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Congenica raises $50m to power global genomic medicine revolution

Congenica raises $50m to power global genomic medicine revolution

Congenica raises $50m to power global genomic medicine revolution

11 November 2020

The funding will help it expand its product portfolio and reach more health systems.


Don’t miss our 9-page celebration of the finalists in the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards 2020

Don’t miss our 9-page celebration of the finalists in the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards 2020

Don’t miss our 9-page celebration of the finalists in the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards 2020

10 November 2020

From biotechs to AI companies, cleantechs to start-ups, an astonishing array of talent is on show.


Horizon Discovery snapped up by US-based PerkinElmer for $383m

Horizon Discovery snapped up by US-based PerkinElmer for $383m

Horizon Discovery snapped up by US-based PerkinElmer for $383m

02 November 2020

The board of the Waterbeach-based cell engineering specialist say the company is ready for a US listing.


AstraZeneca’s open courtyard takes shape on Cambridge Biomedical Campus as trees planted

AstraZeneca’s open courtyard takes shape on Cambridge Biomedical Campus as trees planted

AstraZeneca’s open courtyard takes shape on Cambridge Biomedical Campus as trees planted

30 October 2020

When the R&D Centre opens, the courtyard will be open to the public.


Kao Data discusses the growth of high performance computing in the life sciences

Kao Data discusses the growth of high performance computing in the life sciences

Kao Data discusses the growth of high performance computing in the life sciences

29 October 2020

Director Adam Nethersole discusses how the pandemic has highlighted the importance of HPC for the sector.


bit.bio + London Institute for Mathematical Sciences = progress on industrial-scale production of all human cells

bit.bio + London Institute for Mathematical Sciences=progress on industrial-scale production of all human cells

bit.bio + London Institute for Mathematical Sciences = progress on industrial-scale production of all human cells

29 October 2020

The new partnership will enable new cell therapies and even accelerate prototype organ printing.


AstraZeneca presents new data on renal portfolio at ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined

AstraZeneca presents new data on renal portfolio at ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined

AstraZeneca presents new data on renal portfolio at ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined

29 October 2020

The Cambridge-based biopharma company wants to advance earlier diagnosis or slow the progression of chronic kidney disease.


Progress for AstraZeneca on cardiovascular, COPD and lung cancer drugs

Progress for AstraZeneca on cardiovascular, COPD and lung cancer drugs

Progress for AstraZeneca on cardiovascular, COPD and lung cancer drugs

28 October 2020

One of them has the ‘potential to improve not only the quality and the length of life for millions’.

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Could this £2.50 gargle test developed in Cambridge be the solution to Covid-19 testing challenge?

Could this £2.50 gargle test developed in Cambridge be the solution to Covid-19 testing challenge?

Could this £2.50 gargle test developed in Cambridge be the solution to Covid-19 testing challenge?

05 October 2020

The v-SCREEN test invented by Prof Ray Iles, working with a University of Cambridge lab, could be a game-changer.

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Research test kit for Covid-19 based on Avacta’s Affimer technology is released by Adeptrix

Research test kit for Covid-19 based on Avacta’s Affimer technology is released by Adeptrix

Research test kit for Covid-19 based on Avacta’s Affimer technology is released by Adeptrix

05 October 2020

It is continuing to work with the UK government’s CONDOR programme for approval for diagnostic use.


Covid-19 virus neutralising antibodies discovered by IONTAS with FairJourney Biologics

Covid-19 virus neutralising antibodies discovered by IONTAS with FairJourney Biologics

Covid-19 virus neutralising antibodies discovered by IONTAS with FairJourney Biologics

30 September 2020

It raises hopes of effective new therapies.


Illumina to acquire its spin-out GRAIL for $8bn in drive to accelerate cancer diagnosis by blood screening

Illumina to acquire its spin-out GRAIL for $8bn in drive to accelerate cancer diagnosis by blood screening

Illumina to acquire its spin-out GRAIL for $8bn in drive to accelerate cancer diagnosis by blood screening

25 September 2020

The Granta Park-based genomic sequencing giant expects a commercial launch in 2021.


STORM Therapeutics partners with FutureNeuro to explore epilepsy treatments

STORM Therapeutics partners with FutureNeuro to explore epilepsy treatments

STORM Therapeutics partners with FutureNeuro to explore epilepsy treatments

25 September 2020

It will initially study treatments in temporal lobe epilepsy.


Steroid improves survival chances of sickest Covid-19 patients, study involving Cambridge University Hospitals finds

Steroid improves survival chances of sickest Covid-19 patients, study involving Cambridge University Hospitals finds

Steroid improves survival chances of sickest Covid-19 patients, study involving Cambridge University Hospitals finds

17 September 2020

Patients had up to a 93 per cent chance of a better outcome.


Abcam plots £500m revenues by 2023-24

Abcam plots £500m revenues by 2023-24

Abcam plots £500m revenues by 2023-24

17 September 2020

The Cambridge Biomedical Campus-based company has announced its annual results.


Lost connections in the brains of mice with Alzheimer’s restored by MRC LMB in Cambridge

Lost connections in the brains of mice with Alzheimer’s restored by MRC LMB in Cambridge

Lost connections in the brains of mice with Alzheimer’s restored by MRC LMB in Cambridge

11 September 2020

Its artificial molecule also improved the movement and co-ordination of mice with spinal cord injuries.


AstraZeneca, GSK and Pfizer CEOs among nine to sign Covid-19 vaccine pledge

AstraZeneca, GSK and Pfizer CEOs among nine to sign Covid-19 vaccine pledge

AstraZeneca, GSK and Pfizer CEOs among nine to sign Covid-19 vaccine pledge

08 September 2020

They pledge to put patient safety first after international concerns over speed that Russia approved a coronavirus vaccine.


Axol Bioscience appoints new CEO to drive growth

Axol Bioscience appoints new CEO to drive growth

Axol Bioscience appoints new CEO to drive growth

02 September 2020

The Chesterford Research Park-based company specialises in providing human cell products.


Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to validate Avacta’s saliva-based Covid-19 test

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to validate Avacta’s saliva-based Covid-19 test

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to validate Avacta’s saliva-based Covid-19 test

12 August 2020

The company has also announced BBI Group as manufacturer for the test it is creating with Cytiva.

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Horizon Discovery reports six-month loss following Covid-19 impact, but aids researchers’ efforts to fight virus

Horizon Discovery reports six-month loss following Covid-19 impact, but aids researchers’ efforts to fight virus

Horizon Discovery reports six-month loss following Covid-19 impact, but aids researchers’ efforts to fight virus

06 August 2020

The Waterbeach-based gene editing company says it is encouraged by its prospects for the rest of 2020.


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