Covid-19: Oxford University rolls up its sleeves

Antony David | Healthcare | Covid-19 | Mar 27th 2020

More than 20 departments and over 500 researchers from the University are engaged in projects aimed at understanding and dealing with the Covid-19 coronavirus. Work on a wide range of activities is benefitting from £20m of government funding


Covid-19: Oxford scientists develop rapid testing technology

Antony David | Healthcare | Covid-19 | Mar 24th 2020

Scientists from Oxford University have developed a rapid test for COVID-19 that is three times faster than previous techniques.


Covid-19: Diamond Light scientists are ‘working around the clock’ to help combat the coronavirus pandemic

Gill Oliver | Pharma | Healthcare | Biotech | Medical | AI | Covid-19 | Mar 18th 2020

Life science teams at the Oxfordshire-based Diamond Light Sources synchrotron facility are ‘working around the clock’, carrying out measurements to help international efforts to tackle COVID-19.


OMass Therapeutics extends development runway with completion of £41.5m A Series funding

Antony David | Pharma | Biotech | Feb 19th 2020

Research started in Oxford University’s chemistry laboratories has evolved into a biophysical discovery platform that delivers high-resolution data to aid the discovery of therapeutics for patients suffering from immunological and genetic disorders


Healthtech start-up calls on virtual reality to help patients ‘be their own specialist’

Antony David | Healthcare | Medical | Jan 31st 2020

Much of the NHS’s digital effort focuses on how to improve clinical outcomes and internal processes, and to reduce the burgeoning costs of healthcare within its walls. Oxfordshire start-up Cognitant has looked beyond these parameters, and set its sights on improving the flow of information to patients.


Oxford hospital trust digital chief calls for swifter adoption of technology

Karen David | IT | Healthcare | Medical | AI | Dec 2nd 2019

The new chief digital and partnerships officer for Oxford University Hospitals has called on the health service to recognise the benefits of innovation. 


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 funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to evaluate its tech platform to deliver solid dose vaccines.


‘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.


Covid-19: Biotech firm offers AI based drug discovery platform in efforts to tackle virus

Gill Oliver | Pharma | Healthcare | Biotech | Medical | AI | Covid-19 | Mar 25th 2020

Oxford biotech company e-therapeutics is offering its powerful network-biology-and AI-based drug discovery platform to help tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.


AI speeds up identification of the role of colon cancer gene functions

Karen David | Healthcare | Biotech | AI | Mar 16th 2020

Researchers in Oxford and Zurich have used artificial intelligence (AI) and computer visualisation technology to detect changes in colon cancer cells that could be connected to the ‘expression’ of some smell-sensing genes.


Biotech startup is developing drug discovery programmes in kidney disease and cancer

Gill Oliver | Healthcare | Biotech | Medical | Investment | Feb 19th 2020

Using its proprietary tech, a biotech company has discovered antibodies leading to the development of drug discovery programmes in kidney disease and cancer.


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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07 Apr 2020

POSTPONED Safety in numbers – next generation patient monitoring and data analysis in acute care – talk by Dr Keith Errey, CEO and co-founder of Isansys and strong advocate of digital and data-driven methods in healthcare. 12 to 1.30pm at Bio Escalator, 696 Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, OX3 7FZ. Details

07 Apr 2020

Internet of Things Thames Valley April This regular gathering of the IoT community goes online for the first time with speakers from Jaguar Land Rover and Happiest Minds on connected cars, NVIDIA on autonomous objects, Computer Futures on women in tech, Thames Valley Berkshire on the connected city cluster and MIT Dynamic Technologies on carbon emissions reduction. From 7pm onlineClick here to register.


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