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XenoGesis ramps up growth plans with appointment of new global head of business development

XenoGesis has appointed Dr Rachel Hemsley as global head of business development in a drive to support its ambitious growth plans. The Nottingham-based biotechnology company is the UK’s largest independent laboratory-based contract research organisation (CRO) specialising in preclinical drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics (DMPK) – enabling it to provide expert interpretation …

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Two Accelerator Alumni

Two years apart  The unique tools of the BioCity business accelerator support innovation, growth and success across all industry sectors and accelerating businesses, regardless of company age, experience or time commitments. To date, Biocity accelerator alumni range from technology inventors, industrial scientists and students with just the spark of an …

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BioHub Birmingham® expands to meet demand for incubator space

The BioHub Birmingham®, which provides flexible laboratory space for pre-revenue life science companies, has announced its expansion to meet the growing demand for laboratory space in the Midlands. When the University-owned BioHub building first opened in 2015, its ground floor was designed and fully fitted out to be a shared-space …

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Morningside Pharmaceuticals sponsors special event at LOROS

Loughborough based pharmaceutical company, Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd, will be helping people remember a loved one this festive season by sponsoring a special event held at LOROS Hospice. Light up a Life will this year be taking place on Sunday 3rd December, an event which occurs every year giving people the …

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Nemaura Pharma develops and trials new pain relief treatment

Nemaura Pharma, based on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, has developed an efficient and cost-effective pain-relief system for sufferers of acute arthritic-related pain. The company has developed two new gels which, in laboratory, trials achieve up to three-times faster drug penetration rate and faster onset of action. They also …

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200 jobs to be created as firm looks to expand

A pharmaceutical firm is set to create 200 jobs in Loughborough after passing a Government inspection. Almac Pharma Services, in Loughborough, has been given a licence by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to begin production of certain kinds of drugs. The firm, which has research facilities …

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Summary of the final Food Supplements Special Interest Group for 2017

The final Food Supplement Special Interest Group meeting of 2017, focussed on different aspects to consider when developing food supplements as liquid formulations. The scene was set in the morning by Janet Worrell (consult2deliver limited) with a look at the heritage of the original liquid food supplement, cod liver oil …

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The BioCity UK Life Science Start-up Reports

The 2017 BioCity UK Life Science Start-up report has the benefit of 12 years of data on the creation and funding of life science companies. This data collection stemmed from a desire to better understand the market BioCity operates in as a life science incubator. It has now evolved into …

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Nottingham-headquartered BioCity expands in Aberdeen

BioCity, the Nottingham headquartered life sciences incubation business, is set to further expand operations following its appointment to run a new bespoke accelerator programme in Aberdeen. The accelerator programme is being launched to catalyse growth in Aberdeen’s world-class life sciences cluster by supporting the development of start-ups, spin-outs and growth …

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Notts drug development firm swoops for Reading counterpart

Quotient Sciences, the Ruddington drug development services organisation, has bought Pharmaterials, a contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) based in Reading, for an undisclosed sum. The deal follows the acquisitions of SeaView Research and QS Pharma in February 2017. Pharmaterials has a significant track record in supporting the development of …

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