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UCL Enterprise Annual Review 2013/2014

Welcome to the third full year of the delivery phase of UCL’s enterprise strategy. As anticipated, our community continues to strive for excellence and that approach and commitment is clearly working. From working with corporations to assisting student entrepreneurs and spinning out research, We hope that you will enjoy reading about all our enterprise activities from across the university in this Annual Review for 2013/2014.

Professor Stephen Caddick
Vice-Provost (Enterprise and London)

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Helicon Health: Putting patients first

A pharmacist for 26 years with a PhD in Health Informatics, Bridget Coleman took on a new challenge when she signed up for the KEA (Knowledge Exchange Associate) programme at UCL Advances. Bridget works with the anticoagulation and stroke prevention services at the Whittington Hospital in London, looking at treatments for conditions caused by blood clots.

Gene Therapy at UCL: a powerful new way to treat haemophilia A

A long-awaited breakthrough occurred in February 2013, when UCL Business (UCLB) signed a licensing agreement with US biotechnology firm Biomarin to develop a new Factor VIII gene therapy programme. The agreement came after a 2011 trial in which the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust reported that six people with haemophilia B saw a reduction in symptoms after gene therapy on liver cells. This breakthrough might pave the way for potentially curative life-saving treatment to become widely available.

UCL Consultants Award 2014: Professor Gordon Blunn and Professor Alister Hart

 Prof Gordon Blunn & Prof Alister Hart
 UCL Consultants Award 2014

UCL Business Award 2014: Professor Amit Nathwani

 Prof Amit Nathwani
 UCL Business Award 2014