Presentation of the 8 winning companies
🏆 Alga Biologics, headed by Muriel Bardor and Catherine Gallot, produces therapeutic antibodies using an innovative bioproduction system based on microalgae. The patented technology reduces production costs, improve antibodies quality and environmental footprint compared with current production methods
🏆 Alt Biotech, headed by Sakina Elkassouani and Jade Pellet (former Shaker program laureates), has developed an innovative bioproduction method for recombinant proteins that accelerate cell cultures. The process is scalable, environmentally friendly and offers high-quality products at more affordable prices.
🏆 BioHive, headed by Cécile Nait Meddour (former Shaker program laureate), is a service company offering a new in vitro skin model for reliable, realistic testing of new molecules of pharmaceutical and cosmetic interest.
🏆 Felome, run by Laina Frayer and Thomas Aubin (former Shaker program laureate), offers the first DNA sequencing service for pets in France. The company markets a DNA kit that enables owners to search for predispositions to disease (endocrine, metabolic, dermatological disorders) and hereditary traits in their pets, primarily cats.
🏆 SE Therapeutics, headed by Daniel Hamaoui (former Shaker program laureate), has developed a patented method to facilitate the entry of gene editing tools such as CRISPR/Cas9 into a broad spectrum of cells. The aim is to accelerate the development of innovative therapies to treat uncurable diseases.
🏆 Vitropep, headed by Christophe Tarabout (former Shaker program laureate), offers a patch of soluble microneedles made from therapeutic peptides for pain-free, dangerous waste-free and effortless intradermal injection. The aim is to improve the quality of life of patients suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes.
🏆 AuraLip, headed by Laetitia Halbeisen and Marine Messant (former Shaker program laureate), creates new 100% natural proteins by fermenting hemp, to meet the needs of producers of meat alternatives.
🏆 Fungu’it, co-founded by Anas Erridaoui and Jeanne Baudevin, produces protein-rich and functional ingredients by solid fermentation of fungi, valorizing agricultural by-products. These ingredients are intended for the food industry, to bring more naturality and reduce ultraprocessing in their products.