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Apr 21, 2020
 50 years of Earth Day


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The companies tackling today’s environmental challenges   The first Earth Day was in 1970, and today, we must rise to meet these dual crises again as Earth Day marks 50 years.   The theme this year is ‘climate action’. The enormous challenge — but also the vast opportunities — of…

Navarro Cheer pyramid

Mar 27, 2020
 Tumbling into the unknown: how Netflix’s Cheer can help teams stay close despite new distances


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Typically, we wouldn’t draw parallels between life science entrepreneurship and cheerleading (support athletics), but now seems like a good time; because 1. there are some legitimate crossovers and 2. we’re all in need of some light-hearted content.   Cheer, Netflix’s docuseries follows Navarro College, the US’s top junior college competitive…

Pharma Fast 50

Mar 6, 2020
 BioCity-based businesses top the rankings of Pharma Times Pharma Fast 50


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PharmaTimes has presented Alantra’s annual ranking of the fastest growing private pharma companies in the UK. The ranking, based on companies’ revenue growth over the past two years, provides a snapshot of the innovative, entrepreneurial and fleet-of-foot British businesses that are driving the sector forward.   The continued rise of…

Create a medical device

Feb 11, 2020
 Behind the scenes – creating new medical devices


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The US celebrates National Inventors Day on the 11th Feb every year. In 2014 BT launched a campaign to celebrate this day in the UK as well, a campaign which unfortunately did not gain momentum – which seems like a real shame. So we are taking on the mantle to…

Dec 9, 2019
 New UKSPA Chairman Dr Glenn Crocker MBE on the sector’s rapidly changing landscape


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New UKSPA Chairman Dr Glenn Crocker MBE looks at how the Association will need to respond to a rapidly changing landscape…   I’m delighted to be taking over the Chair of UKSPA, albeit daunted by following in the footsteps of David Hardman, who has performed the role so well.  …

Nov 15, 2019
 Five years on at BioCity, Glasgow


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Five years ago we took on the former Merck R&D facility in Newhouse, located between Glasgow and Edinburgh on the M8.   Over the last few years, we have supported more than fifty new business opportunities through our Accelerator programme that is funded by Scottish Enterprise and North Lanarkshire Council…

BioCity invests in tech start-up INCUS Performance.

Oct 23, 2019
 Angels join the ranks of the BioCity Collective – 12 months on


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Dr. Claire Brown, Investment Director discusses BioCity’s New Investment Platform & co-investment strategy, twelve months on. “It’s been quite a year. In October 2018, we launched a co-investment strategy and a dedicated platform through which angels could make equity investments alongside BioCity, in early-stage life science ventures.   In the…

Oct 9, 2019
 Key to the vault part 2. how to secure investment from BioCity


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Securing investment is a milestone. A successful funding round means that equipment can be bought, salaries paid and leases signed. Growing ventures can capitalise and build upon existing successes. Start-ups, can, well, start-up. A crucial step towards reaching that milestone is getting ‘investment ready’, which, among other things, means understanding…

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