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Cambridgeshire’s 101 Fastest Growing Biotechnology Startups

At Best Startup London we track over 100,000 London based startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and organisations we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.

We’ve ranked the top 101 Biotechnology companies in Cambridgeshire. The companies, startups and institutions listed in this article are all exceptional companies, well worth a follow. We have included links to their websites, socials and CrunchBase (if you’re interested in their financials).

We selected the organisations listed in this article based on:

  • Track record
  • Executive leadership
  • Market share
  • Innovation
  • ESG rating

Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as CrunchbaseSemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.

Top Biotechnology Companies & Startups (Cambridgeshire)


Microbiotica

FoundersMike Romanos, Trevor Lawley
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Microbiotica is a developer of human microbiome therapeutics intended to discover and develop live bacterial therapeutics and biomarkers.


Cambridge Epigenetix

FoundersBobby Yerramilli-Rao, Shankar Balasubramian
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Cambridge Epigenetix is using epigenetics to reduce several routine & important diagnostic tests for common cancers to a simple blood draw.


Supplant

FoundersPaul Dupree, Tom Simmons
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Supplant is a biotechnology platform that makes sugar substitutes.


Abzena

FoundersJonathan Goldman
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Abzena provides complementary services to organizations involved in the development of bio-pharmaceuticals.


Semarion

FoundersUnknown
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Semarion leverages microfabrication technology to build smart materials and develop novel cell assaying applications.


Mogrify

FoundersJose Polo, Julian Gough, Owen Rackham
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Mogrify® will transform the development of ex vivo cell therapies and pioneer a new class of in vivo reprogramming therapies.


Adrestia Therapeutics

FoundersGabriel Balmus, Stephen Jackson, Yaron Galanty
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Adrestia is developing therapeutics that work in an entirely new way – restoring the biological balance in damaged, diseased or dying cells


GW Pharmaceuticals

FoundersBrian Whittle, Geoffrey Guy
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GW Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing novel therapeutics.


AstraZeneca

FoundersUnknown
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AstraZeneca is a global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets prescription medicines.


Zetta Genomics

FoundersIgnacio Medina, William Spooner
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Zetta Genomics manages large-scale genomic data for precision medicine.


Nuclera

FoundersGordon McInroy, Jiahao Huang, Michael Chen
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Nuclera makes biology accessible through desktop enzymatic protein and gene synthesis.


CS Genetics

FoundersLucas Edelman
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CS Genetics develops new technology for genomics, based on scientific insights and conceptual innovations in NGS techniques.


Sphere Fluidics

FoundersChris Abell, Frank F. Craig, Wilhelm Huck
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Sphere Fluidics develops products for use in single cell analysis and characterization, and provides associated collaborative R&D services.


PhoreMost

FoundersAshok Venkitaraman, Chris Torrance
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PhoreMost is a new-model drug discovery company based in Cambridge, UK.


CellCentric

FoundersWill West
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CellCentric is a biotechnology company that targets at deubiquitinase (DUB) enzyme for cancer therapy.


Fluidic Analytics

FoundersAndrew Lynn, Tuomas Knowles
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Fluidic Analytics designs, develops and manufactures tools that seek to revolutionise the way proteins are characterised.


Revolo Biotherapeutics

FoundersUnknown
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Revolo Biotherapeutics has developed therapies that achieve superior long-term disease remission from less frequent chronic dosing.


Wren Therapeutics

FoundersChris Dobson, Samuel Cohen
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Wren Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company based, focused on drug discovery and development for protein misfolding diseases.


Sano Genetics

FoundersCharlotte Guzzo, Patrick Short, William Jones
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Sano Genetics is a personalised medicine research platform with data privacy and transparency at its core.


MISSION Therapeutics

FoundersNiall Martin, Steve Jackson, Xavier Jacq
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MISSION Therapeutics offers a platform for the development of small molecule drugs that selectively target deubiquitylating enzymes (DUBs).


Cyted

FoundersMarcel Gehrung, Rebecca Fitzgerald
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Diagnostics, Healthcare, Infrastructure, Early Detection, Prevention


Crescendo Biologics

FoundersMike Romanos
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Crescendo Biologics is engaged in the development of a proprietary drug portfolio based on their VH antibody fragment platform.


