Companies

3 questions with Roche subsidiary Signature Diagnostics GmbH: »Our employees and their expertise are our most important success factor«

Since August 2023, the Roche Group has found a place in the Potsdam Science Park through its subsidiary, Signature Diagnostics GmbH, becoming an important anchor company in the fields of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Together with Signature’s Managing Director, Dr Ruediger Ridder, and Agnes von Matuschka, Managing Director of Standortmanagement Golm GmbH in the Science Park,…
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3 questions with Ordinary Seafood: »In the market for fish and seafood alternatives, we’re breaking completely new ground«

The way we hunt our seafood and farm our fish is harmful to animals, their natural habitats and our health. Ordinary Seafood has set out to develop vegan alternatives, that feel and taste exactly like the original. In our interview, founder and CEO Dr. Anton Pluschke and Head of R&D Dr. Fabian Machens share their start-up story, why Potsdam…
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3 questions with POROUS: “The opportunity to contribute to the health of many people around the world is our driver. It is also what convinced the jury”

For its work in early osteoporosis detection, poroUS GmbH, based in Potsdam Science Park, is receiving funding of €2.5 million through the European Innovation Council Accelerator Grant. In our interview, CEO Julia Eschenbrenner and CTO Jonas Massmann explain how they managed to stand out during the application process and what opportunities the funding will provide…
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3 Questions with Mimi-Q: »We Can Develop Drugs More Quickly and Effectively at a Lower Cost – without Using Animal Testing«

Animal testing continues to play a key role in the approval of new drugs. The startup Mimi-Q has developed a testing process that closes the gap between basic research and clinical studies. In future, it may also start to replace these tests and thus greatly reduce their use. In this interview, founder Dr. Andrey Poloznikov…
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3 Questions with kez.biosolutions: »A Revolution in Basic Research« – Optimised Antibiotics Based on Natural Ingredients to Combat Resistant Pathogens

Antibiotic-resistant pathogens are becoming a serious concern. In 2019, more people died from infections with resistant pathogens than of HIV and malaria together. kez.biosolutions GmbH is a start-up that is working on a ground-breaking process for developing brand-new, optimised substances from natural ingredients, such as sugar beets, with substrates in a bioreactor. In our interview,…
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3 Questions with DiGOS: “Making the World a Little Bit Safer” – Fighting Space Debris with Laser Pulses

7,000 – 28,000 km/h. That’s the kind of incredible speeds satellites can travel at in space. They orbit the earth at distances of 100-23,000 km. Inch-perfect tracking of their positions is a gruelling challenge. One of the few companies in the world that are up to the task is DiGOS in Potsdam. In fact they’re…
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