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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 coöper­a­tion with numer­ous inter­na­tional part­ner uni­ver­si­ties and research institutes.

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