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OnExamination moves to larger offices in Cardiff

Medtech company OnExamination has today moved from its incubation base at Cardiff Medicentre. The company has relocated to larger office space in Cardiff as it continues its rapid growth trajectory.

OnExamination was acquired by BMJ Group in December 2007. Since then, the company has continued to launch a range of innovative on-line resources for medical revision.

OnExamination graduates from the Cardiff Medicentre.


Dr Mark Bowman, Director of Innovation at Cardiff Medicentre said “I was thrilled to learn that OnExamination had decided to graduate into follow-on facilities in Cardiff. This company had been formed at Cardiff Medicentre and has now reached a key stage in its long term development."

He added "Graduation is a vital aspect of our work at Cardiff Medicentre, and demonstrates our core objective of helping to build scalable and sustainable biotech and medtech companies."

For all Cardiff Medicentre media enquiries, please contact:

Carina Phillips
T: 07815 058283

Notes to editors

About Cardiff Medicentre

Cardiff Medicentre is a dedicated incubator for biotech and medtech startups. The facility is set in the grounds of the University of Wales Hospital and is a neighbour to Cardiff University’s School of Medicine.

Established in 1992, Cardiff Medicentre is a joint venture between Cardiff Council, Cardiff University, the Welsh Government and Cardiff & Vale University Health Board. It was the first incubator of its kind in the UK and now provides 32 units of high quality office and lab space accommodation ranging from 284 sq ft to 1,045 sq ft. Low-cost desk leasing facilities are also available to encourage entrepreneurs to enter the Cardiff Medicentre community while writing business plans and raising finance.

Tenants at Cardiff Medicentre benefit from specialist support in establishing and growing their businesses. Their aim, and the aim of the Cardiff Medicentre management team, is graduation – the process of tenant businesses outgrowing the incubation facilities and moving into their own follow-on space, or being acquired.

Examples of successful graduate companies

  • Q Chip Ltd (completed $6 million venture capital investment round in 2011)
  • Cardiff Bioanalytical Services Ltd (acquired by LGC Ltd in 2010)
  • Cardiff Research Consortium (acquired by Capita Group plc for £11.6 million in 2009)
  • BioDynamics Research Ltd (acquired by Quotient BioResearch Ltd in 2008)
  • TrichoTech Ltd (acquired by Concateno plc for £11.25 million in 2007)
  • OnExamination Ltd (acquired by BMJ Group in 2007)

Published on Mon, 1st Nov 2010

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