Storm Therapeutics

FoundersEric Miska, Tony Kouzarides
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Targeting pathways that modify RNA to deliver novel cancer therapeutics


Transine Therapeutics

FoundersPiero Carninci, Stefano Gustincich
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Transine Therapeutics is a developer of biotech platform enhancing therapeutics for the treatment of human disease.


Phico Therapeutics

FoundersHeather Fairhead
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Phico Therapeutics is a developer of novel platform technology designed to overcome antibacterial resistance.


PetMedix

FoundersAllan Bradley, Jolyon Martin, Thomas Weaver
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PetMedix is a pet therapeutics startup.


SolasCure

FoundersSam Bakri
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Solascure is a biotechnology company focused on the development of fit for purpose, efficacious wound care products.


Horizon Discovery

FoundersAlberto Bardelli, Chris Torrance, Darrin Disley
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Horizon is a gene editing company that designs & engineers genetically-modified cells, applying them to advance human health.


Acacia Pharma

FoundersJulian Gilbert, Robert Gristwood
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Acacia Pharma is a pharmaceutical company engaged in the R&D of supportive care drugs for cancer patients.


Domainex

FoundersChrisostomos Prodromou, Laurence Pearl, Paul Driscoll, Renos Savva
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A fully integrated drug discovery service company.


PolyProx

FoundersLaura S Itzhaki
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PolyProx Therapeutics is a developer of a novel class of drug intended to provide new therapies for cancer treatment.


PolyProx

FoundersLaura S Itzhaki
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PolyProx Therapeutics is a developer of a novel class of drug intended to provide new therapies for cancer treatment.


Mestag Therapeutics

FoundersPROF MICHAEL B.BRENNER
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Mestag Therapeutics is a biotechnology company that develops new therapies for diseases using fibroblast technology.


PredictImmune

FoundersEoin McKinney, Kenneth Smith, Paul Lyons
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Providing tools to physicians in the treatment of patients with immune-mediated disease, through prediction of long term clinical prognosis.


Concr

FoundersMatthew Foster, Matthew Griffiths, Uzma Asghar
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Solving data to enable precision diagnostics for all.


Lightcast Discovery

FoundersCameron Frayling
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Lightcast uses a microfluidic platform to make advances towards unique clinical approaches, new therapies, and innovative products.


bit.bio

FoundersFlorian Schuster, Mark Kotter
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Bit.bio specializes in the fields of coding and biology that determine the identity of every human cell.


Biosceptre

FoundersGreg Winter
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Biosceptre has identified a cancer target, nf-P2X7, present in many cancer types, and importantly not found in healthy tissue.


PharmEnable

FoundersHannah Sore, Natalia Mateu
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PharmEnable has developed a rapid and cost effective way to identify better chemical starting points to drive the discovery.


HexagonFab

FoundersChristoph v. Bieberstein, Ruizhi Wang
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HexagonFab is the biological sensor for rapid and cost-effective detection of biological substances.


Morphogen-IX

FoundersKate Rolston, Nick Morrell
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MORPHOGEN-IX Limited is a drug discovery company founded in 2015 by Index Ventures to develop bone morphogenetic proteins


Bicycle Therapeutics

FoundersChristian Heinis, Gregory Winter
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Bicycle Therapeutics is developing a technology for the creation of new generation biotherapeutics.


Abcam

FoundersDavid Cleevely, Jonathan Milner, Tony Kouzarides
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An innovator in life science reagents and tools serving life science researchers globally to achieve their mission, faster.


Psyomics

FoundersDan Cowell
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PsyOmics develops proteomic diagnostics to improve early diagnosis and treatment outcomes for those with neuropsychiatric disorders.


Definigen

FoundersCandy Cho, Marcus Yeo, Nicolas Hannan, Roger Pedersen, Tamir Rashid
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Definigen provides human cells to the drug discovery sector for use in lead optimization and toxicity programs.


Animal Alternative Technologies

FoundersClarisse Beurrier, Yash Mishra
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Scalable, complete Cultured Meat production systems to tackle global sustainability challenges


PetaGene

FoundersDan Greenfield, Vaughan Wittorff
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PetaGene’s mission is to make genomics data cheaper, faster and better.


