PepGen appoints James McArthur as President and CEO

BioEscalator resident biotech PepGen, has announced the appointment of serial entrepreneur Dr James McArthur as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The McGill alumnus brings a wealth of experience in guiding early and clinical-stage healthcare ventures, including Vtesse and Tiburio Therapeutics.

Strategic collaboration announced between Enara Bio and Boehringer Ingelheim

The partnership deal, worth over €876M, will enable Enara Bio to lead the discovery and validation of Dark Antigens to target lung and gastrointestinal cancers.

Theolytics raises $6.8M to advance oncolytic viral therapy against cancer

Theolytics Series A funding round was co-led by Epidarex Capital and Taiho Ventures LLC with participation from existing investor, Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI).

Enara Bio adds further world-class cell therapy and immuno-oncology expertise to senior leadership team and Scientific Advisory Board

These appointments will provide experienced industry leadership and perspective to support Enara Bio's rapid growth and development in key strategic areas.

PepGen secures Series A funding

RA Capital Management leads $45M Series A financing for PepGen’s next-generation oligonucleotide platform targeting Duchenne muscular dystrophy and other rare neuromuscular and cardiac diseases.

Enara Bio moves to The Oxford Science Park

Enara Bio relocates to The Oxford Science Park’s newest facility to expand R&D capabilities in the search for novel cancer immunotherapies.

UK BIA Antibody Taskforce reaches major milestone against COVID-19

The UK Antibody Taskforce, led by Alchemab’s CSO, Dr Jane Osbourn OBE, has identified antibody combinations for a potential therapeutic antibody cocktail to treat COVID-19.

Base Genomics acquired by Exact Sciences for $410M

The OSI backed venture and BioEscalator resident, Base Genomics has been acquired by the US based molecular diagnostics company, Exact Sciences for $410M.

Alchemab announced as finalists for OBN Awards 2020

Novel therapeutics company, Alchemab Therapeutics, has been shortlisted in the Best Start-Up category of the 12th Annual OBN Awards.

Alchemab collaborates with leading AI institute to advance drug discovery

BioEscalator residents Alchemab Therapeutics has announced a partnership with the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii), a global leader in machine intelligence.

Oncology expert Carsten Reinhardt joins Theolytics Board of Directors

Immatics Chief Development Officer, Dr Carsten Reinhardt joins the board to boost global development of Theolytics oncolytic viral technology.

BioEscalator joins forces with BioCity and Oxford AHSN to support early-stage medical start-ups

Last week the BioEscalator worked with Nottingham’s BioCity and the Oxford Academic Health Science Network to provide a series of sold-out commercialisation workshops for the entrepreneurial community in Oxfordshire and beyond.

Agile start-ups partner with academics to find COVID-19 solutions

Three companies at Oxford’s BioEscalator are developing new detection methods and have discovered potential therapeutics in the fight against COVID-19.

MiroBio graduates from the BioEscalator

Rapidly growing immune cell regulation company relocates to The Oxford Science Park

Ervaxx rebrands as Enara Bio

Enara Bio will have a broader emphasis on the discovery and development of novel TCR-based cancer immunotherapies

Theolytics announced winners of the Santander Pitch Finale

Following a fantastic event, Theolytics was announced the winner of the BioEscalator’s inaugural Pitch Finale, which was kindly supported by Santander Universities UK.

Base Genomics raise $11M

Epigenetics company Base Genomics has launched with a team of leading scientists and clinicians to set a new gold standard in DNA methylation detection.

Upcoming - Santander Pitch Finale

This Friday's Pitch finale will see pitches from our top 3 start-ups; Alchemab, Bioarchitech and Theolytics.

Pitch Battle @BioEscalator

MiroBio won the BioEscalator’s inaugural Pitch Battle contest held digitally at the pizza social on 17 April 2020.

MoA Technology Secures Series A Funding

MoA Technology secures £6.3m ($8m) of funding

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