Clyde Process Solutions Plc (LON:CPSP) has picked up £1.2m worth of orders from clients in the minerals and chemicals markets in the US and South Africa. The pneumatic conveying and air filtration group noted that orders had steadily increased since the start of the year and that the expansion in South Africa was “especially pleasing”.

Chinese authorities have given the green light to Hutchison China Meditech (LON:HCM) to begin phase I clinical trials of its Sulfatinib cancer treatment. The group described the move as a “major achievement” and said it would now set about assessing the drug’s dosage levels as well as its safety and tolerability in patients.

Elsewhere, investment group RAB Capital (LON:RAB) said that trading in the year to date had been “encouraging” as appetite for equity products continued to improve. RAB suffered badly in the wake of the 2008 market crash but assets under management are now increasing and stood at $1.30bn at the end of the first quarter. CEO Stephen Couttie, said the firm was now looking forward with greater confidence and was focusing on growth opportunities.

Ceramic Fuel Cells (LON:CFU) , the engineering group that builds high efficiency and low emission electricity generation units for domestic and industrial markets, has secured a conditional order for 30 of its BlueGen gas-to-electricity generators from the government in the Australian state of Victoria. The Office of Housing will install the units in public housing properties in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria once the state parliament approves the scheme.

Pursuit Dynamics (LON:PDX) , the group that develops energy efficient systems for industrial clients, said it was preparing to launch a £10m fundraising priced at £2.50 per share. CEO Roel Pieper, said the new cash would mean the company could accelerate the development of its core lines of business, including decontamination, brewing, fire suppression and bio-fuels.

Finally, telephony solutions group Eckoh Plc (LON:ECK) said its flight information service had helped around 40,000 stranded passengers during the recent flights disruption caused by the Icelandic volcano. Eckoh provides flight information services for all flights into and out of Heathrow and Gatwick and, together with its partner BT, handled a dramatic increase in calls to its client's flight information services during the travel chaos. CEO Nik Philpot,…

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