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Oxford Brain Diagnostics secures funding
Oxford Brain Diagnostics hopes to commercialise an early diagnosis tool for Alzheimer’s disease pioneered through eight years of University of Oxford research.
Confluence Pharmaceuticals collects $200,000
Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund has made its tenth investment, putting $200,000 into Confluence Pharmaceuticals.
Imprimed sniffs out $4m investment
Stanford-StartX Fund has supported a $4m round for Imprimed, which is working on precision cancer treatments for dogs.
Nanology Labs finds Facit for funding
The Toronto oncological MRI agent spinout has been backed by Facit’s Prospects Oncology vehicle, to target applications including the identification and treatment of tumours in the brain.
Sano Genetics matches up $650,000
Cambridge Enterprise joined Seedcamp and private investors for Sano Genetics’ seed round, proceeds of which will support the company’s data-sharing platform for genomic research.
Xibus captures $1m
Newly-founded MIT food pathogen sensor spinout Xibus has secured seed funding to develop its technology, which utilises synthetic particles to identify bacterial contamination.
Theya settles into $750,000
NovaUCD-based patient lingerie manufacturer Theya Healthcare has been backed by investors including Enterprise Ireland as it prepares for expansion in the US.
Liopa gets more than lip service in seed round
Queen’s University Belfast speech recognition technology spinout Liopa is working on a product that analyses lip movements to provide more robust analysis in noisy environments.

Other News

Agerris reaps $4.6m
Uniseed, Carthona Capital and BridgeLane Group provided the funding for University of Sydney-founded Agerris, which is preparing to commercialise products including robotic farm hand systems.
Deal net: 1 – 5 April 2019
The Global University Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the startups emerging from universities and raising funding.
UA embarks on Sidecar Learning
IT training software spinout Sidecar Learning has received capital from University of Arizona’s Asset Development Program after joining the state-funded I-Corps accelerator.
GreenMark carves out $1.2m
GreenMark’s dental treatments will be developed in partnership with University of Michigan, which has backed the company’s two-tranche seed round through its Mints Fund.
Datagrid idolises $135,000
Datagrid has lured capital from University of Tokyo's VC spinout Deep 30 as it prepares for the imminent launch of a game based on its deep learning-powered technology.
Whispr negotiates $750,000
DTU-owned PreSeed Ventures joined Bose Ventures in occupational voice guidance technology developer Whispr’s round, which will help the startup double its headcount.

Editor's Picks

MOOCs: The British are coming
Futurelearn, a platform free-to-access Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), has been launched by a consortium of UK-based universities, led by distance-learning provider The Open University (OU).
Intelligent Ultrasound hears call of $1m
The Oxford University spin-out set up by its technology transfer office raises the funds at the same time as winning a development award from the UK's National Health Service.
Intel, UCL, Imperial link on Sustainable Cities
The London-based institute is Intel's first research centre and hub looking at how technologies can improve the social and economic development of cities globally.
Columbia University seed fund is started
Cfund is founded by Alessandro Piol of Vedanta Capita; and Amol Sarva from Peek and Virgin Mobile USA
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