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University of Basel

Our Start-ups

The Innovation Office has incubated around 110 start-ups from various research fields such as life-sciences, finance, social, and technology. Explore our start-ups and contact us to know more about our incubation programs!

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Polypheny focusses on delivering innovative solutions for data management and analytics, with a focus on Data Science, Data Engineering, and IT Operations. The company’s main product is the Polypheny DBMS, which is a novel kind of database management system, and the first implementation of a true PolyDBMS.

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Mathematics, Informatics 

Year of foundation

2023

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Therayou develops the first physical and virtual blended mental health clinic in Switzerland and in the Metaverse to support people with mental health needs.

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Mental Health

Year of foundation

2023

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Povanhu aims to support the development and implementation of tourism experiences in Namibia and the wider Southern African region, with a special focus on history, cultural heritage and local community engagement, as well as the development and implementation of other offerings that promote engagement with Southern Africa.

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Social Sciences, Humanities

Year of foundation

2023

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Global Entrepreneurship Network Basel

Description

The association promotes and celebratea outstanding entrepreneurship in the Basel region and to creates public awareness of entrepreneurship as a career path and as a value for society.

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Social

Year of foundation

2023

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Symphera GmbH 

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Symphera develops advanced laparoscopic devices for a personalized, simplified surgical workflow.

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Medtech

Year of foundation

2023

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Inodexa specializes in innovative digital solutions to support medical professionals and practice owners.

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Digital Services 

Year of foundation

2023

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Basilea Media provides services in the field of digital marketing, web design and online advertising.

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Digital Services 

Year of foundation

2023

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Simpal Consulting GmbH

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Simpal provides consulting services in the field of sustainability and environmental impact assessment.

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Consulting, Sustainability 

Year of foundation

2023

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Poc App enables healthcare facilities to produce safe and effective medical devices for personalized treatment of their patients in the field of point-of-care 3d-printed implants.

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MedTech

Year of foundation

2023

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3D Imaging Software to diagnose peridontal disease more reliably and quicker. 

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MedTech, Digital Health

Year of foundation

2023

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pai research GmbH

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Pai research provides scientific analyses and data-driven consulting services in the field of finance and financial markets.

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Finances

Year of foundation

2023

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The mission of Moonlight AI is democratizing access to genomic insight at a fraction of thetime and cost by using computer vision to identify genomic aberrations directly from the blood or bone marrow smear the hematologist uses.

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MedTech, Digital Health

Year of foundation

2022

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80SBio

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80S Bio develops a point-of-care compatible HIV viral load testing kit and device with higher accuracy while at the same time minimizing sample management / preparation

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MedTech

Year of foundation

2022

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We are a Swiss startup, that develops solutions in the field of digitalization, networking and security - with a focus on pragmatism

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Software

Year of foundation

2022

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The cleantech start-up KUORI develops and sells circular, innovative materials that are produced with the help of food side streams such as banana peel or nut shells.

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CleanTech

Year of foundation

2022

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Gene therapy for opercoming the functional defects causing LAMA2 muscular dystrophy

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Pharmaceuticals

Year of foundation

2022

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The company develops innovative, proprietary SW solutions and methods to significantly reduce computational time for different fields of application

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Software

Year of foundation

2022

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Zysthera provides access to bacterial therapeutics for bladder cancer, solving an access-to-medicine challenge for a large number of patients worldwide

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Immuno-oncology

Year of foundation

2022

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Singenavir

Description

Viruses which improve cancer immunotherapies by rendering cancer cells more vulnerable for destruction by the immune system.

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Healthcare, Oncology

Year of foundation

2022

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PAGE Therapeutics

Description

Page Therapeutics is a platform-based oncology drug development company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative compounds that prevent metastasis

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Life sciences, R&D, Oncology

Year of foundation

2022

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Specto Medical

Description

Specto/ Diffuse is focused on advanced visualisation of medical image datasets in 3D.

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Biomedical Engineering

Year of foundation

2022

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Customer-centric insurance using state-of-the-art technologies

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Insurances

Year of foundation

2021

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Diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimers' disease using digital biomarkers, brain imaging and neuromodulation technologies

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Life sciences, Neurosciences

Year of foundation

2021

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Development, manufacturing, the production and the sale of medical devices and machines as well as their products and related services

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Medtech

Year of foundation

2021

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Aukera Therapeutics' discovery engine enables the development of new classes of pharmaceutical drugs to selectively target different branches of the mTOR pathway.

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Drug Discovery, Cancer

Year of foundation

2021

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Novel age-appropriate formulations that feature faster oral disintegration, better taste masking and higher drug loading

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Medtech

Year of foundation

2021

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NextImmune

Description

A novel class of immunosuppressive therapies for autoimmune inflammatory diseases and organ transplantation

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Pharmaceuticals

Year of foundation

2021

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Premium provider for orofacial and myofunctional therapies.

