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Atherton Mutombwera’s Hutano Diagnostics among 2022 Äänit Prize finalists for $80K award

Atherton Mutombwera, a Zimbabwean national, is the founder and CEO of Hutano Diagnostics and is a Mandela Rhodes Scholar in the class of 2014. His project under Hutano Diagnostics is a ground-breaking lateral flow device (LFD) to identify children with fevers who are likely to develop sepsis. The award of up to $80K will goes towards the winning company's African social impact initiative. Voting is now open for an Audience Choice Award. The venture with the most votes will win $1K. Vote for Atherton!

OSPT selected by INCATEurope as one of the 6 new ventures to receive Stage I support

This new funding will help OSPT refine its regulatory strategy.

PepGen Graduates From the BioEscalator

PepGen is the last of the original cohort of companies that moved into the BioEscalator when it first opened. The company is now headquartered in Boston, USA.

BioEscalator Pitch Battle 2022

Infinitopes win the battle with an excellent presentation from CEO Jonathan Kwok on how the company is pushing the boundaries of science and medicine to identify hidden tumour targets to create high-efficiency vaccines.

The BioEscalator holds its first mini supplier show

The show hosted four laboratory equipment and services companies: Olink, Stemcell, Analytik-Jena UK, and Tecan.

Fun In The Sun at BioEscalator's Party in the Park

The BioEscalator team and resident companies made their way to South Park, Oxford, today to enjoy well-deserved downtime at the BioEscalator's first Party in the Park.

Introducing Theraport

Winner of OUBT's Biohackathon 2022, part of the Oxford Catalyse Programme, Theraport join the BioEscalator community for three months.

Introducing Oxford Cancer Analytics

OXcan, short for Oxford Cancer Analytics, uses machine learning techniques combined with cutting-edge liquid biopsy techniques, to search for stage one lung cancer biomarkers.

Introducing Evolvere Biosciences

A platform to develop biologic therapeutics that outsmart the evolution of antibiotic resistance to save millions of lives.

Tours and Tenant Talks at the BioEscalator Open Afternoon

The event's purpose was to raise awareness of the BioEscalator and showcase the incredible science happening within its walls.

CyanoCapture Moves On From The BioEscalator

The company has moved into the newly refurbished Hayakawa Building at the Oxford Science Park.

Ochre Bio has announced the launch of its ‘Liver ICU’ in the US to Evaluate Effects of RNA Therapies on Human Liver Performance

This research site will evaluate the efficacy of new RNA therapeutics on whole human livers maintained on machines.

Nucleome Therapeutics Shortlisted as a Finalist for the 2022 Oxfordshire Business Awards

Nucleome Therapeutics, a biotechnology company decoding the dark matter of the human genome to uncover novel ways to treat disease with precision medicines, is in the running to receive the Oxfordshire LEP New Business Award.

PepGen Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

The shares are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on 6 May 2022 under the symbol “PEPG.” The offering is expected to close on 10 May 2022, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

Exogene Raises $2M (£1.5M) for Its AI Platform to Discover Cell Therapies for Cancer

Exogene, a biotech company discovering novel T-cell receptor-based cell therapies, has raised $2M in funding to develop its artificial intelligence (AI) platform for T-cell receptor discovery.

Kyttaro enters Worldwide Exclusive Licensing Agreement with Eli Lilly for Antibody Therapeutic Programme

The company plans to develop Lilly’s first-in-class clinical stage anti-angiopoietin-like 3/8 monoclonal antibody for the treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and potentially other conditions.

PepGen Announced Its First Participant Dosed in a Phase 1 Clinical Trial of PGN-EDO51 for the Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Initiation of Phase 1 Study marks PepGen’s transition to a clinical-stage company. This Phase 1 Healthy Normal Volunteer (HNV) study will evaluate safety and tolerability as the primary objective. It will begin to evaluate the delivery and target engagement of PGN-EDO51 to enable subsequent patient trials.

Oxford Silk Phage Technologies Awarded Three Consecutive Grants from OxLEP’s ISfB Programme

OSPT has been awarded £680K to advance its disruptive antibacterial technology.

BioEscalator Sponsors Oxford Catalyse Programme 2022

The BioEscalator is sponsoring a prize for the Biohackaton 2022, where teams created during the Oxford Catalyse 2022 programme will pitch their final business plans to a panel of judges.

BioEscalator Opens New Laboratory

In December 2021, the BioEscalator opened a brand-new 137m2 laboratory, providing much-needed additional incubator space for Oxford-based start-ups.

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