March 2014

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Adaptimmune awarded £2.1m for T cell cancer therapy development
Adaptimmune has been awarded a grant of £2.1 million from the UK Biomedical Catalyst Fund for the development of its second engineered T cell therapy programme into the clinic in triple negative breast cancer. 28 Mar 2014

Exco InTouch to unveil partner network at Partnerships in Clinical Trials Congress
Exco InTouch, a provider of patient engagement and data capture solutions, will unveil the Exco Valued Partner Network at the Congress in Las Vegas this week (30 March - 2 April 2014). 28 Mar 2014

Amputees in Action simulates extreme casualty situations for medical training
Amputees in Action, the UK’s largest provider of amputee actors and special effects artists, is extending its medical training expertise to cover extreme working environments. 20 Mar 2014

Endomagnetics wins business award for breast cancer treatment product
Cambridge-based Endomagnetics has been given the award for Best New Product or Business Model in this year’s Business Weekly awards for companies in the East of England. 20 Mar 2014

Health science network for North West England launched
The North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (NWC AHSN), one of 15 such networks in England, has officially launched with an event to connect healthcare, academia and industry in the region. 20 Mar 2014

Philips launches sleep promotion initiative
Philips has announced its Sleep Powers initiative for 2014, in support of World Sleep Day, to promote increased awareness of and education around the benefits of sleep and the important role it plays in our well being. 20 Mar 2014

Vodafone and AstraZeneca in partnership to provide mobile health services for cardiovascular patients
Vodafone and AstraZeneca have announced a global partnership to use Vodafone's mobile technology and systems to help cardiovascular patients and their healthcare professionals manage their care. 13 Mar 2014

Welsh graphene company to raise £10m on UK AIM to fund large scale production
South Wales graphene company Haydale has announced plans to raise up to £10 million ($16.6 million) via an IPO on the UK's Alternative Investment Market to fund development of its cold plasma based mass-production system. 18 Mar 2014

Motorbike crash survivor’s face reconstructed with 3D printed titanium implant
A specialist team at the Morriston Hospital in Swansea has successfully implanted a specially designed and printed titanium cheek bone and eye socket for a badly injured motorcyclist. 17 Mar 2014

Incanthera acquires second cancer drug pipeline with takeover of Onco-NX
The deal will see the companies combine their expertise in targeted anti-cancer drugs, to develop a ground-breaking, therapeutics pipeline. 13 Mar 2014

Boston Scientific's REBEL coronary stent system receives CE mark
The REBEL Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System is the company's latest generation bare metal stent for the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). 13 Mar 2014

Partnership to develop mobile health platform to support independent living
HMA Digital Marketing, the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) at the University of Sheffield, and Tunstall Healthcare are collaborating to develop 'mHealth Assist', a mobile health platform. 13 Mar 2014

Blood test could predict Alzheimer's three years in advance of symptoms showing
A team of US researchers is patenting a blood test for Alzheimer's or mild cognitive impairment (MCI) based on 10 lipid biomarkers associated with the diseases. 10 March 2014

Trial of 'digital medicines' in the north of England
The Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) is working with US company Proteus Digital Health to test if taking pills with ingestible sensors can help patients take medicines properly.

Novel technique identifies breast cancer tissue using non-coding RNA markers
The presence of small non-coding sections of the nucleic acid RNA in breast tissue can be used to predict if individuals have breast cancer, according to new findings by the Cancer Genome Atlas project. 6 Mar 2014

Newly discovered hormone released after exercise could indicate biological age
Scientists from Aston University (UK) have discovered a potential molecular link between Irisin, a recently identified hormone released from muscle after exercise, and the ageing process. 6 Mar 2014

EuroHeart II project shows €196bn annual cost of cardiovascular disease in Europe
The EU-funded EuroHeart II Project  was completed at the end of February after three years of research into current cardiovascular disease trends and analysis of EU-wide CVD prevention policies. 4 March 2014

Difference in blood pressure between arms indicates future heart problems
New research shows that a 10mm Hg difference in blood pressure between arms indicates a significant increased risk for future cardiovascular events. 4 March 2014

High blood pressure is an epidemic as devastating as HIV
The response of most governments and international aid agencies to high blood pressure, or hypertension, is little better than the reaction to HIV/AIDS 20 years ago — too little too late — according to an editorial in the International Journal of Epidemiology. 4 March 2014

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