KTN's online platform helps you to make the connections you need

 

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.

An example might be new satellite technology from the space sector that is applicable in the agri-food sector. KTN-UK.co.uk will help you form these unusual and valuable connections.

All content on the platform has been carefully curated by our team of innovation specialists – not by an automated algorithm – so you can be confident that KTN is connecting you to the most relevant cutting-edge information.

 

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.

Visit our people pages to connect directly with expertise in your sector.

Visit the KTN refreshed online platfom here

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Oxford BioMedica Announces Successful MHRA Inspection and Approval to Manufacture at its new Facility

Oxford BioMedica plc, a leading gene and cell therapy group, have announced that it has received approval from the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to manufacture bulk drug material for Investigational Medicinal Products (IMPs) at the Group’s recently established and commissioned specialist biomanufacturing facility in Yarnton, Oxford, UK.

The MHRA conducted a site-specific inspection in November 2015 to evaluate whether the Group’s existing manufacturing processes and quality management systems had been effectively extended and implemented at the new Yarnton facility and remained in accordance with EU Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards. MHRA has now confirmed that Oxford BioMedica’s operations at Yarnton are in compliance with the principles and guidelines of GMP. Consequently, the facility at Yarnton is now fully-operational and authorised to perform GMP manufacturing activities. The successful delivery and licensing of the Yarnton facility provides the Group with a second fully independent GMP manufacturing site, strengthening the robustness of the Group’s biologics supply chain, adding dual sourcing capability and doubling capacity. This additional capacity will support Oxford BioMedica’s own proprietary programmes in development as well as consolidating key current and potential new strategic relationships such as the well-established CAR-T focussed partnership with Novartis for CTL-019.

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