NOTTINGHAM, UK – 29 June, 2021 Life Science Newswire – Sygnature Discovery, the leading provider of integrated drug discovery services, has received a significant investment from Five Arrows Principal Investments, the European corporate private equity arm of Rothschild & Co. Financial details have not been disclosed.

Cambridge, UK,– 29 June 2021: IONTAS Limited (IONTAS), a leader in the discovery and optimization of fully human antibodies, today announces that F-star Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSTX), has dosed the first patients in a Phase 1 clinical trial, with FS222, a CD137/PD-L1 bispecific antibody.

IONTAS applied its proprietary technology to generate a component utilized within FS222, which was subsequently licenced to F-star. The initiation of this trial adds to the growing portfolio of antibodies generated by IONTAS that are entering clinical trials.

Cambridge and London, UK, 29 June 2021: CN Bio, a leading Organ-on-a-chip Company (OOC) that designs and manufactures single and multi-organ microphysiological systems (MPS), today announced that King’s College London, an internationally renowned research university, has adopted the PhysioMimix™ Multi-Organ MPS. Following a successful research collaboration, King’s College London selected the system to create a unique human-relevant liver-intestinal model for characterizing and manipulating host-microbial interactions, to support improved outcomes in cirrhosis.

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We are now recruiting mentors for the sixth round of our Patient Group Mentoring Programme!

If you believe that you have something to offer to a rare disease patient group, whether that be advice on time management, ideas for patient involvement in research or simply a listening ear, we want to hear from you!

The deadline to apply is no later than midnight on 4th July - AKA this Sunday!

Our 2021-22 Programme will officially launch on 14th July.

Dr. Kazuo Takayama from the renowned Center for iPS Cell Research and application (CiRA) at Kyoto University (Japan) has given a unique insight into his pioneering research that has successfully modelled the SARS-CoV-2 life cycle in undifferentiated iPSCs - which were previously uninfectable.

The presentation which was given at ISSCR 2021, the leading professional organization for stem cell scientists, discussed how iPSCs and organoids can be used in COVID-19 drug discovery research.

22 June 2021

Taylor Wessing expands offering in China with the launch of Beijing Tailun IP Agency

Today we are announcing our expansion with the launch of an exclusive relationship with a specialist trade mark and IP agency in China.

With international law firms restricted from practicing Chinese law, a distinct legal entity has been established and permitted to provide a range of intellectual property related services by Chinese regulators.

LINK Medical and Ectin Research AB have signed an agreement appointing LINK Medical Research AB to run the Phase I/II clinical study of the treatment of metastatic bladder cancer patients with the drug candidate MFA-370. Ectin Research aims to submit its clinical trial application (CTA) to the Swedish Medical Products Agency, in collaboration with LINK Medical, followed by additional regulatory applications in two other countries.

Biocair recently opened a new office in Chicago, bringing the total number of US offices to nine. This addition to Biocair’s global network is just one of several investments made in the last year, all part of the company’s efforts to further expand its industry-leading supply chain solutions for life sciences.

The new facility will accommodate certified packaging and conditioning areas for a wide range of temperatures, including an advanced liquid nitrogen service station, as well as office space for Operations staff.

OXFORD, UK June 24th, 2021 – PrecisionLife Limited, a global healthcare combinatorial analytics company, announces that it has appointed Ray Pawlicki as Executive Chair to the Board of Directors.

Widely recognized as a leader in informatics across pharma and biotech, he will work closely with the PrecisionLife Board and CEO Steve Gardner to help steer the strategic growth of the company.