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Pfizer buys into Cambridge life science innovation

Roger-PedersenStem cell technology pioneer, DefiniGEN Ltd has joined the Pfizer-inspired European Bank for induced pluripotent stem cells (EBiSC) consortium.

Cambridge entrepreneur steers global medtech innovator

Catherine-Beech 2014Cambridge UK life science entrepreneur Dr Catherine Beech is spearheading a truly international startup initially targeting eye disease but with applications in cancer and other disease areas.

Life science investor interest highest for 10 years

Andy-RichardsInvestor interest in the Cambridge UK life science cluster is running at its highest level for more than a decade, according to serial biotechnology entrepreneur Andy Richards.

Antitope and UCL collaborate on key antibody

Antitope-labCambridge UK Medtech business Antitope Limited and University College London are collaborating to humanise an anti-LRG1 antibody as part of an MRC-funded translational research and product development programme being undertaken by the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

ARM takes SimPrints cash haul to half a million

SimPrints co-founder and Gates Cambridge Scholar, Daniel StoristeanuSuperchip giant ARM Holdings has fortified its ‘pay-it-forward’ strategy to help Cambridge UK technology startups by pumping an additional US$100k into healthcare fledgling SimPrints.

Vectura cashing in on transition success

Chris-Blackwell-2014Seasoned Cambridge market watchers are used to seeing companies in the technology sector pivot – sometimes pirouette.

Cambridge-Canada assault on harmful drug side effects

Cambridge Technology is now gone into the CloudA cutting edge alliance between MedTech specialists in Cambridge UK and Canada is taking technology to eliminate harmful side effects of medicinal drugs into the Cloud.

Cambridge Consultants tripling headcount at new US HQ

Cambridge Consultants at Atlantic Avenue, BostonUK technology innovator Cambridge Consultants plans to more than triple its American headcount after moving its US headquarters.

Abcam on the up Down Under

Philippe-CotrelAbcam, the Cambridge UK medical technology enabler, is targeting Australasia with a new direct selling business model.

Optibrium launches drug discovery software

Optibrium-Matt-SegallOptibrium, the Cambridge UK business that develops software for drug discovery, has unveiled new desktop technology to boost data visualisation and analysis of compound data.

Rapid Biosensor makes move to IPO

Rapid-John-ReynoldsCambridge medical technology pioneer Rapid Biosensor Systems Ltd is making preparations for a UK IPO.

Cannabis-based drug firm sees UK shares go to pot

Justin-GoverOne of the Cambridge medical technology cluster’s brightest stars, GW Pharmaceuticals, saw its UK share price dip 11.50p (2.73 per cent) as losses widened in the three months to June 30.

Fertility pioneer brings funding haul to $9m

Dr Shamus Husheer - launching the technology in New YorkUK fertility technology pioneer Cambridge Temperature Concepts has reportedly raised more than $9 million in two tranches to underpin expansion in the US and develop a next generation product.

Machine learning advances help to tackle cancer

Thomas-WilhelmA new machine learning technique has been developed at the Institute of Food Research (IFR) in Norwich to analyse risk patterns in cervical cancer. It could also be harnessed to detect similar development patterns in bowel and prostate cancers.

GrowthAccelerator award for Lintbells

Lintbells-awardLintbells, a manufacturer of functional nutrition products for animals, won the ‘Market Mover’ category at GrowthAccelerator’s The Brave & The Bold awards. 

Vernalis ready for US lift-off in 2015

Ian-Garland VernalisVernalis, the Cambridge medical technology business, has posted a strong financial performance ahead of market expectations for the six months to June 30 – despite a dip in profit and revenues from an admittedly high base.

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