Newswise — Oak Brook, IL – The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) will host its fashionable Innovation AveNEW for startups at Drug Discovery 2021 in Liverpool, UK on October 19-20. Presented by The European Laboratory Research & Innovation Group (ELRIG), Drug Discovery 2021 returns to an in-person assembly format with a mission to interact high quality discussions on key points and future instructions in preclinical drug discovery.

SLAS’s Innovation AveNEW showcases start-up firms with revolutionary options and instruments for the life sciences analysis neighborhood, offering a venue to raise their presence and promote their new applied sciences. Companies are reviewed by a panel who’re evaluated on technical advantage, industrial feasibility, and compelling science and know-how. One firm has been chosen to take part in both the SLAS2022 International Conference & Exhibition in Boston, MA (February 5 – 9, 2022) or the SLAS Europe 2022 Conference and Exhibition in Dublin, Ireland (May 24 – 27, 2022). There, the featured firm may have the chance to vie for the SLAS Ignite Award, which carries a money prize, enterprise consulting and ongoing publicity.

The firms taking part in SLAS’s Innovation AveNEW at Drug Discovery 2021 are:

HexagonFab (Cambridge, UK | Zurich, Switzerland)

HexagonFab, the profitable Innovation AveNEW firm, is on a mission to democratize protein characterization by making it extra reasonably priced, simpler to make use of and quicker than ever earlier than. Driven by advances in nanotechnology, microelectronics and superior algorithms, HexagonFab has developed a singular strategy to protein and small molecule evaluation for pharmaceutical and manufacturing.

AlveoliX AG (Bern, Switzerland)

AlveoliX goals to make organs-to-chip know-how the brand new customary for preclinical decision-making and produce information for bench to clinic, making drug discovery safer, higher and personalised. AlveoliX develops organs-on-chip by combining experience in microfluids and cell biology, impressed by the patterns of nature.

BBD BioPhenix USA LLC – Biobide USA (Cambridge, MA, USA)

Biobide accelerates the analysis and growth course of by way of their time and cost-effective zebrafish companies, creating toxicity and efficacy assays and illness fashions for preclinical stage use. The firm has developed a totally automated platform to breed the guide strategy of screening in a 96-well plate format in vivo with zebrafish embryos.

Celtarys Research (A Coruña, Spain)

Celtarys Research develops and commercializes new chemical instruments to unfold using fluorescence-based strategies in drug discovery, designed to fill the hole in present obtainable instruments to be used in high-throughput screening.

LevitasBio Inc. (Menlo Park, CA, USA)

The LeviCell, LevitasBio’s platform that purifies cells and nuclei in minutes with out markers or modifications, delivers easy, label-free cell separation in a quick, dependable and mild workflow to arrange samples for higher outcomes.

Lightspeed Microscopy (Seattle, WA, USA)

Lightspeed Microscopy gives a full-stack answer to nondestructively picture massive tissues in 3D at sub-cellular decision. The firm makes use of their novel chemistry, patented high-throughput light-sheet microscope and cloud-based AI software program so as to add a brand new dimension to pathology evaluation.



SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is a world skilled society of educational, business and authorities life sciences researchers and the builders and suppliers of laboratory automation know-how. The SLAS mission is to carry collectively researchers in academia, business and authorities to advance life sciences discovery and know-how through training, data trade and world neighborhood constructing.

ELRIG UK is a not-for-profit group, based mostly within the UK, bringing collectively educational and biopharma business consultants and thought leaders to trade concepts and data. Their main goal is to offer excellent, modern data to the life sciences neighborhood on an open entry foundation. With greater than 7,000 life science professionals throughout the UK and Europe, their members embrace scientists, researchers, engineers, builders and businesspeople inside academia, business, authorities organizations and personal institutes.



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