A new way to fight Alzheimer´s disease!

  • Jun 23 2015 · 

Multi-targeted small molecule therapy to treat Alzheimer’s disease!

Amarit Biosciences is an innovative drug discovery company and focuses on novel chemistry based technologies to discover multi-targeted single-small molecule therapeutics for neurodegenerative disorders, especially Alzheimer’s disease (AD), for which there are no disease modifying or curative treatments yet.


Spindletop Capital

  • Jun 22 2015 · 

Spindletop Capital – Partners with exceptional leaders to build transformational healthcare companies.
Spindletop Capital focuses exclusively on healthcare investment opportunities. They strategically invest in companies – both within the region and nationally.

Investment Sectors:

  • Healthcare Services and Distribution
  • Biopharma and Specialty Pharmaceuticals
  • Healthcare IT
  • Medical Diagnostics and Devices


Design driven mini-lab!

  • Jun 22 2015 · 

Amino, the tamagotchi for synthetic biology!

Amino is an intuitive bioengineering mini-lab that allows easy bacterial transformations and enables continuous growth of the culture. Inspired by tamagotchis, the genetic transformation of an organism´s DNA is performed by the user through guided interactions, resulting in their own synthetic organism, for which they can care for like you would a pet.



C elegans can replace vertebrate animals!

  • Jun 19 2015 · 

Your new standard to evaluate the systemic toxicity of cosmetic products!

CeleScreen offers an innovative alternative method to characterize the toxicity of cosmetic molecules, at the scale of a whole organism via the worm C elegans.
Since 2013 cosmetics regulation prohibits the realization of tests being important to evaluate toxicity on vertebrate animals.
By offering an optimal toxicological model at the organism scale with a scale-up technology CeleScreen represents a strong interest for cosmetics industrials!


Today´s promising startup – NEOGRAM

  • Jun 18 2015 · 

Improvement of pastures for a more sustainable livestock production!

The company´s product GRAMAX is a subtropical pasture of the variety Rhode Grass, molecularly enhanced to increase its forage quality.

Its main feature is a higher digestibility.

This allows increasing the efficiency of animal feed, positively impacting productivity while reducing greenhouse gases emissions of produced meat.


Weekly BIOStartr Newsletter

  • Jun 17 2015 · 

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Have you already heard about cell-free DNA?

  • Jun 17 2015 · 

Unleash the power of cell-free DNA!

Freenome is a technology company developing proprietary algorithms and novel methods to enable accurate diagnosis of clinical conditions. The platform utilizes the power of next-generation sequencing to bring about the dream of non-invasive, accurate and early detection of cancer…from 1 mL of blood.

Method: Extraction of circulating, cell-free DNA (cfDNA) that are expelled by the cells in the body from a sample of your blood. Tumor cells expel cfDNA with mutations associated with cancer called circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA).


The ideas of tomorrow!

  • Jun 16 2015 · 

EvoRx has developed a revolutionary technology that enables the development of next generation treatments for today’s unmet therapeutic needs.
EvoRx can design orally available, cell permeable compounds to drug protein-protein interactions that were thought to be undruggable!

For more information about that highly innovative company have a look here


Today´s antiviral biotech!

  • Jun 15 2015 · 

Novel treatments for chronic viral infections!

ContraVir is developing targeted antiviral therapies with two drug candidates in clinical studies. FV-100, now in a pivotal Phase 3 trials, is a novel therapeutic drug candidate to treat herpes zoster, or shingles. ContraVir is also developing CMX157, a highly potent analog of the successful antiviral drug tenofovir DF (Viread®).

Read more about the opportunities of these drug candidates on


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