Simon Chandler of Rinri Therapeutics and Gemma Stanley of UKSE

The regenerative cell therapy company has moved to Sheffield Innovation Centre

Rinri Therapeutics Ltd, leaders in the development of auditory stem cell therapies, has announced their recent move to UKSE’s Innovation Centre located in Sheffield city centre.

Bucking the current Covid-19 trend of home working, the move sees the biotechnology company commit to a physical office location for the first time, with the 470 sq. ft office providing optimal links to the University of Sheffield.

UKSE’s Innovation Centre is already host to a number of tech start-up companies and businesses, providing a range of facilities including 24-hour access, serviced reception, high-speed broadband and CCTV operations.

Rinri Therapeutics is a first in class biotechnology company working to discover and develop regenerative cell therapies in the field of hearing loss. The business has recently taken on Terri Gaskell as Chief Technology Officer, and Nick Higgins as Chair.

Simon Chandler, CEO at Rinri Therapeutics, commented: “This is an exciting time for us to be locating to a new headquarters ahead of hopefully bringing our research to the market in the coming year.

“The proximity of the site to the University was one of the main attractions of the Innovation Centre, and we are currently looking to outsource to the university as we continue to progress our research.

“The next 12 months are absolutely critical as we look to secure funding which will take us to clinical trials and through pre-clinical development. It’s incredibly helpful to have a physical workplace in light of the exciting progression which this next year holds.”

Alan Stanley, Regional Executive at UKSE, said: “It’s great to see Rinri Therapeutics choose the Innovation Centre as their new base. Sheffield is host to fantastic, innovative researchers in the biotechnology field, and the Innovation Centre provides excellent transport links and facilities to accommodate this type of work.

“We have worked hard in recent months to ensure that the Innovation Centre remains a safe working environment, carrying out thorough risk assessments in accordance with the latest Government regulations.

“Of course, we will continue to stay updated with the latest guidance and announcements to ensure that our workplaces remain safe for all.”