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Antibody by llamas has ‘significant potential’ as COVID-19 treatment

Antibody by llamas has ‘significant potential’ as COVID-19 treatment

The research, by scientists at the Rosalind Franklin Institute, has shown that nanobodies generated by llamas and camels can effectively target the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.
Further government funding for phase II R&D lab conversion at Wood Centre for Innovation. Image: Phase 1 converted labs at Wood Centre for Innovation

Further funding for phase II R&D lab conversion at Wood Centre for Innovation

The funding will allow The Oxford Trust to commence the conversion of dedicated high spec laboratory facilities with 3,000 sq ft of laboratory and close to 9,000 sq ft of allied space.
Study finds COVID-19 presents a higher risk of blood clots than vaccines

Study finds COVID-19 presents higher risks of blood clots than vaccines

The study concludes that there are increased risks of some haematological and vascular adverse events following vaccination, but the risks are substantially higher following a coronavirus infection.
AI imaging solutions company Ultromics raises $33m in Series B funding

AI imaging solutions company Ultromics raises $33m in Series B funding

Led by Blue Venture Fund, the new funding will accelerate Oxford-based Ultromics’ use of AI-enabled echocardiograms to improve patient outcomes.
PepGen secures $112.5m financing to advance muscular dystrophy therapies

PepGen secures $112.5m financing to advance muscular dystrophy therapies

The funding round included existing investors RA Capital Management, Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI) and CureDuchenne Ventures and a host of new investors.
Exscientia selects Milton Park for new laboratories

Exscientia selects Milton Park for new laboratories

The expansion will see the firm occupy 20,151sq ft of laboratory and office space at 155 Brook Drive, which is part of the Science Vale Enterprise Zone.
Exscientia expands headquarters at The Oxford Science Park

Exscientia expands headquarters at The Oxford Science Park

The company, which initially occupied c7,800 sq ft in the Schrödinger Building is increasing capacity for its technology teams by expanding to 21,000 sq ft of facilities.
Orbit Discovery raises $7.6m to accelerate growth in peptide discovery business. Image: The Schrödinger Building at The Oxford Science Park

Orbit Discovery raises $7.6m to accelerate growth in peptide discovery business

The financing was led by Oxford Sciences Innovation, with participation from Borealis Ventures, Perivoli Innovations, and other institutional and individual investors.
Oxford-based Circassia reports revenue growth of 27%

Oxford-based Circassia reports revenue growth of 27%

The medical device company focused on point of care asthma diagnosis and management released a trading update for the six months ended 30 June 2021.
High Sheriff of Oxfordshire opens new R&D labs at Wood Centre for Innovation. Image: High Sheriff of Oxfordshire outside the Wood Centre for Innovation in Headington.

High Sheriff of Oxfordshire opens new R&D labs at Wood Centre for Innovation

The class II labs answer the significant demand from science and tech start-ups and SMEs for lab space in Oxford’s world-leading life sciences cluster in Headington.