Unit DX Members Raise £20m+ in Two Years

Last week we celebrated our second anniversary and the growth of the Bristol science cluster. We hosted an event at the Arnolfini, to showcase the companies' technologies and their successes from the past two years. In the past year, Unit DX has reached 100% occupancy, and the building is now home to 37 science and [...]

By | 2019-05-16T12:25:23+00:00 May 16th, 2019|News, Press Releases|

Nature Chemistry publishes a scientific breakthrough that could be the missing link in two ‘holy grail’ technologies for diabetics.

The paper in Nature Chemistry details the science behind Ziylo’s platform, which Novo Nordisk purchased in August to pioneer a new drug discovery programme developing smart insulins. The deal, which could eventually be worth over USD$800m, was the largest exit on record for a University of Bristol spin-out. Carbometrics, the new vehicle set up by [...]

By | 2019-06-20T16:42:02+00:00 November 21st, 2018|News, Press Releases|

Business Minister visits Unit DX and Bristol BioDesign Institute

The Rt Hon Lord Henley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), visited the University’s Bristol BioDesign Institute today, along with a visit to science incubator, Unit DX. During the afternoon, Lord Henley visited Unit DX and met with biodesign spinouts including: Carbometrics (previously Ziylo); Zentraxa Ltd; [...]

By | 2018-11-07T14:40:58+00:00 October 26th, 2018|News, Press Releases|

Ziylo acquired by Novo Nordisk in deal that could exceed US$800m

Ziylo’s technology platform could accelerate the development of a groundbreaking treatment for diabetes patients A new company, Carbometrics, has been set up to develop novel diagnostics and glucose monitoring BRISTOL, UK 17 August 2018 ­– Unit DX, the scientific incubator in Bristol announces that its member Ziylo has been acquired by global healthcare company Novo [...]

By | 2018-11-05T14:45:57+00:00 August 17th, 2018|News, Press Releases|

Unit DX Reaches 60% Capacity at First Anniversary

The Unit DX team are delighted to announce that, in our first year since opening, the building has become home to 23 scientific and engineering companies, hosting over 70 jobs in the city centre. The companies focus on a range of new technologies, from detecting methane gas leaks using drones to developing vaccine candidates for [...]

By | 2018-07-20T17:34:58+00:00 June 14th, 2018|News, Press Releases|

Inductosense to Move Operations to Unit DX

Inductosense, a spin-out from the University of Bristol who have developed innovative ultrasonic sensing technology, will take up office and laboratory space at the beginning of January 2018. Expanding from their current space within SETsquared at Engine Shed, the new facilities will allow Inductosense to expand its team, R&D and production capabilities whilst remaining in [...]

By | 2017-12-06T17:28:51+00:00 December 4th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

We Welcome Quantum Tech Start-up QLM to Unit DX

We’re excited to announce our newest tenant; Quantum tech firm QLM. This month they move to our new purpose lab space to continue development of methane detector that aims to cut harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Last week QLM moved from the University of Bristol into their new home at Unit DX, a recently-opened scientific innovation [...]

By | 2017-12-04T16:58:33+00:00 August 31st, 2017|News, Press Releases|

Zentraxa win Unit DX Lab Space at Bio-start Awards 2017

BrisSynBio start-up, Zentraxa have won ‘Best South-West England SynBio Start-up” as part of the 2017 Bio-start Awards, taking home 3 months free laboratory space at Bristol innovation centre, Unit DX. Bio-start is an annual competition from SynbiCITE and Rainbow seed Fund, designed to assist the commercialisation of synthetic biology. The prize for this category, laboratory [...]

By | 2019-07-09T11:17:02+00:00 August 7th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

University start-ups become first tenants at Unit DX

Two pioneering Bristol companies, Ziylo and NuNano, members of SETsquared Bristol, have become the first tenants to take up residence at Unit DX. The redeveloped industrial unit in St Philips had sat empty for almost three years before it was converted into a brand new science facility. Two thirds of the building is devoted to [...]

By | 2018-07-25T15:44:58+00:00 May 25th, 2017|News, Press Releases|