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UCL graduate named youngest ever Sustainable Business Leader of the Year

UCL graduate Arthur Kay (BSc Architecture), co-founder and CEO of bio-bean, has been named Sustainable Business Leader of the Year in the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2015. Aged 24, Arthur is the youngest ever recipient of the award to date.

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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