Beacon Therapeutics, a pioneering new biotech company, has launched with a mission to restore and improve the vision of patients with retinal diseases. The company is one of the most ambitious spinouts the University has been involved in to date, starting out with an impressive £96 million ($118.5m) in funding, the biggest launch for any company including an Oxford spin-out programme.
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Beacon Therapeutics launches with £96 million ($120 million) to develop a new generation of gene therapies for retinal diseases resulting in blindness
Lumai, a spinout from the University of Oxford, has secured a £1.1m Innovate UK Smart Grant to develop all-optical neural networks for high-performance computing and machine vision. The grant will help Lumai develop its vision to build ONNs that could be the solution to the explosive increase in computational demand to support breakthrough AI models such as ChatGPT.
With companies created ranging from AI and quantum computing to vaccine developers and social ventures tackling poverty, Oxford University hits milestone in company creation, cementing its status as a leading institution in research commercialisation globally.
Quantum Motion, an Oxford firm making quantum computers on silicon a reality, is riding high after a £42m funding round. To find out more, OUI's Gregg Bayes-Brown spoke with QM’s CEO James Palles-Dimmock.
The birth of mass photometry: from ludicrous Idea to ground-breaking scientific technique.
Next generation of innovators celebrated at the inaugural Jamie Ferguson Chemistry Innovation Awards
A new award for entrepreneurial Chemistry students has been launched, in memory of OUI's Dr Jamie Ferguson.
Oxford University has adopted revised guidance to accelerate the licensing of relevant intellectual property (IP) for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, to avoid unnecessary delays or missed opportunities to understand, manage and protect against the threat posed.