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About us

Oxford Biolabs® is a nutraceutical and cosmeceutical company that develops a range of naturally-based products aimed at helping people avoid unwanted signs of ageing, such as hair loss, premature greying, and skin ageing. It was founded by scientists formerly of the University of Oxford under the leadership of Dr. Thomas Whitfield. Since 2009, the company has been pursuing the development and distribution of scientifically tested, drug-free nutraceutical products backed by world-class research.

Oxford Biolabs® has adopted a customer-oriented strategy that incorporates alternative natural therapies and ingredients. This bears no resemblance to the practice of some companies that prefer to limit their product range to drug-based formulas, which can often result in unwanted side effects.

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Office Tour

Take a tour at Oxford Biolabs' offices

Our premises are the epicentre of an innovative hub for our staff of professionals. The office space allows us to more efficiently design, develop, and deliver new nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals in the field of hair loss, hair greying, skin ageing and ageing in general.

Oxford Biolabs is guided by corporate integrity and aims to be the world’s most innovative and well-respected nutraceutical and cosmeceutical company. We work on the latest scientific innovations and rely on continuous improvement which is ingrained in our culture. Our goal is to truthfully engage our customers with credible science and great products.

The Oxford Biolabs Team

Meet Oxford Biolabs’ different departments

Oxford Biolabs - In a Nutshell

Founder Dr. Thomas Whitfield DPhil

"At Oxford Biolabs we are passionate about developing naturally based products aimed at helping people addressing the unwanted signs of ageing, such as hair loss"

- Dr. Thomas Whitfield, DPhil in Biochemistry from University of Oxford, UK 

"At Oxford Biolabs we are aiming to provide the best possible products to our customers and the sole purpose of product development is to ensure this."

- Dr. Manfred Gahrtz, Dr. rer. nat. in Plant Biology from University of Regensburg, Germany.

Our Scientific Vision

Chief Scientist Dr. Manfred Gahrtz
Dr. Thomas Whitfield, DPhil
DPhil from University of Oxford's Department of Biochemistry. 15+ years' experience in Biochemistry.

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Dr. Thomas Whitfield, DPhil

CEO, Founder

Dr. Manfred Gahrtz
Dr. rer. nat. in Plant Biology from University of Regensburg, Germany. 20+ years' experience in Biological studies and Biotechnology.

Scientific publications

Dr. Manfred Gahrtz

Chief Scientist

Dr. Vira Polovska, PhD
Ph.D. in Natural Resource Economics and Environmental Protection at the National Forestry University of Ukraine. 5+ years' experience in Product Management and development.

Dr. Vira Polovska, PhD

Senior Product Development Manager

Prof. Dr. Werner Kunz
Head of the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry and Chair of the Department of Physical Chemistry. 30+ years of experience in Physical Chemistry.

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Prof. Dr. Werner Kunz

Scientific Advisor

Prof. Dr. Aris Xenaxis
Research Director at the Institute of Biology, Medicinal Chemistry & Biotechnology, National Hellenic Research Foundation. 30+ years of experience in Chemistry.

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Prof. Dr. Aris Xenaxis

Scientific Advisor

Jukka Laikari
University of Helsinki and Stanford University graduate. 30+ years of experience in corporate marketing and PR.

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Jukka Laikari

Strategy & Communication

Alex Dayrabekov
Partner at the international Executive Search company Amrop. 20+ years of experience in Organisational Development & HR.

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Alex Dayrabekov

Organisational Development & HR

Watch interview with Prof. Werner Kunz

Member of Oxford Biolabs Scientific Advisory Committee

“I'm not only interested in basic science but also in bridging the gap between academic research and product development. In the field of the development of chemicals and anti-ageing products is where I can best take profit of my expertise in physical chemistry.”

- Professor Dr. Werner Kunz, Head of the Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Chair of Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Regensburg (Germany) 

“My research within the sphere of Biomimetics and Nanobiotechnology deals with studies of nanoformulations for encapsulating bio-active substances, and this research has led to applications in various sectors such as Pharmaceutics, Foods, and Cosmetics.”

- Professor Dr. Aristotelis Xenakis, Research Director at the Institute of Biology, Medicinal Chemistry & Biotechnology, National Hellenic Research Foundation

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Member of Oxford Biolabs Scientific Advisory Committee.

10,000 Small Businesses Alumni

Funded by Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs Foundation

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme is designed to help small and medium sized enterprises  create jobs and economic opportunity in the UK. The program also provides high-quality, practical education and business support to leaders of high-growth businesses and social enterprises across the country. The programme is run in partnership with the Said Business School at Oxford University, among others. In 2018 Oxford Biolabs has graduated from the program as one of 60 businesses of the program’s cohort 6. Read More

10,000 Small Businesses Alumni
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Incube Labs

San Jose, California, USA

Established in the mid-1960s by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Kauffman Foundation is based in Kansas City, Missouri, and is among the largest private foundations in the United States with an asset base of approximately $2 billion. In 2009 Oxford Biolabs has been selected as one of 12 UK businesses to participate in the foundation’s 10-month “Kauffman Global Scholar Program”, where the company has been a resident at InCube Labs, a medical devices incubator in Silicon Valley. Read More

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NESTA

The UK's leading independent expert on innovation

National Endowment of Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) works with public, private and third-sector partners bringing together powerful combinations of people, resources and bright ideas. NESTA combines capital investment with non-financial support to help the UK's innovative companies turn their ideas into commercial success. In 2008 Oxford Biolabs has received a grant award through NESTA’s Flying Start fund.

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NCEE

NCEE

National centre for entrepreneurship in education

Since its formation, NCEE has collaborated with many partners and organisations across the UK and internationally on a wide range of activities and projects. NCEE seeks to develop and promote a culture of entrepreneurship through research, education, and facilitation. In 2008 Oxford Biolabs has been selected as one of 12 UK businesses to receive support through NCEE’s Entrepreneurship Program.

Oxford Consulting Initiative

Oxford Student Foundation

The Oxford Consulting Initiative is a strategy consultancy providing services to Oxford-based companies. It aims to connect the pool of bright students interested in consulting and entrepreneurship with the growing start-up community in Oxford.

Oxford Consulting Initiative
Strategic Consulting Project, Said Business School

Strategic Consulting Project, Said Business School

University of Oxford

Since 2009 Oxford Biolabs has been a sponsoring organisation for the University of Oxford’s Said Business School’s Strategic Consulting Project, where MBA students undertake an eight-week consultancy project.  

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