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Aberdeen-based EuroBiotix (pictured below), a company that supports doctors in treating diseases with helpful bacteria, won the final of the 2017 BioStars accelerator programme. Oxford-based HyperC, an emerging business focused on compound labelling solutions for preclinical in vivo MRI research and diagnostics, won the Rising Star Award. Both companies were mentored through the programme by J A Kemp.
There were 40 teams in the programme. The competition final, hosted by Panacea Innovation, took place on 21 March at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. In the course of the evening, each of the finalists made a pitch to the competition judges in a format similar to the BBC's "Dragon’s Den".
J A Kemp mentored 8 of the 40 teams in the programme. We were delighted to see two of our teams win the top prizes.