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101 Best Cambridge Based Biotechnology Startups and Companies to Work For

This article showcases our top picks for the best Cambridge based Biotechnology companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Biotechnology industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Cambridge Biotechnology Startups

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AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca

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AstraZeneca is a global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets prescription medicines.

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Mogrify® will transform the development of ex vivo cell therapies and pioneer a new class of in vivo reprogramming therapies.

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Phico Therapeutics

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Phico Therapeutics is a developer of novel platform technology designed to overcome antibacterial resistance.

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Healx

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Healx is an AI-powered and patient-inspired technology company, accelerating the discovery and development of rare disease treatments

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Transine Therapeutics

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Transine Therapeutics is a developer of biotech platform enhancing therapeutics for the treatment of human disease.

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Abcam

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An innovator in life science reagents and tools serving life science researchers globally to achieve their mission, faster.

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Congenica

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Congenica is a biotechnology company that provides a diagnostic decision support platform.

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Bicycle Therapeutics

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Bicycle Therapeutics is developing a technology for the creation of new generation biotherapeutics.

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Nuclera

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Nuclera makes biology accessible through desktop enzymatic protein and gene synthesis.

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F-star Therapeutics

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F-star is developing a pipeline of novel bispecific antibodies with a therapeutic focus in immuno-oncology and oncology.

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Eagle Genomics

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Eagle Genomics is a enterprise software solutions company to enable the management, orchestration and exploitation of life sciences data.

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Supplant

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Supplant is a biotechnology platform that makes sugar substitutes.

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Kymab

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Kymab is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing fully human monoclonal antibody therapeutics.

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Crescendo Biologics

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Crescendo Biologics is engaged in the development of a proprietary drug portfolio based on their VH antibody fragment platform.

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Mestag Therapeutics

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Mestag Therapeutics is a biotechnology company that develops new therapies for diseases using fibroblast technology.

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Abzena

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Abzena provides complementary services to organizations involved in the development of bio-pharmaceuticals.

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MISSION Therapeutics

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MISSION Therapeutics offers a platform for the development of small molecule drugs that selectively target deubiquitylating enzymes (DUBs).

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Artios Pharma

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Artios Pharma is a independent DNA Damage Response company with a strong pipeline of novel cancer therapies.

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PhoreMost

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PhoreMost is a new-model drug discovery company based in Cambridge, UK.

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Horizon Discovery

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Horizon is a gene editing company that designs & engineers genetically-modified cells, applying them to advance human health.

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Cambridge Epigenetix

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Cambridge Epigenetix is using epigenetics to reduce several routine & important diagnostic tests for common cancers to a simple blood draw.

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Fluidic Analytics

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Fluidic Analytics designs, develops and manufactures tools that seek to revolutionise the way proteins are characterised.

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Revolo Biotherapeutics

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Revolo Biotherapeutics has developed therapies that achieve superior long-term disease remission from less frequent chronic dosing.

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HexagonFab

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HexagonFab is the biological sensor for rapid and cost-effective detection of biological substances.

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Wren Therapeutics

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Wren Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company based, focused on drug discovery and development for protein misfolding diseases.

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Acacia Pharma

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Acacia Pharma is a pharmaceutical company engaged in the R&D of supportive care drugs for cancer patients.

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Sano Genetics

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Sano Genetics is a personalised medicine research platform with data privacy and transparency at its core.

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CellCentric

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CellCentric is a biotechnology company that targets at deubiquitinase (DUB) enzyme for cancer therapy.

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Cambridge Cancer Genomics

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Cambridge Cancer Genomics develops precision oncology solutions to transform the way cancer patients are treated.

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Cyted

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Diagnostics, Healthcare, Infrastructure, Early Detection, Prevention

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PredictImmune

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Providing tools to physicians in the treatment of patients with immune-mediated disease, through prediction of long term clinical prognosis.

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Storm Therapeutics

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Targeting pathways that modify RNA to deliver novel cancer therapeutics

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Microbiotica

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Microbiotica is a developer of human microbiome therapeutics intended to discover and develop live bacterial therapeutics and biomarkers.

