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Expansion plans to support Aptamer Group growth


Aptamer Group has reached an agreement with York Science Park to support its future expansion.

Aptamer has negotiated an agreement with the Science Park that will enable it to expand and protect its space for the future.

With the long-term focus on the development of aptamer technologies, Aptamer Group is now able to drive forward is pre-clinical discovery programmes involving the development of aptamer-drug conjugates (ApDCs), a novel approach to targeted drug delivery.

This most recent expansion has added another two labs and two offices to the business’ existing space of four offices and five labs, including a specialist robotics and preclinical discovery laboratories. This expansion will take its total space to more than 3,000 sq ft, allowing the company’s team to set up a new, dedicated R&D laboratory and expand its existing commercial lab space.

 “We secured our funding on a solid business plan, strong sales pipeline and excellent data – which demonstrated aptamer technology as a viable drug delivery system. We were recognised by investors with expertise in the development of biologic drugs as a fast-growing UK biotechnology business. We planned our next steps jointly with YSP, taking into consideration our strategic plan for growth. Further embedding ourselves at YSP is the most logical strategy for us. It allows us to take advantage of the existing infrastructure and further expand our existing team of 18 people along with providing us with the facilities to focus on both R&D and our commercial works.”

Dr Arron Tolley, Aptamer Group, CEO


“We were delighted to work with Aptamer Group to help them set their plans in place for the next two years. They are a really dynamic company, working in an incredibly innovative area of bio technology that is constantly evolving. We were very happy to help them secure space that allows them to grow their team and help them develop their strategy. We look forward to continuing to help support them in the future.”

Claire Bennet, YSP General Manager

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