MediCity welcomes eight tenants
MediCity is celebrating its first anniversary by welcoming eight new companies to its site in Beeston, which is part of the Nottingham Enterprise Zone.
The latest companies to base themselves at the facility are involved in a range of commercial activities. In its first 12 months, the MediCity health, beauty and wellness hub has now attracted 31 new or expanding companies which employ more than 80 staff.
The latest tenants include University of Nottingham spin-out NuVision, which is developing ground-breaking treatments to tackle blindness, and All Natural Cosmetics, a business behind natural and organic soaps for diabetics who are affected by dry, cracked skin.
David Browning, director of MediCity, said: "The addition of eight new companies as we head into this year’s event convinces me that we are well on our way to creating the kind of business ecosystem so evident in the other BioCity group of incubators."
Also moving into MediCity is SmartSensor Telemed, the developer of an oral glucose tolerance test kit; Minotz by Veloscient, a collaborative technology platform; professional services firm Edwards Accountants; Tumour Trace and Nano Lense, two companies set up by nanotechnology specialist professor Djuro Koruga; and Moveabl, a new chronic disease service platform from Newcastle University.
MediCity is a collaboration between Boots and BioCity and it provides a supportive business development environment for innovators.
Mark Chivers, enterprise zone director for Alliance Boots, said: "We are delighted to welcome these new tenants to MediCity. With 31 companies now on board, our vision to create a hub for health and wellness innovation is being realised."