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Open Orphan: World’s first COVID-19 human trials given green light in the UK

Open Orphan plc, a rapidly growing specialist pharmaceutical services clinical research organisation (CRO) and world leader in vaccine and antiviral testing using human challenge clinical trials, announced the world’s first COVID‐19 characterisation study has received approval from a specially convened Research Ethics Committee (“REC”). This news follows the announcement on 20 October 2020 of Open … Continued

Avacta and Mologic announce commercial partnership

By working together over the next few months they aim to accelerate to market Avacta’s AffiDX™ SARS-CoV-2 lateral flow rapid antigen test. They will CE mark it for professional use under Mologic’s existing ISO13485 quality system.  The CE mark will then be transferred to Avacta when it receives ISO13485 accreditation, which is expected by the … Continued

Calculus invests in eConsult

eConsult Health is the leading online consultation provider to the NHS for primary care With considerable growth over the last year the platform is now live in over 3,200 NHS GP practices and gives millions of patients access to their own GP online. The funding round will be used to accelerate growth in primary care … Continued

Naomi Watts to headline new film produced by Maven Screen Media

Naomi Watts is set to headline “Infinite Storm,” the highly anticipated film from Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska. “Infinite Storm” is being produced by Maven Screen Media’s Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler and Jenny Halper with Naomi Watts for JamTart Productions, as well as Peter and Michael Sobiloff. Calculus invested in Maven Screen Media in August 2020. Specifically, Maven … Continued