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Microsoft Genomics ventures into the microbiome with Eagle Genomics

The data scientists and developers behind a ground-breaking microbiome data platform, Eagle Genomics, today announced their partnership with Microsoft Genomics, a Microsoft Azure service dedicated to meeting the computational challenges of the genomics era. This is the first Microsoft partner focused in the microbiome genomics market.

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Nick Gomer

EY ITEM Club downgrades GDP growth forecast for second quarter running

The EY ITEM Club has trimmed its GDP growth forecast for both 2018 and 2019 for the second successive quarter. This reflects increased uncertainties currently facing the outlook due to the elevated risk of the UK leaving the EU without a deal in March 2019, recent faltering consumer purchasing power, and a clear loss of economic momentum in the eurozone over the first half of 2018 as well as an uncertain global trade outlook.

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3iC and ProDrone Academy market new enhanced PfCO course

Industry leading training organisation and CAA approved NQE 3iC has teamed up with Cambridge’s ProDrone Academy to add new and enhanced ground school packages to its portfolio of professional UAV training products.

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Russell Logan, Head of Sales Europe & Kirsten Davies - Staah

Staah Europe moves into IncubyteSpace

Staah Europe has recently moved into IncubyteSpace on the Cambridge Innovation Park.

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Evonetix named Best Synthetic Biology Company at OBN Awards

Evonetix, the Cambridge-based company pioneering an innovative approach to scalable and high-fidelity gene synthesis, has received the award for “Best Emerging Synthetic Biology Company” at the 10th Anniversary of the Oxford Bioscience Network (OBN) Awards.

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Graphene may exceed bandwidth demands of future telecommunications

Researchers from the Cambridge Graphene Centre, together with industrial and academic collaborators within the European Graphene Flagship project, showed that integrated graphene-based photonic devices offer a solution for the next generation of optical communications.

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New legal tool aims to increase openness, sharing and innovation in global biotechnology

A new easy-to-use legal tool that enables exchange of biological material between research institutes and companies has just been launched.

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Local businesses keep Cambridge’s Bonfire Night free for the public

A group of community-minded local businesses are supporting this year’s Cambridge Bonfire Night to ensure that it remains free for everyone in the City. However, there is still some way to go says Heather Sonnet from Brewin Dolphin, which is championing the call for businesses to support the annual free fireworks display on Midsummer Common on Monday 5th November.

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Facebook headlines free seminar programme at Peterborough B2B

Over 80 exhibitors will showcase their products and services to an expected 600 visitors at KingsGate Conference Centre at the end of this month, when there will be unlimited opportunities to make new business connections.

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Clean Growth Innovation Summit focuses on low carbon technologies

The Clean Growth Innovation Summit, ‘Technologies of the future’ tomorrow (Tuesday 16 October) is a summit led by Innovate UK on behalf of UKRI, on the latest advances in low carbon technologies and the launch of UK clean growth business.

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World Standards Day 2018 puts the spotlight on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

On World Standards Day today, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) highlights the crucial role of International Standards.

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Distractions can make you more productive

Can the occasional distraction be good for your productivity and creativity? Cambridge based Communications Consultant Simon Hall thinks so, based on his experiences...

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Adam Jones

Birketts helps secure multi-million pound private equity investment for Ventrica Limited

Top 100 law firm Birketts has helped secure a £9m investment for Ventrica from Mobeus Equity Partners.

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Magna celebrates opening of new facility

Magna wins additional seating business, celebrates opening of new facility

Just over a year ago, Magna launched its first-ever seating business and facility with BMW Group. This week, Magna employees and customer representatives celebrated the grand opening of another new seating facility to support BMW business.

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Whippet leaves the busway – urgent reform needed, says Cambridge MP

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, has called for major bus reform after local bus operator Whippet announced that it will be discontinuing its Busway Service C and X3 service from 10th November 2018.

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Genetics allows personalised disease predictions for chronic blood cancers

Scientists have developed a successful method to make truly personalised predictions of future disease outcomes for patients with certain types of chronic blood cancers.

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Debate Podcast looks at alternative finance

Cambridge Judge Business Debate Podcast looks at alternative finance

We’ve heard all the buzz phrases, ranging from ‘peer-to-peer lending’ to ‘cryptocurrencies’. But behind the hype, what exactly is alternative finance, and what are the benefits and risk?

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Cambridge drug screening team shares in £1.3m investment backing

Venture capital firm Par Equity has invested £1.3m in a rapidly growing stem-cell research company that is helping pharmaceutical giants to develop new treatments for diseases including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

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The Conscious Communications team

Conscious Communications to launch education into orbit with FIRST® LEGO® League

Conscious Communications, a Cambridge-based PR & Marketing agency, is applying its expertise in STEM-based educational events to The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) FIRST® LEGO® League – a global science and technology challenge that will see over 100 young people from the Cambridgeshire region build and program robots to compete in a regional challenge heat.

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European research network aims to tackle problematic internet use

A pan-European network to tackle problematic internet usage officially has been launched with the publication of its manifesto, setting out the important questions that need to be addressed by the research community.

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