Importance of the liver extracellular matrix in the development of NASH/ASH

The extracellular matrix (ECM) is a non-cellular component of tissues and organs. It is mainly composed of structural elements (proteoglycans collagens, elastin) and cell adhesion proteins such as fibronectin and laminins. The ECM forms a complex structure with physical properties (elasticity, tensile and compression strength), which provides physical support for 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…

Collaboration between “Institut du thorax” and HCS Pharma: improving the management of hypercholesterolemia using a relevant and innovative organoid-based in vitro liver model

Launched in 2016, the adventure is coming to an end after 5 years of work carried out within the RHU CHOPIN (CHOlesterol Personalized INnovation), and with a strong collaboration between HCS Pharma and l’Institut du thorax. This collaborative project of national scope was led by Professor Bertrand Cariou, director of Read more…

HCS Pharma awarded by an Innovation Award from NHRI during BioAsia in Taïwan

During the last BIO Asia-Taiwan event HCS Pharma was awarded by the National Health Research Institute (NHRI) as a key company (關鍵新創) in the “Partnering and Medical Innovation” category (攜手同行暨創醫獎) for the BIOMIMESYS® technology. BIOMIMESYS® was recognized as a groundbreaking technology, allowing to reproduce any type of healthy or cancerous Read more…

BIOMIMESYS® Adipose tissue

Regulation of lipid accumulation : application with BIOMIMESYS® Adipose tissue

Retinoic acid and Caffeine are reference molecules known for their inhibitory activity on lipogenesis. Retinoic acid, a derivative of vitamin A, inhibits adipogenesis by blocking adipogenic factors such as PPARγ2 and C / EBPα, via the Retinoic acid receptor (RAR) ligand (1). Caffeine, a non-selective adenosine antagonist receptor, is used Read more…