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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.

York Science Park resident launches new book on how to manage your mind using biofeedback and mindfulness

Glyn Blacklett, who runs coaching company ‘York Mind, Body, Health’ based on York Science Park, has just published a new book entitled ‘Mind-Body Intelligence: How to manage your mind using biofeedback and mindfulness’.

The book draws on Glyn’s ten years of experience as a mind and body health coach and is designed to act as an accompanying guide to the range of biofeedback devices he hires out to clients, which enable them to measure such things as muscle tension and breathing.

BioCity announces AstraZeneca Alderley Park Incubation Fund

BioCity, the Bioscience incubation specialist with locations in the East Midlands (BioCity and Medicity  in Nottingham), the North West (BioHub at Alderley Park) and Scotland (BioCity Scotland at Newhouse), has announced a new investment fund, created following a significant contribution by AstraZeneca.

The £5 million fund will be managed by BioCity and will make equity investments, typically between £50,000 and £250,000, in life science companies based at Alderley Park, Cheshire.

BioCity Chairman, Dr Louis Nisbet explains:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON SCIENCE PARK ANNOUNCES £2M DEAL

The University of Southampton Science Park has announced a ten year, £2million tenancy agreement with Chilworth Technology Ltd for Phi House, the biggest on the Park to date. The deal was orchestrated by the Science Park team and its agent Vail Williams, along with Chilworth Technology’s agent BNP Paribas.

Digital Technology Business Launches Ambitious Global Project with £500k Business Grant

JDF Associates expertise enables RNF Digital Innovation to fund ground breaking indoor digital navigation system

Leading UK digital technology business, RNF Digital Innovation needed to secure funding to develop its market leading mobile application indoor navigation service SWiFT. The ground breaking app uses clients existing technology, such as smartphones and tablets, to help create a more enjoyable and productive user experience.

Technology Business Fuels its Innovation Programme With Two Significant Business Grants

JDF Associates expertise enables Corium Solutions to fund Innovation research for new products with global potential.

International Chemical business Corium Solutions needed to secure funding to accelerate a research and development programme for its pioneering anti-fungal and anti-bacterial formula Micro-Fresh, and to patent a range of new products to expand into global markets.

Birthday for the centre marks successful first year

Swedish company opens first UK office in Coventry

An expanding Swedish automotive engineering service company has established its first UK operations in Coventry.

LeanNova Engineering AB was set-up in Trollhättan by former Saab Automobile engineers Tomas Camén and Martin Öman in 2012 to supply engineering services to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers in the automotive engineering industry.

The company, which also has an office in Shanghai, China, has launched LeanNova Engineering UK Limited at the University Of Warwick Science Park’s Venture Centre in Sir William Lyons Road.

The BioHub Birmingham showcases its new facilities

The Biomedical Innovation Hub (The BioHub) in Birmingham opened its doors last week to show off its brand new and innovative biomedical laboratory and office space set to launch in January. The exclusive first-look event welcomed a host of researchers, interested business people and medical entrepreneurs over two open days.