Next month we are travelling three weeks to Boston thanks to the Richi Entrepeneurs. This program helps companies around the world to land in USA through Massachussets, one of the most interesting areas of the country, especially for biotech companies. Richi Entrepeneurs assigns each participant a mentor with the idea to help them looking for potential clients, investors, clusters… and also they try to do some seminars to explain the main differences between Europe and America in different topics: business culture, patents, certifications needed.

Richi Entrepeneurs has already done a couple of programs in the last years with great results for the companies that have participated in them. There have been 37 impact start ups and 71 entrepenurs. 5 of them have already landed in Boston after the program and 10 more are planning to do it in the next future. 5 entrepeneurs have been named Under 35 by MIT Tech Review, something that our R&D Manager Rosa already has.

For Beonchip this trip is a grat opportunity to validate our technology in possibly the biggest hub of Organ on a Chip around the world. Some huge companies such as Emulate are in Boston, and many researchers from MIT an Harvard and working in this topic and would be a perfect opportunity to get to know them and get feedback from the world leaders of our sector.

This trip could be done with the support of Conetic (Confederación Española de Empresas de Tecnología de la Información y Electrónica) that thought that we could be one of the Spanish companies that make a difference in this year´s program. We are very glad to be the first company from our region, Aragon, that participates in this program that we hope it would be great for our future as a company. If you want to have more information about our trip don´t forget to look our website during next weeks.

BOSTON CALLING!

 

Cell fixation, staining and immunostaining in a chip.

Introduction Cell fixation and immunostaining are critical techniques in cell biology and biomedical research. Cell fixation is the process of immobilising cells in a particular state, preserving their morphology, and preventing any further changes. This is crucial...

Organoids on chip

What is an organoid and why use it in research? There has been an increasing shift towards the development of 3D cell culture models in attempts to create an increased complexity that can be compared with the in vivo better than 2D models. From the different 3D...

BE-Transflow device as an epithelium-on-a-chip model for permeability studies

Researchers from the University of Zaragoza have employed the Be-Transflow device to develop a stratified epithelia-on-a-chip model, highlighting this device as a useful platform for permeability studies.     Replicating the permeability of a tissue barrier is pivotal...

BE-Gradient Barrier-Free applications: Hydrogel confinement and diffusion profile

Introduction Our new design BE-Gradient Barrier-Free is a device designed for 3D culture where a central chamber is linked with two fluidic lateral channels (Figure 1). The innovation we present is the absence of any physical barrier between the central chamber and...

BE-Doubleflow App. notes: Gut-on-chip 2

Introduction In our previous technical note “BE-Doubleflow App. notes: Gut-on-chip 1” we explored our device BE-Doubleflow for gut-on-a-chip (GOC) models in collaboration with AINIA. In that note we compared our device with an insert platform with GOC outperforming...