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Oxfordshire’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 Oxfordshire. 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 (Oxfordshire)


Exscientia

FoundersAndrew Hopkins
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Exscientia is a pharmatech company that uses an end-to-end AI platform to design and discover new drugs.


Vaccitech

FoundersAdrian Hill, Sarah Gilbert
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Vaccitech is creating novel vaccines that elicit strong responses from helper and cytotoxic T-cells.


Evox Therapeutics

FoundersMatthew Wood, Per Lundin, Samir EL Andaloussi
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Evox Therapeutics is a biotechnology company that harnesses and engineer the natural trafficking capabilities of extracellular vesicles.


Oxitec

FoundersLuke Alphey
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Oxitec develops an environment-friendly technology for the control of significant insect pests to prevent diseases and agricultural damage.


Orthox Ltd.

FoundersNick Skaer, Oliver Kessler
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Orthox develops tissue regenerative implants that address large injuries to cartilage tissues in which early osteoarthritis may be present.


Pepgen

FoundersCaroline Godfrey, Matthew Wood, Michael Gait
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PepGen is empowering nucleic acid therapeutics to go the distance.


Ivy Farm Technologies

FoundersCathy Ye, Russ Tucker
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Spun out of Oxford University, a purpose driven high-tech food company creating cultivated meat that’s better for animals, people and planet


Emergex Vaccines

FoundersThomas Rademacher
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Pioneering a new approach to vaccine development and manufacturing using cutting-edge technologies to produce novel synthetic vaccines.


Summit Therapeutics

FoundersDame Kay Davies
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Summit Therapeutics is a clinical-stage drug discovery and development company.


Refeyn

FoundersJustin Benesch, Philipp Kukura
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Refeyn is specialising in label-free single molecule imaging and mass measurement.


Arctoris

FoundersMartin-Immanuel Bittner, Thomas Fleming
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Arctoris is a tech-enabled platform company in biotechnology, combining robotics & data science to accelerate drug discovery.


MiroBio

FoundersRichard Cornall, Simon Davis
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MiroBio is Harnessing the natural control mechanisms of the immune system.


Psioxus Therapeutics

FoundersAndrew Coats, Kerry Fisher
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Psioxus Therapeutics is a cancer gene therapy company delivers medicines of value to patients with cancer.


Mirada Medical

FoundersMichael Brady
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Mirada Medical is a prominent global brand in medical imaging software. Mirada’s innovative software solutions are routinely used in


Oxford Immunotec

FoundersPeter Smith
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Oxford Immunotec, a medical diagnostics company, develops tests for various diseases based on its innovative T cell measurement technology.


Orbit Discovery

FoundersGraham Ogg, Terry Rabbitts
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Orbit Discovery is a peptide display company identifying potential peptide drugs for a range of chronic diseases.


Sitryx Therapeutics

FoundersHouman Ashrafian, Jeff Rathmell, Jonathan Powell, Luke O’Neill, Michael Rosenblum, Paul-Peter Tak
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Sitryx is a biopharmaceutical company develops disease modifying therapeutics in immuno-oncology and immuno-inflammation.


SpyBiotech

FoundersJing Jin, Mark Howarth, Simon Draper, Sumi Biswas
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SpyBiotech Operators of a biotechnology platform intended to generate next-generation vaccines.


eTherapeutics

FoundersMalcolm Young
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eTherapeutics focuses on the discovery of cancer and degenerative diseases of the nervous system.


Green Biologics

FoundersEdward Green
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Green Biologics offers fermentation technologies for the conversion of biomass to renewable fuels and chemicals.


Theolytics

FoundersCharlotte Casebourne, Kerry Fisher, Leonard Seymour, Margaret Duffy
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Theolytics is a pre-clinical stage biotechnology company developing next-generation oncolytic viral therapies.


