UCL Technology Fund and UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund invest in cell therapy company Glialign

The UCL Technology Fund (UCLTF), UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund (UKI2S), alongside support from Innovate UK, have invested in UCL spinout company Glialign Ltd, which is developing a novel cell therapy for peripheral nerve repair. Hundreds of thousands of people every year are affected by severe peripheral nerve damage, resulting in paralysis and loss […]

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Hazy wins M12’s Innovate.AI award in Europe and $1m investment

Hazy, the data anonymisation software developer formerly known as Anon AI, has won M12’s Innovate AI award, receiving a $1million investment from M12 in partnership with Notion. Innovate AI is a global competition launched by M12, formerly Microsoft Ventures, to recognise and award capital to high-potential AI and machine learning start-ups. Ten finalists each in […]

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GSK Signs Strategic Agreement to Transfer Rare Disease Gene Therapy Portfolio to Orchard Therapeutics

Agreement strengthens Orchard’s position as a global leader in gene therapy for rare diseases GSK takes 19.9% equity stake in Orchard and seat on board London UK, April 12, 2018 — GSK and Orchard Therapeutics today announced a strategic agreement, under which GSK will transfer its portfolio of approved and investigational rare disease gene therapies […]

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UCL Technology Fund and ParkWalk invest in adtech machine learning company MediaGamma

The UCL Technology Fund has invested in MediaGamma, the predictive analytics software company, as part of a £2m round in partnership with ParkWalk Advisors and the London Co-Investment Fund (LCIF). MediaGamma has developed a world leading enterprise-grade reinforcement machine learning (self-learning) platform, delivering decisions in under five milliseconds. It has proven its technology in programmatic […]

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Third Space Learning tutors receive a special royal visit

Third Space Global (TSG), the part of Third Space Learning (TSL) behind the training and employment of Maths specialists, were excited to welcome His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex and her Royal Highness, The Countess of Wessex to their academic centre in Sri Lanka. TSL, launched in 2012, provides one-to-one tutoring services […]

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UCL Technology Fund Proof of Concept project in protein conjugation publishes key results

Drs Vijay Chudasama and Jamie Baker along with their colleagues at the UCL Department of Chemistry have published new data on a novel synthetic route towards functionalised dibromopyridazinediones, a class of protein linkers which enables selective modification of antibodies for drug conjugation. The team showed in their paper¹, published in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, that they could […]

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UCL Technology Fund-Supported Project Features in Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

A Journal of Medicinal Chemistry article has this week been published detailing results from a UCL Technology Fund-supported project at the UCL School of Pharmacy, focused on targeting so-called G-quadruplex formations in DNA for treatment of pancreatic cancer. Prof Stephen Neidle and colleagues, including Prof Shankar Balasubramanian of the University of Cambridge, demonstrate in their paper¹ […]

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UCL Technology Fund invests in data anonymisation developer Anon AI

The UCL Technology Fund has invested in Anon AI, the data anonymisation software developer, as part of a £340,000 pre-seed round in partnership with the London Co-Investment Fund (LCIF), AI Seed and Ascension Ventures. Anon AI is developing software to automate data anonymisation and help developers and data scientists share data securely. The protection of […]

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