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PBL - Innovation in Life Sciences


Early Stage Technology Investment, IP Management and Licensing

PBL develops innovative technologies from public and private sources worldwide - turning ideas into patented, scientifically validated and licensable technologies.  PBL invests in building intellectual property protection, and develops technologies through proof-of-concept and prototype stage and licenses onwards to a wide variety of industry sectors.  Our interests cover AgBiotech, Food / Nutrition, Microbiology, Biotechnology and related Life Science industries.  We market our technologies internationally and have regular contact with a very wide range of industrial customers, licensees and development partners.

PBL was formed in 1994, and is now jointly and equally owned by the John Innes Centre, the Sainsbury Laboratory, and the BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council).


Technology Investment Services for Public Sector Researchers

We offer various options for our services but most commonly work on a fully contingent, non-fee basis, instead taking a portion of future commercial revenues, shared with the original source of the technology.  We commonly cover patent costs and can inject funds directly to carry out critical proof-of-concept or technology development work.

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IP Management and Patent Advisory Service for Bioscience Companies and Investors

PBL offers bioscience companies and investors a patent consultation and management service including: IP identification and assessment; IP strategy definition; IP portfolio management; IP due diligence.

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Latest News


PBL Announces New Technology Framework Agreement with Calyxt, Inc to accelerate innovation uptake
March 2017
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ALL SYSTEMS GO!
January 2017
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Yangling Agricultural Fair & UK China Agritech Innovation Forum
November 2016
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Establishment of Leaf Systems International Limited
October 2016
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George Lomonossoff & Medicago - Review of Plant Molecular Production
September 2016
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Sensors in Food and Farming
August 2016
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UK-China research success published in PNAS: Increased crop yields by improved pH homoestasis
June 2016
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Nature Biotechnology looks at GM wheat for gluten sufferers
April 2016
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