OxSonics Therapeutics

FoundersChristian Coviello, Colin Story, Constantin Coussios
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OxSonics® Therapeutics’ proprietary drug delivery platform technology, SonoTran®


Nucleome Therapeutics

FoundersDr. Danuta Jeziorska, Prof James Davies, Prof Jim Hughes
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Nucleome Therapeutics is decoding the dark matter of the human genome to uncover novel ways to treat diseases


Nucleome Therapeutics

FoundersDr. Danuta Jeziorska, Prof James Davies, Prof Jim Hughes
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Nucleome Therapeutics is decoding the dark matter of the human genome to uncover novel ways to treat diseases


DryGro

FoundersCharlie Curtis
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DryGro is an agriculture technology company that grows animal feed crops on arid, otherwise unproductive land.


Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies

FoundersNeil Mahapatra, Tarek Tabsh
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OCT is a biopharmaceutical company established to combine cannabinoid medicine with world class scientific research.


ONI

FoundersAchillefs Kapanidis, Bo Jing
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ONI is a pioneer of super-resolution microscopy, making this advanced technology accessible to new generations of researchers.


Oxford Nanopore Technologies

FoundersGordon Sanghera, Hagan Bayley, Spike Willcocks
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Oxford Nanopore Technologies develops nanopore-based electronic systems for analyzing single molecules, including DNA, RNA, and proteins.


Pathios Therapeutics

FoundersAlan Naylor, Kirsty McCarthy, Peter Joyce, Someit Sidhu, Tom McCarthy
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Pathios Therapeutics is a biotech company focused on the development of therapies for autoimmune diseases and cancer.


iLoF – Intelligent Lab on Fiber

FoundersJoana Paiva, Luís Valente, Mehak Mumtaz
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iLoF – Intelligent Lab on Fiber is enabling a new era of personalized, precision medicine.


Grey Wolf Therapeutics

FoundersPeter Joyce, Tom McCarthy
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Small molecules to increase tumor detection by the immune system


IntraBio

FoundersMallory Factor
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IntraBio is a biopharmaceutical company.


Blue Earth Diagnostics

FoundersJonathan Allis
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BlueEarth Diagnostics mission is to transform the clinical management of recurrent prostate cancer


OxCan

FoundersAndreas Halner, Peter Liu
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OxCan is a startup that uses machine learning and liquid biopsy for early lung cancer detection.


Caristo Diagnostics

FoundersCharalambos Antoniades, Cheerag Shirodaria, Keith Channon, Stefan Neubauer
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Caristo Diagnostics utilises standard CT scans to identify potentially heart-stopping plaques


Base Genomics

FoundersChunxiao Song, Oliver Waterhouse, Yibin Liu
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Base Genomics is an epigenetics company focusing on developing a blood test for early-stage cancer and minimal residual disease.


Genomics

FoundersChris Spencer, Gerton Lunter, Gil McVean, Peter Donnelly
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Genomics plc aiming to lead the genomic transformation of healthcare.


Alethiomics

FoundersAdam Mead, Bethan Psaila
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Alethiomics is a biotech company harnessing the power of single-cell multi-omic technology to discover & develop treatment for blood cancer.


Intelligent Ultrasound

FoundersAlison Noble, Andrew Barker, Andy Hill, Aris Papageorghiou
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Intelligent Ultrasound develops software that improves the quality, reliability, and diagnostic power of medical ultrasound.


GENinCode

FoundersJordi Puig
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GENinCode is a genetic testing business specializing in the risk assessment and prediction of cardiovascular disease.


Evariste Technologies

FoundersOliver Watson
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Biotech using quantitative modelling to make drug discovery more efficient


DJS Antibodies

FoundersDavid Llewellyn, Joe Illingworth
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DJS Antibodies designs and discovers novel therapeutic monoclonal antibodies against GPCRs.


Oxford Biodynamics

FoundersAroul Ramadass
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Oxford Biodynamics is a biotechnology company, which is engaged in biomarker research and development.


Midatech Pharma

FoundersStorme Moore-Thornicroft
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Midatech Pharma a particle engineering with an emphasis on microfluidics and drug delivery.


OxStem

FoundersAngela Russell, Stephen Davies
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OxStem is a drug discovery company.


