Meet us in OncoLille Days 2022 where we present a poster about matricial tumoral microenvironment in 3D in vitro models

We are pleased to participate in the first OncoLille Days congress from November 2th to 4th, 2022. Inaugurated on October 12th, 2022, OncoLille Institute aims at developing an interdisciplinary research in oncology, including biology, physics, microtechnologies, chemistry, mathematics, bioinformatics, statisitcs, health technologies and social and human sciences. HCS Pharma collaborates Read more…

Feedback of Natacha’s internship about the matrix remodeling in Parkinson’s disease: an in vitro study

This is the end of the 6-month internship of Natacha in HCS Pharma, about the microenvironment modifications in Parkinson’s disease. Indeed, in vivo studies in the literature showed that the neuronal death in Parkinson’s disease involved Extracellular Matrix (ECM) modifications, including an increase in some components like collagen and a Read more…

Feedback to the annual congress of the SCMC (Societe Cerveau et Maladies Cerebrovasculaires – Brain and cerebrovascular diseases Society)

Elodie Vandenhaute (our project director), Véronique De Conto (our project leader in in vitro pharmacology) and Natacha Perrin (our trainee in neurosciences) were present at the annual SCMC (Société Cerveau et Maladies Cérébrovasculaires – The French Brain and Cerebrovascular Diseases Society) congress, which took place on the 16th of June Read more…

We will be present at the next annual congress of the SCMC (Societe Cerveau et Maladies Cerebrovasculaires – Brain and cerebrovascular diseases Society)

Thursday, 16th June will take place the annual congress of the SCMC (Societe Cerveau et Maladies Cerebrovasculaires – Brain and cerebrovascular diseases Society) in Paris. It is our pleasure to participate to this event! Indeed, our project director Elodie Vandenhaute will be present as secretary of the association and organizer Read more…

Extracellular Matrix Modifications in Lung Cancer Initiation, Progression and Propagation

The Extracellular Matrix (ECM) is a major component of all the organs. This dynamic structure is involved not only in cell adhesion, but also in physiological processes, including cell differentiation, migration, and maturation, tissue homeostasis, biochemical signal retention and mediation, and growth factors’ retention. Moreover, the ECM can be abnormally Read more…

Extracellular matrix modifications are involved in cancer initiation, progression and propagation

The extracellular matrix (ECM) is the non-cellular component of tissue. Its is mainly composed of structural and adhesion molecules, such as hyaluronic acid, collagene, proteoglycans, fibronectin, elastin, although its specific composition and structure vary between different tissues. It is a dynamic structure, which is involved not only in the cell Read more…

Importance of the microenvironment in cerebral in vitro models for phenotypic screening (Abstract of Veronique’s thesis)

About 90% of drug candidates fail in clinical trials, for efficacy- and toxicity-related reasons, which often involve the Central Nervous System (CNS). This high failure rate highlights a lack of relevance in experimental models used upstream, including human in vitro models. Indeed, they do not take into account the complexity Read more…

Robin and Orégane join us to develop a microfluidic system for mechanical sollicitation of cancer spheroids

As part of their engineering studies at ISEN Lille for a master’s degree specialized in Bionanotechnologies, Robin and Orégane arrived in HCS Pharma in May 2021 for a 4-month internship. Their work in HCS Pharma follows a student project during which they designed and computationally simulated a microfluidic device capable Read more…

We will present our researches on the importance of ECM for drug discovery in Parkinson’s disease at NeuroFrance congress (May 19 to 21 )

The international NeuroFrance congress will take place May, 19, 20 and 21th 2021 (virtual meeting). On this occasion, our PhD student Véronique De Conto will present these works in a poster about the importance of matricial and cellular microenvironment for drug discovery in Parkinson’s disease (summary below). Feel free to Read more…