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The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has refreshed its online platform to intelligently connect you to relevant events, funding, thought pieces and specialist staff to help your business innovate and grow.

You can discover content using your area of interest, from Defence Security to transport; from space to health – all major UK economic sectors are covered. Once you have selected your interests, using our intelligent tagging system, we will then display rich and relevant content related to your area, often from surprising sources.

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The move also marks a closer alignment with our main funder, Innovate UK , with the website branding making a clear visual link. Knowledge Transfer Network is Innovate UK's innovation network partner, and also works with other funders to provide innovation networking services and fulfil our mission to drive UK growth.

We link new ideas and opportunities with expertise, markets and finance through our network of businesses, universities, funders and investors. From agri-food to autonomous systems and from energy to design, KTN combines expertise in all sectors with the ability to cross boundaries. Connecting with KTN can lead to potential partners, horizon-expanding events and innovation insights relevant to your needs.

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Oxford Biomedica updates on LentiVector

Oxford BioMedica plc, a leading gene and cell therapy company, today announces that new data has been presented from two clinical studies indicating ground-breaking long-term four-year sustained and, in one of the studies, dose-dependent gene expression with the Company’s LentiVector® delivery platform.

On 5 May 2016, Professor Stéphane Palfi presented a poster on OXB-101, a gene therapy product for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD), at the 19th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) in Washington DC, USA. In the Phase I/II study 15 advanced PD patients were treated with OXB-101 in three dose cohorts. OXB-101 demonstrated a favourable safety profile and a statistically significant improvement in motor function relative to baseline at six and 12 months post-treatment. The most recent follow-up data, presented this week, shows that the majority of patients continue to experience improvement in motor function relative to baseline over the four years since treatment. The Company has since developed OXB-102, a more potent version of OXB-101, and is planning to start a Phase I/II study in mid-2016. OXB-102 is Oxford BioMedica’s gene therapy product that utilises its proprietary LentiVector® delivery platform to transfer three genes for dopamine synthesis in the striatum.

In addition, on 4 May 2016, Dr Andreas Lauer gave an oral presentation on Oxford BioMedica’s LentiVector®-based treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) conference in Seattle, USA. Consistent with results previously announced at the ARVO conference, the new data presented demonstrates that LentiVector® gene expression was dose-dependent and continued without significant decline for more than four years.

Commenting on the new emerging data, John Dawson, Chief Executive Officer of Oxford BioMedica, said: “We are very encouraged by the demonstration of long term expression and clinical benefit in patients indicated by the four-year follow-up data from these two clinical studies. We believe this is the first time gene therapy products have been directly measured in the eye and the longevity in both expression and efficacy to date reinforces the benefits of the Company’s pioneering LentiVector® gene delivery platform in the treatment of chronic conditions.”