The BioEscalator, Oxford University's Biotech incubator, provides lab space and entrepreneurial support for high growth startups.
Oxford’s Old Road Campus is home to many of the University’s world-class institutes and departments, with 8500 staff and students tackling the full range of medical health challenges across the world. The BioEscalator builds on this success by nurturing early-stage biotech companies through to sustainability, by facilitating collaboration with NHS and academics, to build a community of entrepreneurial medical scientists and innovators.
Our focus is on getting more discoveries out of the lab and into patient care by providing fully equipped shared facilities allowing your company to start innovating from the moment you move in.
19 October 2022
Nucleome Therapeutics Limited, a recently graduated BioEscalator tenant decoding the dark matter of the human genome to discover first-in-class precision medicines, today announces it has closed an oversubscribed £37.5 million Series A financing round. The funds will be used to advance the biotech company's autoimmune disease programmes, fuel the expansion of its dark genome atlas and further develop its pioneering platform.
Ochre Bio raises $30M (£27M) Series A financing for the development of RNA therapies for chronic liver diseases
10 October 2022
Proceeds to support the development of first candidates for IND-enabling studies, as well as expand discovery and RNA chemistry capabilities to address a wider set of serious liver-related diseases. Additional capabilities create one the world’s fastest liver R&D pipelines. In a matter of days, Ochre can identify a novel target, synthesize an RNA therapy, and test it in a human liver.
10 October 2022
Starting up your own business is challenging at the best of times; business plans, funding, licensing and IP are just a few of the hurdles founders face. In addition to the global pandemic and the current financial crisis in the UK, SMEs are under more pressure than ever.
BioEscalator Bulletin No. 5
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