Video of the week | The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund is transforming existing industries and creating entirely new ones.

Domainex appoints Dr Trevor Perrior as Chief Executive Officer

Domainex Ltd, a privately-owned drug research services company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Trevor Perrior as Chief Executive Officer, effective from 1st October 2018.

Novel deep learning drug discovery platform gets £1 million innovation boost

Funding to support Artificial Intelligence (AI) in drug discovery takes a significant step forward today as Optibrium™, Intellegens, and Medicines Discovery Catapult secure a grant from Innovate UK to fund a £1 million project.

UK Life Sciences and the changing commercial environment

The BIA has this week responded to two government consultations that are likely to have significant impacts on the commercial environment for medicines in England. Over the summer, the Department for Health and Social Care published consultations on proposed changes to the statutory pricing scheme for branded medicines and the introduction of regulations to allow NICE to charge companies for their health technology appraisal programme

Evonetix makes key appointments to support development of novel gene synthesis technology

CAMBRIDGE, UK, 18 September 2018 – EVONETIX LTD (‘Evonetix’), the company pioneering an innovative approach to scalable and high-fidelity gene synthesis, announced today that it has expanded its team three-fold, following a successful series A round of £9 million ($12.3M) to support the development of the Company’s technology.

CEO Update | Monday 17 September

A key part of the life sciences industrial strategy, the Novo Nordisk Research Centre opened in Oxford last Wednesday, which is focused on diabetes research. Work there will focus on deepening scientific understanding of diabetes, understanding the impact diabetes has on other health conditions, and analysing patient data to better understand and detect the onset of type II diabetes. The location of the centre will of course allow collaboration with the local ecosystem, tapping into its large talent pool and knowledge base.

Video of the week | Yarvie

Yarvie is an online support system for scientist entrepreneurs working on important health challenges. Our goal is to maximise the probability that early commercialisation projects are a success, by equipping scientists with resources to navigate the process. The system combines highly curated learning from successful projects, and expertise pooled from other scientist entrepreneurs and specialist organisations to guide users through commercial milestones.

Stevenage Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult centre gets green light to make new cell and gene therapies

New life-changing cell and gene therapies for use in health services around the world will be produced in Stevenage by innovative biotech firms as the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGT Catapult) is granted new licences.

Accelerate@Babraham attracts additional support from Taylor Vinters and Silicon Valley Bank

International law firm and technology focused banking group confirm support for Accelerate@Babraham’s inaugural programme

Glythera Announces Corporate Name Change and Rebranding to Iksuda Therapeutics

Newcastle, UK, 10th September, 2018: Glythera Limited (Glythera), the next-generation Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) development company, today announced that it has changed its name to Iksuda Therapeutics (Iksuda) and unveiled a new corporate brand.