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…

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…

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…

Cellular structures in BIOMIMESYS® hydroscaffold using Scanning electron microscopy (SEM): example of liver cells

Scanning Electron Microscopy (EM) has been an indispensable tool for Biological sciences. A great challenge was propelled by the need to find methods to better preserve and analyze structures at a state closest to the native state. With BIOMIMESYS® hydroscaffold technology, we have developed a new method to use SEM 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…