What we do

Nanna Therapeutics is a 21st century drug discovery company addressing diseases for which others are failing to provide effective treatments in mitochondrial, neurodegenerative, cardiovascular/metabolic, joint/tissue disease and cancer.

Discovering Medicines Faster

Ultimate Synthetic Chemistry Platform

Greater than a Billion Patient-relevant Screens in a Day

Mapping the Patient-Chemical Interface for Safer Medicines

Medicines On Demand from Complementary Natural Products Platform

Therapy Areas

Nanna Therapeutics are targeting a fundamental cellular process to create drugs that treat debilitating neurodegenerative, inflammatory, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases as well as many cancers. By focusing on the mitochondria, the energy source in every cell, we can target the fundamental causes of many age-related diseases. Through this approach we can also address debilitating, life-limiting mitochondrial diseases for which there are currently few effective therapies.

Technology

Nanna Therapeutics has developed a tightly integrated set of proprietary technologies that radically disrupt current methods of creating new medicines. This Totally Integrated Medicines Engine (TIME) has been devised to answer the needs of drug discovery and development scientists utilising the best in 21st century technologies of microfluidics, nanofabrication and artificial intelligence.

Partners

Management Team

David Williams, PhD
Chief Executive Officer

Prof John Wain
Chief Scientific Officer

Alex Alanine, PhD
Chief Operating Officer

Stuart Wood, PhD
Chief Technology Officer

Nicki Thompson, PhD
Chief Business Officer

Scientific Advisory Board

Prof Sir Doug Turnbull
Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Research
Jane Osbourn, PhD
VP Research and Development, MedImmune
Prof Nicholas Turner
Prof of Chemical Biology, Manchester University
Prof Mervyn Bibb FRS
Emeritus Fellow, John Innes Centre
Prof Pietro Lio PHD
Professor of Computational Biology

News

Bactevo Announces Addition to Scientific Advisory Board and Company Name Change

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Cambridge, UK, 14th August 2018 – Bactevo Ltd. announced today that Professor Pietro Lio of the Computer Laboratory in Cambridge University has joined its Scientific Advisory Board. Pietro brings a wealth of skills from the disciplines of bioinformatics and machine learning. During his distinguished career, Pietro has pioneered the development and testing of novel methodologies […]

Bactevo Enters Drug Discovery Agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim

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Cambridge UK, 2nd May 2018 – Bactevo Ltd. announced today that it has entered into a drug discovery collaboration agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim to identify novel small molecule lead compounds. This collaboration leverages Bactevo’s revolutionary TIME (Totally Integrated Medicines Engine) platform, incorporating its ground-breaking synthetic chemistry technology, designed specifically to combine medicinally-relevant ‘tagless’ chemical diversity […]

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Meet Us

Nanna Therapeutics will be at the following meetings and conferences:

• 6-10 January 2019 – J.P. Morgan 37th Annual Healthcare Conference, San Francisco, California USA

• 7 December 2018 – XII Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Symposium, Cambridge, UK

• 29-30 November 2018 – Drug Discovery Innovation, Frankfurt, Germany

• 5-7 November 2018 – 24th BioEurope Annual Healthcare Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark

• 29-30 October 2018 – 2nd Medicinal Chemistry, Informatics and AI Summit, London, UK

• 8-9 October 2018 – 3rd RSC Medicinal Chemistry Symposium on Macrocycles, Stevenage UK

• 2-6 September 2018 – XXV EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia

• 6th-8th June 2018 – 19th Annual Drug Discovery Summit, Berlin, Germany

• 4th-7th June 2018 – 2018 BIO International Convention, Boston, USA

• 22nd May 2018 – Babraham Investor Conference (BIC), Cambridge, UK

 

Careers

Research Scientist: Mass-Spectrometry and Small Molecule Discovery

Location: Nanna Therapeutics Ltd, The Merrifield Centre, Rosemary Lane, Cambridge – UK

Salary: We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, related to experience & qualifications

Overview

Nanna Therapeutics Ltd. is a Cambridge, UK-based biotech using ground-breaking technologies for drug discovery. We are seeking to recruit a scientist with the ability to work across disciplines who enjoys being imbedded within a multi-disciplinary team, bringing their skills and insight to support and expand the teams’ abilities.

