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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:


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.

New NEBOSH Accredited Training Centre Launches in Havant

National property and facilities management company Fasset is delighted to have become one of just 600 worldwide accredited training providers for the prestigious National Examination Board of Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH).

Attracting in the region of 50,000 candidates annually, these globally recognised courses have an excellent reputation and are considered by many to be the best expert education in the field of occupational health and safety, environmental and fire safety management in the workplace.

Sweet-smelling breath to help diabetes diagnosis in children

The potential to quickly diagnose children with type 1 diabetes before the onset of serious illness could be achieved using a simple, non-invasive breath test, according to new research published today.

In one of the most comprehensive breath-based studies of children with type 1 diabetes performed to date, a team of researchers from Oxford, UK have linked a sweet-smelling chemical marker in the breath with a build-up of potentially harmful chemicals in the blood that accumulate when insulin levels are low.

Compliance Control nominated for Bionow Technical Service Award

Compliance Control Ltd. are extremely pleased to announce that it has been nominated for the Bionow Technical Service Award, sponsored by North West Coast Academic Health Science Network. The prestigious Bionow Awards evening showcases the very best of life science sector companies and businesses, located in the north of the UK.