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Further government funding supports phase II R&D lab conversion at The Oxford Trust’s Wood Centre for Innovation
The Oxford Trust, the local charity encouraging the pursuit of science and enterprise, is to commence the second phase of its conversion of dedicated high spec laboratory facilities at its Wood Centre for Innovation in Headington, Oxford, following £0.2 million additional Local Growth Fund support, secured by the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP).
Optellum, a lung-health AI company based at our Oxford Centre for Innovation, has just announced a strategic collaboration with the Lung Cancer Initiative at Johnson & Johnson. Through the collaboration, Optellum will use its AI-powered clinical decision support platform to increase lung cancer survival rates through early intervention and prevention.
An independent charitable trust, The Oxford Trust was set up by Sir Martin and Lady Audrey Wood 36 years ago to “encourage the pursuit of science and enterprise”. Their experience of setting up Oxford Instruments, one of the University of Oxford’s early, and some say most successful, spinouts enabled them to appreciate the challenges that face young entrepreneurs.
Imam Monawar Hussain, the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire and one of our trustees, officially opened our newly-converted class II R&D laboratories at the Wood Centre for Innovation alongside Jeremy Long, chair of the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP).
A dynamic new biotech started by Dr David Llewellyn and Dr Joe Illingworth, DJS Antibodies is pioneering the development of novel therapeutics to treat the world’s most critical inflammatory diseases, a class of disease that accounts for more than 50% of deaths worldwide.
Company Spintex wins the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize this week. The prize is awarded each year to the world’s top nature-inspired start-up after 10 finalist teams conclude a 10-week accelerator program. Congratulations to Spintex!
Biotech start-up, DJS Antibodies, is the second company to move into our newly-converted class II laboratory space at the Wood Centre for Innovation.
We spoke to Peter Hamley, Chief Scientific Officer of amazing biotech start-up Samsara Therapeutics, who have just moved into the new life science labs at our Wood Centre for Innovation.
Createc has been developing smart radiation detection and 3D gamma radiation mapping technology over the last few years. Their ‘N-Visage®’ sensor has been deployed worldwide, including at the Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant in Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011.