IP Group and Imperial Innovations

Here we highlight the latest news on both companies, particularly the investment performance of their portfolios. The increase in interest in the university spin-out technology sector continues, with the sector raising over $500m in 2014 – Highlights include IP Group, Imperial Innovations and Allied Minds all raising substantial on-balance sheet funding in London.

IP Group plc

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IP Group plc three year share price to 2 February 2015. Source: LSE

26 Jan 2015 Modern Water plc – installs first Microtox CTM in USA
23 Jan 2015 Xeros Technology Group plc – Xeros adds US patent
22 Jan 2015 Ilika plc – Half yearly report
20 Jan 2015 Actual Experience plc – Contract Win
16 Jan 2015 Avacta Group plc – Commercial Partnership in the Agri-bio Market
07 Jan 2015 Frontier IP Group plc – Portfolio company Nandi Proteins featured on BBC
22 Dec 2014 GETECH Group plc – First orders under umbrella contract
16 Dec 2014 Oxehealth Ltd – Wins funding to trial camera-based health monitoring with Broadmoor Hospital
01 Dec 2014 Dukosi Ltd – £1m funding for electric vehicle technology company Dukosi
27 Nov 2014 Modern Biosciences plc – Announces collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation and Janssen for novel oral therapies for rheumatoid arthritis
21 Nov 2014 Ilika plc – Official opening of the pilot line & trading update
20 Nov 2014 Modern Biosciences plc – Wins £2.4m award from UK Government’s Biomedical Catalyst
18 Nov 2014 Eight19 Ltd – Secures £1m funding
13 Nov 2014 Ultrahaptics Ltd – Secures £600,000 seed round investment to develop free-space haptic technology
12 Nov 2014 Tracsis plc – Final results for the year ended 31 July 2014
11 Nov 2014 Medaphor Group plc – Launch of software update and cloud connectivity
10 Nov 2014 Revolymer plc – Patent Infringement Settled and Discontinued
05 Nov 2014 Tissue Regenix Group plc – Gains Medicare and Medicaid Q code
04 Nov 2014 Getech Group plc – National oil company umbrella contract
04 Nov 2014 Frontier IP Group plc – Portfolio company, ex scientia Ltd, announces major collaboration agreement
03 Nov 2014 Frontier IP Group plc – Nandi Proteins Limited – Fundraising
29 Oct 2014 Ceres Power Holdings plc – Signs joint development agreement with a leading Japanese power systems company
24 Oct 2014 Glythera Ltd – Unveils PermalinkTM, its proprietary ADC cysteine linker technology
22 Oct 2014 Xeros Technology Group plc – Final Results for the Year Ended 31 July 2014
20 Oct 2014 Xeros Technology Group plc – Further Incentive Programmes From US
17 Oct 2014 Tissue Regenix Group plc – Initial Clinical Trial Results
08 Oct 2014 Ubiquigent Ltd – Ubiquigent and University of Dundee announce collaboration to develop novel ubiquitin system targeted compound libraries
07 Oct 2014 Intelligent Ultrasound Ltd – Raises up to £1.3m in a round led by IP Group plc
03 Oct 2014 Intelligent Ultrasound Ltd – Wins best emerging Medtech company award
25 Sep 2014 Revolymer plc – Signs global licence to its encapsulation technology with Solvay in the field of PAP products
22 Sep 2014 Xeros Technology Group plc – Update on contract wins
10 Sep 2014 Tissue Regenix Group plc – dCELL heart valve technology to be presented at prestigious Royal Society event
09 Sep 2014 Oxford Advanced Surfaces Group plc – Completion of Investment in Subsidiary
08 Sep 2014 Getech Group plc – Largest ever new contract – $5 million
27 Aug 2014 Medaphor Group plc – Admission and first day of dealings
18 Aug 2014 Medaphor Ltd – Announces intention to float on AIM
14 Aug 2014 Retroscreen Virology Group plc – Conditional placing to raise £33.6m
12 Aug 2014 Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd – Announces £35m ($59m) fundraising
06 Aug 2014 Ceres Power Holdings plc – receives £0.7million funding award
30 Jul 2014 Tissue Regenix Group plc – Gains regulatory approval to start meniscus clinical trial in the UK
29 Jul 2014 Modern Water plc – Targets Latin American market
29 Jul 2014 Velocys plc – Commercial GTL plant go-ahead
28 Jul 2014 Retroscreen Virology Group plc – hVIVO HCM of AL-8176 in RSV for Alios BioPharma
25 Jul 2014 Tissue Regenix Group plc – Adds European bladder matrix patent to global exclusive licence portfolio
24 Jul 2014 Tracsis plc – North American Pilot
16 Jul 2014 Getech Group plc – Multi-satellite project funding now exceeds £1m
15 Jul 2014 Avacta Group plc – Major Japanese Distributor Signed
11 Jul 2014 Ceres Power Holdings plc – Proposed £20m placing
11 Jul 2014 Ilika plc – Proof of concept contract win
10 Jul 2014 Surrey NanoSystems Ltd – British breakthrough in world’s darkest material launched at Farnborough International
04 Jul 2014 Synairgen plc – Placing
04 Jul 2014 Revolymer plc – Appointment of Chief Executive Officer
03 Jul 2014 Xeros Technology Group plc – Award of CIP Eco-Innovation Grant
03 Jul 2014 Getech Group plc – New contract worth $500k
01 Jul 2014 Ilika plc – Increase in Solid-State Battery Size Achieved
30 Jun 2014 Getech Group plc – New contract worth $600k
30 Jun 2014 Oxford Advanced Surfaces Group plc – First commercial sale
25 Jun 2014 Velocys plc – Acquisition of Pinto Energy and Ashtabula GTL Project
23 Jun 2014 Diurnal Ltd – Reports positive results from a Phase 2 study in Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia patients
23 Jun 2014 Tracsis plc – Trading update
11 Jun 2014 Getech Group plc – New contract worth $2m
09 Jun 2014 Revolymer plc – US supply agreement for nicotine chewing gum
05 Jun 2014 Tracsis plc – Winner of the Santander and Smarta Breakthrough 50 Award
02 Jun 2014 Avacta Group plc – Secures Funding Award
29 May 2014 Xeros Technology Group plc – First Incentive Payment by a Utility
19 May 2014 Tracsis plc – Completion of Acquisition
15 May 2014 IP Group plc – Interim Management Statement
16 Apr 2014 OxSyBio Ltd – Aims to 3D print synthetic tissues, organs
09 Apr 2014 IP Group plc – Agrees pilot IP commercialisation collaboration with Princeton University
08 Apr 2014 Quantum Imaging Ltd – Raises £1.6m investment in a round led by IP Group plc
26 Mar 2014 Modern Water plc – Severn Trent trials Modern Water technology
26 Mar 2014 Green Chemicals plc – Commercial Licence Agreement
25 Mar 2014 IP Group plc – First day of dealings and admission to AIM for portfolio company Xeros
20 Mar 2014 IP Group plc – Completion of acquisition of Fusion IP plc
17 Mar 2014 Modern Water plc – Installs metal monitors in Argentina
17 Mar 2014 Oxford Advanced Surfaces Group plc – Graphene Functionalisation Capabilities
11 Mar 2014 Ceres Power Holdings plc – Joint Development Agreement signed with Cummins
05 Mar 2014 Synairgen plc – Licensing update, placing to raise £1.5m and notice of results
04 Mar 2014 IP Group plc – Appoints Professor Lynn Gladden as Non-executive Director
04 Mar 2014 IP Group plc – Annual Results
04 Mar 2014 Retroscreen Virology Group plc – Acquisition of Activiomics Ltd
21 Feb 2014 Xeros Ltd – Intention to float on AIM
13 Feb 2014 Actual Experience commences trading on AIM
20 Feb 2014 Ilika plc – Placing
18 Feb 2014 Glythera Ltd – Partners with BioOutsource
17 Feb 2014 Ionix Advanced Technologies Ltd – Announces new funding and CEO appointment
17 Feb 2014 Getech Group plc – Trading update
14 Feb 2014 Medaphor Ltd – Opens US subsidiary and expands following record year
13 Feb 2014 IP Group plc – Result of capital raising
12 Feb 2014 Modern Water plc – Toxicity monitor used for river clean-up research
06 Feb 2014 Mode Diagnostics Ltd – completes significant financing round
04 Feb 2014 Tracsis plc – Interim trading update
28 Jan 2014 Tracsis plc – Overseas order
27 Jan 2014 IP Group plc – Extends agreement with Manchester to include graphene
24 Jan 2014 Oxford Nanopore’s ‘MinION’ Access Programme is “heavily oversubscribed”
23 Jan 2014 IP Group plc – Capital raising
23 Jan 2014 IP Group plc – Recommended offer for Fusion IP plc
09 Jan 2014 Ilika plc – World first for Ilika solid state battery
08 Jan 2014 Tracsis plc – Significant order

