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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


Calyxt and PBL Announce Research Collaboration and Licensing Agreement for Trait Development in Wheat, Rice and Corn
December 2015
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PBL Signs License Agreement for Baulcombe & Hamilton RNAi patent
December 2015
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GW7: yield and grain quality
October 2015
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SOD7/NGAL3 technology for increased seed size, plant growth and grain yield
October 2015
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Beneforté Broccoli features on BBC Countryfile (25 October)
October 2015
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Photosynthesis Gene Can Help Crops Grow in Adverse Conditions
September 2015
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PBL partners with Calyxt to develop disease resistant wheat
July 2015
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High glucoraphanin broccoli reduces cholesterol: new research studies published on Beneforté broccoli
April 2015
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