Lille, France, 18-01-2021
e-Zyvec, a provider of molecular tools applied to genetic engineering, closed a significant investment from another European biotechnology company (undisclosed), who is joining as a minority shareholder. This investment will sustain the commercial development of e-Zyvec’s innovative services, an integrated solution of tailored conception and production of DNA vectors (plasmids). BPI-France (French Public investment Bank) also participated to this funding series, that amounted for a total of 1.4 Million €.
“Plasmids are widely used in R&D or Bioproduction projects for several type of application including fundamental research, production of biologics-based therapeutic drugs or production of biopolymers and bio-compounds for industrial purpose” explained Carine Morel, CEO of e-Zyvec. “We address Biologists needs in a very innovative way and we are highly convinced that this investment and our new partner’s market expertise will definitely help us to boost our international development. This is a major event for our young start-up, and we are thrilled to work towards our next milestones with a strong support.” added Sylvain JULIEN, Chairman of e-Zyvec.
“The level of investment that was agreed is a strong endorsement of our technology assets and expertise from our new partner.” Commented Sylvain Julien. “We are very satisfied that they recognized our ability to design innovative plasmids that otherwise would take very long or just be impossible to obtain.”
Founded in 2016, e-Zyvec is a biotech start-up specialized in genetic engineering, spinning-off the university of Lille and the CNRS. Following a Seed funding series closed in 2018 (with Autonomie et Solidarité, Nord France Amorçage & private investors) the start-up moved in the Parc Eurasanté in a fully refurbished facility. e-Zyvec, a company devised by scientists to assist scientists, provides integrated services in molecular biology to biologists from the academic or the private sector. This service is accessible worldwide through the dedicated web portal D-Zyvec. For more information, please visit: www.e-zyvec.com.
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