Molecular diagnostics specialist Genedrive PLC (LON:GDR) said it has made the first US shipments of its 96 SARS-CoV-2 Covid PCR kits following the completion of commercial and technical training with sales staff from partner Beckman Coulter.
Open Orphan PLC (LON:ORPH) shares rose on Wednesday as the company said the world’s first coronavirus (COVID-19) characterisation study has received approval from a specially convened Research Ethics Committee (REC) following a contract received by the company’s subsidiary hVIVO from the UK government to develop a COVID-19 human challenge study model.
Evgen Pharma PLC (LON:EVG) said 102 patients have been recruited and randomised as part of the STAR trial for its COVID-19 treatment.
Silence Therapeutics PLC (LON:SLN, NASDAQ:SLN) said it has begun dosing patients with SLN360, a putative treatment for elevated Lipoprotein (a), ‘bad’ cholesterol associated with increased risk of heart disease.
Albion Technology & General VCT PLC (LON:AATG) said it has elected to exercise £1.5mln of the £3mln over-allotment facility referred to in the Top Up offer prospectus. Accordingly, the maximum amount that the company can raise is increased from £14mln to £15.5mln (before issue costs).
SkinBioTherapeutics PLC (LON:SBTX) said its AxisBiotix subsidiary has started a food supplement consumer study with more participants than planned.
Ceres Power Holdings PLC (LON:CWR) said revenues in its upcoming results would beat market expectations.
Seneca Global Income & Growth Trust PLC (LON:SIGT) said it will maintain its dividend at the current level at least until April 2022. Following the takeover of its manager Seneca, the company’s name will be changing to Momentum Multi-Asset Value Trust PLC.
DeepVerge PLC (LON:DVRG) said it has signed contractual obligations for the production of water contamination equipment worth around (US$5mln) £3.6mln off the back of its acquisition of Modern Water in November.
Supermarket Income REIT PLC (LON:SUPR) has acquired a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Bangor, County Down, for £24.8mln – its first deal in Northern Ireland.
Emmerson PLC (LON:EML) told investors it is now assessing a staged development for its Khemisset potash project, in Morocco, with a move that would reduce upfront costs whilst significantly expanding the envisaged life-of-mine production volumes.
Ariana Resources PLC (LON:AAU) has completed what it describes as a transformational joint venture deal in Turkey, with Özaltin and Proccea Construction.
Mosman Oil and Gas Ltd (LON:MSMN) updated on the recently recompleted Stanley-1 well and the Falcon-1 well in Texas, where weather conditions are impacting operations.
Greencoat UK Wind Plc (LON:WIND) has brought in £198mln of new capital, in an oversubscribed placing, as it advances a strong pipeline of acquisition opportunities.
Landore Resources Ltd (LON:LND) confirmed overnight that it has raised £3.5mln of cash to complete further drilling…