Camallergy

FoundersAndrew Clark, Pamela Ewan, Sherden Timmins
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Camallergy develops and provides new treatments for common food allergies.


NeoPhore

FoundersAlberto Bardelli
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NeoPhore is a provider of novel small molecule therapies intended to treat cancer through stimulation of the immune system.


Base4

FoundersBarnaby Balmforth, Cameron Frayling
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A multi-disciplinary team, based in Cambridge, working to solve some of the most difficult problems in biotechnology.


Ario Pharma

FoundersJohn Ford
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Ario Pharma is focused on the development of drugs for the treatment of respiratory indications.


Mursla

FoundersPierre Arsene
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Novel multi-omics exosome characterisation company.


Nanna Therapeutics

FoundersDavid Williams
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Nanna Therapeutics is a drug discovery company addressing age-related diseases for which others are failing to provide effective treatments.


Kymab

FoundersAllan Bradley, Glenn Friedrich
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Kymab is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing fully human monoclonal antibody therapeutics.


Exonate

FoundersCatherine Beech, David Bates, Lucy Donaldson
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Exonate is a biotech company spun out of the University of Nottingham that is focused on alternative splicing of (VEGF) in ophthalmology.


Qkine

FoundersCatherine Elton, Marko Hyvönen
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Spin-out from Cambridge University, we manufacture high purity animal-derived component free growth factors and cytokines for stem cells


Sareum Holdings PLC

FoundersDavid Williams, Tim Mitchell
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Sareum is a drug discovery company, headquartered in Cambridge UK, that produces targeted small molecule therapeutics, focusing on cancer


Cancer Targeting Systems

FoundersJason Dinges, Will West
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CTS aims to combine the imaging and treatment of cancer, enabling clinicians and patients to make clearer choices.


F-star Therapeutics

FoundersFlorian Ruker
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F-star is developing a pipeline of novel bispecific antibodies with a therapeutic focus in immuno-oncology and oncology.


Eagle Genomics

FoundersAbel Ureta-Vidal, William Spooner
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Eagle Genomics is a enterprise software solutions company to enable the management, orchestration and exploitation of life sciences data.


Ikarovec

FoundersPeter Widdowson
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Ikarovek is working on early stage assets intended for the treatment of diabetic macular edama.


Quartet Medicine

FoundersKevin Pojasek
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Quartet Medicine is discovering and developing novel treatments


Z Factor

FoundersJames Huntington
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Z Factor Limited is a drug discovery company to identify and develop therapeutic agents to treat alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency


NRG Therapeutics

FoundersNeil Miller
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NRG Therapeutics is a drug discovery company focussed on therapeutic approaches that will restore mitochondrial function.


Sentinel Oncology

FoundersRobert Boyle, Stuart Travers
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Sentinel Oncology is a drug discovery company specialising in the delivery of candidate drugs to treat diseases.


Congenica

FoundersEugene Bragin, Matthew Hurles, Nick Lench, Philip Beales, Richard Durbin, Thomas Weaver
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Congenica is a biotechnology company that provides a diagnostic decision support platform.


DIOSynVax

FoundersUnknown
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DIOSynVax is new technology that will significantly accelerate vaccine development and achieve dramatic improvements.


Isogenica

FoundersKevin FitzGerald
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Isogenica operates a range of discovery platforms supported by state-of-the-art methodologies for identifying antibody and peptide ligands.


BioSilta

FoundersPeter Neubauer
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BioSilta Ltd, a developer of advanced microbial growth systems,


Reflection Therapeutics

FoundersTimothy Newton
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Reflection Therapeutics is developing cell therapy technology against neuroinflammation across the board.


Cell Guidance Systems

FoundersMichael Jones
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Cell Guidance Systems is a biotechnology company developing research tools for stem cell technology.


Lab21

FoundersBerwyn Clarke
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Lab21 is a rapidly growing healthcare diagnostics business. The company’s vision is of providing personalised diagnostic testing for


Nemesis Bioscience

FoundersConrad Lichtenstein, Frank Massam
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Nemesis Bioscience is a new biopharmaceutical company .


