A new cryoprotectant polymer that dramatically improves the freezing of cells, has been discovered by researchers at the University of Warwick. The new polymers can reduce the amount of organic solvent required in cryopreservation (freezing cells) as well as giving more and healthier cells after thawing. Findings may help reduce cost and improve distribution of cells for cell-based therapies, diagnostics and research
Medherant Limited, the clinical-stage developer of innovative transdermal delivery products for pain and CNS diseases using its unique TEPI Patch® technology, has today announced a new £2 million investment from Mercia Technologies PLC.
Founded in 2007 with support from Warwick Ventures and the University of Warwick, Base4 has just closed a £5 million funding round, the company's largest to date. The funds will be used to expand the current team and increase lab space, facilitating the continued fast-paced development and automation of its technology.
VirionHealth Ltd, a new biotechnology company developing novel therapeutics for respiratory viral infections, today announced that it has raised up to £13 million in Series A funding from Abingworth, the international investment group dedicated to life sciences.
VirionHealth is a University of Warwick spinout company, set up with the support of Warwick Ventures, in 2017. Dr Laura Lane, Business Development Manager at Warwick Ventures, worked closely with Professors Nigel Dimmock and Andrew Easton to build a commercial team and secure the largest single investment into a Warwick spinout.
Warwick Ventures also helped secure translational funding from the Wellcome Trust, maintained the patents and developed the business plan that led to the investment by Abingworth.
Congratulations to Professor Laura Green, Head of the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick, who has been shortlisted for an Innovator of the Year award from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
Warwick Ventures has supported the translation of Professor Green's research, which focuses on reducing lameness in sheep flocks. The award winners will be announced on 24 May 2017.
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has recognised the work being done by the University of Warwick to combat neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in a speech at the Geneva Summit on NTDs.
Warwick neuroscientist Professor Nick Dale talks to the Observer about the SMARTChip stroke diagnostic tool he developed, and about Sarissa Biomedical, the spin out company set up by Warwick Ventures to commercialise the technology.
OBN’s latest BioTuesday Event, the first ever in the Midlands, was held at the Institute of Digital Healthcare at Warwick University. Driving Innovation and Collaboration in Digital Health was the hot topic of the night covered in detail by a panel of experts.
A team of enterprising Warwick academics made it through to the final of a national business competition with their idea of using nanoscale protein ‘syringes’ for targeted drug delivery.