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Oxford Immunotec Announces National Reimbursement For The T-SPOT®.TB Test In France

Upon implementation of the new reimbursement codes, which is expected in the next 21 days, the French Ministry of Health and Social Affairs will provide reimbursement

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Minister breaks ground and unveils name for £13 million office & laboratory building at The Oxford Science Park

The minister of state for universities, science, research and innovation, Jo Johnson MP, visited The Oxford Science Park (“the Park”) on Tuesday 4 April 2017 to take part in an official ground-breaking ceremony and reveal the name of the £13 million state of the art new office and laboratory building capable of accommodating 500 people.

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SRG 2017 Salary Survey now available

The latest figures, the deepest insights, the most comprehensive expertise.

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NIHR Brain Injury Healthcare Technology Co-operative – Seedcorn Funding Competition 2016/2017 – FUNDING CALL ROUND 2 NOW OPEN

The NIHR Brain Injury Healthcare Technology Co-operative is pleased to announce the second round of its second national competition. The seed funding call (up to £10,000) is for the early development of novel technology-based solutions applicable to the brain injury pathway, from prevention of injury all the way through to technologies for independent living.  Applications are invited from academic institutions, NHS Trusts, third sector organisations and SME’s.

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Zika Virus, Superbugs and Arthritis Targeted Through £26 Million Fund

London, UK - Tests including an ultrasonic hologram and treatments for serious conditions, such as hospital superbugs, are the latest projects to win a share of Government funding.  Sixty seven projects will win a share of £26 million funding available through Biomedical Catalyst 2016, which is run by Innovate UK and the Medical Research Council, and aims to develop innovative healthcare technologies and processes.

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Applications Now Open for the The North of England Life Sciences Accelerator

Alderley Park, UK - The North of England Life Sciences Accelerator (NELSA) is looking for early stage businesses & those with a business idea in the life science and healthcare sector.

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Call for Proof of Concept Proposals

19 December 2016: Didcot, UK - In collaboration with the Harwell HealthTec Cluster.  Proposals are invited for collaborative projects between Industry and members of the Harwell HealthTec Cluster, together with Universities where appropriate. The call is for project definition and proof of concept activities in the Life Sciences and Healthcare arenas that would position the project teams to bid for larger funding opportunities within other programmes and thereby to accelerate the pace of innovation in this area. This call is specifically designed to stimulate industrial engagement with the new HealthTec Cluster at Harwell and kick-start innovative cross-sector collaborations e.g. between medicine and Space, lasers, big data etc. We are very open to new ideas on innovative use of technologies, new applications and processes. Particular themes of interest include environmental exposure and human diseases, ageing, and drug discovery. Proposals to work with more than one Cluster organisation are particula ...

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Science Minister Announces New UK-India Newton Fund Programmes

08 November 2016: London, UK - The UK Science Minister has today () announced a series of research programmes from the Newton Fund worth up to £80 million to address global challenges affecting people in India.

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£500k Accelerator for Life Sciences Startups Launches at Alderley Park

14 October 2016: Macclesfield, UK - Life sciences startups across the North are set for a boost with the launch of a new £500k accelerator.  The North of England Life Science Accelerator (NELSA) was announced at the fifth annual BioCap Conference, held this week (September 29) at the multi-million pound Alderley Park science campus in Cheshire.

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OBN Awards 2016 – Winners Recognised at Industry Leading Event

07 October 2016: Abingdon, UK – OBN Ltd, the membership organisation supporting the UK’s innovative life sciences companies, are delighted to announce the winners of the prestigious OBN Awards 2016 that were presented last night in front of a sold-out audience of over 250 leaders from Biotech, Medtech and Investment companies at the Town Hall in Oxford.

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