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Dr. David Venables, CEO of Synpromics Wins Award

Dr. David Venables, CEO of Calculus portfolio company Synpromics, became the 2018 Scotland Disruptor category winner at EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 awards on 21st June. The award recognises his strong vision, innovation and entrepreneurial spark and is now a finalist in the UK Finals. Described by the judges as the “true definition of … Continued

Genedrive awarded multi-partner grant from UK National Institute for Health Research

Genedrive has announced the receipt of a multi-partner grant award from the UK National Institute for Health Research’s Invention for Innovation programme, for the development and implementation of a point-of-care pharmacogenetic test to avoid antibiotic-related hearing loss in newborn children.  The Genedrive® test is targeted to allow genetic results to be available within an hour, allowing alternative antibiotics to be … Continued

C4X win Best Technology Award at European Mediscience Awards

On Thursday 14 June, C4X Discovery Ltd won Best Technology Award at the European Mediscience Awards. The event is the largest annual gathering of private and publicly quoted healthcare, biotech and life sciences companies in Europe. Bringing together the best of European mediscience companies to celebrate achievement and recognise success, it is the must-attend event for … Continued

Inspiresport announce exclusive partnership with FC Internazionale Milano

Inspiresport have announced a new and exclusive partnership with Italian footballing giants FC Internazionale Milano, giving young players the unique opportunity to travel to Italy for a once-in-a-lifetime sports development tour. Inspiresport is a leading provider of specialist sports development tours for schools to top sporting destinations worldwide. Inspiresport provides young people with access to leading … Continued

Mologic and Newcastle University launch BReD diagnostic for blackgrass resistance

Mologic Ltd, a developer of personalised diagnostics, and Newcastle University, have announced they have developed an on-farm blackgrass resistance diagnostic (BReD). The one-step, rapid lateral flow product for detecting glutathione transferase (AmGSTF1) concentrations in blackgrass has been developed by Mologic based on pioneering work on the chemical control of this weed carried out by Prof … Continued

Origin Broadband – A Northern tech star

Origin Broadband has been named in the top ten of an industry-compiled list of the North’s 100 fastest growing tech companies. The Northern Tech 100 is compiled by Tech Nation, an organisation which offers an expanding network of growth programmes, events, skills and data resources. The league table ranks the top 100 fastest-growing tech companies … Continued

Chop’d – Sustainability and food provenance

Eddie Holmes, MD of build your own salad chain, Chop’d, has been featured in a Food Spark article discussing sustainability, food provenance and the use of locally produced products. Calculus Capital first made an investment in Chop’d in June 2014 and, since then, Chop’d has grown to 16 sites, 12 located in London and four … Continued