BioData Innovation Centre

The BioData Innovation Centre (BIC) was built and opened in 2016 to provide a home for genomics and biodata companies.

The building provides flexible space for innovative businesses that complement the unique research and innovation of the Campus Institutes.

Leasable office spaces are within a range of dry lab units at sizes to suit individuals and early start-ups, through to larger and more established businesses. Unit sizes range from 19m2 to 330m2.

Businesses located in the BIC benefit from the array of existing amenities and services on the Campus, including world-class information technology and bioinformatics infrastructure and services. There is parking and coach transport across the local area; catering, sports facilities and social activities; conferencing, exhibition and meeting room space; on-Campus accommodation for visitors and extensive award-winning grounds.

3,000

m sq building

1,400

m sq rentable office space

200

m sq restaurant

70

underground parking spaces

Companies here

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Congenica

Congenica was founded in 2012 by Dr Tom Weaver, Dr Richard Durbin, Dr Matthew Hurles, Dr Nick Lench and Professor Phil Beales as a spin-out company from the Sanger Institute.

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Eagle Genomics

Eagle Genomics’ award-winning AI augmented knowledge discovery platform, the e[automateddatascientist], is revolutionising how scientists conduct life sciences research putting data science at the fingertips of biologists drastically reducing time and cost of research.

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Genomics England

Genomics England was set up in 2013 as a company wholly owned by the Department of Health. Their task is to deliver the 100,000 Genomes Project, a flagship project that will sequence 100,000 whole genomes from NHS patients with rare disease and their families, and common cancers.

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Global Gene Corp

Founded in 2013, Global Gene Corp (GGC) is a genomics data, insights and applications company with a vision to democratise healthcare through genomics to positively disrupt outcomes for everyone. The company is creating genomics data and insights in under-explored populations – starting in India with focus on Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.

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Illumina

Founded in 1998, Illumina has grown to serve research and clinical customers in a broad range of markets including oncology, reproductive health, agriculture, complex disease and microbiology. Illumina is a global company with its headquarters in San Diego, and offices in Europe, Middle East, and Africa.  Scientists working in Cambridge are part of a global research and development team driving innovation of sequencing technology and advancing the use of next-generation sequencing (NGS) for the benefit of patients in the clinic. The Illumina team on Campus is working in partnership with Genomics England and the NHS to support the 100,000 Genomes Project.

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Microbiotica

Microbiotica was launched in December 2016 with the aim of creating a global leader to exploit the leading microbiome science built at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. The company retains a close association with the Sanger Institute and its founders and is based at the BioData Innovation Centre here on Campus.

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SciBite

SciBite was founded in 2013, in response to a gap in robust, industry-centric text analytics solutions. Since then, the company has rapidly grown to a team of 24 and with operations in Europe, Asia, and the US.

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SIGMA

Sigma is a leading experience design and development agency, with a second larger office in Macclesfield. In February 2017, Sigma relocated their Cambridge office to the BioData Innovation Centre on Campus.

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Specific Diagnostics

Founded in Mountain View California in 2011, Specific Diagnostics is transforming microbiology diagnostics with novel metabolomic methods to detect and characterize infection and to rapidly and inexpensively determine antibiotic efficacy, bringing new efficiency and speed to clinical microbiology labs.

Glenn Proctor, Wellcome Genome Campus

The Wellcome Genome Campus is second-to- none in terms of the facilities it offers to Eagle, as well as the thriving intellectual and social community. Being co-located with centres of excellence like EMBL-EBI and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a real advantage for us.

Glenn Proctor, Vice President of Software Development, Eagle Genomics

Locate to the Wellcome Genome Campus

Want to locate here?

Join a world-class hub for genomics and biodata and engage with our diverse and exceptional scientific community.

Full details of how tenancy at the BIC works, are available on request. Please contact:

Dr Joanna Mills
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre Manager
+44(0)1223 495359

A unique place to work

Home to world-leading science as well as being the driver and supporter of entrepreneurship and innovation in genomes and biodata, our Campus provides a unique and inspiring environment for everybody working here.

Campus life

Life on Campus is enhanced by an impressive range of facilities, resources and activities. The entire Campus covers an area of 125 acres and provides those working here with a beautiful environment to enjoy for work and recreation.

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