Celenys were voted winner of the Best Technology Award at ELRIG UK’s recent Drug Discovery ’15 meeting held at the Telford International Conference Centre, United Kingdom.

IMG_9799_small  DD15 Technology Award - Celenys

Agathe Devaux and Courtney Cambouris pictured receiving their award from Conference Director Peter Simpson of the N8 Network

Scientific delegates at the event were asked to nominate the “most interesting / innovative technology you have seen at the exhibition”, and voted for the one which they felt deserved the ELRIG’s Best Technology Award.

From the 84 companies exhibiting, they chose Celenys for their BIOMIMESYS®

“CELENYS is delighted to have won the ELRIG’s Technology Prize 2015. It is an honour to have our innovative product, Biomimesys®, recognized across the pharma, biotech, and academic industries.”

CELENYS’ mission is to develop scaffolds for 3D cell culture to better mimic the tissue microenvironment and provide more predictive in vitro tools for drug development. CELENYS has developed its first product, Biomimesys®, allowing scientists to perform 3D cell cultures in an environment more representative of the biological reality than a classical 2D culture. Biomimesys® stands out from its competitors thanks to its ease of use, its physiological composition and its capacity to retrieve cells after growth. With a 96 well plate format, it is compatible with high throughput applications. This technology has been used with cancer cell lines as well as primary cells for many applications including co-culture, drug discovery, and mechanistic studies. Protected by various international patents, the Biomimesys® range is currently being extended through the development of specialized Biomimesys® with chemically modified supports to get closer to the specificity of different tissues.

“ ELRIG’s 9th annual Drug Discovery event at Telford attracted close to 900 delegates. 84 companies were represented in the trade show and there was some very impressive technology and products on display. The technology prize, voted for by the delegates was hotly competed, and we are delighted one of our Innovation Zone companies yet again scooped the prize ! ”

Dermot Boylan, ELRIG