Durham spin-out Magnitude Biosciences announces new hires to support continued growth

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Magnitude Biosciences, the leading contract lab services provider in using the nematode worm C. elegans to accelerate drug discovery and other research in the areas of the gut microbiome, ageing, and neurodegeneration, today announced the addition of two members to its growing team: Mira Nair, and Holly Winskell. Magnitude Biosciences is a Northern Accelerator supported […]

Essential elements of chemical patents

Following the success of the recent Intellectual Property awareness session, join Marks & Clerk – Intellectual Property Services, in a chemistry focussed session – Essential Elements of Chemical Patents, at 2pm-3pm on 18 March 2021.  Whether or not you have a current interest in commercialisation, recognising Intellectual Property, and knowing how to protect it, is […]

CellulaREvolution raises £1m to further accelerate the development of lab grown cells

Technology disrupter CellulaREvolution, which aims to revolutionise the way cells are grown in labs, has raised £1million from a set of strategic investors including CPT Capital, Stephan Schmidt, Orange Light Ventures, and funds managed by Northstar Ventures, the North East Innovation Fund supported by the European Regional Development Fund and the newly launched Northern Accelerator […]

Could you be our next company creator?

Researchers at Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria and Sunderland Universities are invited to apply for the third cohort of Future Founders – a fantastic in-depth training opportunity designed for academics to embrace enterprise opportunities from their research. Have you got product, service or license opportunities in mind right now, or want to develop the commercial potential of […]

Know your IP

Are you researching, developing, creating, discovering, investigating…? Even just having ideas? Whether or not you have a current interest in commercialisation, recognising the value and power of Intellectual Property, and knowing how to protect it, is important to you and your university. Join Marks & Clerk – Intellectual Property Services, in an expert-led awareness session […]

Make your impact – develop the impact of your research

Researchers at Durham, Newcastle, Northumberland and Sunderland universities can now apply to join spring’s cohort of Action for Impact. Action for Impact is an exciting training opportunity to help you develop the personal, societal and commercial impact of your research. If you want to make a positive change in society by actively applying your research […]

Seed fund makes half a million pound first investments

Northern Accelerator has made over £500,000 worth of investments into innovative university spin-out businesses in the health and biotech sectors from its £1.7M Seed Investment Fund. The business boosting fund, managed by Northstar Ventures, has completed its first two investments which, as part of a wider funding round with other investors, saw two spinouts raise […]

Northern Accelerator and an innovation-led COVID-19 recovery

Tim Hammond, Project Lead for Northern Accelerator, gives his views on an innovation-led COVID-19 recovery The COVID-19 crisis has hit the North East hard. But, whilst the Spending Review was heavily focussed around the “levelling up agenda” and the announcement of a £4bn “Levelling Up Fund”, the region’s post-COVID-19 recovery plans acknowledge the key role […]

3D Bio-Tissues moves into specialist lab facility at The Biosphere on Newcastle Helix

Another Northern Accelerator spin-out from Newcastle University is making its home at The Biosphere on Newcastle Helix, joining a growing cluster of life science businesses. 3D Bio-Tissues aims to tackle donor shortages and speed up life-changing transplants worldwide, specialising in creating ‘bio-equivalent’ structural tissues. Dr Che Connon, co-founder and CEO of 3D Bio-Tissues said: “The […]

Newcastle University spin-out joins The Biosphere at Newcastle Helix

Newcastle University spin-out, AMLo Biosciences, has moved to The Biosphere, a specialist lab facility on Newcastle Helix. The ground-breaking cancer diagnostics firm, formed in 2017, looks to save up to 2,000 lives each year with their prognostic test for early-stage skin cancer. The company’s first product (AMBLor) will go to market in 2021, launching in […]