MEPC welcomes ten new science and tech companies to Milton Park, Oxfordshire
Ten new science and technology companies have joined MEPC’s Milton Park, one of the leading business communities in Europe, with five new leases agreed during lockdown and five agreed previously, totalling 45,448 sq ft.
The five companies that have agreed new leases during lockdown totalling 28,898 sq ft were:
Eden Research, an AIM-quoted company focused on sustainable biopesticides and plastic-free encapsulation technology for use in global crop protection, animal health and consumer products industries.
Hypha Discovery, a contact research organisation supporting pharmaceutical and agrochemical companies worldwide through the synthesis and purification of metabolites and new derivatives of drugs and agrochemicals in discovery and development, has relocated from Slough.
Sibelius, specialists in the science behind homeopathic remedies, founded in late 2015, from a spinout out of Oxford University. They focus on the need to support healthy ageing and the increasing market demand for branded, scientifically evidenced, clinically proven natural products.
Orbital Astronautics, is focused on developing technologies to enable tiny satellites to operate in large flocks
Empiribox, provides science kits to schools.
“We chose Milton Park because the facilities were just what we needed to consolidate our three warehousing and office locations into one consolidated space. Being in a science focused enterprise zone also puts right in the middle of a great community of like-minded people and companies. We couldn’t be happier with our new space.”
Richard McGrath, Chief Executive Officer, Empiribox
Prior to the lockdown, a further five new leases were agreed totalling 16,550 sq ft to technology companies as they expanded their businesses, which were:
30 Technology, is developing and defining new models of care to treat many serious medical conditions by enhancing the body’s healing and defence mechanisms. The company were originally based at 100 Park drive, and within eight months of arriving at Milton Park, have more than doubled their footprint. Their new facility is housing expanded clinical, research, development and regulatory activities as well as a newly formed state of the art laboratory containing specialist characterisation equipment and enhanced development capability.
ITGL, is a consultancy that helps people and organisations change the way they work through Cisco world leading technology and has taken space at the Innovation Centre.
LabMinds, is a consultancy that helps people and organisations change the way they work through Cisco world leading technology and has taken space at the Innovation Centre.
VivoPlex, a leader in real time and accurate intra-uterine monitoring for the optimisation of fertility treatment and uterine health. Its product is in development as the first insertable wireless device for the measurement of key uterine parameters in vivo.
Arctoris, an end-to-end automation platform that allows researchers and biotech entrepreneurs to design and remotely execute advanced cellular, biochemical and molecular biology research experiments in drug discovery.
“There is no question that the last few months have been unprecedented for so many people in so many ways. Therefore, we felt that the arrival of these impressive science and tech start-ups and SMEs to the Milton Park community, all of which are pursuing life-changing science and technological innovation, was one to celebrate. Even with Covid-19 and the lockdown, we are proud that Milton Park is continuing to attract new companies to our community. In the last six months, we have agreed a total more than 45,000 sq ft of new space to science and tech SMEs.”
Philip Campbell, Commercial Director, MEPC
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