Imperial Innovations plc

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Imperial Innovations plc three year share price to 2 January 2015. Source: LSE

29 Jan 2015 Veryan Enters Into Distribution Agreement with Biosensors International for BioMimics 3D Stent
14 Jan 2015 PsiOxus vaccine receives positive opinion for orphan drug status from EMA
18 Dec 2014 Imperial College London has UK’s greatest research impact according to REF 2014
17 Dec 2014 Aqdot closes £2.55m Funding Round
25 Nov 2014 Imperial Innovations leads £50 million Series B funding round in Cell Medica
6 Nov 2014 Econic featured in Global Cleantech 100 ‘Ones to Watch’
13 Oct 2014 Abingdon Health acquires Serascience and raises funds
8 Oct 2014 Innovations completes £1.85 million investment in Kesios Therapeutics
23 Sep 2014 Innovations Leads Investment Round for Inivata
28 Aug 2014 Econic Technologies win RSC Award
12 Aug 2014 Novel stem cell treatment shows promise for stroke therapy
16 Jun 2014 Portfolio company Abzena announces intention to float
12 Jun 2014 £1.5 million investment in visual search business, Cortexica
10 Jun 2014 £3 million funding round for adaptive behavioural analytics
04 Jun 2014 Autifony receives £2.2m funding from TSB for Phase II clinical trial in tinnitus
02 June 2014 Imperial Innovations – Proposed Placing to raise up to £150 million
30 May 2014 Veryan announces results of two-year Mimics study
27 May 2014 Puridify receives £850k funding from Innovations and SR One
22 May 2014 Yoyo closes £2.8 million seed investment round
07 May 2014 Oxford Immunotec announces 1st quarter 2014 financial results
22 Apr 2014 Oxford Immunotec receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise
28 Mar 2014 Half year results – Circassia IPO drives jump in profits as portfolio matures
13 Mar 2014 Circassia announces offer price
06 Feb 2014 Circassia announces intention to float
14 Jan 2014 Oxford Immunotec announces preliminary fourth quarter revenue
07 Jan 2014 Cell Medica announces orphan drug designation in the EU for Cytovir