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Oxford BioEscalator will strengthen region’s bioscience ecosystem

Baroness Nicola Blackwood of North Oxford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Innovation, has officially opened the Oxford BioEscalator. 

The BioEscalator is a new innovation centre for high-potential, early-stage medical science companies co-located alongside Oxford University’s world-class medical research at the Old Road Campus, Headington. It is one of four innovation centres in Oxfordshire supported by the government’s City Deal.

Newcastle Helix launches Biosphere

Dr. Fiona Marshall, Global Head of Neuroscience Discovery, MSD visited Newcastle to mark the official launch of The Biosphere.

Located at Newcastle Helix, The Biosphere is a specialist lab facility tailored to commercialisation of life sciences. It provides biology and chemistry laboratories and high-quality office space.

Bridge Fibre announces its Landlord Co-Investment Strategy for multi-tenanted commercial property.

Bridge Fibre, the Cambridge-based leader in Gigabit Fibre Internet Access services for multi-tenanted commercial property, is launching its new Landlord Co-Investment strategy.

The company has been delivering fibre-based connectivity to multi-tenanted commercial properties such as Science Parks and Innovation Centres for over 10 years and has over 30 sites across the UK.

BioCity and Oxford AHSN Partner to Accelerate Life Science Businesses in the Golden Triangle

BioCity, a pioneering life science incubator and business collective, has announced a new strategic partnership with Oxford AHSN.

Working in partnership, the Oxford Academic Health Science Network and BioCity are launching a new Accelerator Programme in Berkshire and South Oxfordshire to catalyse growth in Thames Valley’s world-class health and life sciences cluster by supporting the development of start-ups, spin-outs and growth companies across the region’s research, clinical and commercial base.

Silverstone Technology Cluster appoints first female ambassadors

Cristiana Pace and Julia Muir have been appointed to Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) as the first female ambassadors.

Cristiana is a relatively new face to the STC membership. She has covered senior engineering and management positions in motorsport globally.

Appointments have included:
• Senior Research Consultant for the FIA, Safety Department
• Head of Sales and Business Development for EM Motorsport
• Business Development Manager at Williams Advanced Engineering

Illumina brings its accelerator to Granta Park


Illumina is bringing its accelerator to Granta Park to propel the next generation of genomics innovators. It will offer seed investment, business guidance, lab space and access to Illumina’s sequencing systems and reagents for companies.

Company doubles in size to attract multi-national companies to the region


Company doubles in size to attract multi-national companies to the region

Leading skincare testing company Labskin UK has embarked on a large expansion plan at its base in York, which will see it launch a dedicated research and training lab, attracting multi-national cosmetic and healthcare companies to the region.

The company, based at the National Agri-Food Innovation Campus (NAFIC) near York, creates artificial human-like skin that can be used to test skincare and healthcare products in a real-world environment.

Bruntwood SciTech secures £185m green debt deal to power future growth

As part of the deal, Bruntwood SciTech, a joint venture between Bruntwood and Legal & General, has secured a £60m green loan to develop 400,000 sq ft of specialist workspace at No’s 2, 3 and 4 Circle Square in Manchester city centre. The scheme, which will provide 1.2m sq ft of workspace as well as 1,700 homes, is a joint venture between Bruntwood SciTech and Vita Group.

Exeter Science Park new home for growing veterinary pathology firm

Image: Settling in to their new surroundings at Exeter Science Park are L-R Andy Torrance, John Thipthorpe & Jade Wilde of the VPG

Leading UK veterinary pathology firm, The Veterinary Pathology Group (VPG), is moving to Exeter Science Park following recent company growth.

From a team of just three which formed in Exeter in 2001, there are now 135 employees across the group, 45 of which have been based in Exeter Science Park’s Newton building since June 2019.

Harpenden Based Rothamsted Enterprises Unveils New Brand



Harpenden-based Rothamsted Enterprises, formally known as the Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise (RoCRE), is this month proudly unveiling its new brand.