Seeing value in novelty

  • Wednesday, 31/03/2021
  • 11:00 - 12:00

Online Event

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Translating your research through venture capital

Want to know how you can access VC expertise and finance to help accelerate impact? Want to know how you can do this while continuing to develop your career as an academic scientist?

If the answer’s yes, come along to our online event to find out how this can become a reality.

The event will be of particular interest to PhD students, early career researchers, postdoctoral fellows and PIs with early stage ideas in life sciences and who are interested in:

-         translation of research to a transformative therapy

-         accelerating science towards impact

-         developing skills for career progression

Epidarex Capital will introduce how it’s possible to use VC input for impact while developing your career as an academic scientist. You’ll also hear first-hand experience from Professor Jeffrey Pollard and Dr Luca Cassetta, co-founders of Macomics who will share their success story in managing the best of both worlds.

We will close the session with the opportunity to find out more from Edinburgh Innovations - how our dedicated team works to understand and support your ambitions for your research.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Dr Elizabeth Roper, Partner at Epidarex Capital

Dr Luca Cassetta and Prof Jeffrey Pollard, Macomics co-founders, The University of Edinburgh

Dr Andrea Taylor, Head of Business Development CMVM, Edinburgh Innovations


With its UK headquarters in Edinburgh, Epidarex Capital is a transatlantic venture fund investing in life science companies based on world-class research and innovation from emerging hubs across the UK, including spinouts from highly regarded universities. Last year, Epidarex Capital backed up the University spin out Macomics based on the world-leading research around macrophage biology from the laboratory of Professor Jeffrey Pollard, Director of the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health at the University of Edinburgh, working with co-founder Dr Luca Cassetta.

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