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December 12 2018

Oxford BioTherapeutics expands strategic collaboration with WuXi Biologics

WuXi Biologics, a leading global open-access biologics technology platform company offering end-to-end solutions for biologics discovery, development and manufacturing and Oxford BioTherapeutics Ltd. ("OBT"), a clinical stage oncology company with a pipeline of immuno-oncology and antibody-drug conjugate based therapies, today announced the expansion of their strategic and innovative immuno-oncology (IO) alliance…

September 14 2018

Perscitus team raise £15,000 for charity

The team of Perscitus Pirates paddled their hearts out in the 21st Annual Dragon Boat Festival on 8th September and raised a incredible £15,560!

More than 1,000 people competed in 50 teams. We managed to achieve the 4th fastest time of the day with 1 minute and 12 seconds.

It was a fantastic day…

August 08 2018

BioSURE HIV tests for sale on High Street for first time

BioSURE HIV tests are now available in all 200 Superdrug stores in the UK.

The test, which provides a result in 15 minutes, will retail at £33.95.

It had previously been available to buy online after becoming the first legally approved self-testing kit in 2015.

The test requires a small amount of blood…

August 08 2018

CurrencyFair announces Asian expansion as part of €20m investment plan

CurrencyFair, a leading provider of International Money Transfer services to consumers and businesses worldwide has today announced a major expansion into Asia through the acquisition of Hong Kong based, Convoy Payments Limited ("Convoy Payments"), a subsidiary of Convoy Global Holdings Limited.

This acquisition accelerates CurrencyFair’s entry into the Asian market and…

August 03 2018

Pyreos adds Ocean Optics to blue-chip customer list

The Pyreos team welcomes Ocean Optics to the growing list of customers using the Pyreos family of 128-element infra-red (IR) linear arrays. The company joins Parker Kittiwake, with its ATR Analyser which uses a similar array for testing lubrication oils in marine and other engines, and Robert Bosch GmbH, which…

July 10 2018

Moneybox secures £14m in Series B funding

The micro-investing app has secured £14m in Series B funding, in a round led by Eight Roads, the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity International. The new funding will enable Moneybox to expand the team and further develop the product.

Existing investors, including Oxford Capital Partners and Samos Investments, also participated in the…

July 04 2018

NorthRow selected for the FCA’s regulatory sandbox

NorthRow, has been selected to be part of the fourth cohort of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Regulatory Sandbox.

The RegTech and compliance specialist that helps financial services organisations improve their customer onboarding experience by automating Identity Verification (IDV), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) services was chosen following a rigorous…

June 29 2018

Blu Wireless mmWave IP validated in successful real-world trial

Henry Nurser, Blu Wireless CEO said: “Working with our lead licensee IDT and Bristol is Open as a local testbed, we are proud to have developed and then fully validated the HYDRA1.X System IP in a real-life environment. We anticipate exciting times as our low cost multi-Gigabit networking technology is…

June 27 2018

Signal Media raises $16m to disrupt market intelligence incumbents

Signal Media, the artificial intelligence-powered reputation management and decision support platform, today announced that it had raised $16m (£12m) in a Series B round. The funding round was led and priced by GMG Ventures LP, the independent VC fund whose limited partner is The Scott Trust, owner of…

December 2017