Bristol BioDesign Institute - BrisSynBio - Flexible Talent Mobility Account

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bristol
Department Name: Biochemistry

Abstract

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Publications

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Description The two BioDesign Innovation Fellowships have underpinned the formation of two new SynBio start-ups: Phase Biolabs and Mechanised Biosystems Seven Early Career Researchers have benefitted from secondments in synthetic biology SMEs or in pre-spin out synthetic biology projects, three of whom have been recruited to permanent positions by their host SMEs, and one of whom has been recruited to a new synthetic biology SME. The SMEs make a significan contribution to the local economy, collectively raising over £10 and creating more than 30 jobs to date. The impact of the additional funds beyond those of the original award are: 1. An inward Innovation Placement for a researcher who moved from Italy to Bristol to work on commerically relevant research contributig to the spin out of Rosa Biotech, which has raised £750k of angel funding. 2. Outward Innovation Placements that have been instrumental in the growth and development of Bristol-based synthetic biology ecosystem (CytoSeek, Imophoron, Zentraxa). 3. Graduation of two BioDesign Innovation fellows, who between then have encorporated 4 companies (Phase Biolabs, RapiFarm, testbuds.io, and Mechanised Biosystems) 4. Science Entrepreneur Experience training, which trained 11 synthetic biology PhDs and ECRs from Bristol.
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology
Impact Types Societal

 
Description CytoSeek 
Organisation CytoSeek
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution ECR
Collaborator Contribution ECR career development and training in a synthetic biology SME
Impact ECR career development and training in a synthetic biology SME
Start Year 2019
 
Description Imophoron 
Organisation Imophoron Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution ECR
Collaborator Contribution ECR career development and training in a synthetic biology SME
Impact ECR career development and training in a synthetic biology SME
Start Year 2019
 
Description Lab Genius 
Organisation LabGenius
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution ECR
Collaborator Contribution ECR career development and training in a synthetic biology SME
Impact ECR career development and training in a synthetic biology SME
Start Year 2019
 
Description Rosa Biotech 
Organisation Rosa Biotech Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution ECR
Collaborator Contribution ECR career development and training in a synthetic biology SME
Impact ECR career development and training in a synthetic biology SME
Start Year 2019
 
Description Zentraxa 
Organisation Zentraxa Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution ECR
Collaborator Contribution ECR career development and training in a synthetic biology SME
Impact ECR career development and training in a synthetic biology SME
Start Year 2019
 
Company Name ROSA BIOTECH LIMITED 
Description Biosensing and diagnostic 
Year Established 2019 
Impact None yet
Website https://www.rosabio.tech/
 
Company Name ROSA BIOTECH LIMITED 
Description Biosensing and diagnostic 
Year Established 2019 
Impact None yet
Website https://www.rosabio.tech/
 
Company Name PHASE BIOLABS LTD 
Description Carbon recycling platform 
Year Established 2020 
Impact To early to say
Website https://www.phasebiolabs.com/
 
Company Name CYTOSEEK LIMITED 
Description Next generation cell therapies CytoSeek is developing its Artificial Membrane Binding Protein (AMBP) technology to enhance cell therapies for use in tumour therapies. AMBPs, which bind to virtually all cell types, have a modular design that allows rapid prototyping to deliver new functionalities. Currently, we are developing AMBPs that can provide homing, immunomodulation, and/or hypoxia resistance functionality. 
Year Established 2017 
Impact None yet
Website https://www.cytoseek.uk/
 
Company Name IMOPHORON LIMITED 
Description Novel vaccine platform technology company 
Year Established 2017 
Impact Press release issued: 7 October 2021 Faster vaccine development could be a step closer thanks to £4 million investment to Imophoron Ltd, a Bristol University biotech start-up developing a novel, next generation rapid-response vaccine platform called ADDomerâ„¢. Imophoron will use the investment to bring ADDomer vaccines to clinical stage, initially targeting three viruses, RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), COVID-19, and mosquito-borne Chikungunya.
Website https://www.linkedin.com/company/imophoron-ltd/
 
Company Name IMOPHORON LIMITED 
Description Novel vaccine platform technology company 
Year Established 2017 
Impact Press release issued: 7 October 2021 Faster vaccine development could be a step closer thanks to £4 million investment to Imophoron Ltd, a Bristol University biotech start-up developing a novel, next generation rapid-response vaccine platform called ADDomerâ„¢. Imophoron will use the investment to bring ADDomer vaccines to clinical stage, initially targeting three viruses, RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), COVID-19, and mosquito-borne Chikungunya.
Website https://www.linkedin.com/company/imophoron-ltd/
 
Company Name ZENTRAXA LIMITED 
Description Precision engineering of bespoke peptide biomaterials 
Year Established 2017 
Impact Applcations in medial and industrial adhesives and personal care.
Website https://zentraxa.com/
 
Company Name ZENTRAXA LIMITED 
Description Precision engineering of bespoke peptide biomaterials 
Year Established 2017 
Impact Applcations in medial and industrial adhesives and personal care.
Website https://zentraxa.com/
 
Company Name ZENTRAXA LIMITED 
Description Precision engineering of bespoke peptide biomaterials 
Year Established 2017 
Impact Applcations in medial and industrial adhesives and personal care.
Website https://zentraxa.com/
 
Company Name MECHANISED BIOSYSTEMS LTD 
Description Robotics enhanced mushroom growth and production 
Year Established 2020 
Impact To early to say
Website https://mechanisedbiosystems.com/