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15 February, 2018 - 22:49 By Kate Sweeney

Forbes honours Cambridge under-30s brainpower

Founders of three Cambridge-based startups plus an individual student have made the Europe Forbes’ 30 under 30 list this year.

Zuzanna Brzosko, Anna Perdrix and George Foot – co-founders of Sixfold Bioscience, a Y Combinator funded biotech start-up – are developing nanoparticle-based drug delivery tools capable of delivering multiple drugs to individual cancer cells at the same time.

Their solution creates more effective and safer cancer treatments. Both Zuzanna and George have completed their PhDs at Cambridge and their startup was initially part of the Cambridge Accelerate programme organised by Judge Business School.

Oliver Armitage and Emil Hewage, co-founders of Cambridge Bio-Augmentation Systems, have created a USB that connects bionic devices to an amputee’s body. 

The startup was supported by the Cambridge Social Ventures programme at the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation. 

Also in the rankings is an alumnus of Management Studies Tripos at Cambridge Judge – Michael Gibbs – who co-founded Our Path, a digital programme that helps people living with type 2 diabetes to change their lifestyles.

Matthew Baron, a student at the University of Cambridge is feted for research, published last year, which rewrote the dinosaur family tree, moving one key group of dinosaurs – the ones that evolved into birds – across the same category as beasts like the Stegosaurus. 

The Nature cover story overturned a 130-year-old theory and triggered a major upset in the world of paleontology.

• PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS: Sixfold Bioscience co-founder, Zuzanna Brzosko

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