Biomaterials startup Zentraxa announce seed investment

Our member company and University of Bristol spin-out, Zentraxa, has raised capital investment from Future Planet Capital, BPEC and Science Angel Syndicate to develop their innovative Zentide platform for engineering bespoke biomaterials. With generous support of their recently awarded Innovate UK grant, Zentraxa is rapidly moving towards contracted commercial concept development in both medical adhesives…

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GenomeKey raise Innovate UK funding to drive life-saving next-gen sepsis diagnostic

Our member GenomeKey, has secured an Innovate UK Biomedical Catalyst research award of £950,000 towards faster diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, one of the world’s most deadly diseases. The funding will enable the Bristol-based research and development company to provide rapid bacterial species identification and antimicrobial profiling in the hospital, which will save lives, save money,…

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CARB-X is funding UK-biotech GenomeKey to develop a rapid diagnostic for sepsis, a leading cause of death in hospitals

(BOSTON) – CARB-X is awarding SETsquared Bristol member, GenomeKey (Genomics Labs Ltd.) in Bristol, UK, up to $9.5 million in grant funding to develop an innovative rapid diagnostic for sepsis. The new diagnostic would significantly reduce the time it takes to determine what bacteria are causing an infection and which antibiotics would be most effective…

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Ferryx partners with AB Agri in first broiler chicken trial of stress-responsive probiotic

Live bacteria alternative to chemical intervention has significant poultry welfare implications. SETsquared Bristol member, Ferryx, a Bristol-based biotech startup, has announced that it has signed a partnership to conduct the first ever UK poultry trials of its lead product, with AB Agri, a global agri-food business focussed on food security and sustainability. AB Agri will…

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Diverse pipeline of talent celebrated at Bristol’s Silicon Gorge

Eleven of the most exciting early-stage tech and digital startups in the South West and Wales pitched last week to an audience of high-calibre investors at the Silicon Gorge Investor Showcase final. Part of the Investment Activator Programme, Silicon Gorge is one of the West’s major investment events, with selected startups getting through semi-finals to…

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SETsquared Bristol Case Study – ELEM BioTech: modelling, simulation and virtual trials at the heart of tomorrow’s medicine

To help our aspiring entrepreneurs and future SETsquared Bristol members, we are showcasing a number of case studies demonstrating the breadth of tech at SETsquared Bristol and what it takes to achieve success. We had a chat with ELEM BioTech CEO, Chris Morton…   Tell us about your product. At ELEM, we virtualise medical trials and…

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