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University of Birmingham Enterprise: Agents that target viral RNA could be the basis for next generation broad spectrum anti-viral drugs– new study

A new approach to tackling viruses by targeting the ‘control centre’ in viral RNA could lead to broad spectrum anti-viral drugs and provide a first line of defence against future pandemics, according to new research at the University of Birmingham.

The Oxford Science Park: Magdalen College seeks Strategic Partner to accelerate development of The Oxford Science Park

Oxford, UK, May 10 2021 – Magdalen College Oxford, owner of The Oxford Science Park (TOSP), one of the UK’s leading parks for science and technology companies, has announced1 that it is seeking a strategic partner with which to accelerate development of the Park.

Inivata to be Acquired by NeoGenomics

Research Triangle Park, NC, USA and Cambridge, UK, 5 May 2021 -- Inivata, a leader in liquid biopsy, today announces that NeoGenomics, Inc (NASDAQ: NEO.), a leading provider of cancer-focused genetic testing services and global oncology contract research services, has agreed to acquire Inivata. The acquisition follows a $25 million minority equity investment by NeoGenomics in Inivata in May 2020, at which time NeoGenomics was granted a fixed price option to purchase the remainder of Inivata for $390 million.  

The Electrospinning Company: Company raises £4.5m ($6.3m) with participation from new strategic investor

Company raises £4.5m ($6.3m) with participation from new strategic investor

Proceeds to be used to expand electrospinning capabilities & capacity, driving company growth

 Harwell, UK, May 4 2021 – The Electrospinning Company (Electrospinning), a leader in the development and manufacture of nanofibrous biomaterials for use in tissue regenerative devices, has completed a £4.5m ($6.3m) fundraising round, led by US materials science company Confluent Medical Technologies Inc. (Confluent) as a strategic investor. New investor Intuitive Investments Group plc also participated, alongside existing investors Downing Ventures, the Science and Technology Facilities Council and individual business angels. The proceeds of the fundraising round will be used to enhance the company’s capability and capacity through semi-automation, enhanced materials processing and quality systems.


Midlands investment opportunities revealed in report from Midlands Innovation universities

5 May, 2021:  Midlands Innovation Universities are set to reveal opportunities for investment in the region that have been identified in a report produced by Beauhurst, a platform that provides data on the UK's high-growth and innovative companies, at an event on Thursday 12th May.

Discovery Park: Collaboration will connect capabilities in the life sciences sector

A partnership between the National Horizons Centre and Discovery Park, the Life Sciences Opportunity Zone for ambitious companies, is promising to bring opportunities to both organisations.

Oxford-based COVID start-up CardMedic signs first UK healthcare agreement with Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

COVID start-up CardMedic, the free web and mobile app for healthcare staff to help breakdown communication barriers with patients at point of care which went from concept to launch in just 72 hours, has signed its first UK healthcare agreement Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS).

Oxford Endovascular Ltd raises $10m to develop its origami engineered medical device to prevent brain haemorrhage

Oxford Endovascular, a pioneering British MedTech company and spinout from Oxford University, is developing a treatment for brain aneurysms, that will overcome challenges with existing medical devices. It has just raised $10m in a series A funding round.

Birmingham Health Innovation Campus takes another step forward after planning permission granted

The first phase will see the development of No.1 Birmingham Health Innovation Campus which will offer 133,000 sq ft of lab and office space purposely designed for health innovation and life sciences businesses, with a focus on those working in medtech, precision medicine, biopharma and digital healthcare.   

Harwell-based Helix Technologies completes funding round led by Midven-managed UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund

Harwell, Oxford, UK, 21st April 2021 / Sciad Newswire / Helix Technologies, developer of resilient, precision antennas for GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems), is pleased to announce it has completed a significant investment round led by the UK Innovation and Science Seed Fund (UKI2S), managed by Midven, supported by Helix’s existing shareholders and incoming private investors. The funding round is geared at rapid growth as Helix commences manufacture of its precision GNSS antennas. 

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