Innovation

Oxford Biomedica is committed to delivering life-changing cell and gene therapies to patients in an ethical and responsible way and to ensuring that all research and innovation at the Group maintains the highest ethical standards. This will be achieved by practicing and delivering ethical, relevant and sustainable innovation. During 2020, the Innovation pillar was developed and the strategy had three key aims: to ensure all research and innovation at Oxford Biomedica maintains the highest ethical standards; to deliver innovation that is relevant and understandable so its implications can be easily assessed; and to foster and encourage a culture of innovation to build a sustainable future for Oxford Biomedica and the wider community.


For more details of Oxford Biomedica’s Innovation pillar and initiatives see page 63 of the Oxford Biomedica Annual Report.

Ethics in R&D

Oxford Biomedica is committed to ensuring that all research and innovation at Oxford Biomedica maintains the highest ethical standards. Oxford Biomedica’s commitment to achieving the highest ethical standards has historically been embedded in all research and development activities and has continued to shape Oxford Biomedica’s platform innovation in 2020. This objective underpins Oxford Biomedica’s overall ESG mission to deliver life changing gene therapies to patients in an ethical and socially responsible way and in 2021 Oxford Biomedica will seek to further ensure that the highest ethical standards operate as a guiding principle in its research and innovation activities by the formal inclusion of ethical review within the New Technology and New Product Committees.


For more details of Oxford Biomedica’s Innovation pillar and initiatives see page 64 of the Oxford Biomedica Annual Report.


For more details on Oxford Biomedica’s policies and approach on ethical clinical trials see here.


For more details on Oxford Biomedica’s policies and approach on animal testing see here.

2021 ESG innovation objectives:

  • to ensure research and innovation maintains highest ethical standards by the formal inclusion of ethical review within the New Technology and New Product Committees.
  • to deliver innovation that is relevant and understandable so its implications can be easily assessed.
  • foster and encourage a culture of innovation to build a sustainable future for the Group and the wider community.