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Leading cancer diagnostics company joins the fight against Coronavirus

MDNA Life Sciences, the world’s leading developer of cancer detection tests based on mitochondrial DNA, is making a COVID-19 virus testing service available from its Newcastle upon Tyne laboratory directly to commercial businesses and other organisations with immediate effect. Harry Smart, chairman of MDNA, explains; “Our core business is the discovery of biomarkers in mitochondrial

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Shelborn defies pandemic at Quorum Park as take-up levels soar in first half of 2020

A leading North East office park has secured 100,000 sq.ft of take-up in the first half of 2020 after concluding its latest letting to an efficiency solutions company. Shared Services Connected Ltd (SSCL) is in the process of fitting out a 35,000 sq.ft floor plate within the Neon building on the recently rebranded Quorum Park, after signing a 10-year

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Q&A: Newcastle Helix based fintech business to accelerate global operations following investment from Nasdaq Ventures

Caspian specialise in Automated Anti-Money Laundering (AML) investigation technology and were the first businesses to move into The Core.  Right in the heart of Newcastle Helix they are building a safer future for financial services with a platform that harnesses human intelligence with AI and Machine Learning to help fight financial crime. They are set

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NRG eyes growth in office move to Quorum Park as part of continued investment

Newcastle headquartered recruitment business NRG, part of the Galago Group, has revealed plans to move its flagship offices to the NEON building at Quorum Park. The firm is relocating from their Grey Street address after spending more than 40 years in the city centre as it continues its investment into NRG and greenbean businesses. The

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National Innovation Centre for Ageing partner with global EdTech company to launch new caregiving app in the UK

Based on Newcastle Helix, The UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) has partnered with a global EdTech company to launch a new digital training program for employers. By bringing together complementary skills, expertise, and intelligence, they have been able to bring a new product to the UK market that will foster a culture of

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Newcells Biotech scales up its operations in The Biosphere

Newcells Biotech, a pioneering life-sciences spin-out that applies Human induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (hiPSCs) to develop assays for drug development, have consolidated their two laboratory sites into 500m2 of laboratory and co-located office space in The Biosphere, which forms part of the Newcastle Helix cluster. The purpose-built space in the city centre site offers strong

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New Gateshead Quays details announced

International Conference and Exhibition Centre plans unveiled New details have been revealed about the international conference and exhibition centre due to open in winter 2023 on Gateshead Quays. New CGI videos and imagery released today show that the UK’s newest international conference and exhibition centre will be capable of hosting up to 5,000 delegates with

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Homes England reaffirms commitment to the north east by relocating to Newcastle office

Government housing agency Homes England has signed a deal with Newcastle City Council to lease office space in the city centre’s new building, The Lumen. The agency currently has a north east base in Gateshead, with the relocation to Newcastle expected to take place later this year. With several live development sites in the region,

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£1.5m cash boost to help Newcastle recover from the impact of COVID-19

Newcastle City Council has announced a further £1.5 million package of support measures to help employment, businesses and local communities in the city. Funded by the North of Tyne Combined Authority’s COVID-19 Capacity Fund, the council has developed a programme of support to help businesses, voluntary and community organisations and unemployed residents who have been

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Atelerix Strengthens Its Leadership Team With Steve Docksey Joining as Executive Chair and Ed Wagena as Chief Operating Officer

June 25th 2020 — Cambridge and Newcastle, UK – Atelerix, pioneers in the storage and transport of cells at room temperature, announced today that it has significantly strengthened its leadership team with two experienced industry executives, who will help lead Atelerix in implementing its strategy to provide room temperature solutions for the shipping of therapeutic

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