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BioHub at Alderley Park named Best UK Life Science Incubator at OBN Awards
BioHub at Alderley Park, operated on behalf of Manchester Science Partnerships by life science incubation specialist, The BioCity Group, has been named as “Best UK Life Science Incubator” at the OBN Awards.
The OBN Awards celebrate innovation and achievement across the UK life sciences Industry, with categories covering Biotech, Medtech, Synthetic Biology and Digital Health and recognise achievements from emerging to late stage R&D companies to large pharma and life sciences investors.
Judges were asked to consider which incubator provides the best service to start-up and emerging companies, with areas of assessment including location, facilities, resources, business support, exposure to investors and networking opportunities.
BioHub was singled out for “doing an outstanding job” and a “top notch” entry by the judges, who referenced access to regional funding and expert staff, “amazing facilities and collaborative spaces.“
In just under three years, (with support from AstraZeneca and Manchester Science Partnerships) BioHub has supported 181 companies and more than 600 entrepreneurs. Its programmes have resulted in the creation of 56 virtual companies and 10 physical companies. In order to create the optimum environment for emerging businesses to thrive, the BioHub offers 97,000sq ft of world class state-of-the-art laboratories and flexible commercial office space including shared services through an Open Access Lab in partnership with Waters Corp. In addition to facilities, BioHub also provides training workshops, business support and advice, one-on-one coaching, access to an Expert Network (composed of over 90 industry experts, serial entrepreneurs and VCs). Read more
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