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Formumetrics new home

12th Sept 2011

A biotech company developing treatments for autoimmune diseases and a scientific consultancy are among the first companies to move to the
Bristol & Bath Science Park.

The Park’s Innovation Centre opened its doors to businesses this week (Monday September 12, 2011).

Formumetrics – a scientific consultancy that helps formulate new and improved products, BPE Solicitors, YFM Equity Partners and Science City Bristol are the first to move into their brand new offices.

Dr Keith Bean, managing director at Formumetrics, said: “The SciencePark will be a great place to work and do business. On the first morning we bumped into another tenant over coffee that happens to work with the same client base as us and as a result we have already found ways to work together in the future. We know our business will thrive here.

“We needed a workplace that would encourage interaction and ideas and provide us with animpressive shop window for our business. The SciencePark will deliver all this and more.”

Apitope, a company which focuses on the discovery and development of treatments for autoimmune and allergic diseases, including multiple sclerosis and Graves’ disease, will be moving into the Innovation Centre in October.

Partner companies to the new National Composites Centre are also beginning to come on site and this will expand the scientific and business community.

Bonnie Dean, chief executive at the Bristol & Bath Science Park, said: “These first occupiers characterise the diverse and rich mix of companies and organisations that we intend to attract to the SciencePark.”

YFM Equity Partners is a national venture capital company, which invests between £250,000 and £10m in equity finance in growing UK companies. It is moving from BristolBusinessPark and also has offices in Leeds, London and Manchester. Sheffield.

A significant number of the 250 companies in YFM’s portfolio are from the science and technology sector, many of whom are based in the South West. They include DNA diagnostics company Atlas Genetics, which raised £16.5m earlier this summer, and Gnodal, which has developed high performance computer network equipment.

BPE Solicitors is a rapidly expanding law firmwith offices in Cheltenham and London. It has a national reputation for corporate finance, technology funding, intellectual property and commercial property work.

It has a dedicated science and technology arm and acts for all the UK’s major influencing and grant awarding bodies in the science and technology sector. It will give fortnightly ‘vitamin briefings’ – bite-sized briefings on a changing area of law – in the Park’s social space, the Forum.

Science City Bristol Ltd is a not-for-profit company, which works to help make the Bristol and Bath region the best place to start and grow technology businesses.

It does this by connecting the science and technology community in Bristol, Bath and the surrounding areas through the Bristol Enterprise Network and events, including Venturefest Bristol 2011, which is to be hosted at the SciencePark in November.

The SciencePark’s Innovation Centre is designed to provide companies with the space they need to grow on flexible terms. It includes serviced office space, conference facilities, high bandwidth and excellent communications.

It is one of three buildings to open at the Park this month. The other two are The Forum and the Expansion Space.
The Forum will act as the social and collaborative hub of the park, providing a space for businesses to meet andshare ideas. The 11,000 sq ft building will be open to the wider community and will feature a high quality cafe and networking space.

The Expansion Space will provide another 25,000 sq ft of space for developing businesses. It is ideal for companies that need flexible terms as well as the support of a lively business community.
These buildings are the focal point of the Bristol & Bath Science Park and represent the first phase of development at the 59-acre Park.

For media enquiries, contact Sue Amiel at Spirit Public Relations


0117 944 1415 

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Formumetrics Ltd Formumetrics Ltd
S-Park One Laboratory W303
​Bristol and Bath Science Park School of Chemistry
Dirac Crescent University of Bristol
Emersons Green Cantocks Close
Bristol BS16 7FR   Bristol BS8 1TS
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