WASHINGTON, D.C.— Innovation AveNEW has become something of “a traditional highlight” of the annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition, according to the SLAS. Through this program, SLAS provides startup companies with exposure and prestige by granting complimentary exhibit space and in-kind support that enables the company’s participation at the SLAS annual meeting. Innovation AveNEW participants are selected by a committee of SLAS volunteers that judges applicants based on a set of criteria that includes the impact of the technology, commercial viability and potential impact on the field of laboratory automation and technology.
The following eight companies from four different countries represented Innovation AveNEW at SLAS2015:
- Ceres Nanosciences in Manassas, Va., is a privately held life-sciences company engaged in the research, development, and commercialization of innovative sample preparation products, based on its proprietary Nanotrap technology, which captures, enriches and preserves analytes/biomarkers.
- Creoptix in Wadenswil, Switzerland, goes for “high-sensitivity meets label-free by offering best-in-class biosensor devices for the most demanding applications in life-sciences research and drug discovery.
- Electrospinning in Oxfordshire, U.K, was launched in 2010 to develop products utilizing the world-class electrospinning platform at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire.
- InnoCyte in Stuttgart, Germany, has developed a technology that standardizes, automates, accelerates and therefore significantly simplifies and reduces the cost of producing biological cells.
- Microscopy Innovations in Marshfield, Wis., is a life-sciences tools company founded in 2007 to create novel products for microscopy laboratories.
- SiTOOLS in Bavaria, Germany, provides novel tools for RNA interference around siPOOLs, which are complex pools of accurately defined siRNAs, which show efficient and robust target gene knockdown to reduce off-target effects and deliver clean and reliable phenotypic data.
- StackWave in Louisville, Ky., comprises a team of software developers skilled in biotech and pharmaceutical software systems integration.
- Telos Scientific in San Diego bridges the gap between science and engineering to make laboratory automation user friendly, highly functional and bottom-line productive.