Investing in great ideas and visionary teams is what we’re all about.
We provide seed capital (either via convertible loans or equity) to very early stage companies, to get them started and to more established companies, to help them grow.
The lucky ones…
We invest broadly across Life Science and Healthcare Technologies and provide that capital (convertible loans or equity) to very early stage companies, to get them started and to more established companies, to help them growth and flourish.
Obtaining funding however, isn’t enough, which is why we also offer promising start ups business support to allow them to make use of that precious capital.
Finding the perfect match
Finally, choosing the right investor for your business is essential. They must be a good fit, both in ambition and attitude, so we continue to build and strengthen our own network to allow both co-investment and for that much needed follow on capital.
And why it works
Our venture building and daily interaction with companies based on our sites means we have great insight into both the businesses and the management teams
This enables us to make more informed investment decisions. Following the investment, we continue to watch over and nurture the companies based at our sites to maximize chances of success. This is why, in order to be eligible for investment by BioCity we require companies to be active members of our ecosystem.
Established in 2016, BiVictriX Therapeutics Ltd is a Biotech focused on developing novel, highly-selective, bispecific ADCs to target unmet need in blood cancer. Through the company’s novel “Dual Targeting Approach”, BiVictriX will challenge the conventional ADC therapeutic approach by providing a step change in target selectivity.
BioCity invested in BiVictriX because the explosion of interest in ADCs and the potential for outstanding efficacy with an acceptable profile is possible if you have the right combination of cytotoxics, linkers and highly targeted antibodies.
Fast BioPharma is a specialist Therapeutics company developing therapeutic antibodies in the field of Immuno-Oncology. Staffed by experienced Oncology executives, FasT BioPharma’s novel Antibodies leverage emerging biology such that the resulting therapeutic is expected to be active across a broad range of cancers. The company is at the preclinical stage.
BioCity invested in FasT because of the outstanding team and the significant interest in Immuno-Oncology which is anticipated to become a cornerstone of cancer treatment.
Absynth Biologics are pioneering the discovery and development of innovative vaccines to prevent and treat life threatening bacterial infections such as S. aureus and C. difficile for which there are currently no marketed vaccines. Their highly differentiated approach, using antigen targets which harness the immune system in a multimodal fashion, will create differentiated vaccines. Absynth team comprise world leading microbiology and infection expertise.
BioCity invested in Absynth because of the courageous and unique approach they have taken in developing a much-needed solution to target colonisation.
Alderley Analytical is a GLP/GCP accredited Contract Research Organisation which offers independent bioanalytical services to support discovery, pre-clinical, clinical and post launch marketing projects. The scientific management team brings decades of experience in large pharmaceutical companies and CROs which allows them to offer clients a bespoke service together with a variety of innovative solutions.
BioCity invested in Alderley Analytical because they have a unique offering with both preclinical and clinical expertise overlaid with significant industry connections.
MetaLinear Ltd exploits proteome engineering to uncover, characterise and validate new targets for antibiotics. Their approach, using engineered Affinity Proteins (eAPs), not only aids the identification and characterisation of new targets but provides multiple short-cuts in the traditional target and drug discovery process. Prior to MetaLinear, the founder, Paul Ko Ferrigno, pioneered the development of Affimir™ Technology that now is leveraged via Avacta Group Plc.
BioCity invested in Metalinear because we believe the next generation of antibacterials will come from novel target identification and targeting this at the proteome level offers real differentiation.
Antibody Drug conjugates (ADCs) are the fastest growing therapeutic class of molecules, however, they are still plagued by unacceptable dose limiting toxicities predominantly due to excessive cytotoxicity of the associated payload. CleaVR aim to address this issue by developing a novel cytotoxic warhead platform which becomes inactive in non-tumour tissues. The aim is to collaborate with Bio-Pharma companies keen to develop ADCs.
BioCity invested in CleaVR because we know that the next generation of cytotoxics, with a better profile, is desperately needed.
NeuDrive Limited is a specialised organic semiconductor material company who are developing and commercialising their FlexOS™ inks in a number of applications owing to the outstanding transistor performance on ﬂexible substrates. Neudrive’s aim is to exploit two key aspects of their technology, the high charge mobility and the dynamically ﬂexible transistor arrays, in applications such as ultra-thin wearable electronics, foldable displays and conformal biosensor devices.
BioCity invested in NeuDrive because of the incredibly flexibility of the platform which, as an investor, is incredibly attractive. Having the fundamental material, the ink, being world class allows NeuDrive to become the preferred partner for multiple product developers in high interest areas such as wearable Biosensors.
Ammun are an early stage company developing therapeutic interventions for treating orphan diseases with high unmet medical need. Their lead product is targeted at reducing Hyperammonemia, a condition that may be congenital or associated with other diseases such as Hepatic Encephalopathy.
BioCity invested in Ammun Ltd because of the unique approach which we believe will be complimentary to existing solutions targeting a real unmet need. Leveraging the orphan application is a significant strategic factor for a small company.
PhysioMedics™ is a healthcare technology company which provides online software solutions to reduce costs and improve efficiencies in managing musculoskeletal disorders. PhysioWizard® is the worlds’ first clinically validated and CE-marked self-assessment software which matches patients to recommended treatments, and offers self-help to sufferers of muscle and joint problems. PhysioWizard® is proven to replicate a face-to-face physio triage with 93% clinical accuracy.
BioCity invested in PhysioMedics because lower back pain and other associated musculoskeletal disorders are not only hugely debilitating and painful for an individual but also present a significant drain on work productivity for employers. Solutions for better management of such conditions is paramount.