Oral cancer drug developer LightOx joins Newcastle Helix

Councillor Joyce McCarty, cabinet member for Inclusive Economy at Newcastle City Council, Sam Whitehouse, Chief Executive, LightOx, Luke Dunnett, Property Business Manager at The Biosphere.

LightOx, a Durham University spin-out developing new oral cancer treatments has announced its move to The Biosphere in Newcastle’s city centre. This specialist lab facility is part of the Newcastle Helix development and home to an increasing cluster of life science and biotech companies. LightOx was established in Durham in 2016 and incubated in Durham […]

Call for company creators

Dr Moschos of Northumbria University with his breath collection device developed with Northern Accelerator funding

Our next round of pre-incorporation funding is now open for applications – helping academics from our partner universities take promising research outcomes closer to commercialisation. Applications must be submitted by 26th November 2021. We’ve already provided funding to 66 projects across our five universities, investing over £2.8million to allow them to progress the commercial potential […]

Investment in Durham spin-out developing ground-breaking cancer treatment

Team at Lightox

LightOx, a Newcastle-based spin-out from Durham University, has received an initial £400k investment from funds managed by Northstar Ventures to help develop its product to revolutionise oral cancer treatment. LightOx is using new technologies to develop light activated treatment which can improve outcomes for patients and reduce the need for surgery. The investment from our […]

Durham spin-out tackling climate change

Sphera team

Northern Accelerator spin-out, Sphera, has been accepted onto the Tech Nation Net Zero 2.0 programme, which is supporting the UK’s most promising climate tech companies to drive down environmentally harmful emissions.  Founded in September 2019, Sphera is developing low carbon, next generation construction materials. They’re currently focused on a world-first – carbon zero and carbon […]

Investing in our Future Founders

Have you got product, service or license opportunities in mind right now, or want to develop the commercial potential of your research in future? Future Founders is a training offer from Northern Accelerator’s Ideas Impact Hub, specifically designed for academics from our partner universities to embrace enterprise opportunities from their research. Find out more and […]

Durham University opens Orbit building to support technology and science firms

Image of Sophie Walton - CBI, Jenny Taylor - Durham University and Sarah Slaven, Business Durham

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

Image of Magnitude Biosciences team members

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 […]