“GründerRegion Aachen” honors winners of the competition “AC² – Gründung, Wachstum, Innovation 2017/2018”
Under the patronage of North Rhine-Westphalia’s minister, Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart awarded the AC²-Innovationspreis Region Aachen. Further, the jury, consisting of innovation experts, business representatives and the regional administration, chose the three most promising business plans out of 230 contestants from the Region of Aachen, Düren, Euskirchen and Heinsberg. The prize, including the prize money of 10.000 euros, went to Peter Linder and Dr. Matthias Großmann of innoVitro GmbH.
The innoVitro GmbH is a spin-off of the FH Aachen that specialized in the measurement of agents on artificially generated myocardial tissue. Creating out of human stem cells, this tissue is based on the patented “CellDrum” technology.
Both the winners Linder and Großmann want to detect possible side effects early during the drug development and hence, reduce the number of animal testing with the help of their innovative method of analysis.