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Wideblue Spinout, PWB Health Ltd, named Most Promising Life Sciences Company

Wideblue spinout company, PWB Health Ltd, have developed an innovative device to assist women with breast awareness. This month, PWB Health was named the ‘most promising new life science company in Scotland’ at the Scottish Enterprise Scottish Life Sciences Awards 2007.

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08 February 2008

Wideblue Announces New Tech Investment Partnership

An innovative new investment partnership has been announced between Scottish Enterprise’s Scottish Co-Investment Fund (SCF), Upstarts, Wide Blue and Gresham House plc… The partnership will offer technology companies, based primarily in the West of Scotland, access to investment packages worth up to £500,000, a base in Scotland’s longest established business incubator, expertise in moving concepts …

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18 January 2008

Entrepreneur of the Year nomination

Jim Hall, founder of Wideblue, has been nominated as “Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year” at the Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 awards to be held on 29 November 2007.

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14 November 2007

Funding secured for PWB Health

Wideblue has raised £1.25 million in venture capital funding and created a new company, PWB Health Limited, to develop health products and market them worldwide.

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23 July 2007

Wideblue attend BioEquity Europe 2007

Wideblue is to showcase it’s successes ahead of next week’s BioEquity Europe conference in Glasgow. We have been invited by Scottish Enterprise to show how we have been supporting young companies in the life-sciences field.

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20 May 2007

A Successful Year for Wideblue

Polaroid spin-out, Wideblue Limited, has reported revenues of over £1m in the third quarter of its first financial year as an independent company. “We are profitable and on target to achieved revenues of £1.2m in our first financial year as an independent company,” said Jim Hall, CEO and business development director, Wideblue Limited.

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14 February 2007

They’ve seen the future and it’s Wideblue

Established in 2001 as a business unit within the Vale of Leven operation of US imaging giant Polaroid, Wideblue claims to be different from other incubator organisations. Less than a year into its life as an independent limited company, Wideblue would appear to have hit upon a winning formulae.

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06 February 2007

Wideblue completes management buyout

The specialist design development department within Polaroid’s Vale of Leven plant has been bought out by its management team in a six-figure deal. Known as Wideblue, the department was established as a separate business unit within Polaroid in 2003. It specialises in helping small technology-based companies develop products and manufacturing processes.

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09 March 2006

Scottish Enterprise announces Business Excellence Award winners

Wideblue were presented with the award for ‘Innovation and Creativity’ by Jackie Bird at Scottish Enterprise Dunbartonshire’s twelfth annual Business Excellence Awards, showcasing the talent and drive from Dunbartonshire’s business community.’

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14 November 2005

Biopta wins £575,000 drug testing boost

Wideblue client Biopta, the Glasgow-based life sciences company, has raised £575,000 in first-round funding to speed up the development of its state-of-the-art drug testing systems.

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20 November 2004

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