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Repositive appoints Slaven Stekovic as Head of Strategic Growth and leading commercial advisers to drive the company’s scale-up and global growth ambitions

Repositive – the Cambridge-based startup that connects researchers with the right preclinical cancer models for their research – today announced the appointment of Slaven Stekovic as Head of Strategic Growth, along with leading commercial experts (Mariana Vaschetto and Francesca Crawford) to its advisory board, to drive the company’s scale-up and global growth ambitions within the pharma and biotech market.

Coulter Partners secures Non-Executive Director for Nanoform

Coulter Partners was very pleased to partner once more with innovative medicine enabling nanotechnology company, Nanoform to secure the appointment of Mads Laustsen as a non-executive board member. This appointment will further strengthen the experienced Nanoform board and support the company as it increases its ability to deliver nanonized APIs for global partners across the pipeline from late stage drug discovery to commercial.

IQVIA joins landmark UK health data digital initiative

IQVIA will deliver technology and capabilities to support DATA-CAN, the new national Health Data Research Hub for Cancer, to improve outcomes for NHS cancer patients.

Mogrify appoints Dr. Jane Osbourn, OBE as Chair

Cambridge, UK, 9th September 2019: Mogrify Ltd (Mogrify), a UK company aiming to transform the development of cell therapies, today announced the appointment of Dr. Jane Osbourn, OBE as Chair of the Board. In addition to this role, Dr. Osbourn will become a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board and support the Company’s executive team in therapeutic program selection, industrial partner development, mentoring and investor relations.

Lightcast Discovery Set to Deliver Step-change in Complex Cell Analysis, Raises £1.3m in Seed Financing to Expand Pilot Studies

Cambridge, UK, 9 September 2019 – Lightcast Discovery Ltd (“Lightcast”), an early stage developer of a next-generation microfluidic platform aiming to revolutionise complex cell analysis, today announces that it has raised £1.3 m (USD 1.6m) in seed financing from private investors to develop the capabilities and applications of its platform including continuing to expand its range of pilot studies.

eXmoor collaborates with Karoo CGT to support UK gene therapy industry

Cell and gene therapy manufacturing consultancy eXmoor pharma has announced a strategic collaboration with Karoo CGT to accelerate the huge potential of UK gene therapies coming out of academia.

Entrepreneurship, open innovation & collaboration to be addressed by Discovery Park Chairman this autumn

Martino Picardo to speak at CRACK IT Showcase, Pharma Integrates & CRUK Innovation Summit 2019

Batavia Biosciences to deploy Horizon Discovery’s CHO cell technology to develop anti-Zika biotherapeutic with Vanderbilt University Medical Center and IDBiologics

Today, Batavia Biosciences announced that the company has signed a license agreement to utilize Horizon Discovery’s GS knockout CHO K1 cell line expression system for the development of high yield antibody-expressing cell lines. Initially, Batavia will deploy the system for production of a potent Zika virus neutralizing antibody, working in collaboration with Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and IDBiologics, a company which focuses on developing human antibodies for the prevention, treatment and cure of infectious diseases.

LifeArc Seed Fund makes £1.5million investment in Caldan Therapeutics to develop novel treatments for metabolic diseases

LifeArc, a UK-based medical research charity, announced today it is investing £1.5million into Caldan Therapeutics Limited, a company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of metabolic diseases based on original work.

Locate Bio appoints John van Benecke as CFO and COO

Locate Bio has appointed John van Benecke as CFO and COO as the company focuses on developing its innovative cell and gene therapy pipeline out of leading research from the University of Nottingham