PBL Technology has many years of experience of creating new business ventures spun-out from research at the institutes and universities we support. We offer a comprehensive business incubation process to scientists and bio-entrepreneurs seeking to establish new technology-based ventures. Our early-stage support gives a new business the best chances of succeeding.

There are a number of key ingredients for any such new enterprise including: a valid, value-building business proposition, excellent technology and/or products  underpinned by a strong IP platform, an experienced management team, and robust funding from well-aligned investors.  During the business creation process we optimise these components for the particular circumstances.

Further information about how PBL can help the formation of start-up companies can be found here.

Meet some of the companies we have helped establish below:

CCI Photonics Limited are developing diagnostic medical devices to provide clinicians with fast and accurate identification of antimicrobial resistant infections, aiding antibiotic prescription to avoid antimicrobial resistance incidence.

Plenty Sense has developed in-soil continuous nitrate sensors that provides farmers and agronomists with the ability to monitor nitrate available during a crop growing season and adjust nitrogen fertilisation to optimise its use and reduce costs and pollution.

Leaf Expression Systems is a contract development business specialising in the expression and production of proteins, metabolites and complex natural products for research and bio-medical applications using the transient expression technology, Hypertrans®.

Inspiralis supplies topoisomerases, ligases and helicases including assay kits, substrates and screening services to the pharmaceutical industry and academia to aid drug development and research in the anti-infectives and anti-cancer markets.

Iceni Glycoscience is an innovative platform company with world-class expertise in glycoscience (carbohydrate chemistry and biology) – exploiting the use of glycans (complex sugars) in the areas of diagnostics and therapeutics.

The Smarter Food Company is a consumer product development company, established to develop foods with proven health benefits.

iDna Genetics provides genetic analytical laboratory services and research for the plant breeding and seeds industry.

Novacta is a drug discovery and development company using pathway engineering and chemistry to optimise the activity of natural products for the treatment of infectious diseases.