Brixham Laboratory

The Brixham Laboratory was taken on by the University from former owner AstraZeneca in May 2014, and has since been transformed into a hub for local, national and international businesses.

It is currently more than 90 per cent occupied and is home to over 30 tenant organisations providing more than 130 jobs and attracting investors, innovators and customers from Europe, Asia and America.

Its clients include an anchor tenant, Scymaris, which provides ecotoxicology, environmental and analytical chemistry services to the agrochemical, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

Other tenants include a wide variety of small and medium-sized organisations across the marine, photonics, business services and charity sectors, many of whom work closely with the University to create research and employment opportunities.

More information about the Brixham Laboratory and its clients.

The Brixham Laboratory features:

  • ( World-class laboratory facilities
  • ( Stunning serviced offices
  • ( Meeting and conference rooms
  • ( On-site cafe serving homemade food
  • ( Networking and event opportunities

Highly Commended in the 2019 United Kingdom Science Park Association (UKSPA) Awards

The Brixham Laboratory was recognised in the Location Setting the Pace Award for UKSPA members operating and delivering in locations of under 100,000 sq ft of lettable space

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Companies based at the Brixham Laboratory include:


Established to commercialise the work of Professor Simon Jackson, Molendotech has developed an innovative assay that is able to rapidly identify the concentration of faecal bacteria in water without the need to wait days for laboratory results. It can deliver results in a matter of minutes, significantly improving the ability to identify and track any pollution source. In 2018, the company entered into a collaboration agreement with Palintest Limited to bring the test to market and develop further products.

ARC Marine

ARC Marine is a marine eco-engineering company who specialise in designing and constructing bespoke marine habitats. It has been working closely with researchers from the Faculty of Science and Engineering to create a series of structures designed to raise awareness of the potential benefits of artificial reefs in the marine environment.

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