News & Announcements

Qkine and Enantis sign licensing deal to bring hyperstable FGF2-STAB® to the global stem cell community

29 July 2021

Cambridge University spin-out, Qkine, and Enantis, a biotechnology spin-off company from Masaryk University, have concluded a licensing deal for Qkine to use Enantis’s patented FGF2-STAB® technology globally.

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Podcast: BioInnovation Spotlight @ LifeScience ORG

23 July 2021

Daniel Ives, CEO, Shift Biosciences, an Accelerate@Babraham portfolio company talks to Lifescience ORG’s David Kirk in the the latest BioInnovation Spotlight podcast - detailing the motivation behind his research and the age-related conditions it may help.

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Kalium Health appoints Kenneth Galbraith as Chair of the Board

13 May 2021

Kalium Health Ltd, which is working to help millions of people living with kidney disease and related conditions to manage their health at home, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenneth Galbraith as Chair of the Board.

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Applications invited for Accelerate@Babraham life science start-up competition

10 May 2021

Accelerate@Babraham, the bio-entrepreneurial incubator initiative founded and developed by the Babraham Research Campus - supported by key industry and investor organisations -  opens applications for its 2021/22 cohort today.

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The 25 Best Biotech Incubators Hatching Startup Stars in Europe

06 April 2021

Incubators can give biotech startups the boost they need to get off the ground. Accelerate@Babraham has made Labiotech's top 25 biotech incubators across Europe supporting the next generation of life science startups.

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Kalium Health announces funding from National Institute for Health Research

23 March 2021

Kalium Health Ltd, which is working to help millions of people living with kidney disease and related conditions to manage their health at home, today announces it has been awarded funding by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

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Welsh startup Antiverse raises $2m for antibody discovery toolkit

16 March 2021

New biotech Antiverse has raised seed funding of £1.4 million ($2 million) to develop its artificial intelligence-based platform for discovering therapeutic antibodies.

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Kidney Research UK confirmed as new strategic partner to the Babraham Research Campus Accelerate@Babraham initiative

15 February 2021

Kidney Research UK joins other high profile partners committed to the continued evolution of the Campus bio-incubator programme.

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How Tamsin’s 2020 challenges led to a British Empire Medal in 2021

07 January 2021

There’s a whole industry built around innovation and how to be an innovator, but what they don’t tell you is that innovation often happens almost accidentally – as Dr Tamsin Brown found when her glue ear device was adopted by surgeons at Addenbrooke’s Hospital who couldn’t hear very well through all the PPE they have to wear.

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Paediatric HealthTech (HearGlueEar) wins Accelerate@Babraham with AstraZeneca Start-up Pitching Competition to secure £10,000 additional non-dilutive funding from CMS Ventures

26 November 2020

The Babraham Research Campus’ third cohort of Accelerate@Babraham life science start-ups went head-to-head on Wednesday afternoon (Nov 25th); competing for £10,000 additional funding generously donated by CMS Ventures.

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An evaluation of the Hear Glue Ear mobile application for children aged 2–8 years old with otitis media with effusion

25 October 2020

Read the full report which evaluates the acceptability and usability of the Hear Glue Ear mobile application to guide families and support speech and language development in children with otitis media with effusion (OME).

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Accelerate@Babraham Start-up Programme underway with four new life science start-ups taking part in the five month programme

21 September 2020

The Babraham Research Campus’ third cohort of Accelerate@Babraham life science start-ups came together today for the first day of the 2020/21 programme.

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Reflection Therapeutics secures co-funding from Innovate UK for major research programme to fight motor neurone disease through cell therapy

13 August 2020

Reflection Therapeutics, Cambridge-based developer of cell therapy against neuroinflammation, is pleased to announce the start of a major Innovate Smart Grant project co-funded by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.

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Qkine secures £1.5M series A funding from leading life science investors

09 June 2020

Qkine today announced the successful closure of a £1.5M series A investment round to accelerate the global scale-up of its commercial operations and make key hires to its leadership team.

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Start-ups the rock stars of our generation

04 June 2020

The second life science bio-incubator programme at the Babraham Research Campus ended on a high for its participants as they presented their science and achievements to a distinguished audience.

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VisusNano awarded over £225,000 by Innovate UK

03 June 2020

VisusNano, a medtech company developing a biodegradable intraocular lens that can release drugs directly into the eye, has been awarded just over £225,000 by Innovate UK.

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Eisai pledges its support for the Babraham Research Campus’ Accelerate@Babraham initiative

27 April 2020

The Babraham Research Campus is delighted to confirm Eisai as the latest high-profile organisation to provide financial and mentoring support for its Accelerate@Babraham initiative.

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MicrofluidX raises £1.4m in seed funding to develop novel cell therapy bioprocessing technology

16 April 2020

MicrofluidX announces it has raised £1.4m in seed funding from leading seed investors UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund (UKI2S), Longwall Ventures and Moulton Goodies Limited with angel contributions from 88 Capital and Cambridge Angels.

