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This article showcases our top picks for the best Birmingham 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:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Birmingham Biotechnology Companies
BioGX develops molecular products and provides partner-specified formulation and manufacturing services for molecular reagents on a platform of a partner’s choice. The company applies its proprietary platform-agnostic reagent technology to offer products and contract services across a variety of real-time PCR and Next Generation Sequencing platforms.
The Sample-ReadyTM technology is at the core of all product offerings for Clinical, Food Safety, Pharma and Water Quality analysis. BioGX products are available worldwide through direct sales and distributors..
Fusetex Ltd incorporates over 40 years experience of the technology associated with fusible interlinings and laminated substrates. The company has also number of patents related to the advancement of fusible interlining technology.
Fusetex can provide consultancy and expert advice on: – Fusible Polymer chemistry – Coating of substrates including scatter, powder point and paste technology – Formulation of paste compounds – Processing Technology – Testing and analysis of both base polymers and coated substrates – Application Technology – Fusing Technologies. .
Mermaid Diagnostics offers colorimetric testing services. Wolfson Applied Technology Laboratory, a part of the University of Birmingham.
Initial development was supported by the Department of Health, and the company has more recently received significant investment from the Mercia Fund to enable the company to make the products commercially available. Birmingham Research and Development Limited have given strong support at all stages.
The company’s products are created by adapting proven colorimetric assays to work in a low cost enclosure. The patented testing device, SafeTube, keeps reagents discrete from each other until the time of the test and secured both before and after use, allowing for easy and safe disposal.
The first application of the technology is a test for smoking called SmokeScreen. It detects nicotine and its breakdown products, such as cotinine, to assess smoking habit by measuring nicotine intake..
Vaccine Research International plc
Vaccine Research International Plc has carried out a successful Phase I Clinical Trial of vaccine SA75 against hospital-acquired infections caused by staphylococcal bacteria (which include drug-resistant strains for example MRSA). The Trial indicated that the vaccine is safe for humans and stimulates immune responses.
VRi is now working towards further clinical trials to examine the potential of vaccine SA75 to prevent staphylococcal infections in hospital patients and the wider community.. .
Saturn 3ioponics is a multi-award winning company dedicated to delivering sustainable soil-less crop production solutions into commercial agriculture globally. They focus on crop production systems, know-how and specialist inputs to improve profitability, delivering the latest in hydroponic science and technology to provide improvements in yield, quality traits and costs of production.
They have been working with commercial customers since early 2016 in UK and Italy and are now engaged directly or indirectly with major corporates and other global brands.. .
Saba Labs is a biotechnology company that develops cost-effective wound care products. Chronic wounds affect millions of patients around the world the indirect result of compromised immune systems, limited mobility, infection, aging, and other factors that limit patients’ healing capacity.
The cost burden placed on healthcare systems around the world due to treatment and cascading complications from chronic wounds is tremendous, thought to be in excess of $25 billion annually for the U.S. alone.
The company aims to confront this drain on resources and hindrance to patient quality of life with wound care products based on simple, cost-effective, yet innovative solutions.. .
Plasgene is a biotechnology company specialised in bacterial plasmid research. They create new plasmid technology for use in research and industry.
Currently Plasgene offers easy to use kits for stress-free plasmid displacement (click here for more information). Plasgene offers advances in the selective removal (curing) of plasmids from bacteria, expertise in the study of bacterial post-segregational killing systems and in the development of new expression vectors.
Plasgene’s key research interests include plasmid technologies for the study and manipulation of bacteria, the fight against global pathogens, novel drug discovery strategies and the industrial production of valuable biologicals.. .
Seca, the worldwide market leader in medical measuring systems and scales presents the first body composition analyzers designed for medical use and validated to the Four Compartment Model – the gold standard for fat mass calculation. Offering a non-invasive analysis that measures fat and fat-free mass, visceral adipose tissue, skeletal muscle mass, intra and extra-cellular water, all at a clinical level of precision.
Monitor vital parameters and assist patients with understanding the key risk factors and indicators that contribute to obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and chronic disease.. .
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