Iain Thomas

Head of Life Sciences Technology Transfer

Cambridge Enterprise

Cambridge Enterprise’s Life Sciences product portfolio includes alemtuzumab (Sanofi), breast cancer markers (Brevagen) and mouse touch screen chambers (Campden Instruments).

Recent spin-outs include Morphogenix, Mission Therapeutics, Cambridge Epigenetix, XO1 Therapeutics, Z-factor and Phoremost. Recent transactions include licences in fields as diverse as therapeutics, diagnostics, biofuels, IVF and epigenetics and the sale of XO1 to Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

Iain led discussions with GSK in respect of the University of Cambridge–GSK open innovation drug discovery initiative based at the SBC and was the Cambridge lead for the Apollo Therapeutics Fund.