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2014-05-28 20:20:50

LONDON, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imperial Innovations Group plc (AIM:IVO, 'Innovations'), the leading technology commercialisation and investment company and S.R.One Ltd, GlaxoSmithKline's venture captial fund, announce today that they have led, alongside co-investor UCL Business PLC (UCLB), an GBP850,000 seed financing for Puridify, a newly formed company providing purification solutions for biotherapeutic manufacturing. Puridify's technology was developed in the...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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