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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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Locate Therapeutics Successfully Achieves ISO 13845 Certification for Design, Development and Control of Manufacture for Resorbable Biomaterials

Locate Therapeutics, a leading UK regenerative medicine company has announced that it has successfully achieved EN ISO 13845:2016 certification for the design control and control of manufacturing of resorbable injectable tissue scaffolds for use in bone repair and regeneration. Currently Locate is developing a pipeline of combination therapies using its patented TAOS®* polymer-based matrix as a …

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XenoGesis moves into BioHub as expansion plans continue

Leading UK-based DMPK provider has taken tenancy at BioHub, Alderley Park, increasing its foothold in the UK. XenoGesis which was founded in 2011 by Dr Richard Weaver, has seen continued growth at its headquarters at BioCity Nottingham. Now employing 25 members of staff, the business has steadily grown into larger …

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£500k Funding Boost for Regenerative Medicine Firm

A regenerative medicine company which has developed a therapy that can help prevent sight loss has completed a £500,000 funding round backed by Mercia Fund Managers, angel investors and the University of Nottingham. The investment will allow Nottingham-based NuVision Biotherapies to further develop its product range, add to its management …

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AdamsonJones move to larger offices to accommodate Leicester growth

AdamsonJones firm of patent and trade mark attorneys, has relocated to larger business premises less than a year from opening its latest office in Leicester. The intellectual property specialists, who have office space in Nottingham, Leicester and London, are already seeing impressive growth following the company’s decision to open an office …

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Olberon appoint Affiliate Partner for MEA Region

Olberon Ltd, a medical device innovation company based in Nottingham, has recently appointed TB Medex SAS as their Affiliate Partner MEA. This is the first appointment as part of Olberon’s ambitious global growth programme, for its unique portfolio of products which includes the Otorhinoscope and the Vacuderm. CEO, Dr Arash …

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Susan Hallam awarded MBE in Queen’s New Years Honours

Susan Hallam, Director of Hallam Internet Ltd, was made an MBE in the 2018 Queen’s New Years honours. This appointment is in recognition of Susan’s contributions to entrepreneurship and innovation, and her lifetime work in digital marketing. The awarding of an MBE recognises Susan’s national and international reputation for digital …

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