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Blueberry Therapeutics sign up to ComplianceControl Centre

Blueberry Therapeutics, a modern drug discovery and development company based at Alderley Park, Cheshire have signed up to ComplianceControl Centre (CCC). Blueberry Therapeutics have extensive knowledge and experience in developing drugs from the concept stage, through regulatory approval, clinical proof of concept and beyond.

Eurostars - Collaborative R&D Funding for SMEs

If you are a small or medium-sized UK business looking to tackle a large R&D project, you may be able to access funding through the Eurostars programme.

Spark Impact Reaches Deal Milestone

Biomedical investor SPARK Impact has made its 101st transaction into healthcare companies across the North West.

Since the start of December, SPARK Impact, manager of The North West Fund for Biomedical, has invested a further £1.4m in follow on funding to its existing portfolio companies. It has also invested more than £300,000 into pioneering and high growth new companies developing innovative services and technologies.

Coventry-based Genesis Technical Systems mBondT Passes Live UK Trial with Flying Colours

Successful WarwickNet trial sees pioneering copper technology mBond™ enhance broadband speeds for businesses

Genesis Technical Systems has today announced that its revolutionary copper bonding solution mBond™ has delivered significant increase in bandwidth in a trial on the live network with UK-based enterprise broadband service provider WarwickNet. The six month trial saw mBond™ dramatically enhance upload and download speeds for the WarwickNet customer.

Closing Soon: Grant to Train Engineering Employees

Last month, the government launched a new funding programme to support England’s SME engineering firms. Entitled Employer Ownership: Improving Engineering Skills in Smaller Companies, the grant is available to any small or medium-sized business in England which employs people in engineering occupations. Its aim is to help companies grow and become more productive through investing in the skills of its current and future engineers.

Occupancy at Discovery Park Increases as the Thriving Enterprise Zone Attracts Two Major Energy Companies to the Park

Discovery Park is celebrating the arrival of its latest tenants as it symbolises that the park is now at 54 percent occupancy. DONG Energy, a world leader in offshore wind, and National Grid, an international electricity and gas company, have both joined the growing tenant community at Europe’s largest science and technology park.

Daresbury’s NWC Academic Health Network celebrates technology collaborations

The North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (NWC AHSN) is celebrating successful collaborations with a number of innovative technology firms, which are supporting NHS Trusts across the region to implement new technology, systems and products.

UK Entrepreneurs Create a Record Number of New Businesses in 2014

UKSPA member in Hampshire welcomes news that UK entrepreneurs created a record number of new businesses in 2014, including 5,020 in Southampton and 5,988 in Portsmouth.

Stephen Brownlie, the senior centre manager at Portsmouth Technopole and Ocean Village Innovation Centre (OVIC) in Southampton, welcomes news that UK entrepreneurs created a record number of new businesses in 2014.

Two thriving innovation centres in Hampshire today welcomed news that UK entrepreneurs created a record number of new businesses in 2014.

University of Edinburgh and Genzyme collaboration to reduce Neurodegeneration in MS

University of Edinburgh scientists are set to work with leading biotechnology company Genzyme, a Sanofi company, to carry out drug discovery research that could reduce neuron damage in the brain.

The collaboration - facilitated by Edinburgh BioQuarter’s Business Development team - will focus on identifying therapeutic candidates capable of promoting remyelination and reducing neurodegeneration, mostly in relation to Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Epiphany for Exeter Science Park

Exeter Science Park has appointed three wise men in the fields of Finance, Marketing and Science Park development to join as Directors of the Park, including highly respected Science Park veteran David Rowe.