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Two startups share LifeArc ‘Accelerate’ Award

18 March 2020

Introduced by the Babraham Research Campus in 2018, the Accelerate@Babraham initiative supports ambitious early stage life science ventures within the active Babraham Research Campus community.

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The end of this year’s Accelerate@Babraham programme doesn’t necessarily mean the end of the journey at the Babraham Research Campus for the winning start-ups

10 March 2020

After spending five-months on Campus the five winning StartUP@Babraham competition start-ups have come to the end of the programme. But for some, their journey at the Babraham Research Campus has only just begun.

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LifeArc ‘Accelerate@Babraham Award’ for most progressed venture awarded to CC Bio and Reflection Therapeutics

05 March 2020

Introduced by the Babraham Research Campus in 2018, the Accelerate@Babraham initiative supports ambitious early stage life science ventures within the active Babraham Research Campus community.

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LifeArc ‘Accelerate@Babraham Award’ will give one early-stage life science venture additional cash boost

06 January 2020

Sponsors of the Babraham Research Campus Accelerate@Babraham initiative, LifeArc, has announced the extension of its support, by releasing an additional £10,000 in the form of an award for the most progressed venture.

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Cambridge biotech luminaries deliver masterclass on hiring and investment

22 November 2019

Our winning Accelerate@Babraham start-ups benefit from the experience of two of the most prominent biotech names in the Cambridge life science cluster - Dr Jane Osbourn and Dr Andy Richards.

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The Babraham Research Campus accelerator programme attracts further sponsorship to support early-stage science ventures

11 November 2019

With the second wave of its ‘Accelerate@Babraham’ life sciences bio-incubator programme well underway, the Babraham Research Campus has confirmed additional financial and mentoring support for the initiative from Mundipharma.

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Induction Day with Cambridge Life-Science Cluster Vanguards for Accelerate@Babraham 2019 Winners

04 October 2019

The Babraham Research Campus has welcomed the second group of start-ups to its Accelerate@Babraham competition programme with a day of networking and a stellar cast of guest speakers.

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Accelerate@Babraham attracts additional sponsorship to boost innovation in Cambridge life science cluster

23 September 2019

LifeArc joins AstraZeneca in providing funding towards the continued development of the Babraham Research Campus’ Accelerate@Babraham initiative.

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An Interview With Dr. Daniel Ives of Shift Bioscience

09 August 2019

Shift Bioscience is a company aiming to solve the problem of mitochondrial dysfunction, one of the hallmarks of aging, by repairing the aging mitochondria in our cells so that they work as if they were younger.

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Qkine secures additional £550K funding

03 June 2019

Qkine secures additional £550K to extend development of R&D pipeline and accelerate commercialisation of product portfolio

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Patients suggestion leads to new British company developing the world’s first ‘home use’ blood potassium test kit

26 June 2019

A fast, accurate and low-cost test for blood potassium levels, which can be used at home and has the potential to improve the safety, health and lifestyle of tens of millions of people worldwide, is being developed by Kalium Diagnostics.

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High-speed drama for Accelerate@Babraham pitches

28 May 2019

The second Accelerate@Babraham start-up competition final at the Babraham Research Campus proved even more full-throttle than the first.

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Accelerate@Babraham Start-up Competition 2019: Winners Announced

21 May 2019

Five science start-ups have been awarded £10k, access to the Babraham Research Campus bio-incubator facilities, Accelerate@Babraham, and an extended programme of mentoring and support.

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Babraham Research Campus ready for pitching bonanza

13 May 2019

The Campus is going to be busy on Wednesday (May 15), with the one-day Babraham Investor Conference (BIC) immediately followed by the Accelerate@Babraham pitches, which gives five organisations the chance to work at Babraham for five months.

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Presentation Day showcases success of Accelerate@Babraham Start-up Competition

23 December 2018

The first ever life science bio-incubator programme competition at the Babraham Research Campus, Accelerate@Babraham, has ended on a high for the competition winners with the promise of ongoing mentoring and an invitation to present at the renowned Babraham Investor Conference in 2019.

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Accelerate@Babraham intake learns how to walk through walls

04 October 2018

A memorable induction for the first-ever Accelerate@Babraham competition winners cohort included masterclasses from two of Cambridge’s most spectacularly successful entrepreneurs and investors, Andy Richards and Jonathan Milner.

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Accelerate@Babraham attracts additional support from Taylor Vinters and Silicon Valley Bank

10 September 2018

International law firm and technology focused banking group confirm support for Accelerate@Babraham’s inaugural programme.

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Accelerate@Babraham Start-up Competition: Winners announced

13 July 2018

Five science start-ups have been awarded £20k and access to the Babraham Research Campus bio-incubator facilities, Accelerate@Babraham.

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The Babraham Research Campus launches start-up competition for the chance to access its life science bio-incubator, Accelerate@babraham

29 May 2018

Life science start-ups are invited to apply for one of up to five prizes that include a cash prize and access to the Babraham Research Campus bio-incubator facilities and much more...

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