The 10th edition of BioRiver’s competition boosting young Startups into networking of the NRW biotech scene was held at the LifeHub Monheim on Sep 22, 2023.

Three out of eight participants selected for pitching were elected as winners by the high-profile jury, which perfectly matched my personal Top-3 scores.

Akribion Genomics takes a novel anti-cancer approach by means of a unique novel CRISPR nuclease specifically guided towards elimination of cancer cells.

Plantman is a great example for “out-of-the-box” thinking by crossing the borders between human and plant in identifying plant-based proteins for the potential treatment of Huntington’s disease.

Ningaloo Biosystems GmbH is taking new avenues towards biopharmaceutical production by transferring learnings from optogenetics into the process chain of protein production.

The whole day was just perfect in terms of networking opportunities, pitches, and the great venue. Big thanks to Frauke Hangen, BioRiver and the host Bayer Crop Science!