2017 News

Feb

2017

Co-founder Chris Millan named to Forbes' annual 30 Under 30 List

February 2017, London, U.K.:  Forbes names Chris Millan, co-founder and CTO of CellSpring, to the 2017 "30 Under 30" List for Europe. Chris was named to two categories: Science & Healthcare and Dorm Room Founders.

Feb

2017

February 2017, Washington DC, U.S.:  Chris hosted a CellSpring info session at the Tecan Podium at SLAS  (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) International Conference & Exhibition 2017, in Washington D.C. Watch Chris give live talks at the CellSpring booth, and read Tecan's interview with CellSpring, titled "From cartilage to cancer: 3D microtumors can change drug discovery" in the Tecan blog.

  • 2016 News

    Nov

    2016

    CellSpring named semifinalist for Prix Strategis

    November 2016, Lausanne, Switzerland:  The jury of the Prix Strategis, a CHF 50,000 prize in Swiss entrepreneurship, has selected CellSpring as a semifinalist.  The company is one of 8 semifinalists picked from a pool of 61 startup companies in Switzerland.  To read the jury's announcement, click here. (French language)

    Sep

    2016

    CellSpring one of the Top 100 Swiss Startups

    September 2016, Zürich, Switzerland: Each year, the Swiss startup monitor startup.ch launches the "Top 100 Startup Award."  From over 100,000 young companies, the 100 most innovative and promising Swiss startups are picked by top startup experts.  We are honored to be selected for the 2016 class!

    Sep

    2016

    Collaboration Announcement

    September 2016, Zürich, Switzerland, and Stevenage, United Kingdom:  Plasticell, the biotechnology company using combinatorial technologies for stem cell research and optimization of cell and gene therapy manufacturing, has announced it is collaborating with CellSpring, an innovative company that has developed a high throughput 3D cell culture system, the 3D Bloom® Biopolymer Platform, which enables more informed “stop/go” decisions for preclinical candidates.

    Aug

    2016

    CellSpring featured in Tecan Journal

    September 2016, Zürich, Switzerland: Each year, the Swiss startup monitor startup.ch launches the "Top 100 Startup Award."  From over 100,000 young companies, the 100 most innovative and promising Swiss startups are picked by top startup experts.  We are honored to be selected for the 2016 class!

    May

    2016

    CellSpring and Tecan launch co-marketing

    May 2016, Zürich, Switzerland: CellSpring and Tecan, the global leader in liquid handling robotics, have announced a co-marketing agreement to automate the 3D Bloom Biopolymer Platform on the Freedom EVO workstation.  This successful collaboration enables scientists to take advantage of CellSpring's 3D cell culture technology in a high throughput setting.  Dr. Chris Millan, Chief Technology Officer at CellSpring, commented, "CellSpring is excited to partner with Tecan to bring automated, simple 3D cell culture solutions to customers.  The benefits of our 3D Bloom Platform - versatility and reliability - are now available at scale using the Tecan Freedom EVO."

    Bilan names CellSpring in "Top 50 most investable startups in Switzerland"

    February 2016, Geneva, Switzerland: Bilan Magazine, the foremost publication covering the Swiss economy, has named CellSpring as one of the top 50 most investable startups in Switzerland for 2016.  CellSpring CEO Kramer Schmidt commented on the award: “CellSpring has the potential to change the landscape of 3D cell culture and beyond, and we are grateful to Bilan for this recognition.  Our team will use it as inspiration as we continue to push the boundaries of the opportunity before us.”

    Feb

    2016

  • 2015 News

    Dec

    2015

    CellSpring Selected as Onestart Semifinalist

    December 2015, San Francisco & London: CellSpring is honored to have been selected as a semifinalist of Oxbridge Onestart, the world’s largest accelerator for startups seeking to dramatically improve human health.  As a semifinalist, CellSpring placed in the top 10% of the more than 750 companies that applied to the program.

    Nov

    2015

    ETH & CellSpring awarded CTI project grant

    November 2015, Bern, Switzerland: The Swiss Commission for Technology & Innovation has awarded the ETH and CellSpring a significant grant to advance shared research goals.  The grant will enable project partners to make key investments in development of the 3D Bloom® Biopolymer Platform

    Nov

    2015

    CellSpring wins Heuberger Prize, CHF 150k

    November 2015, Winterthur, Switzerland: CellSpring was named a winner of the Heuberger Winterthur Entrepreneur Prize final, taking home an equity free grant of CHF 150k.

    Sept

    2015

    CellSpring AG incorporated in Kanton Zurich

    September 2015, Zürich, Switzerland: The co-founders are pleased to announce the official formation of CellSpring AG in Kanton Zürich, Switzerland.  Commenting on the company’s incorporation, CTO Dr. Chris Millan said, “We are so happy that CellSpring will formally call Zürich home.  The support of ETH, collaborating companies, and advisors in this region has boosted CellSpring tremendously.   The life sciences ecosystem here provides the perfect foundation for our company’s launch.”

    May

    2015

    CellSpring wins Venture Kick Final, CHF 130k

    May 2015, Zürich, Switzerland:  A jury of entrepreneurs, investors, and scientists has selected CellSpring as a winner of the Venture Kick final, and a CHF 130,000 investment.  CellSpring CEO Kramer Schmidt said, "We're thrilled to continue our journey in partnership with Venture Kick.  This investment, as well as their continued guidance, is invaluable as we execute on our vision to bring greater predictive power to drug development."

    May

    2015

    Chris Millan selected for Venture Leaders USA

    March 2015, Zürich, Switzerland: CellSpring CTO Chris Millan was selected as a 2015 Venture Leader.  Chosen out of over 100 candidates by a panel of investors and high-tech entrepreneurs, Chris will travel to Boston and New York in June for a highly intensive business development trip in partnership with swissnex Boston.

  • 2014 News

    Dec

    2014

    Chris Millan named Pioneer Fellow, receives CHF 150k grant

    December 2014, Zürich, Switzerland: CellSpring Co-Founder Chris Millan was selected by a panel of scientific experts as an ETH Zürich Pioneer Fellow.  The award was given based on the scientific merit of the 3D Bloom technology and its potential in the marketplace.  In addition to the 150,000 CHF in funding, the Fellowship enables CellSpring to utilize world-class lab and office space for research and business development activities.

    Jan

    2014

    CellSpring named winner of Sohr Grant

    January 2014, Nashville, Tennessee: CellSpring was named the winner of the annual Sohr Grant Entrepreneurship Award at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.  Supported by Owen alum Jim Sohr, the Founder and CEO of AIM Healthcare, the grant provides $25,000 in equity free funding for early stage company development.  The competition was judged over an eight-week process by a panel of successful entrepreneurs led by Jim Sohr.  CellSpring won the award based on the strength of its business case and management team.

    Jan

    2014

    CellSpring places Top 10 at Venture Ideas

    January 2014, Zurich, Switzerland: CellSpring was named to the Top 10 of the >>venture>>2014 ideas competition.  The company was chosen for the 2,500 CHF award out of a pool of 239 teams.

 

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