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Local HealthScience Consultancy Welcomes Ed Vaizey MP

16 September 2016: Tubney, UK - The Right Honourable Edward Vaizey, local MP for Wantage, visited award-winning HealthScience communications consultancy Oxford PharmaGenesis to discuss the implications of Brexit for trade, education, research and health funding in Oxfordshire.  In light of the recent referendum, Oxford PharmaGenesis, an independent international consultancy headquartered in Oxford, now faces new opportunities and challenges that will impact on its business and that of its clients.

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Immunocore Ranked in the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100

12 September 2016: Oxford, UK - Immunocore Limited, a world-leading biotechnology company developing novel biological drugs to treat cancer, viral infections and autoimmune disease, today notes that it has been ranked fourth overall in the 16th annual Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100.

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MGB Biopharma Granted Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIPD) Designation by U.S. FDA for the Treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated Diarrhoea (CDAD) for MGB-BP-3

12 September 2016: Glasgow, UK – MGB Biopharma, a biopharmaceutical company developing a novel class of anti-infectives to address the major global problem of antibiotic resistance, announces today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted MGB-BP-3, MGB Biopharma’s lead product, Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) designation for the Treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated Diarrhoea (CDAD).

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Cell and Gene Therapy Europe: PCI to Share Expertise in Remote QP Certification of ATMPs

08 September 2016: Philadelphia, USA – Leading pharmaceutical provider PCI Pharma Services will bring its expertise to the stage at Cell and Gene Therapy Europe (September 20-22, 2016) with an international case study on the remote qualified person (QP) certification of advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs).

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M-Files launches a Quality Management System Starter Pack for early stage life science companies

07 September 2016: Reading, UK - M-Files Corporation (http://www.m-files.com) a key provider of enterprise information management systems is launching its new Quality Management System (QMS) Starter Pack subscription for early stage life science companies.

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Oxford Immunotec Announces Favorable Recommendation by the Magistrate Judge in Patent Infringement Litigation

01 September 2016: Oxford, UK & Marlborough, USA - Oxford Immunotec Global PLC, a global, high-growth diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary tests for the management of under-served immune-regulated conditions, today announced that the U.S. Magistrate Judge in the Company’s patent infringement lawsuit against Qiagen, Inc., Quest Diagnostics, Inc. and Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings has issued a recommendation denying in substantial part the defendants’ motion to dismiss the Company’s claims.

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AMSBIO Announces MagSi-DNA Vegetal - a Powerful Kit Enabling Efficient Extraction of Plant Genomic DNA

31 August 2016: Abingdon, UK - The new MagSi-DNA Vegetal kit brings the convenience and cost effectiveness of magnetic bead technology to the world of plant genomics.

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Oxford Nanopore's Minion DNA Sequencer Used in Space

31 August 2016: Oxford, UK - DNA has been successfully sequenced in space for the first time. Nasa astronaut Kate Rubins carried out the test on the International Space Station (ISS) at the weekend. She was using a compact DNA sequencing device called Minion, that was developed in the UK by Oxford Nanopore Technologies.

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AMSBIO Introduce Organoid Progenitor Cells Suitable for Gene Editing

24 August 2016: Abingdon, UK - AMSBIO has introduced Cultrex® Organoid Progenitor Cells that have been derived from normal, healthy mouse small intestine tissue and are continuously cultured using Reduced Growth Factor BME R1 and BME 2. This new introduction extends the range of products offered by AMSBIO to support organoid culture.

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UK Activity at CPhI Worldwide

With the appointment of the new Prime Minister came the creation of a few new government departments. Please note, therefore, that UKTI has now transitioned across to the Department for International Trade and you will see some changes in email signatures, branding etc being rolled out.

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