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PetMedix

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PetMedix is a pet therapeutics startup.

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PetaGene

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PetaGene’s mission is to make genomics data cheaper, faster and better.

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Biofidelity

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Biofidelity developed a revolutionary molecular diagnostic assay that enables the rapid detection of target DNA sequences.

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Definigen

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Definigen provides human cells to the drug discovery sector for use in lead optimization and toxicity programs.

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PharmEnable

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PharmEnable has developed a rapid and cost effective way to identify better chemical starting points to drive the discovery.

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Base4

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A multi-disciplinary team, based in Cambridge, working to solve some of the most difficult problems in biotechnology.

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PolyProx

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PolyProx Therapeutics is a developer of a novel class of drug intended to provide new therapies for cancer treatment.

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Nanna Therapeutics

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Nanna Therapeutics is a drug discovery company addressing age-related diseases for which others are failing to provide effective treatments.

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NeoPhore

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NeoPhore is a provider of novel small molecule therapies intended to treat cancer through stimulation of the immune system.

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Morphogen-IX

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MORPHOGEN-IX Limited is a drug discovery company founded in 2015 by Index Ventures to develop bone morphogenetic proteins

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Qkine

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Spin-out from Cambridge University, we manufacture high purity animal-derived component free growth factors and cytokines for stem cells

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Domainex

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A fully integrated drug discovery service company.

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Exonate

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Exonate is a biotech company spun out of the University of Nottingham that is focused on alternative splicing of (VEGF) in ophthalmology.

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Z Factor

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Z Factor Limited is a drug discovery company to identify and develop therapeutic agents to treat alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency

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Lightcast Discovery

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Lightcast uses a microfluidic platform to make advances towards unique clinical approaches, new therapies, and innovative products.

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Mursla

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Novel integrated platform for the discovery and profiling of exosome phenotypes in diseases.

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DIOSynVax

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DIOSynVax is new technology that will significantly accelerate vaccine development and achieve dramatic improvements.

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Psyomics

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PsyOmics develops proteomic diagnostics to improve early diagnosis and treatment outcomes for those with neuropsychiatric disorders.

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Quartet Medicine

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Quartet Medicine is discovering and developing novel treatments

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Sentinel Oncology

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Sentinel Oncology is a drug discovery company specialising in the delivery of candidate drugs to treat diseases.

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Isogenica

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Isogenica operates a range of discovery platforms supported by state-of-the-art methodologies for identifying antibody and peptide ligands.

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Cell Guidance Systems

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Cell Guidance Systems is a biotechnology company developing research tools for stem cell technology.

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CamStent

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CamStent develops an inert polymer coating for medical devices that prevents the colonization of harmful microorganisms on surfaces.

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SuperX

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SuperX is a virtual biopharmaceutical company developing products to deliver anticoagulation without bleeding

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Sphere Fluidics

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Sphere Fluidics develops products for use in single cell analysis and characterization, and provides associated collaborative R&D services.

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Cancer Targeting Systems

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CTS aims to combine the imaging and treatment of cancer, enabling clinicians and patients to make clearer choices.

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Ikarovec

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Ikarovek is working on early stage assets intended for the treatment of diabetic macular edama.

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Antibodies.com

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Antibodies.com is a leading supplier of protein research tools. Discover more from our range of distinct antibodies, proteins, and assays.

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Nemesis Bioscience

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Nemesis Bioscience is a new biopharmaceutical company .

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CRiL

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CRiL was formed in April 2013 specifically to develop innovative medical devices to diagnose and manage respiratory conditions.

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PneumaCare

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PneumaCare develops products for diagnosis and monitoring of respiratory diseases using novel 3D imaging technology.

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Lab21

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Lab21 is a rapidly growing healthcare diagnostics business. The company’s vision is of providing personalised diagnostic testing for

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Ario Pharma

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Ario Pharma is focused on the development of drugs for the treatment of respiratory indications.

