Pressemeldung 6. BioRiver Boost! 2019: Starke Life Science Gründer auf der Bühne

Die Sieger des sechsten BioRiver Boost!-Wettbewerbs sind gekürt: ACUS Laboratories, Cherrykukess, ProSion / Reverse Pitches durch führende Konzerne und das NRW-Wirtschaftsministerium / Zustimmung für neues Format als Tageskonferenz

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6th BioRiver Boost! 2019 - The winners are:

Acus Laboratories GmbH, Köln: Target deconvolution services and innovative drug target discoveries

Cherrykukess, Düsseldorf: New Cancer Therapies

Prosion, Köln: Chemical Toolkit for Making the Undruggable Druggable

Foto (rights: BioRiver, fotograf: Lauter)

Special price

Bex-Biotec GmbH & Co. KG, Münster: Bio-Engineering eXperts - We are the plant treatment evaluating accelerator


Press release: 17 October 2019

6th BioRiver Boost! 2019

BioRiver Boost! is our offer to young life science founders, start-ups and scientific research projects to get support, gain visibility and become part of the valuable life science network of BioRiver. Senior managers from established companies and investors will become insight into brand new life science innovations and founding projects at an early stage of company development.

The reverse pitch Session: the presenting Enterprises and Organization

10:30 - 12:30

10:30 Greetings Dr. Stoffel, Miltenyi Biotec, Dr. Hangen, BioRiver e.V.

10:45 Introduction of the moderator, Dr. Anna Heide, Ruhr-IP PAtentanwälte

10:50 Bayer: Dr. John-Edward Butler-Ransohoff, Pharmaceutical Division, Strategic Projects Open Innovation,

11:06 Eppendorf: Dr. Sven Bülow, Head of Corporate Innovation

11:22 Ministerium Wirtschaft, Innovation, Digitalisierung und Energie des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen: Alexandra Landsberg, Leiterin der Stabsstelle „Strukturwandel Rheinisches Revier“

11:38 Miltenyi Biotec: Dr. Boris Stoffel, Geschäftsführer

11:54 Qiagen: Dr. Kerstin Steinert, VP Product Development & Research

12:10 Round-table discussion

Moderator: Dr. Anna Heide, Ruhr-IP Patentanwälte

Networking lunch


During lunch you can chat with old and new colleagues and continue the discussion with the speakers of the morning session who can be easily located at their individual bar tables. Further you are invited to enjoy the view to the Cologne cathedral and the magnificant Rheinland-atmosphere from the roof-top terasse.

Presentation of the Finalists: The presenting Start-Ups 2019

14:00 - 18:00

14:00 Greetings Dr. Boris Stoffel, Miltenyi Biotec, Dr. Frauke Hangen, BioRiver e.V.

14:10 Introduction of the moderator and the jury-members

14:20 PL Bioscience GmbH, Aachen

14:37 CherryKukess, Düsseldorf

14:54 Prosion, Köln: Chemical Toolkit for Making the Undruggable Druggable

15:11 Bex-Biotec GmbH & Co. KG, Münster

  15:30 Coffee break. Start-Ups can be found at their individual bar tables.

 16:00 Second session

16:05 Acus Laboratories GmbH, Köln

16:22 Silvacx, Bonn: A Universal Platform to Silence Cancer and Infectious Diseases

16:39 DERMATACT, Münster

16:56 Uricell, Düsseldorf: Specialist in urine derived stem cell products

  17:20 The jury withdraws.

17:40 Announcement of this year's winners: BioRiver Boost! award ceremony

17:50 Closing words

  18:00 Networking and celebration

Moderator: Dr. Mirko Stange, Silversky Life Sciences

Presentation of the Finalists: The Jury 2019

Dr. Anke Caßing, High-Tech Gründerfonds, Investment Manager

Dr. Marek Kozlowski, NRW.Bank, Venture and Seed Capital

Dr. Barbara Maertens, CUBE Biotech, Geschäftsführerin

Dr. Bettina Möckel, Qiagen, VP Business Development

Dr. Anna-Lisa Picciolo-Lehrke, UCB Pharma, Head of Business Development Neurology

Dr. Karl-Heinz Schneider, Bayer, Product Supply Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Boris Stoffel, Miltenyi Biotec, Geschäftsführer


Miltenyi Biotec - headquarter

Building 4: Skydome

Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 68, 51429 Bergisch-Gladbach

PARKING is only possible outside the Miltenyi premises. Please check for PUBLIC TRANSPORT options!

Taking pictures is not permitted

During the event we will have a professional photographer around.

For the BioRiver Boost! participants taking pictures is not permitted on the Miltenyi premises, due to general corporate rules and respect to people.

Registration for participants

Participation Fees:

free                  BioRiver-members, founders (under 5 FTE)

30,-€                regular (incl. MwSt.)

Registration link

Sprache / Language

The conference language will be English, few presentations and discussions could be held in German.

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Make yourself visible in the viable start-up scene and large BioRiver network as a sponsor and support our marketing and start-up support-services.

Impressions from 5th BioRiver Boost! 2018

Winners: Sphairlab GmbH, BlackDrop Biodrucker GmbH, Priavoid GmbH

Award Ceremony

Bildrechte: BioRiver e.V., Fotograf: Bernd Lauter

BioRiver Boost! 2019 - Supporters: