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19
Jun

Promoting young scientists in translational science

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Ksilink is proud to announce that Ms Tiphaine Champetier has successfully passed her PhD viva. Ksilink is engaged in promoting young scientists in translational science and currently supports two other PhD students in collaboration with the Ecole Normale Supérieure and Sorbonne University. Tiphaine was a recipient of an ANRT Cifre fellowship and worked on “Novel […]

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24
May

Ksilink grows and further develops

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During the last months Ksilink has welcomed seven new scientists experts in cell biology, drug screening, and image and data mining. “We are happy to have now an outstanding team of 23 staff. Recently Ksilink has strengthen its cell disease modeling, screening capacities, and image analysis by increasing its R&D team with seven new scientists. […]

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01
Nov

New strategic partnership to fight heart disease

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On October 29th 2019, Ksilink has initiated two new strategic partnerships with the Biological Adaptation and Ageing research unit of the Institute of Biology Paris Seine (B2A-IBPS, Sorbonne Université/CNRS/Inserm) at the Sorbonne University and with the biotechnological company myriamed, a spinoff of the University Medical Center Göttingen. Both partnerships are pursuing a common goal: to […]

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31
Oct

Change in continuity: Professor Alain Beretz appointed as new Ksilink Chairman

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On September 24th 2019, Ksilink Board of Directors appointed Professor Alain Beretz (on the left) as new Chairman of the Association, replacing Professor André Syrota (on the right) nominated Honorary Chairman. Please click here to download the press release in English. Please click here to download the press release in French.

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24
Apr

New publication in SLAS Discovery

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Dr YongJun Kwon, Ksilink Head of Early Discovery and Technology Development, together with Dr Il Doh from Medical & Bio Device (MBD) Co., Ltd publish a paper entitled “Drug Efficacy Comparison of 3D Forming and Preforming Sphere Models with a Micropillar and Microwell Chip Platform” in SLAS Discovery journal. Ksilink is using such technology and […]

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13
Mar

Come Together Cardiovascular Disease

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Ksilink organizes a come together in the field of patient based disease modeling for cardiovascular diseases. Prof Zimmermann from University of Göttingen and Dr. Kirchmeir present the spin off myriamed GmbH, a specialist for standardized engineering of cardiac tissue. Prof. Agbulut from University of Sorbonne is presenting its expertise for Myofibrillar myopathy. Dr. Sinnecker from Technical […]

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28
Feb

Ksilink increases its computing capacity

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Ksilink acquires one high performance GPU/TPU cluster from locally-based 2CRSI company to implement deep learning approaches to its drug discovery programs for cardiovascular and muscle diseases. Equipped with 4 NVIDIA Tesla V100 Tensor Core delivers up to 125 TeraFlops, the GPU cluster will accelerate AI, high performance computing (HPC), and graphics. In parallel, Ksilink upgrades Checkout, its C++ based […]

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05
Feb

Press Release – Collaboration with I-Stem on ASD and DM1

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Ksilink initiates 2 new drug discovery programs on Muscular Dystrophy-1 (DM1) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) with its strategic partner I-Stem. Click here to download the press release.

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06
Dec

Press Release – Collaboration with Anagenesis on DMD

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Together with Anagenesis Biotechnologies, Ksilink reachs first exit point in the field of Duchenne Muscular Disease. A major industrial Venture Fund invests into  Anagenesis with a € 3 M seed funding and subsequently up to € 15 M round A investment within the next 18 months. Click here to download the press release.

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28
Sep

New publication in Nature Genetics

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Dr YongJun Kwon, Ksilink’s Head of Early Discovery and Technology Development, publishes a paper entitled “Pharmacogenomic landscape of patient-derived tumor cells informs precision oncology therapy” in Nature Genetics journal. This study using patient-derived cancer cells for real-time drug response prediction showcases the power of such approach for precision oncology. Click here for more information.

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