Running for over a decade, the iteams programme partners multi-disciplinary teams of PhD students and postdocs with inventors from the University of Cambridge. As we are a recent spin-out from the academic laboratory of our scientific founder Marko Hyvonen, we have had the pleasure of working with an iteam over the last months. The [...]
Building next generation growth factors for organoid-driven precision medicine: a protein engineering project co-funded by Innovate UK
We were delighted to be awarded Innovate UK funding to address issues of quality and availability of growth factors for use in organoid technologies. The Qkine R&D team are applying a combination of protein expression, refolding optimisation and structure-guided protein engineering to improve the biological properties and quality of proteins such as R-spondins, TGFβ1, members of the BMP and FGF family proteins.
University of Cambridge spin-out Qkine has closed its seed investment round supported by Cambridge Enterprise, the commercialisation arm of the University, and a team of five angels led by Jim Warwick. The amount is undisclosed. Qkine is a specialist manufacturer of proteins that are used for control of stem cell growth and differentiation. The backing [...]
Cambridge Enterprise and specialist growth factor manufacturer Qkine Ltd sign key licensing deal for Activin A production technology