Sanger spin­out gets $10M, tack­les the mi­cro­bio­me fron­tier; Adap­ti­m­mune and Bel­licum part­ner T cell tech

The Sanger In­sti­tute has launched a new spin­out dubbed Mi­cro­bi­ot­i­ca, which is leap­ing in­to the hot mi­cro­bio­me field. The IP Group and Cam­bridge In­no­va­tion Cap­i­tal are bankrolling the start­up with $10 mil­lion and what’s billed as “one of the world’s most ex­ten­sive col­lec­tions of cul­tured hu­man gut bac­te­ria with as­so­ci­at­ed genome analy­sis, along with hu­man­ized mod­els for the de­vel­op­ment of ther­a­peu­tics based on live bac­te­ria.” Mi­cro­bi­ot­i­ca plans to es­tab­lish labs with­in the Well­come Genome Cam­pus at Hinx­ton, Cam­bridge.

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