Company Story

Manchester BIOGEL (MBG), is a leader in the design and manufacture of peptide hydrogels that are redefining cell culture for life sciences. See below for key milestones in our development to date, and also hear directly from our Founders how and why the company started.



Company secures investment from Deepbridge Capital Ltd and Catapult Ventures Greater Manchester and Cheshire Fund

Launch of Innovate funded KTP project in partnership with Imperial College London

11 PhD CASE studentships and one PDRA started across the UK & Ireland

Manchester BIOGEL doubles office and lab footprint at Alderley Park

Launch functionalised PeptiGels® & PeptiInks®

4 more people added to the, now, 8-person team

Company re-launched as Manchester BIOGEL Ltd

2 more people added to the, now, 4-person team

Company secures investment from KERO Ltd

Materials platform technology extended to include functional materials

PeptiGel® Alpha series launched

Opened lab & office at Alderely Park, Cheshire, UK

First PeptiGel® launched

Company grows to two employees

Company receives investment from Deepbridge Capital

IP & know-how licensed from The University of Manchester

Company was founded as PeptiGelDesign Ltd

A seed grant was awarded from The University of Manchester to begin the research

Interviews with our founders

With a combined 40 years of research experience and more than 100 publications between them, Professors Aline Miller and Alberto Saiani have an extensive knowledge of how to design and create a biomaterial that meets the needs of scientists in the life science and healthcare sectors.

Watch these short videos to find out how their work led them to develop our synthetic hydrogel technology, PeptiGels® and PeptiInks® for tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and drug discovery applications.

Aline Miller, BSc(Hons) PhD FRSC FInstP

Chief Executive Officer, Director and Founder

Alberto Saiani, PhD FInstP MRSC

Chief Scientific Officer and Founder

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