Floralis provides consultative services or acquires equity stake to enable the development of new start up companies to commercialise University Grenoble Alpes technologies. When a company is created, Floralis can negotiate new licensing contracts in order to make profit from new technologies of the laboratories. In 2005, Floralis has taken part in the creation of 5 new companies.
Synthelis is a business unit which provides a solution to a well known challenge in terms of biotechnological production – namely the synthesized production of membrane proteins.
Around 30% of the human genome is coded for protein membranes. This family of proteins is involved in key biological processes such as cellular signaling, energy transduction or metabolic transportation. Anomalies affecting their structure or function can be directly or indirectly linked to a large number of pathologies. Consequently these molecules are the target for a large number of medicines currently planned for development. The significant difficulties associated with their production, purification and crystallization in comparison with soluble proteins demonstrates the necessity for developing new manufacturing processes.
Using a cutting-edge process, Synthelis produces functional membrane proteins in soluble or proteoliposome form. These membrane proteins can be used in structural studies or functional/electrophysiological studies, the development of vaccines or even high throughput molecule/ligand screening.
web site: www.synthelis.fr
STANTEC is developing 4th generation radio communications systems through the use of UWB technology.
web site: www.stantec.fr
Sillyflow designs and builds liquid microdispense systems.
web site: www.siliflow.com
Mellitech is a drug discovery company focused on developping a new therapeutic and diagnostic approach to type II diabetes.
web site: www.mellitech.com
The Alpao business unit manufactures and sells a new generation of deformable mirrors conceived as a result of a technology developed by LAOG, (the Astrophysic Laboratory of Grenoble). These mirrors are based on magnetic actuators. Adaptive optics are regularly used in the fields of astronomy, laser systems, ophthalmological tools.
web site: www.alpao.fr
All of the following are start-ups who are working with Floralis.