Bill & Melinda Gates funding for pharma firm Enesi

Gill Oliver | Pharma | Healthcare | Biotech | Medical | Oct 30th 2019

Milton-Park based pharma company Enesi has won grant funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to evaluate its technology platform, which enables the delivery of solid dose vaccines for measles and rubella.

Enesi’s technology is being developed to improve the delivery of vaccines across a wide range of infectious diseases and allergies, and the company is collaborating with several organisations, including Oxford University and Public Health England.


‘That’s the first bit of good news in years,’ says Professor as he welcomes government U-turn on policy allowing graduates to stay longer

Gill Oliver | Healthcare | Biotech | Aerospace | Sep 13th 2019

The government’s recent decision to allow international students to stay in the UK for two years to find a job after graduation is “wonderful”, according to Professor Lionel Tarassenko, head […]


Professor Gil McVean takes on full-time CTO role at Genomics

Gill Oliver | Pharma | Healthcare | Biotech | Sep 7th 2019

Data science company Genomics has announced Professor Gil McVean will join on a full-time basis as chief information officer.


Nuclear medicine: Concern for patients

Antony David | Pharma | Medical | Aug 23rd 2019

Clinicians, suppliers and The Royal College of Radiologists continue to be concerned about the possible consequences of the UK's departure from the Euratom Treaty. In Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, more than 500,000 procedures each year involve ionising radiation. Uncertainty continues around the safeguarding controls and the continuity of supply of radioisotopes caused by the Brexit negotiations and, in particular, the prospect of a no-deal exit at the end of October.


Network profile: TheHill digital health community

Antony David | Healthcare | Network profile | Aug 23rd 2019

TheHill is a digital health innovation community, a cluster, network and incubator/accelerator programme working in Oxford with NHS Trusts, universities, digital developers, innovators and investors to catalyse commercial and impactful technological solutions in healthcare. 


BOOK REVIEW: Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez

Karen David | Book review | Aug 23rd 2019

If you’ve ever wondered why the effects of a prescribed drug were stronger than the doctor promised, why you can’t reach the top shelf in a supermarket, or why you […]

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