This Oxfordshire firm, led by Eliot Forster, 50, develops drugs that harness the body’s immune system to fight cancer. Last year it completed the largest private financing for a life sciences company in Europe, raising £205m from investors including Woodford Investment Management and Malin. It also set up an American office. The company’s partnerships with large pharmaceutical firms such as Glaxo Smith Kline and Astra Zeneca brought revenue of £14.3m in 2015, when it also made a large loss.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank4
CompanyImmunocore
ActivityBiotechnology developer
LocationAbingdon
Average 3 year sales growth206.64%
Latest sales £000s14,305
Staff150
Founded2008
Websitewww.immunocore.com

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