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VU start-up Lalaland.ai starts collaboration with Wehkamp

VU alumni International Business Administration Michael Musandu and Ugnius Rimsa founded Lalaland in 2019. The start-up generates and hyper personalizes full human body models from head to toe by using AI. As a result, models are available in different ethnicities, sizes and ages, allowing customers to always recognize themselves in the clothing of their choice. […]

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AMC spin-off SuperSeton prepares for US market

SuperSeton had its best quarter ever despite COVID-19. The spin-off developed a tool to close setons for Fistula treatment without a knot, preventing irritation and discomfort for patients. SuperSeton is distributed in Europe and beyond. Because of its success, the spin-off prepares to expand their reach and launch in the US.

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Optics11 and Optics11 Life secure funding to accelerate growth

Optics11 and Optics11 Life have secured funding from Rabobank. The funding will be used to strongly accelerate growth across global markets, to further build the team for the future and to strategically expand the high-tech product portfolios of both business units. “This is the right moment to pick up the pace. Rabobank’s funding helps us […]

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VU spin-off Lumicks raises $93 million for further development of next generation instruments

With an investment of 78 million euros, the Amsterdam-based medical high-tech company LUMICKS is taking a big step forward in the further development of the next generation of instruments for biological research and drug development. The company started in 2014 in the basement of VU Amsterdam. The company now almost has one hundred and fifty […]

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Get to know VU Amsterdam Startup Digi.Bio

Gold Award Winner at Academic Startup Competition and participant in the Digital Mission West Coast USA. Digi.Bio works at the intersection of biology, computation and engineering to develop faster and smarter automation tools that accelerate life science discoveries. MT/Sprout made an interesting video portrait of the award-winning startup. According to co-founder Sabrina Zaini, the VU […]

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Amsterdam Venture Studios launches yearly startup book

The first edition of the Amsterdam Venture Studios startup book will bed dedicated to Amsterdam based startup founders connected to the academic knowledge institutes. We are proud of all this talent, who play such an important role in creating much-needed solutions. The startup book can help  forge connections between founders, potential employees, corporate or government […]

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Gymstory moves into Amsterdam Venture Studios @ VUcampus

We are always over the moon when a startup moves through our ecosystem. Graduated from ACE Incubator, sport tech startup Gymstory moves into our VU Campus location.

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Scientists at VU Amsterdam launch spin-off Incircular

Incircular BV was founded by three (bio)chemists at VU Amsterdam who have developed a novel technology for stabilizing proteins: INCYPRO. In their recently launched spin-off, Saskia Neubacher, Sven Hennig and Tom Grossmann will use this technology to stabilize proteins for applications in drug development, diagnostic testing, and biocatalysis. INCYPRO-stabilized proteins Proteins are a class of […]

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Law Hub launches start-up fund

Law Hub offers entrepreneurs investments of €2.500 to develop an innovative justice product or start-up idea.

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LUMICKS and LAVA Therapeutics enter collaboration to characterize its tumor-specific γδ T-cell engagers

In their quest of creating safe and effective immunotherapy cancer treatments, VU spinoff LUMICKS and Amsterdam UMC spinoff LAVA Therapeutics joined forces. The partnership aims to evaluate the efficacy of various tumor-specific γδ T-cell engagers based on the resulting binding strengths (cell avidity) between T cells and tumors, measured with LUMICKS newly installed z-Movi® Cell […]

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