are heating up in the European life sciences market. Many dynamic life sciences
start-ups are making waves across the continent and beyond. With new
technologies and a renewed interest in health after the pandemic, it’s an
exciting time of change for the industry.
out our list below to learn about European companies using cellular and
biomolecular processes to overcome illnesses and improve diagnostics and
overall health management. Some key
trends around the continent include wearable
devices, remote patient care, and precision medicine.
In particular, Switzerland, known for its investment in new technologies, has a strong biotech sector. In fact, three Swiss biotech start-ups made the top fifteen on the annual TOP 100 Swiss Start-ups List in 2021. Here’s a closer look at some of the newcomers that are making life sciences recruitment agencies sit up and take notice.
10 life science start-up companies and why you should watch out for them
is working on applying phages
(organisms that kill others) to destroy bacteria, reducing the need for antibiotics
and preventing antibiotic resistance. The company is trialling phages in many
innovative ways to treat problems from acne to livestock illness.
develops skin technology called denovoSkin to treat skin defects in children
and adults with scalds and burns. Using human skin grafts, the Zurich-based
biotech start-up reduces scarring after transplantation.
Health — Portugal
is pioneering musculoskeletal solutions to help patients recover from surgery in
their own homes rather than staying in a hospital. Patients
tend to do better at home, often resulting in
better clinical outcomes. SWORD’s technology decentralises musculoskeletal care
and puts the power in the patient's hands.
Biotech - Switzerland
developed efficient antibody-drug conjugates, drugs that attach themselves to antibodies
with the proprietary “Araris Linker.” They’ve recently raised more than CHF 15
million in seed funding, and they will soon begin pre-clinical development.
Script — France
Script will make it simpler than ever to create
custom DNA for DNA research. The DNA Script’s SYNTAX benchtop system will allow
researchers and laboratory technicians to more easily “print” DNA, ensuring they
can perform their vital R&D activities.
Therapeutics - Switzerland
in Lausanne, HAYA
Therapeutics develops precision
drugs that treat heart disease, fibrotic diseases, cancer, and other health
issues caused by ageing. In May, HAYA raised CHF 18 million in a seed financing
focuses on gene therapies and adeno-associated viruses (AAVs). AAVs are an
effective way for a laboratory technician to deliver gene therapies, but they
are often too small to complete the task. SpliceBio is working on overcoming
this size issue, using Stargardt disease, an ophthalmological issue, as their
main test case.
Bio — UK
bio-imaging platform allows researchers to view hundreds of proteins simultaneously.
They can watch a drug join its proteins in real-time by combining a super
resolution microscope with cutting-edge computer vision.
Many people seek life sciences jobs so that they
can truly help people, and that is certainly the case with Germany’s Vibrosonic. Their tech allows people with hearing impairments
to gain an “almost natural” hearing experience by using hearing
‘contact lens.’ Their lens technology sits directly on the eardrum and mimics
the natural hearing processes for an effective result.
Health — UK
gynaecological health platform
is designed to help women with endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome. Its
revolutionary algorithm predicts endometriosis flare-ups, assisting sufferers
in getting the help they need. In addition, the technology dramatically
decreases treatment time, preventing pain and improving overall health for
millions of women with these illnesses.
Looking to work in one of these life sciences jobs?
you’re looking for a listing as a clinical development lead, laboratory
technician, or bioprocess engineer, there are many exciting opportunities within
the European life sciences market.
trusted life sciences recruitment firm like Swisslinx can help you find your
next job – or, if you’re a company looking to hire, find your next recruit. Learn
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