of genetics on implants.

A Newcastle medtech company has secured nearly £250,000 in funding from Innovate UK to further its research into the impact of genetics on implants.

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Inivata’s Nitzan Rosenfeld to Receive 2020 Cancer Researcher Award from the European Association for Cancer Research and Pezcoller Foundation

Inivata, a leader in liquid biopsy, is pleased to announce that Dr. Nitzan Rosenfeld, Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Inivata has been announced the winner of the 2020 Pezcoller Foundation European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) Cancer Researcher Award.  

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