November 17, 2010: Sphere Fluidics Receives Investment from the Royal Society Enterprise Fund
Dr Frank F. Craig, CEO of Sphere Fluidics, said: "This investment is an excellent validation of the potential of the Company and its unique discovery technology platform. We are excited about working with a prestigious institution such as the Royal Society and its new investment arm." Professor Sir Peter Williams, Treasurer and Vice-President of the Royal Society, said: "Sphere Fluidics has enormous commercial potential across a range of markets and we look forward to supporting the company in its development."
November 09, 2010: Sphere Fluidics Attending Biofuels 2010 Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dr Frank F Craig, the CEO of Sphere Fluidics will be attending the above premier conference. "It includes executives from all of the leading Oil and Gas firms as well as over 250 market leaders from across the world. Thus, it represents an excellent opportunity for the COmpany to network and increase promotion of its Algal Biofuels Discovery capability." he said. More information on the conference can be found here: http://www.wraconferences.com/bio10.
September 28, 2010: Sphere Fluidics Appearing at Biotechnica 2010 in Hannover, Germany
With the help of UK Trade and Investment and ETNA, Sphere Fluidics will be launching its new service offering at Biotechnica 2010 in Hannover, Germany during the 5th-7th of October. Biotechnica is Europe's leading annual event for biotechnology and the Life Sciences. The Company will have a booth at the UK Trade Pavilion in Hall 09, F03 and will show technology videos, provide additional information and staff will be available for collaborative discussions.
July 15, 2010; Sphere Fluidics now in Business Weekly's "Killer 50"
Sphere Fluidics is now a new entrant to the "Killer 50". Members get chosen on raw technology that has either achieved commercial success or promises to do so and it is a technology play rather than a financial one. More information can be found here:
May 25, 2010: Sphere Fluidics in-licenses key patents from Cambridge University
Sphere Fluidics has now in-licensed several patents invented in the laboratories of the Company's Scientific Founders (Professors Chris Abell and Wilhelm Huck). The patents cover enabling aspects of the company's pico-scale discovery systems. Frank F Craig, the CEO of Sphere Fluidics Limited, stated "I am very pleased to obtain a licence to these patents and associated know-how from the Founders' labs. This IP is the first building block of our growing patent portfolio. The Company is also now generating potential inventions in areas strategically targeted for maximum commercial value."
March 25, 2010: Sphere Fluidics receives initial investment from Cambridge Enterprise Discovery Fund.
The Discovery Fund recently made its second investment in a new University spin-out which is developing water droplets that serve as ‘miniature test tubes’.The picodroplet platform was developed by Professors Chris Abell and Wilhelm Huck of the Department of Chemistry. When the droplets are merged with others containing, for example, a specific chemical reagent, they effectively act as miniature reaction chambers that can be exposed to a unique set of experimental conditions. The technology has potential uses across a wide variety of fields, including drug discovery and algal biofuel development. Dr Frank Craig has been recruited as CEO, and the investment from the Discovery Fund will support the new company as it searches for its first customers and additional funding.