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June 29th 2021

Five minutes with David Llewellyn from DJS Antibodies

A dynamic new biotech started by Dr David Llewellyn and Dr Joe Illingworth, DJS Antibodies is pioneering the development of novel therapeutics to treat the world’s most critical inflammatory diseases, a class of disease that accounts for more than 50% of deaths worldwide.

June 10th 2021

DJS Antibodies moves to our newly-converted R&D labs

Biotech start-up, DJS Antibodies, is the second company to move into our newly-converted class II laboratory space at the Wood Centre for Innovation.

June 4th 2021

Five minutes with Peter Hamley from Samsara Therapeutics

We spoke to Peter Hamley, Chief Scientific Officer of amazing biotech start-up Samsara Therapeutics, who have just moved into the new life science labs at our Wood Centre for Innovation.

May 17th 2021

Five minutes with Rachael Grimaldi, Founder of Cardmedic

CardMedic must go down as one of the fastest digital start-ups of all time: it went from concept to launch in just 72 hours and this month has signed its first agreement with Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance Trust.

May 5th 2021

Five Minutes with Adam Forsyth, CTO of TZ

We spoke to Adam Forsyth CTO of TZ, an Australian start-up at the forefront of electronic locking device development and one of our newer residents at the Oxford Centre for Innovation.

January 18th 2021

Five minutes with Matt Brown, co-founder of Quorbit

Quorbit might be a start-up but it is already working with some key names in UK retail and hospitality like Costa, John Lewis and WH Smith. Co-founded by workforce management […]

November 19th 2020

Five minutes with Mark Preston, CEO and Co-founder of Prismea

If you work in a lab, you’ll be interested in our latest interview with Mark Preston, co-founder and CEO of Prismea Ltd, developers of SampleSafe.app. SampleSafe.app is for lab technicians […]

October 28th 2020

Five minutes with Tim Ballance, Lead Scientist at ColdQuanta UK

ColdQuanta UK, the Oxford-based quantum atomics company, has been awarded £2.8 million in Innovate UK grants to lead a consortium of companies across the UK to develop three projects, including work on a new, ground-breaking quantum positioning system (QPS) or gyroscope.

October 14th 2020

Five minutes with Gerard Shields from Printpool

We spent five minutes with Gerard Shields Founder and Director of Printpool Additive Manufacturing Ltd and Director Srishti Kadu to find out what really goes on in room G6 at our Wood Centre for Innovation. Set up in July 2020 and run by young entrepreneurs Gerard and Srishti, PrintPool’s offering in the 3D printing/additive manufacturing industry is unique.

September 15th 2020

The Wood Centre for Innovation: our green credentials

Did you know that our centre and adjoining Science Oxford Centre in Headington have great sustainability credentials? Our founders, Sir Martin and Lady Audrey Wood, are passionate about the countryside and environmental sustainability.