The role will be varied but initially focused on helping develop and run our analytic systems using Mass-Spec and HPLC to identify novel small molecules from a complex mixtures and support the development of our small-molecule synthetic chemistry platform. Team members are expected to continuously expand their skills with training provided internally and externally.

Specification

We are looking for an experienced Small Molecule Discovery Scientist/Chemical Biologist/Mass-spectrometry expert with a strong track record in small molecule discovery and analytical techniques including LC-MS. This position is ideal for someone looking to use and develop their research skills in an industrial setting.

1. Qualification, Knowledge and Experience

  • BTec/HND/BSc/MSc/PhD in job-related field of study with 2+ years of relevant laboratory experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise in discovering and isolating small molecules is essential
  • Experience of chromatographic techniques for compound purification/identification
  • Experienced user of LC-MS systems (Ideally Waters or Agilent) with the ability to maintain and repair systems day-to-day
  • Experience with other analytical and Biophysical techniques is desirable.
  • Ability to problem solve and develop new techniques and methodologies is essential.

2. Essential Skills / Attributes

  • Passion for science and a problem-solving attitude
  • Ability to Operate, maintain and repair Mass-spec and HPLC equipment
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal/communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Keen to expand their knowledge and teach others
  • Strong organisational skills including ability to prioritise and work under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and apply new concepts and techniques
  • Respect for confidentiality and integrity

Please send a CV and covering letter by email to jobs@bactevo.com.

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis for good applicants. We would like to maintain your CV on file for up to 1 year to consider you for other positions as they arise, if you do not wish us to do this please state so in your application.

Research Scientist, Biology - *Position closed*

Location:      Nanna Therapeutics Ltd., The Merrifield Centre, Rosemary Lane, Cambridge – UK

Salary:           Competitive salary and benefits package, related to experience & qualifications

Overview

Nanna Therapeutics Ltd. is a Cambridge, UK based biotech developing ground-breaking technologies for drug discovery. We are looking for a scientist to join our dynamic, multi-disciplinary team. The role will be varied but initially focused on helping develop and run our microfluidic discovery platform and would suit a creative and ambitious scientist keen to learn new skills and tackle some of the biggest challenges in drug discovery.

We are seeking to recruit a scientist with the ability to work across disciplines and function effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, while also bringing their skills and insight to expand the teams’ abilities. Team members will be expected to continuously learn and acquire new skills with the training and support of both internal as well as external experts.

Specification

We are currently seeking a research scientist to join us working on our microfluidic drug discovery platform.

Qualification, Knowledge and Experience

  • BTec/HND/BSc/MSc in job-related field of study and 2+ years of relevant laboratory experience, or a PhD in a relevant field
  • Experience in one or more of the following techniques is required; Microfluidic or Microdroplet technologies, Mitochondrial Biology, mammalian cell engineering, single-cell analysis/FACS
  • Experience or knowledge of drug discovery or biotechnology industry would be beneficial, but a desire to develop drugs and learn new skills is essential.

Essential Skills / Attributes

  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Passion for science and a problem-solving attitude.
  • Ability to follow standard protocols and record data accurately.
  • Ability and desire to learn new skills quickly and apply new concepts and techniques as well as follow current protocols.
  • Good interpersonal/communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • An adaptable team player capable of working to tight deadlines and exacting standards.
  • Strong organisational skills including ability to prioritise and work under pressure.
  • Respect for confidentiality and integrity.

Please send a CV and covering letter by email to karin.hager@bactevo.com. Suitable candidates will be called for interview.

