Award ceremony: the New Deal Biotech rewards 6 projects.

The New Deal Biotech award ceremony took place on Thursday 21 February at the Biopôle Clermont-Limagne in Saint-Beauzire. The managers of 6 start-up projects received a grant of 12,000 €, an equipped laboratory and a customized support during one year.

The New Deal is a support system designed by the Auvergne, which allows entrepreneurs to develop their professional project in the best conditions on its territory.

Launched last October, the second edition of the New Deal Biotech rewards 6 projects and their carriers, offering them a laboratory located in the Biopôle Clermont-Limagne, a support by the Biopôle team and the Busi Incubator and a 12 000 € grant by MSD France. This program is unique in France. It allows to give bio-entrepreneurs the time and means to apply themselves with total peace of mind to their project during a full year, in an environment dedicated to biotechnology activities.

Award ceremony: the New deal Biotech rewards 6 projects

 

A NEW RANGE OF NATURAL PHYTOSANITARY PRODUCTS FOR PLANT AND BEEKEEPING HEALTH.

Stéphanie HERMITTE develops a new range of natural phytosanitary products as an alternative to chemical pesticides for plant and animal health, especially in the field of beekeeping.

The new company will also offer an expertise system for the diagnostic of bee pathologies. Thus, it intends to contribute to the biodiversity conservation that is essential to the survival of bees having to deal with Colony Collapse Disorder.

 

COLLECTING HAIR TO EXTRACT THE BEST KERATIN.

Collecting hair among hairdressers, the Clément BALDELLOU and James TAYLOR project will answer to solve environnemental issues. As a circular economy actor, CAPILLUM will be the first company that extracts human keratin and offers a high quality product with applications in the cosmetic and medical fields.

 

A PREVENTIVE HEALTH MEDICINE PLATFORM BASED ON THE INTESTINAL MICROBIOTA.  

The faecal microbiota transplantation consists in tranfering stools from a healthy donor to a patient-recipient, in order to rebalance his altered intestinal bacterial flora. This therapeutic approach is attracting growing interest.

This treatment that helps in healing intestinal dysfunctions, especially after taking antibiotics, could be more accessible and safer thanks to the preventive health medecine platform that Julien SCANZI, Florent BELON and Stéphane GOBRON intend to create.

 

PERFUMS AND NEW FRAGRANCE MATERIALS FROM AUVERGNE PLANTS.

Jordan SOARES is an Auvergne-based perfumer who wishes to valorize Auvergne perfume plants and propose perfums and new fragrance materials.

The daffodils and narcissus, has, until now, been very little exploited. They constitute the primary object of the company. The entrepreneur also wishes to re-discover forgotten extraction methods that dispense with solvents with petroleum derivatives.

 

NEW TOOLS TO DIAGNOSE MICROBIOLOGICAL CONTAMINATION FOR BIOTECH AND PHARMA.

Frédérique VIEVILLE develops a microfluidic analysis system for controlling all sources of germ contamination dedicated to biotech and pharma.

To date, such systems have been established in the medical field. They should be now developed in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Their key advantage are to be lighter, cheap and handy, and to save a substantial time for the duration of the analyses.

 

A NEW AIR DEPOLLUTION DEVICE THAT BRINGS GREEN IN THE INTERIORS.

Giulia SPINA wishes to design, product and market a new air depollution device with water filter and depolluting plants.

Testing is underway to validate the effectiveness of the system. It should be cheaper than existing systems and more aesthetic, thanks to the showcase of plants that it contains.

A first device will be designed for use in home, and bigger systems, will be developed for communities.