« Nearly two years after the launch of MonacoTech, we wanted to find out about the development potential of the 16 startups based there. And to find out if there were any gems… »

« After almost two years of activity, what is the result of this structure? Sixteen companies are now buzzing in the vast open space. Twelve have left and four new ones arrived this spring. “Sixteen startups is the right size, says Fabrice Marquet, MonacoTech’s director. It allows us to support each company individually. »

« Rachid Benchaouir was a research engineer in Paris, in a company working in partnership with the Monaco Scientific Center. In connection with the CSM, he had a great idea: commercialize DNA sequences from the CSM laboratories, especially from corals. To be more precise, this scientist copies the genetic sequences by producing synthetic proteins. The final product is identical, its virtues similar, without having to take anything from the marine world. But what can these proteins be used for, you ask? Well, their properties are numerous. In the field of cosmetics, they are an effective protection of the skin, especially against UV. These proteins are also useful in the treatment of some cancers. »

To read the full article (in French) in Monaco-Matin, click here.

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