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Touch Biometrix recognised as key player

Disruptive fingerprint technology company Touch Biometrix has been recognised as one of the Top 20 global key players in a new report.

The Welsh company made it on to the newly published market forecast report for the fingerprint sensing industry alongside other leading players including Apple.

The new research report predicts the fingerprint sensor market is expected to grow from $4.25 billion in 2018 to $8.8 billion by 2023.

OncoMark announces appointment of Professor John Crown as Chief Medical Officer


Pictured at NovaUCD, the Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs at University College Dublin where OncoMark is headquartered are Des O'Leary, CEO, OncoMark and Professor John Crown, CMO, OncoMark. (Nick Bradshaw, Fotonic).

Warwick company launching clinical study in fertility

Caption: Rob Milnes, CEO of Fertility Focus, with the app and Jane Talbot, centre manager at the Warwick Innovation Centr

A Warwick company which was launched to help women become pregnant is set to start an additional large-scale clinical study in the UK and USA.

Companies move into £7m extension at Fareham Innovation Centre

Three expanding companies are to relocate to larger workspaces within a flourishing innovation centre in south Hampshire, following a £7 million extension which opens last week.

They currently operate out of Fareham Innovation Centre’s original £5.3m building, which opened three years ago with 24 offices and 15 light-manufacturing workshops.

More than 40 businesses from the marine, engineering and aerospace sectors rapidly filled the building by Solent Airport, with near 100% occupancy achieved within 12 months.


A science based business at Discovery Park has expanded to meet growing demand for its work in providing expertise in the management of outsourced activities in bioanalysis and logistics.

A4P was set up in 2011 with just two members of staff. They now have six staff located at their Sandwich office with a further two employees based remotely in Cambridge and Munich supporting international clients.

Touch Biometrix to make passwords obsolete

Disruptive fingerprint technology company Touch Biometrix has secured funding to progress its plans to eradicate the need for computer and mobile phone passwords.

The initial £150,000 seed investment from Deepbridge Capital will enable the business to develop new fingerprint sensos which will revolutionise a range of consumer electronics and enhance security for users.

Three early-stage start-ups are the latest companies to spin-in to NovaUCD

Pictured at NovaUCD are; Tom Flanagan, Director of Enterprise and Commercialisation, UCD; Matt Johnson, founder, EPIC Conjoint; Paul O'Connor, founder, This is Seaweed and Brian Whelan, founder, Travacoin (Image: Nick Bradshaw, Fotonic).

Innovation Birmingham start-up lanches online platform to help small businesses with GDPR

Astrid Data Protection, an Innovation Birmingham-based start-up, has launched an online platform to help small businesses improve their data protection and meet the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into force on 25th May 2018.

SETsquared Bristol members pull in over £4 million in Q1 2018

SETsquared Bristol, part of the global number 1 incubator programme SETsquared, has today announced that over £4 million in investment has been raised by its members in Q1 this year.

BioHub Birmingham tenant to develop rapid diagnostic test for mastitis in dairy cows

Abingdon Health, a tenant at the University of Birmingham’s bio-incubator, is developing a rapid diagnostic test for bovine mastitis, a common and serious health problem in dairy cows, which has an estimated £14-23 billion impact on the global dairy industry1