in

Cambridgeshire’s 30 Fastest Growing Biopharma 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 30 Biopharma 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 Biopharma Companies & Startups (Cambridgeshire)


Abzena

FoundersJonathan Goldman
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

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


AstraZeneca

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

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


PhoreMost

FoundersAshok Venkitaraman, Chris Torrance
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

PhoreMost is a new-model drug discovery company based in Cambridge, UK.


Wren Therapeutics

FoundersChris Dobson, Samuel Cohen
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

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


Phico Therapeutics

FoundersHeather Fairhead
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

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


SolasCure

FoundersSam Bakri
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

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
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Horizon is a gene editing company that designs & engineers genetically-modified cells, applying them to advance human health.


Acacia Pharma

FoundersJulian Gilbert, Robert Gristwood
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

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


PredictImmune

FoundersEoin McKinney, Kenneth Smith, Paul Lyons
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Providing tools to physicians in the treatment of patients with immune-mediated disease, through prediction of long term clinical prognosis.


Ario Pharma

FoundersJohn Ford
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

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


Kymab

FoundersAllan Bradley, Glenn Friedrich
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Kymab is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing fully human monoclonal antibody therapeutics.


Exonate

FoundersCatherine Beech, David Bates, Lucy Donaldson
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Exonate is a biotech company spun out of the University of Nottingham that is focused on alternative splicing of (VEGF) in ophthalmology.


F-star Therapeutics

FoundersFlorian Ruker
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

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


Isogenica

FoundersKevin FitzGerald
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

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


Nemesis Bioscience

FoundersConrad Lichtenstein, Frank Massam
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Nemesis Bioscience is a new biopharmaceutical company .


SuperX

FoundersTrevor Baglin
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

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


Artios Pharma

FoundersAndrew Muncey
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

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


Cantab Biopharmaceuticals

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Cantab Biopharmaceuticals engages in the discovery and development of innovative drugs and drug formulations.


Quethera

FoundersPeter Widdowson
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Quethera is a gene therapy company dedicated to improving the future treatment of common blinding eye diseases.


Swift Molecular Diagnostics

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Swift Molecular Diagnostics is developing a rapid, easy-to-use, cost effective genetic “yes or no” test.


GPrX Data

FoundersJoanna Burnett
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

GPrX Data translates NHS practice level prescribing data into easily-reviewed intelligence.


Abbexa

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Abbexa is a dedicated supplier of biological tools for scientific research.


Fen EP Limited

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Fen EP Limited is a developer of biomedical device created to prevent sudden cardiac death.


Altacor

FoundersFrancesca Crawford
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Altacor develops ophthalmic products for ophthalmologists and patients.


Serentis

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Serentis develops medical products and drugs.


Activotec

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Activotec is a customer focussed chemical synthesis company.


Babraham Institute

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

The Babraham Institute is a world-class research institution.


New Path Molecular Research

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

NPM is all about bringing the best and most innovative chemistry to their product discovery projects and collaborations.


Healx

FoundersAndreas Bender, David Brown, David Cavalla, Tim Guilliams
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Healx is an AI-powered, patient-inspired technology company, pioneering the next generation of drug discovery for rare diseases.


Provesica

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Provesica is a Cambridge-based biopharmaceutical company specializing in treatments for overactive bladder syndrome.

Cambridgeshire’s 5 Fastest Growing Bioinformatics Startups

Cambridgeshire’s 101 Fastest Growing Biotechnology Startups