Farming Innovation Pathway success
Today we announce our latest fungicide discovery grant project co-funded by Innovate UK and Defra. In this project, we aim to discover novel biofungicides against Phytophthora infestans, a destructive plant pathogen best known for causing potato late blight that triggered the Irish potato famine. Read our latest blog post to learn more.
Today we kick off our latest antibiotic discovery grant project co-funded by Innovate UK, the UK's innovation agency. In this project we aim to identify novel antibiotics against Pseudomonas aeruginosa: one of the WHO's three Priority 1 bacterial pathogens. Read our latest blog post to learn more.
Bactobio hits the road!
This week a few brave employees faced London's autumnal chill for the first outing of Bactobio's new running club. We look forward to stopping by more classic London hotspots in the weeks to come!
Fresh off the press!
Bactobio’s CEO and CSO were recently interviewed by Imperial College London highlighting Bactobio’s mission to harvest the potential of bacteria to solve some of the biggest challenges facing mankind today.
Click here to learn more about Bactobio and how we got here.
Innovate UK grant kick-off!
We're delighted to announce that we're kicking off another grant co-funded by Innovate UK, the UK's innovation agency, this time for the Farming Innovation Pathways (FIP) competition in collaboration with Crop Health and Protection Limited (CHAP).
This 18-month project will see us screening our bacteria for new fungicides to tackle the wheat pathogen Z. tritici, which is responsible for crop losses of up to 50% annually.
Funding round announcement and
upcoming change of name
Baccuico's in the news! We've officially announced the close of our latest oversubscribed funding round at £2.8Mn. We're also pleased to announce that we'll shortly be changing our name to Bactobio. Read the full report here.
Lab move and new automation equipment
Baccuico is moving! We've taken up a great new office and lab unit in Vox Studios and are in the process of moving in. The new site brings all of our teams into one space, meaning wet lab scientists, bioinformaticians and the business team can all collaborate freely. Our latest automation robot is already in place and we look forward to finishing the move over the next month.
Smart Grant Kick-Off
Today we're excited to kick off work on a £311k Smart Grant from Innovate UK to accelerate our discovery of novel antibiotics. Head to our homepage to learn more about our innovative BACCU platform.
We're tinkering with the branding and are excited to share our new logo! More to follow...
New equipment has arrived!
The packages have started pouring in and thankfully the first is one of the most important. The London team will have plenty of caffeine to keep them going!
Baccuico opens the London Lab!
We're excited to announce that we have moved into the Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey, London! We'll soon start converting the space into a lab, which boasts a large balcony with views of the London skyline. There's plenty of space for a few tissue hoods and everything else needed to set-up our brand new screening lab. Pop in if you're nearby!