Company Directory / Cambridge Epigenetix Limited

Business Description

University of Cambridge Syncona Partners Llp, Cambridge Enterprise Limited

“CEGX, a pioneer in the development of epigenetic sequencing technologies and a spin-out life sciences company spun out from the University of Cambridge, was co-founded in 2012 by Professor Shankar Balasubramanian FRS and Dr. Bobby Yerramilli-Rao.

The company’s founding technology, ox-BS sequencing, allows end-users to discriminate between 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) & 5-methylcytosine (5mC) at a single-base resolution, which was previously impossible with traditional bisulfite sequencing methods.

It has since developed a number of complementary technologies and seeks to capitalize on a wide set of applications in life sciences, as well as continue to develop breakthrough epigenetics tools.

CEGX is funded by leading VC companies GV (Google Ventures), Sequoia and Syncona and our management team comprises industry leaders and epigenetics expertise.

Cambridge Epigenetix (CEGX), today announced the close of a $21 million Series B financing and the appointment of Dr. Geoff Smith as CEO. The round was led by GV (formerly Google Ventures), with significant participation from SEQUOIA CAPITAL.

Current investors NEW SCIENCE VENTURES, SYNCONA PARTNERS and CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY also joined the round. In conjunction with the fundraising, Tom Hulme, GV general partner, will join CEGX’s board of directors and co-founder Dr. Bobby Yerramilli-Rao will assume the role of Chairman.

New CEO Dr. Geoff Smith joins CEGX from Illumina, where he served most recently as site lead and VP of Product Development.

Prof. Shankar Balasubramanian, co-founder of CEGX previously co-founded Solexa to develop Sequencing by Synthesis which is now the basis for Illumina’s market-leading NGS technology. CEGX was founded on similarly cutting-edge, patented technology which is now in use in labs around the world and continues to form the technological backbone for breakthrough work in epigenetics.”

Registered Address

B400, The Trinity Building Chesterford Business Park
Little Chesterford
Saffron Walden
CB10 1XL

Previous Names

NEWINCCO 1171 LIMITED 2012-03-26 - 2012-04-20

Key Data

Company Number
Private Limited Company
Company Age
8 years
March 26, 2012
Nature of Business
72110 - Research and experimental development on biotechnology
Year End
December 31
Accounts Due
September 30, 2021
Latest Accounts
December 31, 2019

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