Innovation Summit 2019: Marketplace
Concept Life Sciences
Title: Contract Research Organisation
Concept Life Sciences is a knowledge-led contract research organisation offering a comprehensive range of integrated discovery and development services for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agrochemical, chemical and consumer industries. From first concept to IND and beyond, our expert scientists provide support every step of the way. Our specialist services support oncology and immuno oncology programs with studies from off the shelf screening to customised assays using primary cells and patient tissues.
Title: Health and Life Sciences Technology Translation Platform
PanaceaStars is a health and life sciences technology translation platform. We collaborate with the most exciting sci-entrepreneurs to help transform bold visions into thriving companies that improve people’s lives.
In partnership with CRUK comes OncoStars, for scientists, academics and entrepreneurs, working in the field of oncology. OncoStars is designed to inspire you to think about your research from a translational perspective, to spark your entrepreneurial appetite, and to help you build a start-up around your disruptive ideas. Join us, and get your groundbreaking science out of the lab, to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer.
Alembia Intellectual Property
Title: UK Chartered and European Patent Attorneys
Alembia Intellectual Property are a firm of UK Chartered and European Patent Attorneys specialising in pharmaceuticals, life sciences and chemistry. Based at the Alderley Park Accelerator, we provide strategic, outcome-focussed IP advice to our clients, who range from startups to SMEs to large multinationals. Our attorneys employ more than three decades of patent lifecycle experience to draft, prosecute and litigate patents, and we offer first class agreement, licensing and business development support, aiming to deliver truly value-adding IP portfolios.
Title: Independent Venture Capital Fund Manager
Catapult Ventures is an independent venture capital fund manager that has been investing in UK businesses since 2002. Catapult's owners have operated discrete funds on behalf of public and private sector investors totalling c. £130m, including the GM&C Life Sciences Fund.
Since 2015 Catapult has recorded 11 profitable exits averaging 3.9x money multiple, including Accutronics (9.1x), Lumora (4.7x), Oxford Cryosystems (5.2x), Systems Integration (4.9x), Monica Healthcare (3.6x), BWB Consulting (3.2x*), Hangar7 (3x), Haemostatix (3x*) and Stagecoach (2x). [* expected]
Deep Science Ventures
Title: Early Stage Venture Builder
Humanity faces a host of systematic challenges. Solving these challenges demands a radical new framework. The linear commercialisation models of academia and industry don't always capture the full potential of applied science. Deep Science Ventures was founded to create a better method for launching science companies, one that takes a systems level view of the opportunity from day one. Rather than spin-out companies on the back of IP, we take a step back and distill it down to the fundamental challenges within the system. Then, our global network of founder-type scientists build “holy grail” ventures that have the potential to redesign entire sectors.
Cancer Research UK Centre for Drug Development
Title: Drug Development Facility
Cancer Research UK has an impressive record of developing novel treatments for cancer. The Cancer Research UK Centre for Drug Development has been pioneering the development of new cancer treatments for 25 years, taking over 140 potential new anti-cancer agents into clinical trials in patients. It currently has a portfolio of around 20 new anti-cancer agents in preclinical development, Phase I or early Phase II clinical trials. Six of these new agents have made it to market including temozolomide for brain cancer, abiraterone for prostate cancer and rucaparib for ovarian cancer. Two other drugs are in late development Phase III trials.
Cancer Research UK-AstraZeneca Antibody Alliance Laboratory
Title: Antibody Laboratory
The Cancer Research UK-AstraZeneca Antibody Alliance Laboratory (CAZAAL) is a standalone lab formed through an innovative partnership bringing together Cancer Research UK’s cancer biology expertise with the world-class antibody engineering technology of AZ to support antibody discovery. CAZAAL uses AZ’s antibody phage display libraries and additional antibody capabilities to identify fit for purpose therapeutic, biomarker, and tool antibodies. We collaborate closely with academic scientists, to help realise the full potential of their novel biological insights and targets and to maximise the impact of breakthroughs made in the lab for cancer patients.
Medicines Discovery Catapult
Title: Government Funded Drug Discovery Facility
Medicines Discovery Catapult is a national facility connecting the UK community to accelerate innovative drug discovery. They provide unique scientific capabilities and act as a gateway to UK resources and expertise, supporting UK SMEs to drive the development and industrialisation of new approaches for the discovery of new medicines. By validating new ways of discovering medicines and driving key talent and expertise across the sector, they support the UK life sciences industry, SMEs and innovators to deliver growth for the UK economy and maintain the UK’s heritage position as a global leader in medicines R&D. Ultimately, new industrialised technologies are vital for delivering new medicines to patients, faster.
Manchester Cancer Research Centre
Title: Cancer Research Centre
The Manchester Cancer Research Centre was established in 2006 by three founding partners: The University of Manchester, Cancer Research UK and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Their strategy harnesses the power of basic and discovery research within the CRUK Manchester Institute, the wider scientific community within The University of Manchester, including the chemical and physical sciences, as well as the research taking place within the clinic. It is their ambition to be a world-leading comprehensive centre for translational cancer research – transforming the clinical care of cancer patients by developing and implementing an integrated personalised medicine strategy.
Cancer Research UK's Therapeutic Discovery Laboratories
Title: Drug Discovery Unit
Cancer Research UK's Therapeutic Discovery Laboratories is the in-house CRUK drug discovery unit with a principal focus on establishing and prosecuting biologically-themed multiproject alliances with industry. Our expertise spans cancer target validation and disease positioning, immunology, assay development and HTS, protein crystallography, medicinal chemistry, PK-PD and cancer models. Through our alliance approach CRUK-TDL aligns these key skills with internationally competitive academic research and the development capabilities of industry partners to maximise cancer patient benefit.
Title: Online Reagents Portal
Ximbio is the world’s largest non-profit dedicated to life science research reagents of all kinds incl. Antibodies, cell lines, small molecules, mouse models, organoids etc. Our mission is to make life science research reagents widely and easily available to you and other scientists to accelerate life science research. We are part of the technology transfer team (Commercial Partnerships) within Cancer Research UK, so any profit we generate is used to support Cancer Research UK’s work.