11 innovative offers have been selected among service providers and technology platforms that applied to the Service Presentations. They showcased their offer in front of potential clients. Velabs Therapeutics, represented by Dr. Christoph Antz, Managing Director, received the “Most innovative offer” award.
“I was attending the Pitch session in order to (a) leverage our company’s visibility, (b) to have an external and independent view on it by experts and (c) to increase our chances finding potentially interested collaboration partners during BioFIT, which, after all, is morphing more and more to a bigger European high quality meeting, comparable to BioEurope and other formats. I did not do it for winning the price, for sure. The announcement of Velabs as a winner really surprised me, as I felt the level of competition extremely high, having heard all the other top pitches. So last not least, I am happy about the price and very proud, that we could do it! We feel honored by the jury’s decision and hope to fulfill the expectations in the field, which is full of good concepts and strong competitors, even in our narrow field of microfluidic screening. We consider the jury’s vote as a validation of our concept and technology.” Dr. Christoph Antz, Managing Director