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Updated MANCEF ByLaws

An update of the MANCEF Bylaws was approved by the Executive Board at the meeting on 10 November 2016. Associates wishing to see a copy should contact Robert Warrington at the MANCEF office.

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Biotherapeutics device attracts $7m investment

A Cambridge life sciences company that has developed a revolutionary system for single-cell analysis in the biopharmaceutical market, with support from Innovate UK, has secured private investment totalling $7 million. Sphere Fluidics Ltd’s Cyto-Mine® device promises to transform the discovery and development of biotherapeutics for treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases and vaccine generation. The company, based at the Babraham Research Campus in Cambridge, plans to launch a commercial version of Cyto-Mine® later this year. The funding round was led by an Asian corporate investor but included existing angel investors and funds such as 24Haymarket, Parkwalk Advisors and London...

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Report on MAM2015

Final Remarks MAM 2015 by Volker Saile. MANCEF was pleased once again to partner with Micronarc to have organized the 6th MAM workshop in Switzerland. MAM 2015 was held on February 1-3 at Villars-sur-Ollon. Download...

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Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and the Role of Government

The final communique of the 2014 G20 Leaders’ Summit called for enhanced economic growth that could be achieved by the “promotion of competition, entrepreneurship and innovation”. There was also a call for strategies to reduce unemployment, particularly amongst youth, through the “encouragement of entrepreneurship”. This desire to stimulate economic and job growth via the application of entrepreneurship and innovation has been a common theme in government policy since at least the 1970s. The origins of this interest can be traced back to the report produced by Professor David Birch of MIT “The Job Generation Process” that was published in...

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Government unveils £6 billion package for UK science and innovation

The government has unveiled its ambitious new plan to keep British science and innovation at the forefront of global excellence. The Science and Innovation Strategy – to be formally announced by Universities, Science and Cities Minister Greg Clark at the Royal Society on 17 December – builds on the great strengths of British science and enterprise, and sets out the government’s priorities for investment and support to 2020 to 2021, as well as the key principles that will underpin science and innovation policy during the years ahead. Highlights of the strategy include: £3 billion to support individual capital projects...

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