This Oxfordshire firm, led by chief executive Eliot Forster, 51, develops drugs that harness the body’s immune system to fight cancer, infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases. In 2015 it raised £205m from investors including Woodford Investment Management and Malin. It also set up a subsidiary in America. The company’s partnerships with drug giants such as Glaxo Smith Kline and Astra Zeneca brought revenue of £16.5m in 2016, when it also made a large loss. It is expanding its Oxfordshire laboratory by 53,000 sq ft.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank34
CompanyImmunocore
ActivityBiotechnology developer
LocationAbingdon
Average 3 year sales growth100.41%
Latest sales £000s16,465
Staff279
Founded2008
Websitewww.immunocore.com

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