Animal tests no longer necessary before drug clinical trials? Let’s make it in 3D in preclinical studies… and with the extracellular matrix!

End of last year, the american legislation has ratified that new drugs no longer need to be tested in animals to receive Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. This is a huge step toward animal-free validation of drugs, but it requires the design of a relevant and more predictive drug Read more…

Presentation of BIOMIMESYS technology, the first organ-specific in vitro ECM, to develop innovative and predictive 3D cellular models for drug discovery – Academia Sinica, the 1st of November 2022

BIOMIMESYS® is a patented 3D matrix reproducing the physicochemical properties of the extracellular matrix (ECM), different from classical hydrogels used for 3D cell culture. It is composed of native ECM components: Hyaluronic Acid (HA) combined with collagens, adhesion peptides… in the form of a unique hydroscaffold, i.e. exhibiting a dual Read more…

Webinar : Organ-on-chips including BIOMIMESYS® for toxicology and oncology programmes, December 14 & 16

Industry and academia are increasingly complexifying their in vitro models, not only 3D models but also organs-on-chip (OoC) in their studies. Such systems are needed for putting different tissues into contact, or to take into account flux-related aspects. BIOMIMESYS® being an ideal hydroscaffold™ for 3D cell culture, this webinar aims Read more…

Meet us at ESTIV congress in Barcelona (21-25 November 2022)

We are pleased to participate to the 21st International Congress of the European Society of Toxicology In Vitro (ESTIV 2022), which will take place in Barcelona-Sitges, Spain, from 21st to 25th November 2022. Our project Leader in in vitro pharmacology Véronique De Conto will present her poster entitled “In vitro microenvironment modifies the neurotoxic Read more…

Poster – Including the matricial tumoral microenvironment in 3D in vitro models by using a Hyaluronic-Acid-based hydroscaffold™

Abstract: In oncology, 97% of drug candidates fail in clinical trials. This highlights a lack of relevance of preclinical models used upstream. Indeed, human in vitro models don’t consider the Tumoral Extracellular Matrix (TECM). However, more and more studies demonstrate that ECM composition and stiffness are modified in tumors and Read more…

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…