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Biomedical engineering

Year of foundation

2021

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Selective solar modules for greenhouse agriculture, maximizing both plant yield and electric output

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Sustainability, Energy, Physics

Year of foundation

2021

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Colomba Link

Description

Interoperable data platforms to seamlessly merge across various data sources.

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software

Year of foundation

2021

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Democratizing sustainable finance through software as a service by monitoring, optimising and reporting sustainable investments

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Sustainable Finance

Year of foundation

2021

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Lab for the future and advisory focusing on societal, economic and cultural change

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Social

Year of foundation

2021

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Innovative method for artificial vascular grafts for coronary and peripheral bypasses, and haemodialysis shunt surgery

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MedTech

Year of foundation

2020

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Modular microfluidics for protein isolation, EM-grid preparation, and differential visual proteomics

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MedTech

Year of foundation

2020

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NeoPredix

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The breakthrough prediction tool of NeoPrediX will support decision makers in clinics to optimize care and facilitate therapeutic decisions for newborns

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Digital Health

Year of foundation

2020

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Transforming hematopoietic stem cell transplant and adoptive cell therapies

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Pharmaceuticals

Year of foundation

2020

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Strategic and operative advisory for non-profit organizations

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Business Consulting, Strategy, NGOs

Year of foundation

2020

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A platform for digital health applications in neurology

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MedTech

Year of foundation

2020

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Hornet Therapeutics

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Developing novel Immuno-Therapeutics regulating metabolic state of T-cells to treat spectrum of immuno-inbalances from cancer to autoimmun diseases

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Pharmaceuticals

Year of foundation

2020

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Mulier Health

Description

Smart technologies for personalized female health by monitoring blood-based parameters.

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MedTech

Year of foundation

2020

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Trans-cultural competence center enabling equal access to health care for discriminated members of society in Switzerland

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Social, Cultural

Year of foundation

2020

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Smart Urban Analytics - The company provides evidence-based information to understand people and places as needed.

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Social, Cultural, Data, Analytics

Year of foundation

2020

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Digital Health App centered around Personal Health Coaching

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Digital Health

Year of foundation

2019

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Matterhorn Biosciences

Description

Matterhorn is a biotechnology company focusing on the discovery of cellular therapies targeting the MR1 molecule

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Life Sciences

Year of foundation

2019

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Bioinitials

Description

BioInitials develops non-invasive medical devices to monitor the health-state of the oral cavity.

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MedTech, Oral Care

Year of foundation

2019

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Bottmedical has developped a portfolio of oral care products: an antibacterial retainer that improves oral hygiene, a dental liner to improve esthetics and a digital trainer for myofunctional therapy

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Oral care, dental liners

Year of foundation

2019

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Unique way to target and control delivery of drugs through proprietary lipids that can form Hard-Shelled Liposomes

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Pharmaceuticals

Year of foundation

2019

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Advancience

Description

Next-generation psychological instruments and tools tracking mental wellbeing using computer games for diagnostics and research purposes

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Mental Health, Psychology, Behavioral Sciences, Diagnostics, Gamification

Year of foundation

2019

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Smart-Pick

Description

Smart sperm selection for treating male infertility challenges by combining Artificial Intelligence and Micro-Fluidics.

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MedTech

Year of foundation

2019

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Non-invasive Molecular Breath Analysis unveiling unprecedented insights into human metabolism

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MedTech, Digital Health

Year of foundation

2019

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Optimum sample preparation for cryo-electron microscopy

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MedTech

Year of foundation

2019

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Basel Precision Instruments

Description

Low-Noise Ultra-Stable Electronics for Cutting-Edge R&D

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Hardware, R&D

Year of foundation

2018

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Di Meliora

Description

Novel dental implant with a unique, seashell-inspired design, allowing for efficient and pragmatic treatment solutions. 

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MedTech, Oral Care

Year of foundation

2017

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Patient-specific implants developed at the point of care. 

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MedTech

Year of foundation

2017

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nutraceuticals (supplements) "brain fuels and and novel treatment for migraines (“MigraKet”)

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Pharmaceuticals

Year of foundation

2017

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TruVis

Description

Innovative imaging and visualization solutions for surfaces inspired by photography

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Hardware, Imaging

Year of foundation

2017

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New control and measurement technology using quantum mechanics. 

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Physics

Year of foundation

2017

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Customized software developement for image and shape analysis

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Math & Informatics

Year of foundation

2016

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A plant breeding method, that accelerates natural adaptation processes in plants. 

