AstraZeneca’s BioHub receives new arrivals

As reported by PMLive.com. The BioHub which is situated at AstraZeneca old site at Alderley Park now has a total of nine firms that have taken space since its launch earlier this year. Set up to nurture new biopharma start-ups, the 36,000sq. ft site, run by BioCity, provides facilities such as laboratory and office space, restaurant and conference rooms, as well as contract services.

Six new companies – Gentronix, Cyprotex Discovery, Bionow, OncoTherics, Integral Finance and The Research Network – have now taken space at the BioHub, joining three others (RedX Anti-Infectives, Blueberry Therapeutics and Imagen Biotech) who have located there since the project was started in May.

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BioCity Scotland Announces BioEntrepreneur Boot Camp

BioCity Nottingham news reported that BioCity Scotland announced its first Bio Entrepreneur Boot Camp. This will be a three-day intensive business development program designed to prepare scientists to be their own boss.

The program is designed for anyone thinking of starting a life sciences company or in the early stage of company development. It will be delivered by business professionals, many of whom have run their own firms or advise small companies. Delegates will work on practical exercises and case studies; enjoy lively discussion and networking, and will benefit from one-to-one mentoring. Topics to be covered include market research, financial planning, business law, intellectual property, leadership and promotion. The individual sessions build towards a friendly ‘Dragons Den’ style competitive pitch to a panel of industry experts on the final day.

The course will take place over 3 days from Wednesday 25th to Friday 27th April, and is sponsored by North Lanarkshire Council.

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FREE Event: An Opportunity to Access EU R&D Funding

CK Science would like to take this opportunity to invite you an event which we think you will find valuable.

By attending this FREE event, you will learn first-hand about the opportunities for European R&D funding  in  Healthcare  projects soon to be announced in the 2012 FP7 call. This call has a significant focus on SMEs, with guaranteed EC funding to leading SME partners in successful consortia and a range of more broadly specified topics targeted at SME interests.

During the event there will also be an opportunity to hear about other sources of European Funding for SMEs through the Research for the Benefit of SMEs and Eureka Eurostars programs.

The event, organised in partnership with CK Science and Beta Technology will also provide details on how to access further support , give attendees a chance  to meet with national support teams, hear from a successful SME participant  and network with potential partners.  A buffet lunch will be provided.

When is the event?

This event will be taking place on Monday 23rd May at Biocity Nottingham’s Boardroom. The event will start at 9.00am and will finish at 13.30pm.

 

Who should attend?
The event is targeted at SMEs in the biotech/healthcare sector but will also be of interest to academics and other interested parties working in the following areas of health research;

•  Detection and Diagnosis of disease
•  Innovative therapeutic approaches and interventions
•  Large scale data gathering and processing
•  Development and ageing
•  Translational research on major infectious diseases, including HIV, TB and malaria
•  Translational research on, diabetes/obesity, rare and chronic diseases
•  Healthcare systems and public health
•  Adverse drug reactions

 

Agenda for the day:

  • 9:00 – 9.30am – Coffee and tea
  • 9.30 – 9.40am – Introduction from CK
  • 9.40 – 10.00am – Basic principles of FP7 and UK performance
  • 10.00 – 10.15am – UK support available (Beta Technology)
  • 10.15 -10.55am – 2012 Health Call and highlights from others – Biotech, ICT, Nano materials
  • 10.55 – 11.10 am – Break
  • 11.10 – 11.30am – Case study – Rebecca Martell from Simcyp
  • 11.30-11.45am – Innovative Medicines Initiative
  • 11.45 – 12.15pm – R4SMEs and Eurostars – Steve Bradley
  • 12.15 – 12.45pm – Q&A
  • 12.45 – 1.00pm – Lunch

 

How to register?

To register your place at the event, or for more information, please contact me on 01438 743 047 or email cgutsell@ckscience.co.uk. Alternatively, please reply to this message.

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Your Opportunity to Access EU R&D Funding

BioCity  is pleased to invite you to an event that will give you an opportunity to learn first-hand about the opportunities for European R&D funding  in  Healthcare  projects soon to be announced in the 2012 FP7 call.This call has a significant focus on SMEs, with guaranteed EC funding to leading SME partners in successful consortia and a range of more broadly specified topics targeted at SME interests.

During the event there will also be an opportunity to hear about other sources of European Funding for SMEs through the Research for the Benefit of SMEs and Eureka Eurostars programs.

The event, organised in partnership with CK Science and Beta Technology will also provide details on how to access further support , give attendees a chance  to meet with national support teams, hear from a successful SME participant  and network with potential partners.  A buffet lunch will be provided.

 

When is the event?

This event will be taking place on Monday 23rd May at Biocity Nottingham’s Boardroom. The event will start at 9.00am and will finish at 13.30pm.

 

Who should attend?  
The event is targeted at SMEs in the biotech/healthcare sector but will also be of interest to academics and other interested parties working in the following areas of health research;

• Detection and Diagnosis of disease
• Innovative therapeutic approaches and interventions
• Large scale data gathering and processing
• Development and ageing
• Translational research on major infectious diseases, including HIV, TB and malaria
• Translational research on, diabetes/obesity, rare and chronic diseases
• Healthcare systems and public health
• Adverse drug reactions

How to register?

