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Body temperature liver storage technique improves transplant success

Body temperature liver storage technique improves transplant success

Innovation Research

Preserving livers at body temperature has been shown to improve transplant success and to increase the number of viable donor livers available for transplant, which could lead to shorter waiting lists for patients and lower mortality rates.

Oxford to benefit from government funding for research commercialisation

Oxford to benefit from government funding for research commercialisation

Innovation Research

Oxford is to take part in three new government-funded projects designed to help universities collaborate with each other, and with external organisations, to boost research commercialisation.

Oxford spinout Brainomix secures £7m investment to tackle strokes with AI

Oxford spinout Brainomix secures £7m investment to tackle strokes with AI

Innovation

Brainomix, a medical imaging company using artificial intelligence (AI) for the fast diagnosis and treatment of stroke victims, has attracted £7m ($9.8m) of investment to bring its software to the global healthcare market. The company was spun out from Oxford University research.

Computer simulations move step closer to reducing animal use in drug testing

Computer simulations move step closer to reducing animal use in drug testing

Innovation Research

The march towards replacing animals in drug testing with computer simulations has made another significant step forward, with the development of new software which can predict the possible cardiac side effects of taking a new drug.

Oxford 3D bio-printer company OxSyBio secures £10m Series A led by Woodford

Oxford 3D bio-printer company OxSyBio secures £10m Series A led by Woodford

Innovation

Woodford Investment Management leads round into OxSyBio, the second Oxford University spinout from Oxford Nanopore founder Hagan Bayley

Cancer vaccine firm Oxford Vacmedix closes $12.5m Series A funding

Cancer vaccine firm Oxford Vacmedix closes $12.5m Series A funding

Innovation

South Korean and Chinese investors join round into Oxford University spinout developing cancer vaccines.

Biomedical Imaging AIMday announced

Biomedical Imaging AIMday announced

Events Innovation

On Thursday 19 April, Oxford University will play host to an AIMday focused on Biomedical Imaging, which is at the heart of much of the clinical and biomedical research conducted at the University.

Nicola Blackwood and Jonathan Flint join OUI

Nicola Blackwood and Jonathan Flint join OUI

Innovation

The innovation arm of Oxford University gains impact at board level with the addition of the former Minister for Public Health and Innovation and the former Chief Executive of Oxford Instruments.

Oxford named as one of six sites to receive funding to transform health through data science

Oxford named as one of six sites to receive funding to transform health through data science

General Innovation

Health Data Research UK is awarding £30 million funding to six sites across the UK, including the University of Oxford, to address challenging healthcare issues through use of data science.

NHS mental health services to offer virtual reality treatment

NHS mental health services to offer virtual reality treatment

Innovation

The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) awarded £4 million to enable state-of-the-art psychological therapy to be delivered via virtual reality (VR) in the NHS, in a project that brings together a team of NHS trusts, universities, a mental health charity, the Royal College of Art, and a University of Oxford spin-out company.

Medical Sciences Division announces two new Industry Experts in Residence

Medical Sciences Division announces two new Industry Experts in Residence

Innovation

Experts in Med Tech Regulation and Surgical Technologies join the Medical Sciences Division Industry Experts in Residence Scheme.

Flu vaccine spinout secures a further £20m in funding

Flu vaccine spinout secures a further £20m in funding

Innovation

Vaccitech, an Oxford University spinout company developing a universal flu vaccine, among other vaccine-related products, has secured £20 million in Series A financing.

New five year research and development partnership announced

New five year research and development partnership announced

Innovation Research

The University of Oxford, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Patient experience healthcare company Oneview Healthcare have signed a research and development (R&D) agreement for clinical pathways, following the success of a Prostate Cancer Pathway pilot.

Winners of Innovation Photography competition announced

Winners of Innovation Photography competition announced

Awards and Appointments Innovation

The results of the University's Innovation Photography competition have been announced, with two winners from the Medical Sciences Division.

LAB282 celebrates a year of impact in Oxford

LAB282 celebrates a year of impact in Oxford

Innovation

The £13m drug discovery partnership between Oxford University, Oxford Sciences Innovation and Evotec supported 12 new projects in first year of operation.

Drug discovery must change to urgently address global health needs

Drug discovery must change to urgently address global health needs

Innovation Research

A new paper published today by the Oxford Martin School calls for ‘open science’ approaches to drug discovery and offers ways forward that would transform how the medical challenges of this century could be addressed more efficiently.

A view from The Hill

A view from The Hill

Innovation

Sociologist Alex Rushforth (Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences), recently attended Oxford’s annual digital health pitching event, The Hill, for the first time. Here’s what he made of it.

Topping Out Ceremony held for Oxford BioEscalator and Novo Nordisk Building

Topping Out Ceremony held for Oxford BioEscalator and Novo Nordisk Building

General Innovation

Final beam laid for new BioEscalator/Novo Nordisk Building, due to open Summer 2018

Oxford University launches 150th spinout company

Oxford University launches 150th spinout company

Innovation

Augmented and virtual reality spinout 6Degrees revealed as 150th spinout firm from Oxford University.

Oxford iGEM team wins Gold medal and Award for Best Diagnostics Project

Oxford iGEM team wins Gold medal and Award for Best Diagnostics Project

Awards and Appointments General Innovation

The 2017 Oxford University iGEM team have just returned from the competition in Boston with not only a Gold medal but also the extremely competitive award for Best Diagnostics Project in the Undergraduate category. In addition they were nominated for five further awards for best presentation, wiki, model, integrated human practices and best applied design.

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