Simon Best emerged as one of the UK’s top life-sciences entrepreneurs more than a decade ago as CEO of Roslin Biomed, a Roslin Institute commercial offshoot that held intellectual property rights to the technologies behind Dolly the sheep, the first mammal cloned from an adult cell in 1997.

Two years later, Best merged the company with Geron to form Geron BioMed, then became a chief executive for various companies. Today, he is an entrepreneur-in-residence at venture-capital firm TVM Capital.

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