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No, not an April Fools’ joke - BioBridge Ltd, the Cambridge-based independent life science innovation consultancy, was founded in 1989 and has been at the forefront of biotechnology and life science advances since then, from a ground-breaking report for Frost&Sullivan on biotechnology in animal breeding and production, via helping establish new approaches to xenogeneic therapies and biopharming, to current involvement in the latest green and blue biotechnology advances.

Cambridge, UK, 2nd April: PredictImmune, developers of pioneering prognostic tools for guiding treatment options and improving patient outcomes in immune-mediated diseases, today confirmed that it has entered into a commercial agreement with Addenbrooke’s hospital, part of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, to provide PredictSURE IBD™ to clinicians and gastroenterologists in the UK and Ireland.


Cambridge, UK, 01 April 2019: Metrion Biosciences Ltd (“Metrion”), the specialist ion channel contract research and drug discovery company, announced today that it has completed a fully subscribed funding round on 14 March.  Metrion will use the funds to support the broadening of its ion channel screening capabilities, and continued research into novel Kv1.3 inhibitors for the treatment of auto-immune conditions.

Establishes New Clinical Advisory Board of Leading Oncology Experts

Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst (SBC) is pleased to announce that Dr Wesley Randle is to join as Chief Business Officer (CBO) in June 2019.

Dr Randle joins from UCLB, the technology transfer company of UCL and its partner NHS Trusts where he was a Senior Business Manager. Whilst at UCLB he worked closely with the UCL Technology Fund and was responsible for managing the commercialisation of IP and technology at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Funds will accelerate commercialization of InVisionFirstTM-Lung Liquid Biopsy test and the development of the InVision® liquid biopsy platform into new indications

Research Triangle Park, NC and Cambridge, UK, March 28, 2019 -- Inivata, a leader in liquid biopsy, today announces the completion of a Series B fundraising of $52.6m (£39.8 million).

Basel (CH) 27 March 2019 – Lonza announced today the next stage in the evolution of its market-leading GS Xceed® expression platform with the launch of GS piggyBac™, a highly efficient gene integration technology. GS piggyBac™ is capable of inserting large DNA cargos into transcriptionally active and genetically stable areas of the genome associated with highly expressed genes.

Cambridge, UK, 28 March 2019: PredictImmune, developers of pioneering prognostic tools for guiding treatment options and improving patient outcomes in immune-mediated diseases, today announced that the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a Medtech Innovation Briefing (MIB) on the use of PredictSURE IBD™ in the prognosis of inflammatory bowel disease.

BioIVT will contribute its assay development and validation expertise to support the consortium’s research initiatives 

Westbury, NY – Mar. 25, 2019 – BioIVT, a leading provider of research models and services for drug and diagnostic development, today announced that it has joined the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) Biomarkers Consortium.