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Universities join forces to help businesses boost economy

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is leading a £4.68million project to help businesses and entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life and help boost the UK economy through the Government’s new Connecting Capability Fund (CCF). DMU has joined forces with Brunel University London, Nottingham Trent University and industry bodies to create …

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AdamsonJones way ahead in ensuring Nottinghamshire companies are protected

AdamsonJones, a firm of patent and trade mark attorneys, has helped more Nottinghamshire companies protect their inventions overseas through the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) than any other rival firm of patent attorneys in the county. Statistics from WIPO show that since 2015 AdamsonJones, which has offices in Nottingham, Leicester …

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The start of a new era for 3M in Loughborough

The science-based technology company 3M has begun the next era in its long relationship with Loughborough after the official opening of new offices on Charnwood Campus. Some 170 employees have relocated to Building 47 on the science, technology and enterprise park from 3M’s previous site at Morley Street, where it …

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Changes to fees for UK patent applications from 6 April 2018

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has recently announced that it will be increasing the official fees on UK patent applications on 6 April 2018 as well as some of the renewal fees needed to keep granted UK patents in force. In short, the fee increases will be relatively small …

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Leicester Arena and Morningside Pharmaceuticals announce partnership

Leicester Arena and Morningside Pharmaceuticals have agreed a three year naming rights sponsorship for the arena, which will henceforth be called the Morningside Arena, Leicester. The 3,000 capacity arena is the largest in Leicester, and, as well as being the home of the national basketball Club champions, the Leicester Riders, …

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Charnwood Molecular collaboration with Forendo Pharma provides Development candidates

A two-year-long discovery chemistry collaboration between Charnwood Molecular and Forendo Pharma has seen compounds move from discovery to pre-clinical development. Charnwood Molecular and Forendo Pharma have been collaborating since September 2015, with Charnwood Molecular synthesising challenging steroidal analogues of a hit compound initially identified at Forendo Pharma. Multi-centred lead optimisation …

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Launch of new collaboration to tackle lung disease

Leicester and Nottingham universities have announced a new strategic research collaboration with GSK, using genetics to aid the development of new medicines for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and related airway disorders. The £1.24m investment over three years provides an East Midlands-focused boost to the Life Sciences Sector Deal of …

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Local deaf charity’s marathon staff challenge

One of The Ear Foundation’s own team has decided to take on the mammoth challenge of running The London Marathon in support of the charity she works for. Sarah Hoyle has bravely decided to take up the challenge and will be running the world renowned marathon in the capital on …

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