Senior Scientist / Scientist, Synthetic Chemistry - *Position closed*
Location:      Nanna Therapeutics Ltd., The Merrifield Centre, Rosemary Lane, Cambridge – UK Salary:           Competitive salary and benefits package, related to experience & qualifications Overview Nanna Therapeutics Ltd. is a Cambridge, UK based biotech developing ground-breaking technologies for drug discovery. We are looking for one senior scientist and one early career scientist to join our dynamic, multi-disciplinary team. Both scientists will be focused on designing and making synthetic chemistry libraries using our proprietary chemistry technology within our innovative integrated TIME drug discovery platform. We are seeking committed scientists with the ability to work across disciplines and function effectively as part of a diverse multidisciplinary team. Each member of our team is committed to continuous learning, expanding their skills base and growing expertise, both on the job and through specific courses and training as required. This will be an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic company poised for growth at the cutting edge of drug discovery.   Specification Seeking an early career scientist and a senior scientist with experience in the following key areas: Qualification, Knowledge and Experience
  • Experience in either synthetic, medicinal or combinatorial chemistry.
  • A strong background in synthetic chemistry, experience with a wide range of reaction types and developing novel methods and synthetic routes.
  • Use of analytical tools for reaction optimisation and trouble-shooting, HPLC, LC-MS, NMR, IR instruments and interpreting resulting analytical data
  • Experience in creating compound arrays, split and mix, encoded libraries or solid supported chemistry would be an advantage.
  • Experience with one of the following techniques is desirable: microfluidics, computational chemistry, DNA sequencing, performing biological assays.
Essential Skills / Attributes
  • Good interpersonal/communication skills, effective working as part of a team.
  • High level of attention to detail, as well as demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Passion for science and a problem-solving attitude with a creative flare.
  • Adaptable, capable of working to tight deadlines and exacting standards.
  • Strong organisational skills with an ability to prioritise and work under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly, applying new concepts and techniques.
Applicants should submit a CV and covering letter by email to sarah.fordham@bactevo.com
Research Scientist, Biology - *Position closed*

Location:      Nanna Therapeutics Ltd., The Merrifield Centre, Rosemary Lane, Cambridge – UK

Salary:           Competitive salary and benefits package, related to experience & qualifications

Overview

Nanna Therapeutics Ltd. is a Cambridge, UK based biotech developing ground-breaking technologies for drug discovery. We are looking for a scientist to join our dynamic, multi-disciplinary team. The role will be varied but initially focused on helping develop and run our microfluidic discovery platform and would suit a creative and ambitious scientist keen to learn new skills and tackle some of the biggest challenges in drug discovery.

We are seeking to recruit a scientist with the ability to work across disciplines and function effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, while also bringing their skills and insight to expand the teams’ abilities. Team members will be expected to continuously learn and acquire new skills with the training and support of both internal as well as external experts.

Specification

We are currently seeking a research scientist to join us working on our microfluidic drug discovery platform.

Qualification, Knowledge and Experience

  • BTec/HND/BSc/MSc in job-related field of study and 2+ years of relevant laboratory experience, or a PhD in a relevant field
  • Experience in one or more of the following techniques is required; Microfluidic or Microdroplet technologies, Mitochondrial Biology, mammalian cell engineering, single-cell analysis/FACS
  • Experience or knowledge of drug discovery or biotechnology industry would be beneficial, but a desire to develop drugs and learn new skills is essential.

Essential Skills / Attributes

  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Passion for science and a problem-solving attitude.
  • Ability to follow standard protocols and record data accurately.
  • Ability and desire to learn new skills quickly and apply new concepts and techniques as well as follow current protocols.
  • Good interpersonal/communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • An adaptable team player capable of working to tight deadlines and exacting standards.
  • Strong organisational skills including ability to prioritise and work under pressure.
  • Respect for confidentiality and integrity.

Please send a CV and covering letter by email to karin.hager@bactevo.com. Suitable candidates will be called for interview.

Contact Us

Nanna Therapeutics is open to job applications from passionate multi-skilled individuals from across the world.

Contact Details Nanna Therapeutics Ltd The Merrifield Centre Rosemary Lane Cambridge CB1 3LQ Tel: +44(0)1223 423506 Email: info@nannatherapeutics.com Company no. 8328823