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From the monthly archives: February 2021

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'February 2021'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

ChromoTek and Absolute Antibody Collaborate on Recombinant Engineered Antibodies

ChromoTek GmbH, part of Proteintech specializing in Nanobody-based reagents, and Absolute Antibody Ltd., a leading provider of recombinant antibody technology, today announced a partnership to offer recombinant engineered antibodies to scientists worldwide. The chimeric antibodies were originally derived from alpaca Nanobodies and engineered onto mouse and rabbit Fc domains to open up new research applications. Available antibodies target key fluorescent proteins commonly used as tags for protein visualization, as well as the structural protein vimentin.

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University of Birmingham spinout secures £800k for point of care diagnostics platform

Birmingham-based Linear Diagnostics Ltd has secured £800,000 from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) and other investors in the company’s second round of funding, which will enable the company to commence the development of the hardware platform for its tests.

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Psyros: NHSEI SBRI Healthcare grant for Psyros’ rapid, ultra-sensitive test for heart attack marker Firm raising £2.5m seed round to support further development of prototype

Psyros Diagnostics, which is developing ultra-sensitive, ultra-fast, point of care diagnostics based on single molecule counting, has been awarded a £99,400 grant by NHSEI SBRI Healthcare1 to advance their novel test for the heart attack marker troponin.

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Oxford Brookes University: Oxfordshire Entrepreneurs set to benefit from new Oxford Brookes Enterprise Centre

The Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) has announced a new part-Government funded project – delivered in collaboration with Oxford Brookes University – set to promote entrepreneurship and support start-up businesses in the county.

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Yourgene Health: To provide COVID-19 testing service for Leeds Bradford Airport

Yourgene, the international molecular diagnostics group, announces that its partnership with Newcastle Premier Health Limited1 (“NPH”), a leading provider of independent medical services in Newcastle and the North East, will supply COVID-19 PCR testing services to Leeds Bradford Airport from the Company’s laboratory in Manchester.

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Discovery Park: Polish expansion for Discovery Park-based science team boosts European connectivity for Kent and UK

A team of Discovery Park scientists researching human neurological and psychiatric health conditions is expanding research opportunities for its Kent-based team in mainland Europe, by opening an additional laboratory in Poland.

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AMSBIO: Mutant Spike Proteins & Antigens for SARS-CoV-2 Variant Research

AMSBIO has introduced a collection of mutated SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins and recombinant antigens for the new virus variants - B.1.1.7 and B.1.351. These reagents can be used by researchers to evaluate the efficacy of the antibodies and identify targets for development of improved therapeutic drugs and vaccines.

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Arctoris unveils expanded next-generation robotic platform ahead of company anniversary

Arctoris, an Oxford-based technology company operating a fully automated drug discovery platform, celebrated its 5th anniversary on the 4th of February. Over the past five years, Arctoris has grown from a technology startup to a globally operating company delivering integrated drug discovery projects with partners on three continents from its headquarters in Oxford and its Asia-Pacific hub in Singapore. On the occasion of its 5th anniversary, Arctoris unveiled its new and expanded, next-generation robotic platform, Ulysses.

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Discovery Park: Fast growing food safety testing firm Curtis Analytics relocates to Discovery Park

Fast-growing food safety testing firm Curtis Analytics has relocated to Discovery Park, the Life Sciences Opportunity Zone for ambitious and growing life sciences companies, taking advantage of its grow-on space and high specification facilities.

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New Restriction on R&D Tax Claims from 1 April 2021

After an extended period of consultation, it has been confirmed that a new restriction on the amount of cash that SME companies can recover under R&D claims will come into force from 1 April this year (in fact for accounting periods which start after that date).

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