Immunocore

FoundersBent Jakobsen, Nick Cross
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Immunocore is a late-stage biotechnology company pioneering the development of a novel class of TCR bispecific immunotherapies.


Oxford BioMedica

FoundersAlan Kingsman, Susan Kingsman
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Oxford BioMedica is a pioneer of gene and cell therapy, with a leading industry position in lentiviral vector and cell therapy research.


Oxford Drug Design

FoundersGraham Richards
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Oxford Drug Design focuses on developing and delivering services and technologies in computer-aided drug discovery.


Atopix Therapeutics

FoundersUnknown
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Atopix Therapeutics Limited is a privately held, clinical-stage, biopharmaceutical company based in Oxford, UK


Phynova Group

FoundersRobert Miller
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Phynova Group is a British life science company that develops and commercialises natural healthcare products


Beckley Canopy Therapeutics

FoundersMarc Wayne
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Beckley Canopy Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company designed to research cannabis health products.


Neuro-Bio

FoundersSusan Greenfield
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Neuro-Bio is a British pharmaceutical company


Spintex

FoundersAlexander Greenhalgh, Fritz Vollrath, Martin Frydrych
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Spintex produces a low-cost and sustainable biomaterial platform for spinning high-performance silk fibers.


DynamX Medical

FoundersKatherine Willetts, Liberty Foreman
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DynamX Medical has developed a diagnostic system for cancer and pre-cancer.


Cerus Endovascular

FoundersTodd Derbin
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Cerus Endovascular designs and develops interventional neuroradiology devices and delivery systems.


Sonosine

FoundersDavid Edwards
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A deep-tech firm set to dramatically improve clinical decision making with an advanced world-class medical imaging device


Izana Bioscience

FoundersSomeit Sidhu
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Izana Bioscience is a biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing innovative science to market.


Chronos Therapeutics

FoundersUnknown
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Chronos Therapeutics is a drug development company focused on the development of drugs for the treatment of age-related diseases.


Ochre Bio

FoundersJack O’meara, Quin Wills
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Ochre Bio is a biotechnology company that develops and builds a deep phenotyping platform to rejuvenate transplant livers.


Ducentis BioTherapeutics

FoundersPhilip Huxley, Rebecca Ashfield
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Ducentis is a pre-clinical stage company aiming to develop novel therapies for inflammation and autoimmune disease.


GeneFirst

FoundersGuoliang Fu
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GeneFirst is a molecular diagnostics company working in the fields of infectious disease, cancer diagnostics, and personalized medicine.


Brainomix

FoundersAndrew Barker, Michalis Papadakis
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Brainomix specializes in the creation of AI-powered imaging biomarkers that enable precision medicine for better treatment decisions


ActiveNeedle

FoundersIan Quirk, Muhammad Sadiq
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Active Needle Technology is an innovative medical device start-up company.


Oxford Biotrans

FoundersLuet Wong
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Oxford Biotrans is a University of Oxford spin-out firm developing enzymatic process technologies that yield high-value chemical compounds.


Orca Pharmaceuticals

FoundersMichael Hunter
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Orca Pharmaceuticals is a new biotechnology startup focusing on treating autoimmune diseases.


Oxford MEStar

FoundersZhanfeng Cui
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Oxford MEStar is specialising in translational and regenerative medicine.


Glide Pharmaceutical Technologies

FoundersCharles Potter
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Glide Pharma is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops products for the convenient delivery of biological medicines.


EnzBond

FoundersAlina Rakhimova, Robert Simion
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In-silico development of enzymes for pharma


Precisionlife

FoundersGert Moller, Rowan Gardner, Steve Gardner
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We focus on patients to reveal the complex personal biology of chronic diseases


Oxford Quantum Circuits

FoundersPeter Leek
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Oxford Quantum Circuits developing technology using the power of quantum to do things which have never been achieved before.


ISARIC

FoundersUnknown
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ISARIC is a global initiative aiming to ensure that clinical researchers.


