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June 22nd 2021

Optellum wins NHS funding

Optellum wins NHS funding for its AI decision support to detect early-stage lung cancer this week.

June 18th 2021

Spintex wins Ray of Hope Prize!

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!

June 10th 2021

DJS Antibodies moves to our newly-converted R&D labs

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.

June 4th 2021

Five minutes with Peter Hamley from Samsara Therapeutics

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.

June 1st 2021

Createc’s ground-breaking robot

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.

May 17th 2021

Astrid Education strengthens leadership team with key hire from King

With a background from King and the Candy Crush franchise, Astrid’s new hire John Almbecker brings with him a broad experience of product development and building world-class digital consumer experiences.

May 17th 2021

Five minutes with Rachael Grimaldi, Founder of Cardmedic

CardMedic must go down as one of the fastest digital start-ups of all time: it went from concept to launch in just 72 hours and this month has signed its first agreement with Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance Trust.

May 17th 2021

Oxford Brain Diagnostics awarded £1.4m to test technology in NHS

Based in our Oxford Centre for Innovation, Oxford Brain Diagnostics (OBD) wins £1.4m funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to test Alzheimer’s diagnostics in the NHS.

May 17th 2021

Optellum goes global with breakthrough

One of our Oxford Centre for Innovation-based companies, Optellum launches the world’s first AI decision support for early lung cancer detection.

May 17th 2021

New milestone for development of ColdQuantas’s quantum positioning system (QPS)

Based in our Oxford Centre for Innovation, Cold Quanta announces new milestones for its High-BIAS2 – or High Bandwidth Intertial Atom Source – project that moves the industry closer to safer skies with more precise inflight navigation systems.