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Spin out Companies

Newcastle University Spin out Companies

We have an excellent track record for producing spin-out companies from applied research with a significant role in the development of new products and services.

Our Spin out companies also contribute to the development and vitality of the region through new jobs and revenue creation.

Advanced Electric Machines

Advanced Electric Machines’ unique, low cost traction motor technology is designed to drive tomorrow's hybrid, range extended and electric commercial vehicles. The technology, designed specifically for commercial vehicles, delivers excellent performance in a robust package.

Aelius Biotech

Aelius Biotech is a contract research company specialising in modelling the mucosal surfaces of the aerodigestive tract. Aelius' Integrated Model Gut System is a lab model stretching from the mouth to the large intestine which can be used to test drug delivery and absorption, screen formulations, develop and test functional foods and study pre- and pro- biotics. Aelius Biotech aim to help customers understand, develop and test formulations at the vital pre-clinical stages.


Alcyomics is a UK based unique pre-clinical service provider using Skimune®, non-artificial human skin explants for safety and efficacy assessment of novel compounds and drugs. Its mission is to provide novel solutions for pre-clinical drug safety and efficacy testing for therapeutics including cellular therapies and to extend its technologies for use in the chemical and cosmetic industries.


Atelerix offers a transformative hydrogel technology for the storage and transport of viable cells including stem cells and cell-based assays at ambient temperatures. This overcomes the barriers presented by the current need for cryo-shipping as it is simple, cell-friendly and offers immediate access to stem cell therapies.

Changing Health

Changing Health provides digital services aimed at people suffering from, or at risk of, Type 2 diabetes. It provides access to a range of digital health education articles and interactive activities on diet and exercise along with personal telephone access to a specialist lifestyle behaviour change coach.


Demuris is a drug discovery and development company employing state-of-the-art platform technologies in natural product discovery, design and production. The starting point for Demuris’ portfolio of new drug development often lies in a unique collection of Actinomycete bacteria. These organisms can manipulate the behaviour of surrounding organisms, including bacteria, fungi, plants and animals.


Electrokinetic specialises in provision of slope stabilisation and ground strengthening products and services, employing electrokinetic technologies, principally for the infrastructure and waste reduction markets.


e-Therapeutics plc accelerates drug discovery through a novel view of disease networks.By combining biological expertise and a powerful computer-based platform, the company creates and analyses network models of disease to identify likely proteins that could effectively be disrupted to treat the disease.

Newcells Biotech

Newcells Biotech’s expertise is in the production of induced pluripotent stem cells and their differentiation into a wide range of reliable and reproducible cell and tissue types. The company aims to provide customers engaged in drug discovery, pre-clinical development and disease mechanism investigation, with the best quality cells and services.


Demand for genetic variation testing in patients is rapidly growing driven by advances in medical genetics and personalised medicine.  Testing can determine a patient’s biological characteristics in order to select the most effective therapy regime. NewGene is a pioneer in developing, validating and delivering molecular diagnostics using the latest high throughput sequencing and genotyping technologies.

Video Enhanced Observation

Video Enhanced Observation (VEO) provides training and staff development though use of live-tag video on accessible devices. VEO’s video-tagging system allows users to timestamp their video. This enhances the quality and convenience of review, whilst generating valuable statistics on activity. The system also includes an app and user-portal.