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Critical Pressure

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Critical Pressure is a virtual bio-pharmaceutical company that develops products to treat vascular dysfunction and shock.

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LIFNano Therapeutics

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LIFNano Therapeutics specifically focused on targeted delivery of the biologic, Leukaemia Inhibitory Factor.

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Discuva

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Antibacterial discovery research has been driven, medically, commercially

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FOLIUM Science

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FOLIUM Science leads the way in bioscience technology for the healthy biotic era.

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Bactest

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Bactest offers CYTOMAIA, a microbial contamination testing platform that enables rapid detection.

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AptaCam

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Aptacam strives to be the leading producer and supplier of high quality aptamers.

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Waterscope

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Waterscope is a not-for-profit impact-defined company based in Cambridge.

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Lucida Medical

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SaaS, Cancer Diagnosis, Radiology, MRI, Prostate Cancer

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GeneAdviser

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Our mission is to make genetic testing for rare diseases more accessible to clinicians around the world.

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Intellegens

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Cambridge spin out using Deep Learning to train on big, incomplete data. Currently working in drug discovery and material design.

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Toxibact Ltd

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Toxibact Limited develops antimicrobial therapy for the treatment of all bacteria and fungi.

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Astex

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Astex is a UK-based biotechnology company that discovers and develops novel small molecule therapeutics.

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AB-PolyBlok

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Revolutionary technology platform which has the potential to treat, and potentially partially reverse, the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Camena Bioscience

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Camena Bioscience is a synthetic biology company that develops tools to engineer new synthetic biology applications.

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Convergence Pharmaceuticals

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Convergence Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company focused on the development of novel analgesics for the treatment of chronic pain.

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Animal Alternative Technologies

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Scalable, complete Cultured Meat production systems to tackle global sustainability challenges

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Acambis

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Acambis is a biotechnology company developing vaccines to treat infectious diseases in Europe and North America.

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Unicorn Biotechnologies

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Unicorn Biotechnologies is a biotech company that creates a more sustainable, safe, and ethical food system for cell-based manufacturing.

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Biorbyt

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Protein & Antibodies Manufacturer & Supp

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VHSquared

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VHsquared is dedicated to the development of novel antibody domains engineered to be stable in the GI tract.

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Broken String Biosciences

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Broken String Biosciences is developing a platform of novel sequencing tools to assess genome stability and to unlock the next generation.

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KuDOS Pharmaceuticals Ltd

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KuDOS Pharmaceuticals Ltd discovers and develops drugs based upon the science of DNA damage sensing, signaling.

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ImmunoBiology Ltd

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ImmBio is developing next-generation vaccines targeting a number of serious infectious diseases, based on its proprietary technologies.

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Start Codon

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Translating disruptive research into successful start-ups, the Cambridge way

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Astra Pharmaceuticals

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AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical business.

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Talisman Therapeutics

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Talisman Tx is a stem cell research and development company committed to revolutionising the discovery of treatments for Alzheimer’s disease

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Cambio

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Cambio is an excellent reputation for the supply of quality Molecular Biology reagents and consumables to scientific research laboratories.

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Cantab Biopharmaceuticals

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Cantab Biopharmaceuticals engages in the discovery and development of innovative drugs and drug formulations.

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Intercytex Group

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Intercytex Group is a biotechnology company developing cell-based therapies for the repair and regeneration of skin and hair.

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Methuselah Health

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Methuselah Health identifies novel targets for treatment of ageing-related diseases.

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Cypralis

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Discovering and developing novel medicines for acute and chronic degenerative diseases

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MedCell Bioscience

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MedCell Bioscience is a regenerative medicine technologies for the treatment of tendon and ligament injuries in animal healthcare markets.

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Granta Innovation

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Transforming cancer diagnosis with AI and MRI imaging

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Asymptote Ltd.

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Asymptote specialists in cryochain technology for sensitive cellular therapies.

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Isomerase Therapeutics

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Isomerase Therapeutics is an agile drug discovery and development company.

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