The Polish startup uses AI to design, test, and produce antibodies, a universal tool used in research and development. They can also be used to diagnose infectious diseases such as anthrax, plague, or COVID-19.
The revolutionary nature of the solution lies in the modern method of predicting protein structures based on sequences. Using only cell cultures in the production of proteins allows you to streamline the entire process and achieve a high level of consistency of protein batches while reducing both time and costs and eliminating the use of animals. The end product is antibodies targeting a specific antigen.
The pool of prizes funded by the Mayor of Gdańsk amounted to 30,000 euro, of which the winner received 20,000 euro. The second place took a startup from Great Britain – upLYFT, and the third – Estonian Beholder. SAY IT Labs and Green Sequest also made it to the finals. The jurors were angel investor Sarah Drinkwater, Nico Schoenenberger of 10x Founders, Andreea Constantinescu of Planet First Partners, and Valeri Petrov of Eleven Ventures.
The 17th edition of the Infoshare 2023 conference, during which the Tech4Good awards were given, was attended by over 500 startups and 100 VCs from around the world, a total of 6,000 participants. It is the most significant technological event in the CEE region, combining the latest technology solutions with business.