John has been covering financial markets since before the FTSE 100 existed, starting out on the Industries and Commodities team at Dun & Bradstreet, before moving on to Datastream, where he was head of the news team for several years. After a succession of management roles at Thomson Reuters he returned to front-line journalism in 2006. Prior to joining Proactive Investors he was managing editor at Sharecast.
The Affimer technology is Avacta's proprietary alternative to antibodies with wide applications in the life sciences for drug development, diagnostics and research tools
IXICO's data analytics services are used by the global biopharmaceutical industry to interpret data from brain scans and digital biosensors to enable better trial design, site qualification, patient selection and clinical outcomes
The proposed financing will "help the group drive towards demonstrable revenue growth and to advance the group's portfolio of additional tests, which if successful, are expected to increase shareholder value and enhance the strategic value of the group's diagnostics technologies"
Austria, and in particular, the region of Styria, is set to play a major part in Lancor's fight against cancer. The University of Graz provides heavyweight backing but Lancor is also looking to tap the support of the proverbial man and woman in the street via initial coin offerings
The distribution company wants to keep its identity and the terms of the agreement to remain confidential to protect its commercial interests and launch plans
Directa Plus is principally focussed on the two sectors in which it has a strong commercial advantage: environmental (based on its Grafysorber product) and textiles (based on its G+ products)
"With the demand for fixed income from pension funds, we are looking in the short term to undertake another ground rent transaction for approximately £35mln, to lock in very attractive long-term rates," Caretech said
Three directors have subscribed for shares. Two independent directors have consulted with Futura's nomad and deemed that the terms of the participating directors' participation in the subscription are "fair and reasonable"
Stockpot's "AIM sustainable dividends" virtual portfolio was conceived as a way of screening out the "jam tomorrow" companies on AIM to focus on those companies capable of paying rising dividends. The last couple of months have seen almost 18 months of gains wiped out.
In another update on the "mindless momentum" mechanical investment strategy - this time on small caps worth less than £100mln - nine of the 10 stocks head for the door having failed to sustain their momentum.
After setting the IPO price at the bottom of the range failed to prevent a disastrous stock market debut for Funding Circle, the stock is beginning to recover. It's a tricky stock to value because of the alleged disruptive nature of the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending model but in the US, investors seem a lot more sceptical about...
Another profit warning from Crest Nicholson plus the previously buoyant East Anglia housing market joining London and the South-East in the doghouse is further evidence the sector has peaked