Cobra Bio wins Project of the Year Award

The North of England’s top achievers in the life science sector were celebrated on the evening of Thursday 24th November 2016 at the 15th Annual Bionow Awards.

Celebrating the crème-de-la-crème of life sciences talent in the North of England and sponsored by Manchester Science Partnerships, the awards ceremony recognised the biomedical industry’s highest achievers.

Around 400 people attended the gala dinner at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa, Cheshire, hosted by comedian and broadcaster Paul Sinha, one of the stars of the ITV quiz The Chase.

The team at Cobra Biologics, based in Keele University’s Science and Innovation Park’s Stephenson Building, is delighted to have won the Bionow award for Project of the Year 2016, sponsored by Waters Corporation, for the Cobra Tecrea collaboration project “Scalable AAV Production using Novel Hollow Fibre Bioreactors.”

Performed under Innovate UK’s ‘Technology Inspired Innovation’, the project aimed to identify potential routes for significantly increasing productivity while reducing the cost of goods in the upstream areas for viral vector production.

For further information about the Cobra Tecrea collaboration project, please visit Cobra Bio’s website at