PicoSeq chosen for 2nd stage of French world innovation challenge program.

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©présidence de la République/M.ETCHEGOYEN PicoSeq has been selected as one of 16 companies to receive a grant in the second phase of the Concours Mondial de l’Innovation (Worldwide Innovation Challenge). At an award ceremony at the Elysee Palace today, PicoSeq was one of just 3 companies to receive the award in the field of ‘Personalised Medicine’ (one of the 7 categories in the challenge). The…

PicoSeq awarded Start-up Phase Award in France’s Innovation 2030 programme.

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PicoSeq has been selected as one of 58 small companies to receive a start-up phase grant in the Concours Mondial d’Innovation (Worldwide Innovation Challenge). The program, launched on 18 April 2013 by President of the French Republic and under the aegis of the Minister for Industrial Renewal, is open to all companies worldwide who plan on operating in…

PicoSeq takes top honours in two French competitions recognising innovation in the life sciences

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Confirming their position as one of France’s leading high tech innovation leaders in the life sciences, this week PicoSeq was awarded first-place in two different competitions geared towards innovative high-tech start-up companies in France. On November 25th 2013, PicoSeq was awarded the Grand Prix in the Life Sciences category at the 14th Tremplin Enterprise Innovation awards ceremony.  This…

PicoSeq recognised with a prestigious award from France’s Ministry of Higher Education and Research

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On 2nd July it was announced that PicoSeq had been selected as a prize-winner in the 2013 National Competition of Innovative Technological Start-ups run by France’s Ministry of Higher Education and Research. PicoSeq’s CEO, Gordon Hamilton, described the award as “an honour” and “an important recognition of the potential of PicoSeq’s technology and the role it can play in the future of genetic…

€2.1m European Research Council grant for fundamental research surrounding the SIMDEQ™ technology

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In September 2011, the lab of Vincent Croquette at the Ecole National Superieure (ENS) was awarded a €2.1m European Research Council grant for research surrounding DNA sequencing using magnetic traps. This grant is helping to push forward PicoSeq’s fundamental research, leaving the company to initially focus on commercial development of the technology. About the European Research Council (ERC):…

PicoSeq receive ‘Best New Technology’ award in Genopole’s Biotechnology Innovation Competition

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On Thursday April 7th 2011, Genopole presented awards to the winners of its business plan competition for biotech start-ups in the healthcare, agricultural and industrial sectors at an event held at the Maison de la Chimie in Paris. PicoSeq were presented the award for Best New Technology worth €40,000. Genopole is one of France’s leading science parks and is dedicated to life sciences. Their…