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Watchfrog Laboratory


1, rue Pierre Fontaine – Campus 3 – Building 3
91000 EVRY – FRANCE
Phone: +33 1 69 36 11 15
Email: info@watchfrog.fr

Gregory LEMKINE: CEO
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In the Watchfrog lab - Tétard Bioluminescence In the Watchfrog lab - Tétard Bioluminescence

#Biomanufacturing / Pharmaceutical Services #Industrial Biotech

  • In vivo
  • Toxicity
  • Environment
  • Endocrine

Field of Activity


WatchFrog markets in vivo biotechnological solutions for environmental risk assessment and the evaluation of the therapeutic, toxic or pollutant potential of all types of chemical, cosmetic or pharmaceutical compounds.

BACKGROUND

WatchFrog is a service and contract testing provider for major industrial customers, all of whom are world leaders in their respective fields: water, energy, consumer goods, fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

WatchFrog has a routine screening platform that meets the quality standards required by its industrial customers.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PRODUCTS / SERVICES / TECHNOLOGY

  • In the environmental sector, WatchFrog offers modular systems for the real-time monitoring of the presence of pollutants.
  • For the environmental, chemical and pharmaceutical sectors, WatchFrog has its own automated screening platform (with a throughput of several hundred samples over a few hours). Moreover, WatchFrog sells routine tests for the screening of endocrine-disrupting properties of chemical compounds under the European Union’s REACH legislation and Water Framework Directive.
  • WatchFrog can also create dedicated disease models for the pharmaceutical industry.

CUSTOMER REFERENCES / COLLABORATIONS / HIGHLIGHTS

  • Collaboration agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (USA EPA) as part of the TOXCAST program for prioritizing the toxicity testing of large numbers of chemicals.
  • Participation in two projects of the French National Research Program on Endocrine Disruptors (PNPRE).
  • Coordination of a hospital effluent monitoring station.
    This project is accredited by the Medicen Paris Region and DREAM clusters; the goal is to develop a tool for the on-site monitoring of toxicants in hospital effluents.

COLLABORATIONS SOUGHT
In view of the flexibility of WatchFrog’s technology, we are looking for industrial partners to take up new challenges in lead optimization or environmental risk evaluation.

  • Further information

    Annual turnover: €900K
    2 patents
    14 staff members

    Strengths:
    Miniature, industrializable vertebrate models.
    A technology platform that complies with international quality standards for the production of aquatic material and molecular screening.

    Innovation assets:
    Real-time monitoring of environmental risks on industrial sites.

    Other facts:
    the creation of custom disease models.

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