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Cambridge, UK, 22 September 2021: Metrion Biosciences Limited (“Metrion”), the specialist ion channel contract research and drug discovery company, today announced that the Company has moved to larger, custom designed laboratory and office premises at Granta Park, Cambridge, UK. The new headquarters will allow the Company to significantly expand its range of services and cell lines.

SysMIC is an online course in coding, modelling & data analysis for bioscience researchers.


The next course will start on Monday 1st November 2021


Participants will become confident in using the Python, R and MATLAB platforms, developing interdisciplinary skills that will make them more effective researchers with the confidence to develop and apply computational techniques in modelling and data analysis to their own work.

San Francisco – Sept. 20, 2021 – Illumina Ventures, an independently-managed, healthcare-focused venture firm, announced today the closing of its second investment fund with total commitments of $325 million, bringing its total capital under management to $560 million. The latest fund is anchored by Illumina, Inc. (Nasdaq: ILMN), with the majority of the total committed capital from other strategic and financial investors, including the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF).

Glasgow, UK, 21 September 2021 – Amphista Therapeutics, a leader in next generation targeted protein degradation (TPD) approaches, today announced the appointment of Joshua T. Brumm as its new Independent Chairman, succeeding Satish Jindal.

York, UK, 21 September 2021: The European Laboratory Research & Innovation Group (ELRIG) UK today announced it will launch its equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) guiding principles at Drug Discovery 2021. The principles were developed with the support of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Science and Health (EDIS), a coalition of organisations working to improve EDI within the science and health research sectors, and the ELRIG community.

- Blackstone portfolio company BioMed Realty acquires 15-acre Cambridge International Technology Park and 27-acre plot at Granta Park in Cambridge
- Estimated £850 million investment expected to deliver approximately 800,000 square feet of in-demand Grade A purpose-built lab and office space in Cambridge, creating up to 2,700 jobs
- Acquisitions mark vote of confidence from Blackstone in the UK and the growth of the nation’s pioneering life sciences sector, and are supported by BioMed’s 870,000 square feet UK portfolio currently 100% fully leased

We have advised Tyk, a London-based global tech company, on its $35 million growth equity funding round led by new investors Scottish Equity Partners (SEP), alongside existing investors MMC Ventures. Tyk will use the funding to reach new markets and accelerate product development.


Tyk’s innovative API management solution helps to build mission-critical systems in highly regulated industries such as financial services, healthcare, and government. It is used by some of the world’s largest enterprises such as Societe Generale, Starbucks and Domino’s.

We have advised Artificial Intelligence (AI) company Peak on its Series C funding, which raised $75 million.


This is the second round of funding for Peak in 2021, after completing a $21 million round of Series B funding in February, also advised by Taylor Wessing.


In total the company has raised $119 million, with SoftBank Vision Fund 2 leading Series C, supported by existing investors MMC Ventures, Oxx, Praetura Ventures, Arete and Octopus Ventures.

Arecor Therapeutics plc

(“Arecor”, the “Company” or the “Group”)


ARECOR ANNOUNCES POSITIVE HEADLINE RESULTS FROM FIRST PHASE I CLINICAL TRIAL OF

AT278 ULTRA-CONCENTRATED ULTRA-RAPID ACTING INSULIN CANDIDATE FOR DIABETES

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