ValiRx signals launch of new strategy with Nottingham laboratories

ValiRx PLC, a life science company focused on early-stage cancer therapeutics and women's health, has taken the lease on laboratory and office facilities at MediCity Nottingham as it embarks on the next stage of its strategy to launch a translational Contract Research Organisation (tCRO).

Arecor announces publication of Phase I data for AT278 in diabetes care

Ultra-concentrated, ultra-rapid acting insulin AT278, a promising candidate in the pursuit of next generation insulins to simplify and improve glycemic control

Pharma looks to UK for innovation as global economic uncertainty hits fundraising

As global macroeconomic uncertainty hit fundraising across all sectors, investment in UK biotech fell from the all-time highs seen in 2021, new analysis from the UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) and data and insights company Clarivate shows. However, global pharma and investors looked to UK innovation to strengthen their product pipelines, with UK biotechs being acquired at a premium and others achieving pivotal milestones in their development.

BIA announces new appointments to the BIA Board

The BioIndustry Association (BIA) is pleased to announce the members who have been elected to its Board of Directors and will begin their work this month. BIA members elect five Board Directors, which includes four Corporate and one Other member. The Board Directors were voted for by the BIA’s membership in the weeks leading up to the AGM in October. These members will join the BIA Board from 1 January 2023, for a three-year term, adding to the considerable industry knowledge that the BIA Board can draw on.

New Chair of Genomics Advisory Committee appointed by UK BioIndustry Association

The UK Bioindustry Association (BIA) has announced PrecisionLife CEO and Co-founder, Dr Steve Gardner, as the new Chair of the national Genomics Advisory Committee. Dr Gardner will be joined by newly appointed Vice-Chair Danuta Jeziorska, CEO and Co-founder of Nucleome Therapeutics.

FDA accepts Drug Master File, signifying a new milestone for Touchlight’s enzymatic doggybone DNA technology

Touchlight today announced a ground-breaking new milestone for its enzymatic doggybone DNA (dbDNA™), following the FDA acceptance of the Drug Master File (DMF) for doggybone DNA technology. doggybone DNA is the first enzymatic DNA platform with a DMF, representing a significant step towards regulatory adoption. The DMF simplifies the U.S. regulatory process for utilising doggybone DNA and accelerates regulatory filings.

Leaf Expression Systems Unveils New Logo and Website

New logo and website created to reflect Leaf’s progression. Better user experience with in-depth information on services and R&D.

Coulter Partners announces top hires for VC & PE portfolio companies Q4-2022

Recent top global hires for Venture Capital and Private Equity backed companies, covering a broad range of disciplines and sectors across Life Sciences, Health, and Tech.

Blackford and Brainomix announce AI partnership for stroke care

Blackford, the pioneering strategic imaging AI platform and solutions provider, and Brainomix, the AI-powered medtech solutions company, have announced a strategic partnership to bring Brainomix’s comprehensive e-Stroke solution to the Blackford Platform, making advanced stroke care available to more institutions around the world.

Acquisition of Hinshelwood Building to provide additional space at The Oxford Science Park

The Oxford Science Park (TOSP), one of Europe's leading locations for science and technology companies, has further expanded its capacity to accommodate innovative firms with the acquisition of the Hinshelwood Building.