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HEE innovation clinches £50k award

At the 2012 Fast Forward Awards, left to right: Stuart Thomson, head of innovation, Robert Donald, Intellectual Property manager, both HEE, with Baroness Wilcox, Minister for Intellectual Property.The development of a web-based tool to accelerate and increase knowledge transfer interactions between the NHS and industry has resulted in an award for Health Enterprise East (HEE) worth £50,000.

Big Apple meets biotech in the cloud

One Nucleus CEO Harriet FearNew York technology ace 365force is taking companies in the Cambridge UK biotechnology cluster into the cloud.

Novartis-Vectura COPD boost

Dr Chris Blackwell, chief executive of VecturaA Novartis study using technology from Cambridge-UK based Vectura has shown rapid, sustained improvement in lung function and symptom relief in sufferers of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the companies have announced.

TSB backs Cambridge diagnostics push

Innova-Lightning-LinkInnova Biosciences, the Cambridge UK-based inventor of Lightning-Link® –a world-leading antibody labelling technology – has been awarded a development of prototype grant c£210,000 by the Technology Strategy Board.

GSK pays £61m for Cellzome

Tim Edwards, Cellzome’s CEOGlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) is buying Cellzome for £61 million cash by hoovering up the shares in the company that it doesn’t already own.

Lab21 finds key to commercial goldmine

Graham Mullis, Lab21 CEOLab21, the Cambridge UK specialist in personalised medicine, appears to have unlocked a potential commercial goldmine.

New CEO as F-star scales Cambridge R & D

Kevin Fitzgerald seeking pastures newKevin Fitzgerald has stepped down as CEO of antibodies specialist F-star just as the company brings all its research resources into the Cambridge UK bio cluster.

Lab21 eyes rapid US growth

Personalised medicine and clinical diagnostics specialist, Lab21Lab21, a Cambridge UK specialist in personalised medicine and clinical diagnostics, is ramping up operations in the US.

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