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JeNaCell was voted “Science Start-up of the Year 2017” at the Falling Walls Venture Science Award

  • 2017

The German start-up JeNaCell is winner of the Falling Walls Venture Science Award 2017. With its product, a wound dressing based on pure cellulose, large-area burn wounds can be treated quickly and painlessly for the first time. Unlike traditional patches, it is a moist, semitransparent and fully biological material that does not stick to the wound. The bacteria-bred nanocellulose is also used in beauty medicine for smoothing wrinkles.

Falling Walls Venture. Berlin, 08.11.2017. Copyright: Thomas Koehler/ Falling Walls


“JeNaCell has convinced the jury with its highly innovative product, as it is of great importance, especially in the medical field. Germany has about 30,000 burn victims per year, including many children, where Jenacell’s painless and rapid treatment with the Wundpflaster makes tremendous progress” said Dr. Stefan von Holtzbrinck, Managing Director of Holtzbrinck Publishing Group and jury chairman of Falling Walls Venture.

A total of 24 science-based start-ups from around the world were invited to present their business ideas at Falling Walls Venture in Berlin. The companies came from Canada, the Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, Austria, Great Britain, the USA and Germany among others. Each company had five minutes to convince the international jurors from business, science and media of their business model.

Falling Walls Venture is an initiative of the Falling Walls Foundation, supported by Siemens, Boehringer Ingelheim and Evonik as Global Partners and is held in cooperation with numerous international partner universities and research institutes.

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