Arecor Limited has signed a research, development and commercialisation agreement with JDRF, the world’s leading type 1 diabetes research charity.

Shield Therapeutics PLC (LON:STX) will present compelling data from its phase IIIb clinical trial that shows its lead drug Feraccru offers a “real oral alternative” to intravenous (IV) iron for patients with iron deficiency anaemia.

Collagen Solutions PLC (LON:COS) has unveiled its third consecutive half of double-digit revenue growth. Sales in the six months ended September 30 were up 14.4% to £2.23mln, the company said in a trading statement.

88 Energy PLC’s (LON:88E) countdown to its exciting Charlie-1 well continues with the explorer’s quarterly update today highlighting details about the upcoming programme, located in one section of Project Icewine on Alaska’s North Slope.

Genel Energy PLC (LON:GENL) told investors Tuesday it has inked a contract with Parker Drilling for the planned QD-2 well at the Qara Dagh field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

Alba Mineral Resources plc (LON:ALBA) has told investors that horizontal drilling has begun at the Horse Hill project, following the completion of the vertical HH-2 pilot hole. The HH-2z horizontal will now stretch for some 3,200 feet wholly within the Portland reservoir’s most oil productive zone.

AdEPT Technology Group PLC (LON:ADT) said the upgrade of WebScreen, its flagship Education security and safeguarding tools has been positively received with feedback from users in schools being extremely positive.

Haydale Graphene Industries PLC (LON:HAYD) has launched a new range of materials to protect against lightning strikes.

Frontier IP Group (LON:FIPP), a specialist in commercialising university intellectual property, has appointed two specialist advisers to provide additional expertise in the fields of food & agriculture and defence.

Chrome and platinum miner Tharisa PLC (LON:THS ) has welcomed the Zimbabwe government’s decision to make part of the Karo licence a special economic zone (SEZ).

Vast Resources PLC (LON:VAST) said its agreement on the Chiadzwa Community diamond project was not signed on the dotted line with state-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) last week as anticipated. This was, the company said, “purely a matter of availability due to international travel commitments of the relevant stakeholders” and arrangements are continuing to be made.

Bushveld Minerals Limited (LON:BMN) has been granted the mining rights for the Mokopane Project in South Africa.

Thor Mining PLC (LON:THR, ASX:THR) has raised £510,000 in a share placing to progress work at its core Molyhil and Bonya projects in Australia’s Northern Territory.