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New Chief Executive at The Ear Foundation

The Ear Foundation has appointed a new Chief Executive, Melanie Gregory,  taking over from Sue Archbold, who retired in October. Sue Archbold, who  was the first employee at The Ear Foundation when it was founded in 1990, and was Chief Executive from 2008 to 2016, says: “We have been extremely fortunate …

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Accelerate Associates interviews healthcare professionals about fussy eaters

Accelerate Associates has recently completed an assessment of UK dietitians, health visitors and paediatric nurses for Loughborough University to enable them to better understand how these healthcare professionals fulfill their continuous professional development requirements. The project was part of Loughborough University’s ongoing promotion of the Child Feeding Guide which is …

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Accelerated Access Review: final report out now

The Accelerated Access Review: final report, commissioned by the government and led by an independent chair, was published today (24 October). The review aims to make the UK a world-leader in healthcare innovation, with an NHS that embraces the new drugs and technologies that patients need and supports work with local …

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Continued success leads to PDS Expansion

PDS is a partner of choice for many life sciences companies requiring outsourced pharmacovigilance and regulatory services. As part of its continued growth, PDS is delighted to announce the opening of its new satellite office at BioCity Nottingham. Opening the Nottingham office brings PDS closer together with the Biotech community, …

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Leicester healthcare provider seals health tech deal

Leicester-based Spirit INT, the parent company of healthcare provider Spirit Healthcare, has bought Peterborough-based healthcare technology developer Aseptika, a pioneer in the medical wearable and self-care technology sectors. The deal, which was completed for an undisclosed value, will bring Aseptika’s Activ8rlives range of self-monitoring solutions into the Spirit stable alongside …

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Medipal® 3in1 Disinfectant Wipes champion new EN 16615:2015 Standard

Pal International, the Midlands-based innovator of infection prevention products, has combined the launch of its latest product with a campaign to raise awareness of the first real-world European test for chemical disinfectant wipes. These wipes are widely and increasingly used in healthcare environments, but until the introduction of EN 16615:2015 …

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10th place for Medilink East Midlands in Corporate Challenge

Runners from Medilink East Midlands, nicknamed “Medilimpers”, achieved 10th place in the Corporate Challenge, part of the Robin Hood Marathon which took place on Sunday 25th September. The seven strong team either ran the half or mini marathon. What started out as a bit of fun ended in huge success …

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Make some noise day is back to help Nottingham Deaf Charity

The Ear Foundation in Nottingham has been selected as one of this year’s beneficiaries to receive funding and support through ‘Global’s Make Some Noise’,  a charity created by Global Radio, the media & entertainment group. Hearing loss has a huge, unseen impact in both childhood and later life. For children, spoken …

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Quotient Clinical Expands Data Sciences Capability

Quotient Clinical, the Translational Pharmaceutics® company, a leading provider of early stage and specialist drug development services, today announced the expansion of its Data Sciences function with relocation to a larger office, staying in Edinburgh. The expansion comes in response to growing customer demand for the Data Sciences service. The …

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XenoGesis Increases Capabilities, Adding CYP Induction and Gene Expression Assay services to its Portfolio

Nottingham-based Contract Research Organisation (CRO) XenoGesis has invested in a state of the art Agilent AriaMx Real-time PCR system, further expanding its quantitative PCR capabilities and adding CYP induction assays to its portfolio of services. The Agilent AriaMx Real-time PCR is a fully integrated quantitative PCR amplification, detection and data …

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£23.6m boost for NUH from UK’s largest ever health research investment

Nottingham’s hospitals have been awarded £23.6 million from the Government to make world-first medical breakthroughs, as part of a record package of research funding announced today by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Nottingham already has two Biomedical Research Units (BRUs) in digestive diseases and hearing. BRUs will be replaced by Biomedical …

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Leicester Biomedical Research Centre £11m funding

As a result of the last round of funding, Leicester doctors and scientists developed a new drug which could dramatically lessen the severity of asthma. This drug is now in preparation for licensing. The funding will see the continuation of research into respiratory, cardiovascular and lifestyle studies across Leicester’s hospitals …

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Fitness probe for High Growth Summit Delegates

Stuart Ross, Founder of the High Growth Summit has found a natural ally in his quest to help delegates at the 2016 event improve business performance. The High Growth Summit 2016 is to be held at MediCity Nottingham on 7th October and Touchstone, which has developed health and wellbeing facilities …

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XenoGesis expands into US Market

Nottingham (UK)-based Contract Research Organisation (CRO) XenoGesis has appointed Sabrina Mogle as a consultant to spearhead US business development strategy, industry awareness and growth efforts. Sabrina has extensive experience in business and corporate development and strategy having spent her entire career in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. With over 12 …

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