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AgriTech

Year of foundation

2016

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Next generation bacterial cancer therapy

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Pharmaceuticals

Year of foundation

2015

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Affordable access to environment & health monitoring data for rural areas useing capillary electrophoresis technology

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MedTech

Year of foundation

2015

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Nanomechanical biomarker to detect cancer and predict its aggressiveness

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MedTech

Year of foundation

2014

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Novel approach of antibody-mediated autoimmune diseases treatment

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Pharmaceuticals

Year of foundation

2014

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Immunos Therapeutics

Description

New class of biologics for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune disease.

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Pharmaceuticals, Immunotherapy

Year of foundation

2014

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Strekin

Description

Discovery of new mechanisms of action for existing compounds, or new importance for an existing target in a different disease area

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Pharmaceuticals

Year of foundation

2014

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Offering customized IT solutions to our B2B clients, ensuring reliable accessibility and dedicated points of contact. 

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Informatics

Year of foundation

2013

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A human genome-based approach to identify new drug targets for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders.

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Digital Health

Year of foundation

2013

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Software for preoperative planning as well as manufacturing of 3D models for individualized surgical treatment solutions

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MedTech

Year of foundation

2013

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Novel next generation antibodies for better cancer therapies, starting with colorectal cancer

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Pharmaceuticals

Year of foundation

2012

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Molecular diagnostic tests for personalized medicine purposes, permitting more accurate diagnosis and a better choice of more effective therapies

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Digital Health

Year of foundation

2012

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Dynamically guided implant surgery in dentistry

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MedTech

Year of foundation

2012

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NovaCurie

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Therapeutic radionuclide for the treatment of glioblastoma

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Pharmaceuticals

Year of foundation

2012

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Cellec Biotek

Description

Bioreactors for 3D cell culture and tissue generation. 

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MedTech

Year of foundation

2011

Description

World’s first certified surgical device that cuts bone with a laser.

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MedTech

Year of foundation

2010

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Vizago Research

Description

Model Technology to create a realistic 3D face from one single photo. It can be used for creating simulations in the metaverse

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Digital

Year of foundation

2010

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Highly scalable framework for solving signal/image processing challenges requiring high performance computing at multiple scales

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MedTech

Year of foundation

2010

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K2Prime

Description

 Prime e-assessment

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Year of foundation

2009

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LeucoGenics

Description

A novel class of immunosuppressive therapies for autoimmune inflammatory diseases and organ transplantation

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Pharmaceuticals

Year of foundation

2009

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Marketing services - digital strategy, joint marketing & email marketing.

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Digital Marketing

Year of foundation

2009

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High-resolution scanning probe microscopes

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Physics

Year of foundation

2007

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Trigami

Description

Pioneering social media platform focusing on product reviews

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Digital Marketing

Year of foundation

2007

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Meteoblue

Description

Development of weather forecast models, consulting and services in meteorology. 

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Meteorology, Forecasting models

Year of foundation

2006

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Gatlik

Description

High-throughput screening (HTS) equipment, scientific solutions for chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

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Chemistry

Year of foundation

2005

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Innovative medicines for rare diseases

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Pharmaceuticals

Year of foundation

2004

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Nexatio

Description

Targeted cancer therapies for malignant glioma

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Pharmaceuticals, Oncology

Year of foundation

2004

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Pathexpress

Description

Pathology support services for scientific projects

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Life sciences, R&D

Year of foundation

2004

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Description

Development of potent vaccines based on repetitive antigen display technology using self-assembling protein nanoparticles (SAPNs)

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Vaccines

Year of foundation

2003

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Geoserve

Description

Service and consulting company for geoinformatics, environmental assessment and landscape ecology.

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Environment

Year of foundation

2003

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Immuno-oncology platform acquired by Agenus in 2014

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Immunology, Oncology

Year of foundation

2002

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Development and production controllers for scanning probe microscopes. The company also offers services in the field of industrial automation and computer based measurements 

Field

Physics, Microscopy

Year of foundation

2002

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Aponetics

Description

Development of novel anti-cancer therapeutics that modulate apoptosis.

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Pharmaceuticals, Oncology

Year of foundation

2000

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Description

Software development and integration for morphological databases, online dictionaries and grammar pages

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Software, Language

Year of foundation

1999

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Description

Research in endocrinology, metabolism related to cardiovascular diseases and neurodegenerative diseases, in particular diseases with a distinct genetic basis.

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Pharmaceuticals, Endocrinology, R&D

Year of foundation

1999

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Metinform 

Description

Design and processing of geo-information, especially in the fields of meteorology and climatology.

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Meteorology

Year of foundation

1998

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Description

Nano-microscopes for industrial and academic research

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Devices, R&D

Year of foundation

1997

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OncoScore

Description

Biomarkers for breast cancer.

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Diagnostics, Oncology

Year of foundation

1998

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Description

Development and production of plant raw material for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food industries. Acquired in 2008 by Max Zeller Söhne AG

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Agritech

Year of foundation

1996

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