OSE Immunotherapeutics SA today announces that the Company is one of the first biotech startup companies selected by Microsoft France to be a privileged partner of its support program for French Biotech & Deeptech Startups. This program was launched during the 6th edition of “Viva Technology”, the most important Startup and Tech event organized in Europe being held in Paris from June 15-18, 2022.
Microsoft France’s « Biotech Scaler Program » aims to support companies at the crossroads of research and technology to accelerate products’ discovery and development. This program provides the selected startups with technical support in order to develop a technical framework of architecture securing scalability and startups’ data security. It also proposes a business support from Microsoft France and its partners through an ecosystem approach connecting startups, the research community, investment funds and the various health players.
Nicolas Poirier, Chief Scientific Officer of OSE Immunotherapeutics, comments:
We are very happy to have been selected by Microsoft to join their Biotech & Deeptech support program and we warmly thank the organizers. This collaboration confirms that OSE perfectly fits the target of the most cutting-edge biotechs by pairing its scientific skills and expertise in artificial intelligence and algorithmic approach to develop immunotherapies based on breakthrough innovations and to meet unmet medical needs in immuno-oncology and immuno-inflammation.
Since 2019, OSE Immunotherapeutics has been collaborating with MAbSilico, a DeepTech-Bio company specializing in artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and machine learning to accelerate the research and characterization of therapeutic antibodies.
Since 2021, OSE has benefitted from privileged access to the MAbFactory platform which centralizes MAbSilico’s innovative solutions based on AI. MAbFactory is deployed in the Microsoft Azure cloud with the access to an automatic and autonomous use to support the development of new antibodies and therapeutic proteins. The expertise of OSE’s R&D teams combined with MAbSilico’s AI platform is being used to successfully guide the discovery, the characterization and the optimization of new molecules, reducing both the time of development and the risk of failure in the preclinical testing.
The collaboration between the biotech OSE Immunotherapeutics, the Tech-Bio MAbSilico and the technology provider Microsoft reflects the interest of the Microsoft’s biotech program and will enable to strengthen and to go further in the deployment of a research based on AI, at the crossroads of this fruitful partnership between a Biotech and a Deeptech.