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FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies to acquire new site

On March 12, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB), announced that it will acquire Biogen (Denmark) Manufacturing ApS, a large-scale biologics manufacturing site located in Hillerød near Copenhagen, Denmark. FDB is a renowned Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) with bases in the UK and USA, this will be the company’s fourth biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing site. Read more

KETBIO Biotech Transfer

KETBIO is an EU-funded coordination action under HORIZON 2020 that aims to support the development of biotechnology research and development, a Key Enabling Technology (KET). Their platform is open to all professionals and scientists in the various fields of biotechnology. Read more

Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub at the University of Manchester

In February 2019, EPSRC announced a £30 million investment in three new Manufacturing Research Hubs, including the Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub (FBRH). The FBRH will be led by Professor Nigel Scrutton and based at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB), with ‘spokes’ at Imperial, UCL, Nottingham, the UK Catalysis Hub, IBioIC and CPI. Read more

Second Life Sciences Sector Deal Published

In August 2017, a coalition of industry and charity partners, led by Professor Sir John Bell, published a report into the life sciences industry – Life Sciences: Industrial Strategy – setting out recommendations for the UK life sciences industry. The report outlined the significant competitive advantages the UK possesses, as well as areas where key developments could fix issues which have slowed down growth. In response to this report, the government published the first Life Sciences Sector Deal, a key component of the Industrial Strategy. Read more

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