Rainbow Seed Fund & University of Birmingham Back Promising Technology Spinout Linear Diagnostics

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Rainbow Seed Fund & University of Birmingham Back Promising Technology Spinout Linear Diagnostics

Spinout developing novel hand-held reader to help in the fight against antibiotic resistance


Birmingham, UK (PRWEB UK) 24 May 2017 - Rainbow Seed Fund, an early-stage venture capital fund focused on building technology companies from the UK's research base, announced today an investment into University of Birmingham spinout Linear Diagnostics. The investment was match-funded with an award from the University of Birmingham’s Spinout Investment fund and the company received a total investment of £300,000.

The investment will enable Linear Diagnostics to develop its platform technology into a handheld device that can rapidly detect the presence of bacterial infection and simultaneously identify the risk of resistance to the most commonly prescribed antibiotics, without the need for laboratory facilities. The device will provide a readout within minutes of sampling.


Pitchfest 2017

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Venturefest West Midlands, the event for entrepreneurship, innovation and investors, will arrive back at the NEC in Birmingham on the 27th June and this year with the increased support of Barclays Bank, who will be offering even more support and expert advice to help to early stage entrepreneurs and established business owners grow their business. Venturefest is a free, one-day event aimed at supporting business growth through innovation. It will bring together entrepreneurs, innovators and investors, bringing with it a wealth of opportunity to network with fellow entrepreneurs and local support providers.  

Smart Antenna Technologies: Expansion into Far East for University of Birmingham spinout

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Smart Antenna Technologies (SAT) is opening a research facility in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei.

The company, set up 2013, will initially hire five new engineers to work with customers in China, Japan and Taiwan. SAT currently employs 19 engineers and researchers at its Birmingham HQ and at a separate office in Bath. The Taiwanese facility will be managed from the Edgbaston headquarters. Currently smartphones and laptops have up to five separate antennas for Bluetooth, WiFi and 4G connections. SAT’s technology enables a device’s multiple antennae to be sited in one unit. SAT’s technology can also extend device battery life by up to 10%.  

Rightangled Diagnostics explores export opportunities in United States

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Rightangled Diagnostics was one of six UK companies chosen to take part in a trade mission to Texas to showcase UK healthcare excellence. The trade visit was organised by the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) and was supported by the UK government.  

Linear Diagnostics wins BioBrum 2017.

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We held a vibrant BioBrum 2017 last week at the Birmingham Research Park. The first national event of its kind hosted by The BioHub Birmingham was a great success with lively networking, talks packed with useful content and personal insights from entrepreneurial journeys. We were delighted to present the prize of six months free laboratory space at The BioHub Birmingham and business support to our winner - Linear Diagnostics.  

Intray Limited joins The BioHub

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We are delighted to welcome Intray Limited to The BioHub Birmingham.

The BioHub Birmingham® hosts national life science event – BioBrum – on 16th February 2017

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The BioHub Birmingham® hosts national life science event.

The BioHub Birmingham®, Birmingham’s flagship life science incubator, is hosting its first BioBrum Life Science event on 16th February 2017.  Aimed at pre-revenue life science companies the free event will include talks on finance, intellectual property, effective use of professional networks and business development.  There will also be an opportunity for one-to-one advice sessions with IP, finance and business planning specialists. The event will be held at the Birmingham Research Park, which houses a community of research-led companies and is the home of The BioHub.  All eligible companies registering for the event will have the opportunity to win six months free laboratory space at The BioHub*, and complementary business assistance provided by the Enterprise Acceleration team at the University of Birmingham. We are looking for highly disruptive and innovative approaches, and the projects will be judged on how novel they are, as well as their long term commercial potential.  

Rightangled Ltd joins the BioHub

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We are delighted to welcome the Rightangled Ltd, a company developing a novel screening test, to the BioHub! The Innovators have the opportunity to work at the BioHub and have also joined the BizzInn community to receive intensive business development support and maximize their chances of commercial success.

Biohub: Few Last Lab Benches

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We have a few remaining all inclusive/flexible terms lab benches available for rent, please contact Ewa e.g.truchanowicz@bham.ac.uk for more information.

Statistics Training Workshops – May to July

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One of our Research Park tenants, Dr John Thompson F.R.Stat.Soc, is running a series of Statistics Training Workshops over the next few months.

Applications covered include Clinical trials, Engineering data and Process Control. Full list here Statistics training workshops May to July 2016

For more information on each workshop and for booking forms, please email Dr. Thompson at: statisticstraininguk@btinternet.com