Syncona is a leading FTSE250 healthcare company focused on investing in and building global leaders in life science. Syncona’s vision is to deliver transformational treatments to patients in truly innovative areas of healthcare while generating superior returns for shareholders. Its current investment portfolio consists of nine high quality companies in life science and a leading range of fund investments.
Syncona seeks to partner with the best, brightest and most ambitious minds in science to build globally competitive businesses. It is an established leader in gene therapy, cell therapy and advanced diagnostics, and focuses on delivering dramatic efficacy for patients in areas of high unmet need.
Syncona’s market leading funds portfolio seeks to generate superior returns by investing in long only and alternative investment funds. This represents a productively deployed evergreen funding base which enables Syncona to take a long term approach to investing in life sciences as it targets the best new opportunities and supports its existing portfolio companies to grow and succeed.
Syncona is aligned with two of the premium charitable funders in UK science, the Wellcome Trust, original founder of Syncona, and Cancer Research UK, both of which are significant shareholders in the business. Syncona makes a donation of 0.3% of Net Asset Value to a range of charities each year.
Further information can be found at: Syncona
Cambridge Enterprise was established to aid the transfer of knowledge from the University of Cambridge through to commercialisation, achieved through intellectual property management and licensing, investment in University spin-outs and consultancy management and advice.
The Cambridge Enterprise Group comprises two legal entities of which Cambridge Enterprise Limited (formed on 1 December 2006) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge Enterprise Limited has the responsibility of carrying out consultancy services, technology transfer functions and seed fund activities on behalf of the University.
Further information can be found at www.enterprise.cam.ac.uk
Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC) is a venture capital investor focused on intellectual property rich technology and life science businesses in the Cambridge ecosystem. CIC is committed to building leading businesses from brilliant technologies. It combines a unique relationship with the University of Cambridge with deep financial and industry links to support these businesses as they seek to fulfil their potential to change the world of tomorrow.
For more information please visit www.cicplc.co.uk
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