Exciting news for the Swiss biotech frontline! The TOP 100 Start-Up award is hosted by Startup.ch the Swiss start-up platform (through IFJ Institut für Jungunternehmen) in collaboration with the major paper Handelszeitung and PME Magazine, ranking the 100 most promising new start up companies. Of these 100, a whopping 68 of these start-ups are in the life sciences sector.
Here we look at 3 of the Top-10 winners which are Swiss biotechs we found to be most interesting:
Abionic SA from Lausanne is a spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). They have developed a nanotechnology based diagnostic tool for medical practitioners which provides patients with a personalised allergy profile.
Source: Sophia Genetics
Lunaphore who have produced a immunohistochemical technique using its fast fluidic exchange technology, which reduces tumor analysis time down to 5 minutes compared to 2-8 hours of existing tests. Lunaphore also claims their technique reduces lab overall costs of assays from 50-70%.
Switzerland is already famous for its Biotech industry (Roche, Novartis to name a few). These Biotech startups look to carry the torch as a new generation of Biotech excellence.