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Marketing authorisation granted for advanced gene-silencing drug

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has announced that marketing authorisation has been granted by the European Commission for the pioneering drug patisiran, which follows approval from the US Food and Drugs Administration in August 2018. Devised for the treatment of hereditary transthyretin-mediated (hATTR) amyloidosis in adults with Stage 1...

Building agile businesses in a changing world

Thames Valley-based specialist technology law firm Boyes Turner have released a new report on business agility, which explores how companies can establish and maintain agility and avoid the many pitfalls. "Tech be nimble, tech be quick, tech don't forget the legal bit: Building agile businesses in...

Oxford University claims top world ranking for third successive year

Oxford University has claimed the top spot in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019, with Oxford first among the 1258 universities assessed worldwide, including 98 from the United Kingdom. The Times Higher rankings are described as the only international league table which assesses universities for...

Prestigious ceramics manufacturer relocates showroom to Reading

With more than 40 years’ experience, PORCELANOSA Group is one of the most prestigious ceramics manufacturers in the world, offering kitchen and bathroom furniture in over 970 stores across 150 countries. Throughout, consumers can see ongoing developments in the innovation and design of all its...

Universal Electric Corporation Expands Operations from new Thames Valley base

Universal Electric Corporation (UEC) of Pittsburgh, industry leader in systems solutions for power distribution and management for the data centre, retail, healthcare, higher education and industrial markets, has expanded its UK operations during 2017/18. The company, which has increased its headcount and moved into a...

Oxford provides perfect home for G-SMATT’s European Headquarters

Korean company G-SMATT Europe produces an innovative digital media façade product. Launched in 2013 and with an annual turnover of more than $125m, the firm chose the UK as the location for its European HQ and first European office. The Department for International Trade, Oxfordshire LEP...

The Growing Links between Boston and Berkshire

Last year we reported on 'a growing phenomenon’ of investment projects linking the East Coast of the United States and Berkshire. This year we can report on these continued links with additional, new, investment and expansions from foreign-owned companies with their global HQs based along...

Thames Valley to be home to UK’s first carbon-negative business park

Westcott Venture Park is to become the first business park in the UK to be carbon-negative, following the approval of plans for the UK’s first unsubsidised on-site solar photovoltaic power plant, which will make the existing solar park seven times bigger. The largest business park in Buckinghamshire, the...

Outstanding Results for Thames Valley Foreign Direct Investment

The Thames Valley, a truly unique, truly global destination, has delivered another set of impressive inward investment results during the 2017/18 financial year. High volume and investment value has ensured it retains its status as the number one region, outside of London, for securing foreign...

Introducing the CaMkOx Knowledge Corridor

The Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford (CaMkOx) Knowledge Corridor is of vital economic importance in the UK. It is home to two universities widely recognised as world leaders in key areas of research and innovation, including Oxford University, consistently ranked in the global top four, and a cluster of science...