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A Year in Review: why 2020 wasn’t all that bad

Despite an uncertain year, we still had lots to celebrate at York Biotech Campus in 2020. From an exciting rebrand, to welcoming new tenants to the site, we’ve rounded up our top five successes.

A fresh new look

In June 2020, we revealed our new identity as we rebranded from the National Agri-Food Innovation Campus (NAFIC) to become York Biotech Campus. Our campus has evolved over recent years, from what was once an agri-tech site, to all-encompassing biotech.

Alongside the new name came a vibrant new logo, with the molecular White Rose design championing our roots in Yorkshire, whilst also celebrating the role the campus plays supporting innovation in bioscience. We also launched our new website and we’ve got an updated intranet launching this year for our growing resident base to tie the new look together.

Investment onsite

Of course, our...

Campus Diaries: A new dawn for working in biotech

In the first instalment of our new blog series, Campus Diaries, our Innovation Campus Manager, Liz Cashon, shares how working in biotech has changed since the start of 2020 and her thoughts on the future ways of working for the industry, including why science parks are set to become an increasingly...

Meet the Tenant: Labskin

  Enabling high quality, animal-free skin research and testing with Europe’s leading 3D skin model Here at York Biotech Campus, we are home to many fantastic bioscience organisations, all working to find solutions to issues that our world faces. One of which is Labskin, who offer...

Get to Know: Debbie Ashby and Helen Pearson

The new owners of our onsite nursery, Sandmartins Nursery Ltd We are proud to have an outstanding Nursery facility onsite at York Biotech Campus, providing care for children aged from three months to five years old. Earlier in the year, the staff at the nursery were presented with the...

Introducing York Biotech Campus

We are very excited to announce that we have rebranded to become ‘York Biotech Campus’ (previously the National Agri-Food Innovation Campus – NAFIC). The rebrand represents our evolution from an agri-tech site to all-encompassing biotech and includes a new name, visual marque, and website to...

Abingdon Health expands onsite following rapid year of growth

Following a successful 2019, Abingdon Health is expanding its presence here onsite at York Biotech Campus, giving them the space and capabilities necessary to continue to drive forward rapid diagnostic testing innovation and create new jobs in the region. Abingdon Health, which develops and...

Labskin doubles in size to attract multi-national companies to the region

Leading skincare testing company Labskin UK has embarked on a large expansion plan here at York Biotech Campus, which will see it launch a dedicated research and training lab, attracting multi-national cosmetic and healthcare companies to the region. The company based onsite creates artificial...

We celebrate our largest event ever!

Lakeside Conference Centre, based here at York Biotech Campus, held its largest event to date, hosting Coeliac UK’s Gluten Free Food Festival. The event welcomed a record-breaking 1,300 people to the site earlier this summer, combining the charity’s AGM, a gluten free food exhibition...

Exploring tomorrow’s farming technology: event success with Farmers Weekly

Lakeside Conference Centre, based here at the York Biotech Campus, was the perfect venue for the Farmers Weekly’s Arable Horizons Spray Innovations event, providing the ideal, parkland setting to demonstrate innovation and new technology in action. The meeting, which welcomed 120 delegates to...

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