Critical Pressure

FoundersJames M. Leiper
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Critical Pressure is a virtual bio-pharmaceutical company that develops products to treat vascular dysfunction and shock.


SuperX

FoundersTrevor Baglin
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SuperX is a virtual biopharmaceutical company developing products to deliver anticoagulation without bleeding


Biofidelity

FoundersBarnaby Balmforth, Cameron Frayling
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Biofidelity developed a revolutionary molecular diagnostic assay that enables the rapid detection of target DNA sequences.


Artios Pharma

FoundersAndrew Muncey
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Artios Pharma is a independent DNA Damage Response company with a strong pipeline of novel cancer therapies.


Antibodies.com

FoundersStewart Newlove
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Antibodies.com is a leading supplier of protein research tools. Discover more from our range of distinct antibodies, proteins, and assays.


Lumora

FoundersJim Murray, Laurence Tisi
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Lumora develops work flow-based solutions that simplify clinical diagnostics, industrial microbiology, and sample preparation.


LIFNano Therapeutics

FoundersSu Metcalfe
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LIFNano Therapeutics specifically focused on targeted delivery of the biologic, Leukaemia Inhibitory Factor.


CRiL

FoundersUnknown
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CRiL was formed in April 2013 specifically to develop innovative medical devices to diagnose and manage respiratory conditions.


Discuva

FoundersNawaz Khan
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Antibacterial discovery research has been driven, medically, commercially


GeneAdviser

FoundersJelena Aleksic
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Our mission is to make genetic testing for rare diseases more accessible to clinicians around the world.


CamStent

FoundersDavid Hampton
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CamStent develops an inert polymer coating for medical devices that prevents the colonization of harmful microorganisms on surfaces.


PneumaCare

FoundersGareth Roberts
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PneumaCare develops products for diagnosis and monitoring of respiratory diseases using novel 3D imaging technology.


Waterscope

FoundersAlexander Patto, Tianheng Zhao
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Waterscope is a not-for-profit impact-defined company based in Cambridge.


AB-PolyBlok

FoundersUnknown
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Revolutionary technology platform which has the potential to treat, and potentially partially reverse, the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease.


SPT Labtech

FoundersJas Sanghera
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SPT Labtech provides agility, efficiency and productivity for a broad range of applications.


AptaCam

FoundersYang Zhang
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Aptacam strives to be the leading producer and supplier of high quality aptamers.


FOLIUM Science

FoundersChristian Groendahl, Edward Fuchs, Jasper Clube, Morten O. A. Sommer
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FOLIUM Science leads the way in bioscience technology for the healthy biotic era.


Population Genetics Technologies

FoundersSydney Brenne
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Population Genetics develops technologies to characterize and quantify true genetic variants responsible for diseases and drug response.


Bactest

FoundersDerek Price
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Bactest offers CYTOMAIA, a microbial contamination testing platform that enables rapid detection.


Unicorn Biotechnologies

FoundersAdam Glen, Jack Reid
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Powering the cellular agriculture revolution


Empyrean Therapeutics

FoundersTom Henley
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Empyrean Therapeutics develops next generation cell therapies to enable global and affordable cures for diseases.


Cambridge Cognition

FoundersJohn Hammond
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Cognitive assessment software for clinical trials, academic research and healthcare


Start Codon

FoundersDaniel Rooke, Jason Mellad
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Translating disruptive research into successful start-ups, the Cambridge way


KuDOS Pharmaceuticals Ltd

FoundersUnknown
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KuDOS Pharmaceuticals Ltd discovers and develops drugs based upon the science of DNA damage sensing, signaling.


Toxibact Ltd

FoundersUnknown
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Toxibact Limited develops antimicrobial therapy for the treatment of all bacteria and fungi.


VHSquared

FoundersGordon Dougan, Jan Robinson, Rod Richards, Scott Crowe
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VHsquared is dedicated to the development of novel antibody domains engineered to be stable in the GI tract.


Lucida Medical

FoundersAntony Rix, Prof Evis Sala
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SaaS, Cancer Diagnosis, Radiology, MRI, Prostate Cancer


Broken String Biosciences

FoundersUnknown
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Broken String Biosciences is developing a platform of novel sequencing tools to assess genome stability and to unlock the next generation.

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