Medical Adhesive Revolution wins the Falling Walls International Conference 2015 on future breakthroughs in science and society.
Aachen, 13. November 2015 – The Falling Walls Conference, which takes place annually on November 9th, 2015 in Berlin is organized by the Falling Walls Foundation and connects participants from more than 75 countries to identify the innovation of the year that will bring the next wall to fall. The event is preceded by the Falling Walls Venture, a platform for science-based startups, investors and academia, where 20 selected startups get the opportunity to present their break-through innovations. The winner presents his idea to a group of 800 international decision makers from politics, business, science and media at the Falling Walls Conference the next day.
Nominated by the Gründerzentrum of the RWTH Aachen, Medical Adhesive Revolution was chosen as one of the 20 finalists to present at the annual Falling Walls Venture in front of 19 international jurors from industry, academia and media. In five minutes, followed by a two-minute discussion, Medical Adhesive Revolution convinced the jury of its innovation and business model.
“Medical Adhesive Revolution was the startup with the best presentation, the lowest risk, the greatest market potential and the strongest financing. The idea of revolutionary wound healing convinced us not only for its business potential, but especially for its potential to save lives”, explains Dr. Stefan von Holtzbrinck, Managing Director of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group and jury chairman of Falling Walls Venture.
As the winner of this year’s Falling Walls Venture and designated startup of the year, Medical Adhesive Revolution was invited to present its revolutionary technology and the next wall to fall to the audience of the Falling Walls Conference.
Falling Walls Venture is organized by the Falling Walls Foundation in cooperation with ‘Invest Europe – The Voice of Private Capital’ , ASTP-Proton, the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP), the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), A.T Kearney, international partner universities and research institutions.
About Adhesys Medical
Adhesys Medical, formerly Medical Adhesive Revolution, is a medical device company based in Germany and the United States and is dedicated to developing one-of-a-kind, polyurethane-based surgical sealants. Based on a technology that has been developed since 2007, the company was founded in 2013 in Aachen, Germany to bring the sealants to market. The company owns all patents regarding the technology and has completed the development of two product lines: one for topical use to close wounds of the skin, such as surgical incisions and laparoscopic incisions that have easily approximated skin edges, and one for internal use to seal areas of leakage, reinforce suture lines, and stop bleeding.
In early 2017, Adhesys Medical was acquired by the Aachen-based pharmaceutical company Grünenthal GmbH and continues to operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Grünenthal Group.
More information: www.adhesys-medical.com
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