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From the monthly archives: March 2020

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'March 2020'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Fieldfisher advises AIM-quoted Synairgen plc on its £14 million fundraising to expedite a COVID-19 clinical trial

European law firm Fieldfisher, has advised AIM-quoted Synairgen plc, a leading drug discovery and development company based in Southampton, on its £14 million fundraising to begin a clinical trial for a potential COVID-19 therapeutic.

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World Tuberculosis day

Evotec is proud to be part of a new global collaboration of philanthropic, non-profit and private sector organizations who will work together to accelerate the development of novel TB treatment regimens for all TB patients.

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Immediate Financial Support for Knowledge-Intensive Companies

OBN & our ITSIG special interest group have today lobbied the Chancellor to accelerate and advance R&D tax credits as a quick and effective mechanism to provide liquidity to knowledge intensive companies in the sector, suffering from the economic implications of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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RSSL Pharmaceutical training moves online

As concerns around the coronavirus continue to grow, RSSL's top priority is to protect the health and welfare of our tutors, our team and our learners.  It is for this reason that we have made the decision to move all of our March, April and May 2020 training courses online. 

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Arecor Extends Multi-Product Collaboration with Clinical Stage Biotech

Arecor Limited (“Arecor” or “the Company”), the biopharmaceutical company advancing today’s therapies to enable healthier lives, announces that it has extended its multi-product collaboration with a US-based clinical stage biotechnology company.  Under the collaboration, Arecor will leverage its Arestat™ technology to develop liquid formulations of two proprietary novel products in oncology and a rare genetic orphan condition.

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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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