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Recent publication honoured by the OTS

A recent publication utilising the precursor technology that underpins PepGen’s platform has been awarded ‘Paper of the Month‘ by the Board of Directors and the Scientific Advisory Council of the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society (OTS). In addition, this publication is currently under consideration for the…

PepGen attends BioTrinity in London

PepGen attended the BioTrinity conference from the 29th of April to the 1st of May 2019. The company was represented by Damian Marron (Chairman of the Board), Dr Caroline Godfrey (CEO) and Dr Sonia Bracegirdle (CBO) at this event. Alongside meetings with potential investors and partners,…

PepGen’s £1.6M grant from Innovate UK has commenced

On the 1st of February 2019, PepGen’s £1.6M Innovate UK grant officially commenced. The company will initially focus on platform validation studies in small and large in vivo models, with project management and intellectual property workpackages running parallel to this experimental work.

Damian Marron appointed as PepGen’s Chairman of the Board

Mr Damian Marron was appointment as Chairman of PepGen’s Board of Directors on the 22nd of November 2018. Mr Marron has over 30 years of biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry experience as an accomplished serial biotech Chief Executive Officer and Non-Executive Director with a track record of value creation…

PepGen receives a £1.6M grant from Innovate UK

PepGen has been awarded a grant of £1.6 M from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency. The company’s project, entitled ‘Application of a novel peptide delivery platform to nucleic acid therapeutics in degenerative and rare diseases’, will run for 20 months, and this funding will be instrumental in…

PepGen moves into new facilities

PepGen is the first tenant of the BioEscalator development in Oxford, having moved into new office and laboratory spaces at these premises on the 10th of September 2018. The BioEscalator was built to support early-stage life sciences companies in Oxford, and offers extensive shared facilities to tenants, including…

PepGen has launched

On 26th March 2018 PepGen, a biotech company focused on the peptide-mediated delivery of nucleic acids, was spun out from the University of Oxford (OU) and the Medical Research Council (MRC). The intellectual property underpinning PepGen’s technology platform was developed through a decade-long collaboration between Professor Matthew Wood…