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April 2020 Citylabs Customer YourGene Health to Develop Covid-19 Tests

“We are pleased to be able to utilise our high quality manufacturing skills to support Novacyt in the production of a key diagnostic test for COVID-19”. Lyn Rees, CEO of Yourgene Yourgene, a leading international molecular diagnostics group, announces the signing of an agreement for contract manufacturing services with Novacyt S.A., an international specialist in […]

March 2020 Hilti to join growing Circle Square neighbourhood on Oxford Road Corridor

“Circle Square is one of the most sought-after places in Manchester for office space owing to its location and access to the city’s finest talent”. Matt Lee, Bruntwood SciTech Head of Commercial The company will occupy 42,000 sq ft office space, moving its 200-strong team from Trafford Park into the second, third and fourth floors of […]

March 2020 DNA Day comes to Manchester for the first time

“These events showcase the wide range of ways that genetic science impacts upon our lives, from health to archaeology. We have great events about de-extinction, creativity, and bioethics” Professor Jerome de Groot, University of Manchester and DNA Day Manchester 2020 originator Between the 23rd and 25th April, Manchester will celebrate DNA Day for the first time and provide […]

February 2020 Northcoders bring coding bootcamp to Circle Square

“We are delighted to have welcomed Northcoders to Manchester Technology Centre. The work they are doing around developing skills and creating the software developers of the future is critical to the growth of Manchester’s economy and is perfectly aligned with our vision of supporting the growth of the digital technology sector. Many of our customers […]

February 2020 Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Manchester’s Institute of Biotechnology awarded Queen’s Anniversary Prizes at Buckingham Palace

“Mother Tongue Other Tongue continues to be a fantastic way to bring together people from many different backgrounds”. Vice-Chancellor Professor Malcolm Press, Manchester Metropolitan University “We are proud of the fact that we’re helping to deliver solutions for a more sustainable world”. Professor Nigel Scrutton, The Manchester Institute of Biotechnology The Manchester Metropolitan University has […]

January 2020 First patient to undergo pioneering CAR-T treatment at Manchester Royal Infirmary is recovering well

“This is a ground-breaking new treatment for adult cancer patients at the MRI which uses the patient’s own immune cells, allowing us to create a powerful medicine tailored to an individual’s needs”. Dr Eleni Tholouli Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) was named as one of a very small number of centres in the UK […]

December 2019 Hatch inaugurates Manchester’s first sustainable Christmas Markets

“[The] Sustainable Christmas market was ahead of the curb. There is a demand for eco, alternative & conscious shopping. We managed to create something young and progressive – an alternative to the traditional markets in Albert Square”. Hatch The project, Christmas Shouldn’t Cost the Earth, has seen the revolutionary Christmas market welcome over 25 independent, […]

November 2019 Bruntwood SciTech celebrates major milestone at Circle Square

“Circle Square will be a real asset to the city, strengthening its role at the cutting edge of tech and innovation-led business, creating hundreds of jobs and developing ever closer links with our world-leading universities”. Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council “As a partner in the Oxford Road Corridor [..], we have a […]

October 2019 The Christabel Pankhurst Institute for Health Technology

“This is a really exciting opportunity to work with our partners to exploit the University’s strengths in digital health and advanced materials to make a real difference to the health and economic development of Greater Manchester”. President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell The centre will be called The Christabel Pankhurst Institute for Health Technology. The […]

September 2019 Low-carbon smart city project Triangulum reaches successful conclusion

“Manchester is now one of the leading cities for Smart City technologies, using the expertise shared among partners to tackle the challenges of today and tomorrow. The technology has helped us to boost green energy solutions, and we can effectively balance energy demand, storage and usage – creating a more sustainable Oxford Road Corridor.” Professor […]

August 2019 Cézanne at the Whitworth

This important act of generosity means that the Whitworth now holds the best collection of Cézanne works on paper in the United Kingdom, including a version of every print produced by the artist. These works will significantly expand the research potential of the Whitworth’s important collection of late nineteenth-century French and Dutch drawings by artists […]

July 2019 Royal Northern College of Music and Abbey Road Institute join forces for an exciting collaboration

“Abbey Road is such an iconic British studio, where some of the most important and influential popular music of all time was and is still created. The session was an incredible learning experience and to be able to work with a producer of Haydn’s experience and expertise was truly inspiring” Andy Stott, RNCM Head of […]

May 2019 The University of Manchester’s GEIC wins RICS 2019 Award

​The new building, which is the first on the university’s North Campus in 40 years, won the ‘Design through Innovation’ award before winning the overall category. The GEIC will open up opportunities for new innovation using the 2D material Graphene. There are plans for regeneration of the North Campus site to become a ‘Graphene City’, […]

April 2019 Manchester Science Partnerships delivers record financial results

The 12 months to the end of September 2018 saw a 35% increase in the consolidated net worth of MSP and its subsidiaries from £58.3m to £78.9m.MSP’s city centre campuses – Manchester Science Park and Citylabs, which are in the heart of Manchester’s Oxford Road Corridor innovation district, offer lab and office space for digital […]

March 2019 Oxford Road Corridor enters transatlantic partnership to enhance growth and competitiveness of life sciences innovation companies across the city region.

The Life Science industry plays a critical role within the health and social care system, providing a pipeline of innovation with the potential to transform population health and wellbeing. Oxford Road Corridor is fortunate in that it enjoys a diverse and burgeoning Life Sciences sector, encompassing everything from pharmaceutical, medical technology and digital companies who […]