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The Biosphere has been recognised for outstanding levels of support to companies in the life sciences sector

The Biosphere has been shortlisted for a ‘Best Sector Support’ award in the OBN Awards 2019. This is a broad ranging award that recognises outstanding levels of support or service to companies in the life sciences sector. OBN (UK) Ltd, is a membership organisation that supports the life science sector. These awards celebrate innovation and

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Biosignatures raises £3.5m to develop revolutionary diagnostic technology

Newcastle based Biosignatures has raised £3.5m led by ADV to transform the lives of millions of people by diagnosing serious medical conditions earlier than ever before. Biosignatures discovers new blood tests. The company has developed a machine learning system which, alongside its powerful sample measurement system, is a disruptive and dramatically cost-effective step forward in

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£12 million secured for fibre rollout

Digital connectivity in rural communities across the North of Tyne region is set to be transformed following a successful bid for £12million. The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) made a bid to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport earlier this year for the investment from its Local Full Fibre Networks Programme. That

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UK Smart City of the Year set to get smarter

Newcastle has been named as one of the fourteen cities to be included in the second phase of City Fibres full fibre roll outs. Building on Newcastle’s position as a recognised centre for tech and digital innovation, the city will become a ‘Gigabit City’ as it receives a share of the £500 million investment announced

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Walton Robinson delivers speedy full letting of High Street

Walton Robinson, the Newcastle-based property agency, has supported The High Street Group of Companies’ successful entry into the city’s student accommodation market with the rapid full letting of its first apartment development, Student 52. Having been appointed by the seller of the former office building, S Harrison, Walton Robinson supported the conversion proposal, assisting during

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Pegasus Group growth continues with opening of Newcastle office

National multidisciplinary development consultancy Pegasus Group is continuing its expansion with the opening of a new regional office in Newcastle. Based at The Corner, Mosley Street, it is the group’s 13th UK office and reflects an ambitious period of growth and expansion for Pegasus Group, particularly in the north of the country. The office is

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Newcastle Angel Hub hosts first pitching event helping North East talent attract investment

North East entrepreneurs developing industry-changing innovation have taken to the stage in the first of a series of new pitching events delivered by the recently launched Newcastle Angel Hub. The businesses pitched their ideas on Monday (15th July), in the hope of securing investment from equity and Angel investors in attendance. The innovative ideas being

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Frank Recruitment

Technology recruitment giant opens new location in Irvine

After launching eight offices in the last 18 months, Frank Recruitment Group has opened the doors on its new office in Orange County, California. July 16, 2019 — (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) — Global technology recruitment firm Frank Recruitment Group has this week opened its latest US home in Irvine. The company has already created 20 jobs

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The Biosphere hosts workshop to generate ideas to address unmet clinical needs in children’s cancer care

Despite improving survival rates, cancer is the leading cause of death in children and young people. There is a growing need for technology to support children and young people with cancer, as well as to support health care professionals to provide optimal care. NIHR Children and Young People MedTech Co-operative (NIHR CYP MedTech) collaborated with the Academic

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Guy Currey

Blog: North East England joins Manchester and Leeds as Northern Powerhouse fintech capital

Blog by Guy Currey, Director, Invest North East England As I sat down to write this blog, I asked myself, ‘when was the last time I went into a bank?’ The answer? Well it’s been a long time. The reason is I do nearly all of my banking online, like many of us. From paying

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