Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > New synthetic hydrogels in 3-D cell culture have reached the market

Abstract:
To take an invention to the market is a challenging process. Thanks to significant support of ProNano, the Germany-based life science company Cellendes have now their synthetic hydrogels on the market. However, they are facing a pressing issue.

New synthetic hydrogels in 3-D cell culture have reached the market

Italy | Posted on May 12th, 2011

Dr. Brigitte Angres and Dr. Helmut Wurst earlier worked on the development of synthetic hydrogels in 3-D cell culture at the NMI Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at the University of Tübingen in Germany, with financial support from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In 2009, they founded the spinoff company Cellendes.

Within the European Commission-funded project ProNano - Promoting Technology Transfer of Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies - researchers have been selected to receive coaching to make their results in nanotechnologies reach the market. Dr. Brigitte Angres and Dr. Helmut Wurst are two of the scientists who have received this service." During a period of six months we had several discussions with people from ICON, supported by ProNano. We learned for instance about how to improve our business plan and secure financing. They also brought us together with people who had an interest in providing financing, for example, business angels," Wurst said.

Cellendes has secured financing through a single corporate investor, the German company Aesculap, which has provided enough money for the next few years. They are satisfied with the service provided by ProNano, but would have liked continued support. "The way it was done was very nice and helpful and we were happy with this kind of consultancy. The coaching stopped when we had secured our financing, but we would have liked continued support from ProNano for another year. We could use advice about how to use our limited funding to market our products to scientists using new technologies, such as the Internet and social networks. We have very little experience of that," Wurst said.

To establish a customer base and become profitable Cellendes are now working on improving their website and product literature as well as setting up databases and new equipment.

"If our potential customers have a system that works to some extent, they can be reluctant to change to our system that can improve their work. The most important thing I've learned about taking an innovation to the market is that you must be able to explain your product to the customers, you must be sure about what the benefits and values are for the customers," Wurst said.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Elisabeth Schmid
Phone: +39 0272002752
Fax: +39 0272002740
E-mail:

Copyright © youris.com

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Three-dimensional graphene: Experiment at BESSY II shows that optical properties are tuneable May 24th, 2017

Leti to Demo 1st Wireless UNB Transceiver for ‘Massive Internet of Things’ at RFIC 2017 and IMS 2017: Leti Will also Present Three Papers & Two Workshops on 5G Communications IC Design, from RF to mm-Wave, During IMS 2017 and RFIC 2017 in Hawaii May 24th, 2017

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Chengdu Partner to Expand FD-SOI Ecosystem in China: More than $100M investment to establish a center of excellence for FDXTM FD-SOI design May 23rd, 2017

Zap! Graphene is bad news for bacteria: Rice, Ben-Gurion universities show laser-induced graphene kills bacteria, resists biofouling May 22nd, 2017

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Zap! Graphene is bad news for bacteria: Rice, Ben-Gurion universities show laser-induced graphene kills bacteria, resists biofouling May 22nd, 2017

Graphene-nanotube hybrid boosts lithium metal batteries: Rice University prototypes store 3 times the energy of lithium-ion batteries May 19th, 2017

Stanford scientists use nanotechnology to boost the performance of key industrial catalyst May 18th, 2017

Oddball enzyme provides easy path to synthetic biomaterials May 17th, 2017

Announcements

Three-dimensional graphene: Experiment at BESSY II shows that optical properties are tuneable May 24th, 2017

Leti to Demo 1st Wireless UNB Transceiver for ‘Massive Internet of Things’ at RFIC 2017 and IMS 2017: Leti Will also Present Three Papers & Two Workshops on 5G Communications IC Design, from RF to mm-Wave, During IMS 2017 and RFIC 2017 in Hawaii May 24th, 2017

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Chengdu Partner to Expand FD-SOI Ecosystem in China: More than $100M investment to establish a center of excellence for FDXTM FD-SOI design May 23rd, 2017

Zap! Graphene is bad news for bacteria: Rice, Ben-Gurion universities show laser-induced graphene kills bacteria, resists biofouling May 22nd, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project