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Specialist stem cell biotech Axol Bioscience enhances its future scientific and commercial endeavours

Specialist stem cell biotech Axol Bioscience enhances its future scientific and commercial endeavours

Private equity firm Calculus Capital, a leading EIS and VCT investor, has further expanded its life science portfolio, by investing £2.5m in Cambridge-based Axol Bioscience (Axol), a provider of stem cells produced from reprogrammed human blood and tissue cells.

Axol Bioscience Announces Custom Cell and Tissue Sourcing Service

Axol Bioscience Announces Custom Cell and Tissue Sourcing Service

Cambridge, UK, 28 April 2016: Axol Bioscience, a biotechnology company specialising in the supply of primary and stem cell-derived human cells for use in disease modelling and drug discovery, announces the launch of its Custom Cell and Tissue Sourcing service. The new service will be of use to all researchers working in these areas who require access to primary human cells and tissues. These can be difficult to obtain, especially when studying rare diseases or specific donor criteria are required. Axol aims to provide cells and tissues that meet specific research requirements to enable the development of highly relevant cellular models that better reflect the biology of the tissue or disease.

Axol Bioscience Appoints Steve Finkbeiner as Scientific Advisory Board Member

Axol Bioscience Appoints Steve Finkbeiner as Scientific Advisory Board Member

Cambridge, UK, 19 April 2016: Axol Bioscience, a biotechnology company, specialising in the use of stem cell technology to manufacture disease-relevant cell based assay systems for drug discovery and disease modelling, today announced that Steve Finkbeiner, MD, PhD has joined its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr Finkbeiner is a leading neuroscientist who will guide Axol in expanding its range of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived neural cells and culture systems to ensure that the company continues to bring innovative products to market. Dr Finkbeiner is renowned for his research in neurodegenerative conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. He is perhaps best known for his invention of a robotic imaging device that has helped to elucidate the mechanisms behind learning, memory formation and neurodegeneration.

Axol Bioscience Appoints Paul Andrews to Scientific Advisory Board

Axol Bioscience Appoints Paul Andrews to Scientific Advisory Board

Cambridge, UK, 22 February 2016: Axol Bioscience, a biotechnology company specialising in the use of stem cell technology to manufacture disease relevant cell based assay systems for the drug discovery industry, today announced Paul Andrews as their Scientific Advisory Board Member. Dr Andrews is an expert in the industrial application of stem cells in phenotypic screening, having previously used this platform to identify agents that steer cell fate. He will aid Axol in ensuring its commercially available human primary and induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived cells continue to enable the development of pathophysiologically-relevant systems for industrial and academic research.

Axol Bioscience Announces Chas Bountra as Scientific Advisory Board Member

Axol Bioscience Announces Chas Bountra as Scientific Advisory Board Member

Cambridge, UK, 28 January 2016: Axol Bioscience, a biotechnology company specialising in the use of stem cell technology to manufacture disease relevant cell based assay systems for the drug discovery industry, today appointed Prof Chas Bountra to their Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Chas Bountra is recognised for his open access approach to drug discovery and has made several noteworthy contributions to the field. A pioneer in the identification and validation of numerous drug targets, he has formed a number of successful collaborations between the public and private sectors to implement more efficient strategies for drug discovery. Prof Bountra will aid Axol in building stronger links within this community and identify key areas where its primary and iPSC-derived human cells could help recognise relevant drug targets sooner and accelerate progress into development.

Axol Bioscience Introduces Steve Rees as Scientific Advisory Board Member at SLAS 2016

Axol Bioscience Introduces Steve Rees as Scientific Advisory Board Member at SLAS 2016

Cambridge, UK, 20 January 2016: Axol Bioscience, a biotechnology company specialising in the use of stem cell technology to manufacture disease relevant cell based assay systems for the drug discovery industry, today announced that Steve Rees of AstraZeneca will join their Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Dr Rees will be attending the fifth annual Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, CA from 23-27 January 2016, where Axol will showcase the newest addition to its growing range of primary and induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived cells for drug discovery through several poster presentations and an exhibitor tutorial.

Axol Bioscience Appoints Chief Scientific Officer

Axol Bioscience Appoints Chief Scientific Officer

Cambridge, UK, 12 January 2016: Axol Bioscience, a biotechnology company, specialising in the use of stem cell technology to manufacture disease relevant cell based assay systems to the drug discovery industry, today announced Prof Xianmin Zeng, PhD as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO). Prof Zeng is an accomplished biologist with over 15 years of academic expertise in the development of stem cell technologies and its applications. A biotech entrepreneur with an extensive list of peer-reviewed publications, she is a well-established and internationally-recognised leader in the creation of disease models for drug discovery.

Horizon Discovery Group Plc and Axol Bioscience Ltd. Announce Strategic Partnership

Horizon Discovery Group Plc and Axol Bioscience Ltd. Announce Strategic Partnership

Cambridge, UK, 24 November 2015: Horizon Discovery Group plc (LSE:HZD) (Horizon), the international life science company supplying research tools and services to organizations engaged in genomics research and the development of personalized medicines, and Axol Bioscience Ltd (Axol), a biotechnology company specializing in the use of stem cell technology to manufacture disease relevant cell based assay systems, announce they have formed a strategic partnership for the delivery of off-the-shelf and on-demand genomically modified and differentiated iPS cells.

Axol Bioscience Appoints Chief Business Officer

Axol Bioscience Appoints Chief Business Officer

Axol Bioscience, a biotechnology company, specialising in the use of stem cell technology to manufacture disease relevant cell based assay systems to the drug discovery industry, today announced the appointment of Sanj Kumar to the position of Chief Business Officer, an experienced and successful life science executive, well known for establishing and growing life science businesses, most recently at DiscoveRx ltd.

Axol Bioscience re-locate to Chesterford Research Park to facilitate future growth

Axol Bioscience re-locate to Chesterford Research Park to facilitate future growth

Chesterford Research Park is delighted to announce Axol’s arrival at the Park. Previously based at Babraham Research Campus, Axol’s move to Chesterford has been necessitated by the organic growth of its business, as a result of the expansion of its product lines and the resulting uptake of its products by customers, making an expansion of its R&D and production facilities necessary.