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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Northern Accelerator spin-out flies the nest

Durham University spin-out, Magnitude Biosciences, has moved its operational facilities to a new lab at NETPark in Sedgefield, County Durham. The move allows Magnitude Biosciences to deliver its research services in the fields of ageing, neurodegeneration, microbiome and toxicity from a single site. Magnitude Biosciences was supported by Northern Accelerator’s Executives into Business programme, and now […]