Prosonix

FoundersDavid Hipkiss
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Prosonix is a speciality pharmaceutical company developing a portfolio of inhaled respiratory medicines.


T-Cypher Bio

FoundersGraham Ogg
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T-Cypher Bio is an early-stage biotechnology company.


Owen Mumford Ltd

FoundersIvan Owen, John Mumford, Thomas Owen
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Owen Mumford Ltd manufactures an innovative range of medical devices and disposables for drug delivery and capillary blood sampling


Abgentis

FoundersLloyd Czaplewski
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Product-focused antibacterial re-engineering Turning knowledge into medicine


Celleron Therapeutics

FoundersNick La Thangue
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Celleron Therapeutics is an oncology company dedicated to funding new and innovative treatments for cancer.


EpiCombi.AI

FoundersSteven Zimmer
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EpiCombi.AI is a genomics signature-driven therapeutics.


coding.bio

FoundersSimon Bornschein
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AI for Cell Therapy


JUNO Genetics

FoundersUnknown
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JUNO Genetics is a state-of-the-art laboratory that creates an algorithm, techniques, and procedure for a healthy pregnancy.


Kyomei

FoundersUnknown
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Kyomei develops a meat protein production system using plant cell biology.


AMSBIO

FoundersAlex Sim, Sandy Allan
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life science products & services


Oxxon Therapeutics

FoundersUnknown
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Oxxon Pharmaccines Ltd., an Oxford, UK-based biotech company focused on immunotherapies.


Onca XT

FoundersUnknown
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Onca XT is a life science company based in Oxfordshire.


Designer Carbon Materials

FoundersUnknown
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Designer Carbon Materials, Next generation carbon nanomaterials for science and industry.


Calcico Therapeutics

FoundersUnknown
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Calcico Therapeutics is a biotechnology company focused on the development of novel CRAC channel inhibitors.


Nanolyse Technologies

FoundersImad Ahmed
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Chemical Speciation of Trace Elements; Toxic Element Testing Technologies; Environmental Analysis


Mantis Deposition

FoundersUnknown
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Mantis Deposition is a specialty instrumentation company developing deposition components and systems for the thin film coating community.


OxVax

FoundersMarcelo Bravo
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OxVax focused on the development of an advanced next-generation dendritic cell vaccine platform for the treatment of solid tumor cancers.


Iota Sciences

FoundersUnknown
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Iota Sciences is develops technologies with unique capabilities to advance discovery into cell biology.


PowderJect Pharmaceuticals

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PowderJect Pharmaceuticals Plc is a provider of needle-free drug delivery technologies.


Oxford Cancer Biomarkers

FoundersUnknown
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Oxford Cancer is developing and commercialising a suite of colorectal cancer biomarker tests to improve the current treatment pathway.


ichorbio

FoundersUnknown
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Biotech – Antibodies


Physiomics

FoundersUnknown
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Physiomics develops computational systems biology models to predict and understand cancer drug efficacy from preclinical research.


The Native Antigen Company

FoundersUnknown
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The Native Antigen specialises in the development and manufacture of native and recombinant viral and bacterial antigens, antibodies.


Novarix

FoundersUnknown
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Novarix develops innovative medical devices in the field of Intravenous (IV) therapy and brings them to market.


Everest Biotech

FoundersUnknown
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Everest Biotech are ISO 9001:2015 certified experts in antigen affinity purified goat polyclonal antibodies.


Orchid Cellmark

FoundersUnknown
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Orchid Cellmark is the world’s largest private DNA testing firm.


Plethora Solutions

FoundersMike Wyllie
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Plethora Solutions is a pharmaceutical company that focusses on the development and marketing of products to manage urological disorders.


MuOx Ltd.

FoundersUnknown
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MuOx Ltd. operates as a pharmaceutical company.


Oxford GlycoSciences

FoundersUnknown
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Oxford GlycoSciences is a Biotechnology company.


BioPharma Dynamics

FoundersUnknown
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BioPharma Dynamics is a market-leading single-use solutions provider for the Life Sciences & Pharmaceutical industry.

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