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PBL - Innovation in Life Sciences


Early Stage Technology Investment, IP Management and Licensing

PBL develops innovative technologies from public and private sources worldwide - turning ideas into patented, scientifically validated and licensable technologies.  PBL invests in building intellectual property protection, and develops technologies through proof-of-concept and prototype stage and licenses onwards to a wide variety of industry sectors.  Our interests cover AgBiotech, Food / Nutrition, Microbiology, Biotechnology and related Life Science industries.  We market our technologies internationally and have regular contact with a very wide range of industrial customers, licensees and development partners.

PBL was formed in 1994, and is now jointly and equally owned by the John Innes Centre, the Sainsbury Laboratory, and the BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council).


Technology Investment Services for Public Sector Researchers

We offer various options for our services but most commonly work on a fully contingent, non-fee basis, instead taking a portion of future commercial revenues, shared with the original source of the technology.  We commonly cover patent costs and can inject funds directly to carry out critical proof-of-concept or technology development work.

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IP Management and Patent Advisory Service for Bioscience Companies and Investors

PBL offers bioscience companies and investors a patent consultation and management service including: IP identification and assessment; IP strategy definition; IP portfolio management; IP due diligence.

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Latest News


Procarta Biosystems receives an award from CARB-X of up to $9.2 million to develop new antibiotics to combat antimicrobial resistance
September 2019
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Plant Bioscience Ltd transfers control of Hypertrans® plant-based biologics and vaccines expression technology to Leaf Expression Systems Ltd
May 2019
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Crop enhancing BLINK technology published in SCIENCE
April 2019
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Georgina Pope joins PBL
April 2019
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New low-gliadin wheat acceptable to people with gluten sensitivity and also shows potential beneficial effects on the gut microbiome, compared with a gluten-free diet
February 2019
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Nature publication for PBL’s GRF4 technology from IGDB, China
August 2018
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New breed of wheat could be key to unlocking vital nutrients in cereals
March 2017
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Potatoes with Late Blight Protection receive EPA and FDA clearance
March 2017
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