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December Newsletter:

Christmas at CRB: A Successful Year
2011: A Benchmark for Future Investment & New Alliances
Meet CRB: Upcoming Exhibitions

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A Year of Growth and Success

 Business for Life Awards 2010

As the year 2010 is drawing to an end and a new year is about to begin bringing fresh challenges, it is time to reflect. Cambridge Research Biochemicals would like to thank all its customers who have taken an interest and supported the company, which has in turn promoted growth and success.

Group shot holding awards

On a review of growth and success for 2010, CRB has some very important announcements to make to demonstrate the results of what every individual customer’s support has made. Cambridge Research Biochemicals is proud to announce a victorious win on the cels Business For Life Awards 2010 for ‘Outstanding Growth’ in Newcastle, UK despite extremely tough competition. At the same time, the company has been awarded a prestigious Grant for Business Investment from the UK’s regional development agency One North East, which will form around 35% of a larger capital investment that the company is making in further expansion and job-creation.

Emily Humphrys receiving award

The Business for Life Awards celebrate excellence in the North-East’s healthcare industry, recognising the outstanding achievements of those employed in the sector whilst cultivating future business success. Cels Managing Director Dr Mike Nichols said “The growth and innovation shown by companies like Cambridge Research Biochemicals, despite the current economic climate has been outstanding.

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 2011: Future Investment

The One North East Capital Grant has also been awarded to CRB in order to invest for the year 2011. With this grant CRB not only wants to expand in staff and premises but also wants to offer new and improved services.

The new capital will allow CRB to expand its capacity to synthesise long and complex peptides through the purchase of a Liberty Peptide Synthesiser, one of the most advanced instruments of its kind and a new flatbed synthesiser to double capacity. The new synthesiser’s microwave technology will enable CRB to make more difficult and higher purity peptides up to 10 times faster than by conventional methods.

Our peptide customers in the pharmaceutical drug discovery sector and in academic disease research will benefit from our ability to produce increasingly complex peptides, as well as more exotic ones. Our antibody customers will find that we can now make highly specific antibodies from both long and challenging peptides.

In our work, the microwave capacity of the Liberty speeds up coupling reactions and recently allowed us to synthesise PNA of up to 23 residues in yields much higher than we could obtain previously with a more conventional peptide synthesizer. This has particularly aided our research on developing in vivo targeting of microRNAs by PNA.” Mike Gait Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

Strategic Alliances

CRB is a full member of One Nucleus and a full member with NEPIC (North East of England Process Industry Cluster). This has given CRB the chance to become ambassadors for the North-East and network with like-minded scientists. Another full membership has been taken out with CELs (Centre for Excellence for Life Science) and Science City Newcastle who is committed to developing scientific enterprise through the development and commercialisation of new technology, innovations and the exploitation of new and emerging market opportunities. There are also movements towards collaborations with the University of Durham and the University of Newcastle.

We're delighted that our growth strategy continues to give us a framework to develop strategic partnerships, expand our production team and commit to further capital investment.” Emily Humphrys Commercial Director


 CRB will be exhibiting and attending the following exhibitions

Genesis 2010 More info Genes and Cancer More info
Research Methodology More info Cell Organisation and Dynamics More info

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