Durham University opens Orbit building to support technology and science firms

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Durham University has opened its £1.4m Orbit centre at NETPark in Sedgefield, a University Enterprise Zone purpose-built to provide support to technology and science SMEs. Businesses that become members will benefit from targeted guidance and support from the University’s researchers and partners at Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and Business Durham. Companies will also have […]

Newcastle spin-out creating more and better jobs

Dr Jennifer Munkley academic founder of GlycoScoreDX

Newcastle University spin-out GlycoScoreDX is recruiting a Research Technician based in Newcastle, as the company continues to develop and expand, creating high quality jobs in the North East.  GlycoScoreDx aims to transform the future of prostate cancer diagnosis, through the spin-out company  founded upon research by Dr Jennifer Munkley and her research group.  Find out […]

Newcastle University spin-out GlycoScoreDX raises £1m seed funding

North East-based diagnostics company and Newcastle University spin-out, GlycoScoreDx, has secured £630,000 in equity funding alongside an additional £360,000 in grant funding to support business establishment and early development of its proprietary Prostate Cancer test. The GlycoScore Prostate Cancer test is a simple, reliable blood test which can be used to accurately diagnose and risk-assess […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sneak peek at Orbit – the new enterprise zone from Durham University

Durham University has shared an artist’s impression of Orbit, the new enterprise zone to be located at NETPark, one of the UK’s leading science parks. Sure to be home to some of Northern Accelerator’s spin-outs, Orbit is due to open in spring 2021. It will house space for around 15 businesses with a prototype lab, […]

Durham spin-out secures £250k to grow facilities

Magnitude Biosciences has received £250k in funding to help grow its workforce and facilities. The Durham University spin-out which recently moved into new premises at NETPark, has received funding from the government’s Coronavirus Future Fund. And current investors in Magnitude Biosciences, Saker Capital and North East Innovation Fund run by Northstar Ventures, have matched the […]

Newcastle University spin-out strengthens leadership team

Three years after spinning out from Newcastle University as the first Northern Accelerator supported spin-out, Atelerix has announced a significant further strengthening of its leadership team. Two experienced industry executives will help lead Atelerix in implementing its strategy to provide room temperature solutions for the shipping of therapeutic cells in the fast growing cellular therapy […]