Our Vision and Purpose
Developing transformational scientific innovations to create solutions for sustainable protein production, animal health, and future food supply.
Roslin Technologies is an AgTech company working to improve sustainable protein production across the livestock and aquaculture sectors.
We are a unique joint venture between the University of Edinburgh and two investment and business development partners with strong global networks.
We work closely with academics at the Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies to develop novel AgTech products, as well as offer a range of commercial service solutions that support sustainable farming. We are located in the University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush Campus in the Midlothian Science Zone, one of the largest animal science innovation hubs globally. This enables us to access world-leading animal science to create innovations that transform agri-food systems and food security.
evaluation and capital raise
Company conceived & formed by JBI Equity Ltd.
NDA signed with University of Edinburgh.
Business model established with University of Edinburgh.
Series A funding.
First year of operation.
JV formed with UoE and £10m Series A funding.
Initial management team appointed. Set up of laboratories and appointment of first science personnel.
First commercial contract signed – Animal Cells: Frozen Aviary unit. Science team established.
First commercial activity in Roslin Pigs unit.
First provision of client Genotyping services.
First year of revenue generation.
Expansion and relocation to Roslin Innovation Centre
Eggcellent Proteins unit established. Production of four target proteins from transgenic chickens.
Animal Cells: Stem Cells unit established.
Roslin Pigs unit commences genetic evaluations for commercial client, Danish Genetics.
Central Business Development Team formed. COO joins Executive Team.
Second year revenue > £1m.
Pipeline growth and portfolio company development
Animal Cells: Stem Cells unit wins SE SMART award. Unit begins to generate revenue.
Roslin Pigs unit offers Biobanking, genotyping and genomic analysis services and also a Breeding Program Design Project to Danish Genetics.
New CTO appointed, supported by Innovation & Engagement Manager.
Early Innovation Fund launched. Drives growth in early pipeline portfolio. Investment in novel vaccines and diagnostics.
Roslin Pigs Unit – site identified for Porcine Genetic Research Centre.
New Diagnostic Co. (Vetsina) Agreement reached for Roslin Technologies to take a majority shareholding in Vetsina.
Third year revenue > £1m.
Project and portfolio growth and Series B capital raise
Nominated for High Growth Ag-Tech Category, Scottish Life Science Awards.
Investment in Portfolio Company, Protenga – Insect Nutrition Co.
Roslin Pigs unit commences new data tech project for Danish Genetics.
Launch Portfolio Company, Vetsina Animal Diagnostics.
We work closely with the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
The Roslin Institute is a world-leading animal and agricultural science organisation. The institute receives funding from the BBSRC and other sources. Its mission is to gain fundamental understanding of genetic, cellular, organ and systems underpinning animal development and pathology and to use this knowledge to prevent/treat disease and develop sustainable farm animal production systems.
Read more about the Roslin Institute.
Embedded within the Easter Bush Campus ecosystem, Roslin Technologies has a close relationship with the community of pioneering scientists at the Institute and access to an infrastructure supported by >£250M of investment. The company has first right of refusal to commercialise unencumbered Intellectual Property generated at Roslin Institute and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.