Fundraising round supports Scottish developer of social distancing tech

Mark McIntyre blog

Reactec, the Edinburgh-based tech company that recently launched its innovative SAFE-DISTANCE device to enable social distancing among workers, has completed a further £700,000 round of fundraising for the ongoing development of its innovative personal monitoring equipment and reporting technology. The funding round was led by leading business angel investment syndicate, Archangels, with co-funding from Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm …

The HALO and CSIC to create world class smart homes of the future

Mark McIntyre blog

The HALO Urban Regeneration Company and Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) announce today a partnership that will bring world class smart homes of the future to Kilmarnock. The HALO and CSIC are both committed to creating future smart and sustainable homes while supporting the adoption of new skills in the construction industry. The unique partnership between the HALO and CSIC …

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MGB Biopharma announces successful outcome from phase II clinical study on MGB-BP-3 for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection

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MGB Biopharma, the Glasgow-based biopharmaceutical company developing a novel class of anti-infectives, today announces the successful conclusion of its Phase II clinical study into MGB-BP-3, for the treatment of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI). The study confirms that the drug has the potential to become the new gold standard, first-line treatment for CDI. CDI is a serious and often life-threatening infection of the large intestine …

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Reactec: Social distancing solution launched to protect employees returning to work

Mark McIntyre blog

Reactec repurposes tried and tested technology to protect workers from potential exposure to COVID-19 Edinburgh-based Reactec, has repurposed its proven system for monitoring workers’ exposure to health risk to create “Safedistance”, which enables employers to manage the social distancing of their workforce within construction, rail, manufacturing and other workplaces. Safedistance is based on an industrial grade wrist-worn device and it: …

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Kyowa Kirin and MEI Pharma announce global licence, development and commercialisation agreement for ME-401

Mark McIntyre blog

SAN DIEGO, and TOKYO, April 14, 2020 – MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) and Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd. (Kyowa Kirin, TSE: 4151) today jointly announced that the companies have entered into a global license, development and commercialization agreement to further develop and commercialize MEI’s ME-401, an oral, once-daily, investigational drug-candidate, selective for phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase delta (PI3Kδ), in clinical development for …

Archangels leads further investment in home-grown Scottish innovators

Mark McIntyre blog

Archangels, the Edinburgh-based business angel investment syndicate – believed to be the oldest in the world – has led investment of £6.2 million in Scottish early stage companies in the first quarter of 2020. Four tech and life sciences businesses – Blackford Analysis; Fios Genomics; Optoscribe; and Speech Graphics – were the recipients of the additional investment. £2.6 million came …

Scottish Businesswoman urges Dunkirk spirit during coronavirus pandemic

Mark McIntyre blog

Scottish businesswoman, Marie Macklin CBE, has today (Wed 18th March) offered a package of support to the communities of Kilmarnock which will help tackle the local impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the places closest to her heart. Having seen first-hand how the pandemic is directly affecting the community of her home town, Kilmarnock, Marie is promoting a ‘Lift Up …

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The HALO backs Scotland’s CyberFirst Girls

Mark McIntyre blog

The HALO Urban Regeneration Company today (Fri 13th March) announces it is sponsoring Scotland’s CyberFirst Girls from Greenwood Academy in Irvine. The cyber savvy Greenwood girls won the Scotland regional section of the National Cyber Security Centre’s annual competition to qualify for the Grand Final which takes place in Cardiff next week. And the HALO, whose Enterprise and Innovation Hub in …

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Scottish-based Optoscribe announces investment round from Archangels, Maven and Par Equity

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Optoscribe Ltd, a world-leading supplier of 3D glass-based integrated photonics components, today announced that the company has closed its latest investment round. This funding round, which was led by Scottish business angel investment syndicate, Archangels, with participation from Maven Capital Partners, Par Equity and Scottish Investment Bank, will facilitate the continued expansion of the business and enable extended commercial engagement. …