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From the monthly archives: March 2021

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

OBN and its Investment & Tax Special Interest Group (ITSIG) issues an Open Letter to the Chancellor for a better deal for the Life Sciences sector

OBN and its Investment & Tax Special Interest Group (ITSIG) issues an Open Letter to the Chancellor for a better deal for the Life Sciences sector:

 

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University of Birmingham Enterprise: Rugby study identifies new method to diagnose concussion using saliva

March 24, 2021:  A University of Birmingham-led study of top-flight UK rugby players - carried out in collaboration with the Rugby Football Union (RFU), Premiership Rugby, and Marker Diagnostics - has identified a method of accurately diagnosing concussion using saliva, paving the way for the first non-invasive clinical test for concussion for use in sport and other settings.

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Samsara takes new lab space at The Oxford Trust’s Wood Centre for Innovation

Biotech start-up, Samsara Therapeutics, is the first company to take new laboratory space at The Oxford Trust’s Wood Centre for Innovation. The Trust, a local charity encouraging the pursuit of science and enterprise, is developing life science laboratories at its Wood Centre for Innovation to increase capacity for the local ecosystem. 

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Hayes Parsons - Intellectual Property: Insurance Overview

Intellectual Property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions, literary and artistic works, designs and symbols, names and images. For businesses focused on innovation and the importance of their brand, protecting this IP is crucial. IP can also be infringed, if a third party disputes the use and ownership of a creation.

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Inivata to Present New Data in Support of its RaDaR™ MRD and InVisionFirst®-Lung tests at AACR Virtual Annual Meeting 2021

Research Triangle Park, NC, USA and Cambridge, UK, 17 March 2021 -- Inivata, a leader in liquid biopsy, will present new data on its RaDaR assay for the detection of molecular residual disease (MRD) and recurrence at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Virtual Annual Meeting, taking place on 10-15 April 2021. Data on the Company’s InVisionFirst-Lung liquid biopsy test will also be presented.

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AMSBIO : GMP-Ready Helper Plasmids for AAV Production

Manufactured in dedicated clean-rooms with mandated changeovers before new production cycles - AMSBIO introduces new pHelper-Kan plasmid DNA optimized for Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV) manufacturing.

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Milton Park: Vale of White Horse District Council and MEPC to review Milton Park Local Development Order to meet 2040 Vision and respond to climate emergency

Vale of White Horse District Council and MEPC Milton Park in Oxfordshire, one of Europe’s largest science and technology communities, have agreed to review the Local Development Order (LDO) to help bring more sustainable investment to the park.  

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Diamond Pharma Services: ProPharma Group Announces the Acquisition of Diamond Pharma Services

ProPharma Group, a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners, announces the acquisition of Diamond Pharma Services. Diamond Pharma Services provides regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance, and compliance & quality services to support pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in obtaining and maintaining medicinal product licenses throughout all stages of a product’s life cycle.

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OBN Announces FOCUS Oxford Risk Management Ltd and Partners& as New OBN Corporate Sponsor

Abingdon, UK; 9 March 2021 - OBN, the Membership organisation supporting the UK’s innovative life sciences companies, is pleased to announce FOCUS Oxford Risk Management Ltd and Partners& as OBN’s new Corporate Sponsor.

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Air Products: Is it time to upgrade from aluminium storage container freezers to a larger automated freezer?

Often, research projects or sample storage facilities will start small, using just one or two containers - often referred to as ‘dewars’ - to store a few samples. As the facility grows, more and more containers are added until you have a makeshift cryo-room which probably looks something like the above image.

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