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Pioneering tissue regeneration technology start-up, Oxartis, wins bio-kickstart competition at HPIC

December 8th 2022

We are delighted to welcome Oxartis to Heyford Park Innovation Centre as our successful bio-kickstart competition winner. Oxartis is a bio-medical start-up that is developing tissue regeneration technology to transform the lives of patients who have suffered significant tissue loss, including burn injury or trauma as well as patients who have an ulcerative degeneration of skin.

The bio-kickstart competition was an opportunity for a start-up to receive one year’s free lab-space and business support here at HPIC, helping them to grow and commercialise their ideas in a supportive and dedicated environment.

Oxartis Founder and CEO, Dr Julian Dye said: “We are delighted to be joining Heyford Park Innovation Centre as it gives us the facilities that we urgently need to move our technology to the next level. Our team all currently work remotely, so we are really looking forward to having a base that has all the core equipment, space, and support. This will help us achieve our vision to transform the healing process through novel regenerative tissue reconstruction solutions.”

He added: “I have visited various patient and treatment centres and when confronted with such life-changing injuries, it makes me more determined to use science to make a difference and I truly believe that we can do this.”

The judging panel for the bio-kickstart competition consisted of leading individuals in the local innovation ecosystem. Judging member, Jonathan Rohll, Head of Science and Entrepreneur Advocate, OBN, said: “It was a pleasure to be a judge for the BIO Kickstart Competition.  The finalists operated in diverse areas of the life sciences making it an interesting and challenging task.  Nevertheless, Oxartis was, for me, a clear winner. He added: “I wish them well in developing their 3D tissue scaffold material and I am sure that they will derive a great deal of value from the prize and residency at the Heyford Park Innovation Centre.”

Congratulations to Oxartis and a big thank everyone who entered, as well as the judges and prize sponsors for giving their valuable time to support.

Find out more about Oxartis here.

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