To register your place at the event, or for more information, please contact Liam O’Connell at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email loconnell@ckscience.co.uk.

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Inviting you to…Biocity's Framework Focus Event

BioCity  is pleased to invite you to an event that will give you an opportunity to learn first-hand about the opportunities for European R&D funding  in  Healthcare  projects soon to be announced in the 2012 FP7 call.This call has a significant focus on SMEs, with guaranteed EC funding to leading SME partners in successful consortia and a range of more broadly specified topics targeted at SME interests.

During the event there will also be an opportunity to hear about other sources of European Funding for SMEs through the Research for the Benefit of SMEs and Eureka Eurostars programs.

The event, organised in partnership with CK Science and Beta Technology will also provide details on how to access further support , give attendees a chance  to meet with national support teams, hear from a successful SME participant  and network with potential partners.  A buffet lunch will be provided.

When is the event?

This event will be taking place on Monday 23rd May at Biocity Nottingham’s Boardroom. The event will start at 9.00am and will finish at 13.30pm.

Who should attend?  
The event is targeted at SMEs in the biotech/healthcare sector but will also be of interest to academics and other interested parties working in the following areas of health research;

• Detection and Diagnosis of disease
• Innovative therapeutic approaches and interventions
• Large scale data gathering and processing
• Development and ageing
• Translational research on major infectious diseases, including HIV, TB and malaria
• Translational research on, diabetes/obesity, rare and chronic diseases
• Healthcare systems and public health
• Adverse drug reactions

How to register?

To register your place at the event, or for more information, please contact Liam O’Connell at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email loconnell@ckscience.co.uk.

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CK Director on Biocity Bootcamp Panel of Experts

Liam O’Connell, Director at CK Science will be appearing on the expert panel at Biocity and the Healthcare & Bioscience iNet evening seminar, “Entrepreneurs, Universities and the Economy”.

The seminar  follows a pro-enterpise speech at the end of 2010, during which Prime Minister David Cameron outlined his vision for turning the years ahead into the most entrepreneurial and dynamic in the history of the UK. He outlined his plan to build a new economic dynamism relying heavily on innovation and start-ups alongside collaboration between universities and businesses.

During the seminar, the BBC’s Working Lunch presenter Rob Pittam will ask the panel of experts:
1. What impact will the 23 March budget have on the life science industry and governments stated aim of boosting enterprise?
2. In particular how will this affect your business [i.e. the panel member’s] and what significant effects has government had on your business in the past- if any?

The panel members will include our very own Liam O’Connell and the following influential figureheads:
– Nigel Gaymond, Chief Executive, BioIndustry Association
– Dr Glenn Crocker, CEO, BioCity Nottingham
– Dr Dave Mead, Business Development Director, Novozymes Biopharma UK Ltd (pharmaceutical product manufacturers)
– Sameer Kothari ,Chief Executive, Zilico Ltd (cancer diagnostics company)
– Gwent Paylor , College Business Manager, School of Science & Technology, Nottingham Trent University

The seminar will be taking place this afternoon at the Biocity site in Nottingham.

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BioCity Boot Camp (Formerly Bioentrepreneur School)

  • Date: 6th – 8th April 2011
  • Venue: BioCity Nottingham

A new-style BioCity Boot Camp will take place at BioCity Nottingham on 6th – 8th April and is ideal for anyone in the life sciences who has the germ of a business idea.

Delivered by seasoned entrepreneurs and business professionals, the Boot Camp will help delegates develop a business mind-set that will be invaluable on their road to future success.

The three-day programme includes practical exercises; case studies; lively discussion; networking; mentoring and presentations. Intensive and challenging, individual sessions build towards a friendly ‘Dragons Den’ style competitive pitch to a panel of industry experts.

Suited to recent graduates, post-docs and academic researchers – or simply those with experience within a larger organisation who feel the urge to break out on their own – the Boot Camp is ideal for anyone looking to commercialise a particular science or a great idea.

With sponsorship support from AstraZeneca, PERA and AdamsonJones the Boot Camp will help delegates develop their business know-how, and give them the confidence to reach their potential in this rapidly changing business environment.

A number of fully-funded places are available for Astrazeneca employees.

For more information and to register your interest, visit http://bootcamp.biocity.co.uk

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CK Establish Corporate Partnership with Biocity

CK Science, the UK’s largest independent specialist scientific and technical recruitment consultancy, is proud to announce our corporate partnership with Biocity.

Based in Nottingham, Biocity is one of Europe’s largest bioscience incubators. The award winning site currently hosts nearly 70 companies and over 525 employees and aims to provide a home for developing biotechnology and healthcare companies.

By entering into partnership with Biocity, CK Science are able to support new start-up companies and facilitate the provision of high quality scientific recruitment advice and services to existing bioscience companies in the East Midlands.

Speaking of the partnership, Liam O’Connell, Director at CK Science stated, “CK Science are proud to announce our partnership with Biocity. We are passionate about supporting biotechnology and healthcare companies in their early stages of development. As a company we are very much looking forward to granting businesses at Biocity access to our expertise in recruiting high calibre staff to the scientific industry.”

As corporate partners, CK Science will be regular visitors to the Biocity site and is very much looking forward to attending regular advisory clinics and business networking events.

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