A long-term strategy for fast-growing bioscience company
As a fast-growing business, bit.bio needed an IT support and consultancy partner that could grow with their business
- They moved into state-of-the-art premises and needed IT infrastructure that would grow from 10 staff to over 250 in a few years
- ILUX developed a modular option that gives the business the flexibility to change and adapt
bit.bio is one of the leading bioscience companies in the world. Their ground-breaking technology produces human cells for research, drug discovery, and cell therapy. The company was a spin-out from the University of Cambridge and began in 2016. It has since raised $150m of funding and continues to grow. The board is chaired by serial entrepreneur Dr Hermann Hauser and includes Sir Gregory Winter (Nobel Prize for medicine), biotech veteran Alan Roemer (co-founder of Roivant and Pharmasset), and the company’s CEO and scientific founder Dr. Mark Kotter.
Future-proofing fast growth
ILUX has been working with bit.bio since the business moved into its current premises, The Dorothy Hodgkin Building at Babraham Research Campus in Cambridge.
The team at bit.bio knew they would be expanding rapidly, going from a handful of staff to over 250 in the space of a few years.
They needed an IT infrastructure that would grow with the business and meet the needs of an ever-changing and demanding sector.
Modular infrastructure template that adapts to the business needs
ILUX worked with the bit.bio project team to design, build and maintain their IT infrastructure. We developed a clear strategy for their data centre, servers, networking and third-party application management.
As we understood the business was growing rapidly, we designed a solution that was modular and could be drawn on as the business needs demanded. The site is now at capacity with just over 250 users, but because of this modular approach, the company is now able to port the infrastructure into new premises as they continue to grow.
Minimising disruption to focus on core business
ILUX now maintain and monitor all its systems. The reliability and stability of the infrastructure mean that the company has experienced minimal disruption. In fact, they have only had 0.14% downtime since working with us.