in

Cambridgeshire’s 47 Fastest Growing Life Science 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 47 Life Science 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 Life Science Companies & Startups (Cambridgeshire)


Mogrify

FoundersJose Polo, Julian Gough, Owen Rackham
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Mogrify® will transform the development of ex vivo cell therapies and pioneer a new class of in vivo reprogramming therapies.


Zetta Genomics

FoundersIgnacio Medina, William Spooner
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Zetta Genomics manages large-scale genomic data for precision medicine.


Nuclera

FoundersGordon McInroy, Jiahao Huang, Michael Chen
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Nuclera makes biology accessible through desktop enzymatic protein and gene synthesis.


CS Genetics

FoundersLucas Edelman
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

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
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Sphere Fluidics develops products for use in single cell analysis and characterization, and provides associated collaborative R&D services.


Fluidic Analytics

FoundersAndrew Lynn, Tuomas Knowles
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

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


Revolo Biotherapeutics

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

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


MISSION Therapeutics

FoundersNiall Martin, Steve Jackson, Xavier Jacq
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

MISSION Therapeutics offers a platform for the development of small molecule drugs that selectively target deubiquitylating enzymes (DUBs).


Transine Therapeutics

FoundersPiero Carninci, Stefano Gustincich
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Transine Therapeutics is a developer of biotech platform enhancing therapeutics for the treatment of human disease.


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.


PharmEnable

FoundersHannah Sore, Natalia Mateu
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

PharmEnable has developed a rapid and cost effective way to identify better chemical starting points to drive the discovery.


Abcam

FoundersDavid Cleevely, Jonathan Milner, Tony Kouzarides
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

An innovator in life science reagents and tools serving life science researchers globally to achieve their mission, faster.


Metrion Biosciences

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Metrion Biosciences is a Contract Research Organization (CRO) that is located in the world renowned Cambridge biocluster.


Exvastat

FoundersAndrew McElroy, David Cavalla
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Exvastat is an innovative, preclinical-stage pharmaceutical company.


Base4

FoundersBarnaby Balmforth, Cameron Frayling
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

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


Qkine

FoundersCatherine Elton, Marko Hyvönen
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

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


Ikarovec

FoundersPeter Widdowson
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

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


Sentinel Oncology

FoundersRobert Boyle, Stuart Travers
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Sentinel Oncology is a drug discovery company specialising in the delivery of candidate drugs to treat diseases.


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.


Reflection Therapeutics

FoundersTimothy Newton
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

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


Antibodies.com

FoundersStewart Newlove
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

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


AB-PolyBlok

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

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


Start Codon

FoundersDaniel Rooke, Jason Mellad
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Translating disruptive research into successful start-ups, the Cambridge way


Linguamatics

FoundersDavid Milward, Roger Hale
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Linguamatics provides an NLP-based text mining software suit for processing text-based content.


Scientific Generics

FoundersBob Pettigrew
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Scientific Generics is a company that provides solutions to in depth problem solving in research and development departments.


LEX Diagnostics

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

LEX Diagnostics is a medical device company that specializes in molecular diagnostics for primary care.


Astrea Bioseparations

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Astrea Bioseparations is an expert in affinity chromatography and bioseparations.


UTILITY therapeutics

FoundersMorten O. A. Sommer
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

UTILITY therapeutics is focused on developing and commercialising antibiotics against multi-drug resistant bacterial infections.


Cambridge Bioscience

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Cambridge Bioscience is a specialist distributor of life science research products.


Cambio

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Cambio is an excellent reputation for the supply of quality Molecular Biology reagents and consumables to scientific research laboratories.


Cambridgene

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Cambridgene is provides robust multi-omic analytics workflows and access to novel clinical genomic data to accelerate clinical research.


Abbexa

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

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


De Novo Pharmaceuticals

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

De Novo Pharmaceuticals is an emerging computational drug design company.


Fen EP Limited

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

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


Innova Biosciences

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Innova Biosciences develops antibody labeling and bioconjugation kits.


Grant Instruments

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Grant Instruments designs and develops scientific instruments, precision temperature control, sample preparation and life-science products.


Akubio

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Akubio was developing an acoustic detection technology to enable rapid label-free detection and measurement of protein-protein interactions.


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.


Mote Research

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Mote Research is committed to the development and application of a new generation of tools for genome editing in humans.


Asia Research News

FoundersDaniel Raymer, Magdeline Pokar
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Asia Research News connects researchers with international media, policy makers, fellow collaborators and the science-hungry public.


Horizon Discovery Services Ltd.

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Horizon Discovery Services Ltd. is a contract research organization, specializes in cell biology research services.


Enzagen

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Enzagen is an industrial biotechnology company covering all aspects of manufacturing processes using enzymes.


Cambridge Cell Networks

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Cambridge Cell Networks is delivers services solutions to the research community in the biotechnology industry.


Prosarix

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Prosarix develops computational approaches and products to assist in various aspects of drug discovery.


CamBioScience

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

CamBioScience provides cutting-edge scientific training courses for academics and industry professionals in the life science sector.


Melbourn Scientific Ltd

FoundersUnknown
FollowWebsite, Crunchbase, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

Melbourn Scientific Ltd provider of analysis and development services.

Cambridgeshire’s 5 Fastest Growing Lending Startups

Cambridgeshire’s 8 Fastest Growing Lifestyle Startups