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TSB awards £6m for R&D into tumour profiling for personalised medicine
Six projects are to receive nearly £6 million from the UK Technology Strategy Board to research tumour profiling and data capture. 21 June 2011

Avacta and Pall Life Sciences in analytical services collaboration
Pall will utilise the services of Avacta and market joint services with a focus in North America, and in certain other regions globally.  21 June 2011

QMB Innovation Centre signs up iGene
Queen Mary BioEnterprises Innovation Centre has signed up iGene London, a digital autopsy developer. 21 June 2011

Philips launches Practix 360 mobile X-ray
The new Practix 360 system combines design with new functionality to provide a straight-to-patient radiography system that can be used throughout the hospital setting. 21 June 2011

COCIR welcomes exemption of MRI from the new EC EMF Directive
The European Commission has made a new proposal for an EMF Directive that excludes MRI technology from the exposure limit values. 21 June 2011

Wipro Technologies launches cloud-based portal for clinical trials collaboration
The Wipro Clinical Collaboration Portal is aimed at helping its customer base  improve collaboration capabilities for multi-region clinical trials. 21 June 2011

APT and Brunel University to develop sorting process for carbon nanotubes
The UK Technology Strategy Board is providing funding to develop a new continuous flow process for separating and sorting commercially available carbon nanotubes and carbon nanomaterials. 18 June 2011

Biomedical iNet to showcase new technologies in South West England
The South West Biomedical Innovation Network (iNet) is hosting a conference on 23 June 2011 in Bridgewater, Somerset. 18 June 2011

BioVigilant introduces next-generation instant biologic detection system
BioVigilant’s IMD-A 300 and IMD-A 350 systems can detect immediately the presence of bacteria in the drug manufacturing process. 14 June 2011

Revolutionary technique for proteomics mass spectrometry
ETH Zurich and AB SCIEX are working together to deliver a new mass spectrometry-based technique for quantitation on every peptide in a single proteomics sample analysis. 14 June 2011

Xceleron announces new board and executive appointments
York-based Xceleron has announced that Dr David Roblin has been appointed to its Board of Directors in a non-Executive capacity and Dr Stuart Best has joined the company as Senior Director Operations. 14 June 2011

Plessey Semiconductors wins award for novel electric field sensor technology
The EPIC sensor is a completely new area of sensor technology that measures changes in an electric field in a similar way to a magnetometer detecting changes in a magnetic field. 9 June 2011

SPARK Impact expands investment team for North West Fund for Biomedical
Early stage venture capital company SPARK Impact, which manages the £25m North West Fund for Biomedical for parent organisation The North West Fund, has appointed two new staff to its investment team in Liverpool. 9 June 2011

Sheffield to host event promoting high-value medtech manufacturing
Organised by Medilink Yorkshire & Humber, the High Value Manufacturing in Healthcare event to be held on 29 June, will engage with the UK healthcare technologies community to look at the issues relating to high-value added manufacturing. 9 June 2011

Metalic copper effective against new E. coli strains
A new study by the University of Southampton has found a role for copper and copper alloy surfaces in preventing the spread of similar infections. 3 June 2011

European consortium applies semantic technology to drug discovery
The Open PHACTS consortium is applying semantic web technology to accelerate drug discovery by providing a single view across data sources. 3 June 2011

Philips provides imaging systems for new children’s oncology centre in Moscow
Philips, in partnership with cancer charity the Grant Life Foundation, is providing imaging technology to a new Children’s Oncology complex in Moscow, which opened on the International Children’s Day on 1 June. 3 June 2011

GE launches hospital capacity management system
GE Healthcare Performance Solutions has introduced Patient Care Capacity Management (PCCM), a new system aimed at solving the poor hospital utilization and ineffective capacity management. 3 June 2011

Genetic test predicts response to treatment for leukaemia and survival
A genetic test for the TP53 mutation can be used to identify patients with the most common type of adult leukaemia who will not respond well to currently available drugs and should be considered for experimental treatments. 3 June 2011

Avacta secures second Optim sale in US
Avacta's marketing partner in the US has secured the second Optim sale, to one of the ten largest pharmaceutical companies in the US. 2 June 2011

Capio enhances scientific and industrial competence with new board members
Swedish company, Capio, has appointed a new board of directors and management team to enable further steps in the company’s development.  2 June 2011

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