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New vaccines centre to protect UK from pandemic threats

New vaccines centre to protect UK from pandemic threats

Innovation Research

The UK’s first dedicated Vaccines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (VMIC), announced by Business Secretary Greg Clark MP, represents a major commercial opportunity and also a new front line in the nation’s defence against global pandemic threats.

Oxford secures £17.5 million to lead national AI healthcare programmes

Oxford secures £17.5 million to lead national AI healthcare programmes

General Innovation

Innovate UK and industry are to invest more than £17.5 million in the University of Oxford to develop artificial intelligence (AI) healthcare applications to benefit patients.

Medical Sciences Division announces new Industry Expert in Residence

Medical Sciences Division announces new Industry Expert in Residence

Innovation

Dr Andy Pearce, Director of Discovery Partnerships with Academia at GSK joins the scheme as a Drug Discovery and Development Expert

Oxford - Axol collaboration secure funding to grow brains in the lab

Oxford - Axol collaboration secure funding to grow brains in the lab

Innovation

Researchers at the University of Oxford, in a new industry partnership with Axol Bioscience of Cambridge, have secured funding from the BBSRC to collaborate in creating human models of the cerebellum with induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) for studies of neurological disorders.

Computer modelling used to discover and design new mental health drugs

Computer modelling used to discover and design new mental health drugs

Innovation

Whole-brain computer modelling reveals the effects of LSD on the human brain

Gestational Diabetes App officially launched

Gestational Diabetes App officially launched

Innovation

A smartphone application for women with gestational diabetes, developed with support from NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, has been launched commercially.

New test successfully predicts all women who will not develop pre-eclampsia

New test successfully predicts all women who will not develop pre-eclampsia

Innovation Research

A new test that predicts with almost 100 per cent accuracy that a pregnant woman will not develop pre-eclampsia within the following seven days has been given the green light to be used as standard clinical practice in one of the UK’s biggest acute hospital trusts.

Gene therapy breakthrough in treating rare form of blindness

Gene therapy breakthrough in treating rare form of blindness

Innovation Research

Positive results of the world’s first gene therapy trial for a genetic cause of blindness known as choroideremia have been reported in Nature Medicine.

Oxford firm launches to predict and prevent heart attacks years before they happen

Oxford firm launches to predict and prevent heart attacks years before they happen

Innovation

Caristo Diagnostics, an Oxford University spinout company, has been launched to commercialise a new coronary CT image analysis technology that can flag patients at risk of deadly heart attacks years before they occur.

Regenerative medicine spinout OxStem launches subsidiaries

Regenerative medicine spinout OxStem launches subsidiaries

Innovation

Subsidiaries of the Oxford University spinout, OxStem Immuno and OxStem Beta, will draw on research from the institution.

Novo Nordisk Research Centre opens in Oxford

Novo Nordisk Research Centre opens in Oxford

General Innovation

The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary, has attended the inauguration of the Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford (NNRCO).

Showcase of Oxford’s leading role in AI healthcare revolution

Showcase of Oxford’s leading role in AI healthcare revolution

General Innovation

Oxford’s cutting-edge work in AI techniques that promise to transform healthcare has been showcased on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

Evox Therapeutics secures £35.5m Series B

Evox Therapeutics secures £35.5m Series B

General Innovation

The Oxford University spinout will use the investment to further develop its exosome technology, capable of delivering drugs to previously inaccessible parts of the body.

Partnership launched to develop cystic fibrosis gene therapy

Partnership launched to develop cystic fibrosis gene therapy

General Innovation

Experts at Oxford are teaming up with leading figures from industry to advance development of a gene therapy for cystic fibrosis.

Virtual reality used to treat fear of heights

Virtual reality used to treat fear of heights

Innovation Research

A study published in The Lancet Psychiatry provides first evidence that psychological therapy can be successfully delivered in virtual reality (VR).

Workshop helps Industry Fellows take drug from discovery to FDA approval - in four hours!

Workshop helps Industry Fellows take drug from discovery to FDA approval - in four hours!

General Innovation

Interactive workshop with Pfizer gives Oxford’s Industry Fellows the opportunity to put into action the Drug Discovery & Development Process

The One Show: SlowMo Story

The One Show: SlowMo Story

General Innovation

The app designed by researchers at the Department of Psychiatry to slow down negative thoughts of people with paranoia appeared on the BBC's The One Show. They revealed how one of the first users, Angie, is benefiting from this innovative approach.

First human test of robotic eye surgery a success

First human test of robotic eye surgery a success

Innovation Research

Researchers from the University of Oxford have completed the first successful trial of robot-assisted retinal surgery.

Rosalind Franklin Institute will 'transform' life sciences research through disruptive technologies

Rosalind Franklin Institute will 'transform' life sciences research through disruptive technologies

General Innovation

Business Secretary Greg Clark has today launched the £103m Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI), a national centre of excellence that will harness disruptive technologies such as AI and robotics to improve dramatically our understanding of biology.

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