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Three capital investments for Ocsial

July 27, 2021

The graphene nanotube manufacturer announced the signing of the equity subscription agreement in a press release issued on Tuesday. Under the agreement terms, the firm was valued at $2bn.

Mason Graphite stock jumps on new graphene venture

July 27, 2021

The share price of TSX-V-listed Mason Graphite jumped 29% on Monday, as the company announced the launch of Black Swan Graphene – a new venture with UK-based speciality chemical company Thomas Swan & Co.

Over £40m awarded to NI MedTech consortium

July 26, 2021

£42.4m has been awarded to Smart Nano NI, a Northern Ireland nano technology consortium to develop new technology for medical devices, communication and data storage, across the province.

£42.4m funding boost for Northern Irish nanotechnology group

Jul 24, 2021

The Smart Nano NI consortium will use its new funding to accelerate nanotechnology research and develop smart manufacturing methods.

Makor Capital Hires Benjamin Kupfer to Makor Investment Banking Division

Jul 20, 2021

Makor Group ("Makor"), an international agency brokerage group trading cash equities, fixed income, FX and derivative products, is pleased to announce today its hire of Benjamin Kupfer. Mr. Kupfer is joining the investment banking arm of Makor Group and will be based in Tel Aviv, where he will be a senior member of the origination and execution team for M&A and capital markets transactions. Mr. Kupfer will report to Lionel Botbol, Makor's Global Head of Investment Banking.

CDMO Ardena invests $35m to expand three European sites

Jul 16, 2021

Ardena says the investment is driven by business growth, capacity needs and its ambition to become a leading mid-sized CDMO.

FabricNano raises $12.5M to help scale its cell-free fossil fuel alternative technology – TechCrunch

Jul 6, 2021

FabricNano is a London based company founded in 2018 through Entrepreneur First, a technology startup accelerator. FabricNano is invested in the creation of cell-free biomanufacturing. Biomanufacturing, simply, uses the enzymes within a cell or microbe to produce an end-product. FabricNano’s approach is to place those enzymes on the DNA wafer instead (that process is called enzyme immobilization).

House Passes Research Funding Bills That Track With Senate’s USICA Measure

Jun 29, 2021

The research would focus on biological and energy research, as well as fusion energy research. The emerging technology investments would focus on things like nanotechnology, advanced computing research, and quantum computing.

Novalis Biotech Closes €25 Million Biotech Acceleration Fund

Jun 29, 2021

Novalis Biotech, an early-stage venture capital investor in technologies aimed at revolutionizing healthcare, announced today the closing of its €25 million second fund, the Novalis Biotech Acceleration Fund. Both new and returning investors have participated in the fundraising. The second fund investor base includes institutional investors, such as Participatie Maatschappij Vlaanderen (PMV), family offices, as well as HNWIs.

UMD Invests Over $10M in Research Equipment to Drive Discovery, Innovation

Jun 23, 2021

The University of Maryland is making a major investment to obtain the most technologically advanced equipment on campus for a broad range of research areas, from neuroimaging to next-generation quantum materials.

Antiviral coating specialist raises £4.84m in funding round

Jun 23, 2021

Kastus, an antiviral coating technologies specialist, has completed of a £4.84 million Series A round of financing. The funding was led by Alpha Ascent Ventures with continued participation from Atlantic Bridge Capital, Carragh Holdings and Enterprise Ireland.

Robertson awarded £9m contract for new development on Inverness Campus

Jun 23, 2021

Following an open public tender process, the company was awarded a £9 million contract to build a 2500m² life sciences innovation centre, which was designed by Austin-Smith: Lord.

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