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Oxfordshire’s 15 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 15 Biopharma 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 Biopharma Companies & Startups (Oxfordshire)


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.


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.


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.


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


Genomics

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


Midatech Pharma

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


DynamX Medical

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


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.


ActiveNeedle

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


Oxford MEStar

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


Accession Therapeutics Limited

FoundersBent Jakobsen, Francis Yuan, Nick Cross
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Biopharma


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.


Veeda Laboratories Ltd.

FoundersUnknown
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Veeda Laboratories Ltd is a specialist provider of biomarker laboratory services to global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.


Cozart

FoundersUnknown
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Cozart is a developer of the first hand-held device using saliva samples for drugs of abuse testing.

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