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Dr Caroline Barelle
University of Aberdeen

Converge Challenge 2015 Runner-up

Caroline Barelle is CEO of Elasmogen, a next generation therapeutic biologics company developing new, targeted treatments for inflammatory eye disease and cancer.

Caroline’s entrepreneurial journey began after being made redundant from a large pharmaceutical company. This led to an opportunity with the University of Aberdeen to spin-out Elasmogen, a new biotech company.

In 2015, Caroline led Elasmogen to victory securing the Converge Challenge runner up prize. Since then, Elasmogen has grown leaps and bounds and was recently named by as one of the top ten biotechs in Scotland. Caroline has also received numerous accolades including a prestigious Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellowship.

“We were absolutely delighted to be runners-up in the Converge Challenge. I personally gained a huge amount from the support and commercial expertise during the process and the prize itself elevated the profile of the company and opened up many new opportunities.”