Your health and life sciences update

Helping you to find the funding, support and skills that will benefit you, here’s our round-up of the latest health and life sciences news from across the Liverpool City Region.

But first, a message from our Director of Innovation at Life Sciences, Dr John Dyer: “Our latest round-up proves once again that the region’s health and life sciences sector is thriving, and that leading organisations in both the private and public sector are not only creating jobs but actively looking outside of London for their talented employees.”


Damibu announces additional funding for maternity care app

Baltic Triangle-based Damibu, a leading innovator in digital health solutions, has been awarded £500,000 in funding from SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) Healthcare in support of its ground breaking work transforming maternity care through digital technologies.

Collaborating with Cheshire and St. Helens NHS Places, the project’s objectives include developing example content spanning pregnancy through to the critical early months of a child’s life, which will not only enhance the user experience of the CATCH app, but also pave the way for the platform’s application across a broader range of healthcare sectors.


Inovus Medical moves into new St Helens headquarters

Inovus Medical, an emerging leader in surgical training technology, has announced the opening of its new global headquarters at the Glass Futures Centre of Excellence in St Helens.

Located in the MedTech and Life Sciences campus, and just a short distance from Medical’s global manufacturing hub which is also located in the town, St Helens is fast becoming a hub for cutting-edge research and development in the field of healthcare and life sciences.


University of Liverpool and Imperial College London launch AlChemy

The University of Liverpool and Imperial College London have announced they will lead a £12 million Hub developing a state-of-the-art collaboration between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and chemistry researchers.

The AI for Chemistry Hub, or AlChemy, will bring together leading academic researchers, industry, and other stakeholders to promote a collaborative community, offer training, as well as nurture new, cutting-edge breakthroughs from healthcare treatments to machine learning and chemical discovery.


Sciontec welcomes 12 new customers

It’s been a busy start to the year for Sciontec too as it’s welcomed 12 new customers to its innovation centres in Liverpool city centre.

A diverse mix of organisations includes the UK National Measurement Laboratory – the country’s designated institute for chemical and bio measurement – The Bloom Appeal: Merseyside Against Blood Cancers, a regional charity which helps patients with blood cancer through treatments, and Swedish Fintech start-up Univa.

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