Alchemab Therapeutics, a resident company at Oxford's BioEscalator, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Best Biotech Start-up category for the OBN Awards 2020.
Alchemab joined the BioEscalator community in December 2019 and is focused on discovering and developing novel therapeutics for patients with a range of hard-to-treat diseases. Its innovative approach involves investigating healthy individuals to discover naturally protective antibodies.
Senior Scientist at Alchemab, Jorge Dias commented, 'We feel honoured to be shortlisted by OBN, especially as there are so many great start-ups out there right now.’
Alchemab has recently used its technology to identify potential therapeutic targets in the fight against Covid.
BioEscalator alumnus company OMass Therapeutics, who use mass spectrometry technology to drive drug discovery in the fields of immunology and rare diseases, has also been shortlisted for an award in the Best Emerging Biotech category.
The official judging panel will now assess the final entries, the winner in each category will be announced in February 2021. The in-person event planned for 26th November at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London has been postponed due to the latest Covid-19 restrictions.
The BioEscalator wishes them both the very best of luck.