• Manufacturing

Cobra Biologics and Symbiosis Complete £4.8m Viral Vector Supply Chain Collaboration

Developing world-leading capabilities in drug substance and drug product viral vector production for gene and immunotherapy.

Oxford Biomedica named as winner of The Oxford Science Park Innovation Award 2019

Leading gene therapy manufacturer recognised as part of Oxfordshire Business Awards Oxford, UK, June 18 2019 - Its work on life-changing treatments for serious diseases has earned Oxford Biomedica, a leading gene and cell therapy group, The Oxford Science Park Innovation Award 2019.

Video of the week | How Engineers Move Medicine Around The World

Medicines have complex storage and transportation needs, and getting medicines to remote locations requires lots of planning, clever engineering and infrastructure. Check out this video from SciShow on YouTube to find out more about how medicines are transported around the world. 

Coulter Partners places Head of Manufacturing for Nanoform

Coulter Partners was very pleased to partner once again with innovative drug enabling nanotechnology company, Nanoform to secure the appointment of Dr David Rowe as its Head of Manufacturing. The new role will strengthen Nanoform’s manufacturing organization to efficiently deliver commercial APIs for global partners.

Locate Bio receives additional £2.0 million investment from Mercia to expand gene and cell therapy pipeline

Locate Bio Ltd has received an additional £2.0 million of investment from Mercia Technologies PLC and its third party fund, the Midlands Engine Investment Fund to expand the application of its technologies, including its promising gene therapy technology IntraStem™, into new high value therapy areas to both broaden its in-house development pipeline and provide additional partnering opportunities.

Video of the Week | National Apprenticeship Week 2019 | Advanced Therapies

During National Apprenticeship Week apprentices and participating employers gathered at Oxford BioMedica to discuss how the first of its kind advanced therapies apprenticeship programme is key to meeting the industry demands for advanced therapies. Dr Ian Campbell, interim Executive Chair, Innovate UK, delivered the keynote speech and highlighted the Government’s commitment to the programme. Other highlights of the day included a Q&A session with current apprentices and the launch of three new programmes in regulatory affairs, senior management and the Scottish modern apprenticeship in life sciences.

BioDivide Ltd Announces the Launch of the Next Generation Equine Stem Cell Therapy

BioDivide has developed a new stem cell technology for horses called StemPlan. The launch of StemPlan will be supported by a series of CPD events to provide veterinarians with the most up-to-date information about equine regenerative medicine.

Guest blog | Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London | Student Work Placements Partnership Opportunity

Imperial College School of Medicine is actively seeking industry placements for students in the third year of the innovative BSc Medical Biosciences (BMB) course. During this final year, students undertake specialist modules that specifically examine health problems in the 21st century, and elect a project in either a laboratory, literature-based research project or a work placement.

DISCOVERY PARK CHAIRMAN MARTINO PICARDO SHARES INSIGHT AT CONFERENCES

Science park leader to talk at UKSPA, Knowledge Exchange meeting & BioIntegrates

Guest Blog | UKRI-BBSRC | Doctoral Training Partnerships

Maintaining a highly skilled workforce is vital to business; I can’t imagine anyone reading this blog would dispute that. Similarly indisputable is the need for business to keep up with the latest developments in research and technology. Doctoral training partnerships can help your business to achieve both of these goals, by strengthening ties with academia, shedding light on new ways of working, and increasing recruitment of multi-skilled graduates. UKRI-BBSRC believes that partnerships with the users of research are important in shaping our doctoral training programmes through better understanding of industry’s needs, concerns and aspirations. By working with companies, UKRI-BBSRC seeks to train students capable of becoming future leaders in industry.