09 Feb 2015
9 February 2015
Frontier IP Group Plc
Two portfolio companies win awards at Scottish Enterprise Life Sciences Awards 2015
Frontier IP, which specialises in the commercialisation of university intellectual property, is pleased to announce that two of its portfolio companies, ex scientia Ltd ("ex scientia"), and Aridhia Informatics Limited ("Aridhia"), each won an award at the prestigious Scottish Enterprise Life Sciences Awards.
Professor Andrew Hopkins, the founder and CEO of ex scientia secured the Life Sciences Entrepreneurial Business Leadership Award. ex scientia, a spin-out from the University of Dundee, is pioneering medicines tailored to polypharmacology for a wide range of human diseases. The award acknowledged Professor Hopkins's success as founder and chief executive of ex scientia, as well as his wider academic, commercial and fundraising activities.
Aridhia was a joint-winner of the Innovative Collaboration award alongside the University of Glasgow, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, and Thermo Fisher Scientific Ltd, with the award recognising their collective contribution towards the modernisation of Glasgow's hospitals.
These awards, run by Scottish Enterprise, Scotland's main economic development agency, recognise the success and achievements of Scotland's internationally-renowned life sciences sector.
Neil Crabb, Chief Executive of Frontier IP, said:
"We are delighted to see the success of our portfolio companies being recognised and to congratulate Professor Andrew Hopkins of ex scientia and Aridhia on their prestigious awards."
Frontier IP Group Plc
Neil Crabb, Chief Executive
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Company website: www.frontierip.co.uk
Cantor Fitzgerald Europe
(Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)
Mark Percy / Catherine Leftley, Corporate Finance
David Banks, Corporate Broking
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Peterhouse Corporate Finance Limited
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Katie Tzouliadis / Deborah Walter
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Notes to Editor:
Frontier IP Group plc
Frontier IP specialises in assisting universities, research institutions and companies in the commercialisation and exploitation of their Intellectual Property.
Scottish Enterprise is Scotland's main economic development agency and aims to deliver a significant, lasting effect for the Scottish economy. Their role is to help identify and exploit the best opportunities for economic growth. They support ambitious Scottish companies to compete within the global marketplace and help build Scotland's globally competitive sectors. They also work with a range of partners in the public and private sectors to attract new investment to Scotland and to help create a world-class business environment.
Ex Scientia Limited
Ex Scientia is a spinout company from the University of Dundee. Ex Scientia has been formed to exploit novel informatics and experimental methods to enable new, more effective, ways of conducting drug discovery.
Aridhia Informatics Limited
Aridhia is a spinout and joint venture between University of Dundee, NHS Tayside and Sumerian Europe Ltd. Aridhia applies innovative analytical and data integration techniques to deliver integrated information to improve healthcare. Aridhia provides actionable insight and joined-up information visibility to support improved healthcare outcomes from both an operational management and a clinical perspective.