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Plastometrex - a Cambridge-based company that develops advanced materials testing solutions - has recently closed its seed investment round. The round was led by Element Materials Technology (Element), a global leader in product and qualification testing, with participation from Vanneck EIS and Reimagined Capital.

14-07-2020
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The Cambridge Index slipped 522.3 points or 2.3% to close at 21920.1, as nine of the top ten Index heavyweights posted weekly losses to their share prices.

14-07-2020
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The European Parliament and Council has voted to delay the enforcement of the new Medical Devices Regulation (MDR). Set to replace the current Medical Device Directive (MDD), the MDR will now come into effect in May 2021, a year later than planned.

14-07-2020
Paul Wootton

Boris Johnson has announced what the Government has described as “the most radical reforms to our planning system since the Second World War, making it easier to build better homes where people want to live”. The new proposals are expressed to soften the economic impact of coronavirus with the PM vowing to “build, build, build”. 

14-07-2020
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St Mary’s Junior School has been shortlisted for the Independent School Parent magazine’s Independent Prep School of the Year Award 2020.

13-07-2020

In Team Consulting's first blog of this series, it discussed how connecting your medical device to digital services in the cloud can introduce risks such as exposure of data, unauthorised control and denial of service...

13-07-2020
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Congratulations are in order for Isla Heras, a pupil at St Mary's Junior School, Cambridge who did a sponsored walk every day during half-term to raise money for HoverAid, a charity which takes doctors and medical supplies to remote parts of Madagascar. She dressed up in fancy dress each day and, together with her Mum, raised over £900, an...

13-07-2020
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In her regular series for Cambridge Network members - now in its 15th year - software training expert Karen Roem offers handy tips to help you 'Tame your computer'. This week she explains how to magnify part of a picture on your slide (Microsoft PowerPoint).

13-07-2020

Project DELTA aims to diagnose up to 50% of cases of oesophageal cancer earlier, leading to improvements in survival, quality of life and economic benefits for the NHS.

13-07-2020
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Cambridge Network's Virtual Jobs & Careers Fair this Thursday 16 July  promises practical assistance and support for anyone looking for a job or a change in career.

13-07-2020
The team - (l-r ): Alice Lapthorn, Dr Marcus Ilg, Professor Stephen Bustin, Professor Selim Cellek.

A team of scientists is investigating drug combinations in a bid to prevent pulmonary fibrosis in the lungs that causes irreversible damage in some COVID-19 patients.

13-07-2020
(L-R): Dr Myriam Ouberai, CEO, Spirea; Dr Jonathan Milner, Executive Director, Meltwind; Dr Jason Mellad,  Co-Founder and CEO,Start Codon

Spirea Limited, a spin-out from the University of Cambridge founded to deliver the next generation of antibody drug conjugate (ADC) therapeutics for the treatment of multiple cancers, has today announced that it has closed a seed investment round, led by Meltwind and Start Codon.

13-07-2020

Avacta Group plc, the developer of Affimer® biotherapeutics and reagents, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a collaboration with Integumen plc to evaluate recently generated Affimer reagents that bind the SARS-COV-2 spike protein for the detection of the coronavirus in waste water, to provide a real-time alert system to warn of...

13-07-2020
Scott McCubbin, EY’s UK & Ireland IPO Leader

The London markets may have felt the absence of new issuers in Q2 2020, but those already listed flocked to the market to raise capital amid the COVID-19 lockdown, according to EY’s latest market tracker IPO Eye.

13-07-2020
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It doesn’t take a genius to notice that people aren’t quite themselves, and despite the fact we are unlocking, there remains a huge amount of nervousness.

13-07-2020
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The Press has been speculating again recently about the Ministry of Justice and a possible change to the law concerning the rules on Will signing during the pandemic. Alexandra Francis of Hewitsons explains.

13-07-2020
Judith Sloane, Manager at Meet Cambridge, talks to international buyers at the virtual MeetGB event organised by VisitBritain.

A two-day virtual event to introduce buyers from the US, Europe and the UK to Cambridge’s unique facilities for hosting conferences and events has taken place, attended by Meet Cambridge.

13-07-2020
Governor Tom Wolf, State Public Health Laboratory in Exton Tests for COVID-19, Flickr, CC BY 2.0.

It’s an unprecedented time for diagnostics – Team Consulting highlights the need to maintain its current high profile beyond the pandemic.

13-07-2020
Joanna Nicholls

Howes Percival has acted for Bossick Enterprises Ltd and Bossick Hotels Ltd in relation to the acquisition of The George Hotel in Easingwold, North Yorkshire, which is a 18th century coaching inn, which has 15 bedrooms, a bar and an AA rosette restaurant and courtyard.

10-07-2020
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The events of this year have been unexpected to say the least. Coronavirus aside, even at a political level the last minute change in Chancellor before the Budget in March presented a surprise and so did the announcement of a further statement.

10-07-2020

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