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Mar 8, 2021
 Choosing to Challenge Access to Healthcare: International Women’s Day Special Feature with Anna Maxwell.

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  Today, Monday the 8th of March, countries around the world are marking International Women’s Day. A focal point within the women’s rights movement for celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the globe. The day also presents the opportunity to accelerate gender parity by way…

Biotech spin-out case study - Kinomica

Jan 26, 2021
 BioTech spinout case study: how specialist early-stage investment support accelerated Kinomica from seed to oversubscribed £3.9m series A.

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Founders David Britton and Pedro Cutillas set out to pioneer a new approach of cell signalling at the proteomic level. Based on the ground-breaking research by Professor Cutillas as published by Nature, with a new proteomic approach, Kinomica’s KScanTM technology can monitor drug efficiency and response, elucidate mode of action…

Dec 9, 2020
 Standout season for start-ups

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Almost 100,000 new businesses were registered in the third quarter of 2020 (ONS) and we were lucky enough to be a part of some of their start-up journeys.   This Autumn, thirteen pioneering ventures took part in two simultaneous programmes, delivered by our partners; East Midlands AHSN and Oxford AHSN….

Aug 11, 2020

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So, 2020 has been tough. With the recent turbulence and the uncertainties we face, it’s not surprising many of us are reassessing our options and our futures. In particular, the question “is now a good time to start a business?” is Googled approx. 12,120,000,000 times per month, that’s every 0.6…

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…