SDS Optic Inc. chosen to take part in 5th edition of Euronext PRE-IPO programme

We are happy and thrilled to announce that we have been chosen, as the only company from Poland, to participate in the executive Pre-IPO 5th edition of Euronext #TechShare Class 2019-2020. Mateusz Sagan, SDS Optic Chief Business Officer and Supervisory Board Member, will take part in 2 academic seminars in Rotterdam and Lisbon as well in 4 workshop sessions in Berlin moderated by Euronext and key institutional partners, incl. investment bankers, legal advisers and auditors.

#TechShare, launched in September 2015, is the only European programme dedicated to tech companies focused on the future IPO. With annual cohorts of fast‐growing European tech companies, the programme is an educational network designed to help these high‐potential businesses understand the role of capital markets and how they can help them reach the next stage of their growth. Last year, for the first time Euronext welcomed companies from outside its domestic markets, with participants from Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. The 2019-2020 class has a broad diversity with participants from across Europe: 13 from Belgium, 35 from France, 23 from Germany, 6 from Ireland, 12 from Italy, 12 from the Netherlands, 7 from Portugal, 12 from Spain, 12 from Switzerland and exclusively one from Poland.

The 132 tech companies participating have convened at Rotterdam’s Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship on 20 and 21 September for an academic campus on capital markets and TechShare 2019/2020 Class Kick-Off.
Over the course of two days, top executives from companies in the life sciences, cleantech and TMT industries across Europe have been working with professors from the Rotterdam School of Management under the form of expert sessions and group workshops. Topics covered included the entrepreneurial mindset, leading growth, scaling beyong borders, attracting talents and managing ownership.
In addition, founder stories from Onno van de Stolpe, CEO of Galapagos and Brent Wissink, CFO of Takeaway.com have related their experience of the IPO process and how they used capital markets to grow their business internationally.

The eight-month training, from September 2019 to April 2020, is structured around three main complementary modules, before graduating from the programme in May 2020:
• Two academic campuses with leading business schools, Rotterdam School of Management and Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon next March 2020;
• Four workshop sessions in each country with expert partners about the IPO process, the legal perspective, IPO valuation, equity story, financial communication, corporate governance and postlisting life;
• Individual coaching with audit firms, lawyers and communications/investor relations specialists providing customised advice on a more bilateral basis.

“Taking part in the #TechShare Pre-IPO Programme is a key milestone for us at SDS Optic to learn all key aspects of becoming public company and bulding value to our shareholders. Based on key takeaways from the programme we will be able to prepare a long term IPO strategy and detailed action plan. The kickoff at Rotterdam’s Schoold of Management has been a great networking event, mindsetting experience and keynotes from CEO of Galapagos and CFO of Takeaway.com have been tremendous” – says Mateusz Sagan, Supervisory Board Member and participant in the programme.

Join SDS Optic team! We’re hiring

SDS Optic, headquartered in Lublin, is a highly innovative growing biotech company, focused on development of novel diagnostic strategies in the field of oncology. Company develops and innovates diagnostics solutions, responding to needs of patients with cancer and focusing on helping the healthcare with faster and less painful diagnostics. Our Mission is „Saving, Monitoring and Improving Lives through Innovative Cancer Diagnostics Solutions”.

As part of our R&D expansion plan and SME Instrument Horizon 2020 project kick-off we’re currently expanding our biology group and looking for a highly motivated and talented scientist to work as:

BIOLOGY SENIOR SCIENTIST / TEAM LEADER

(based in Lublin, Poland)

Ref. No. SDS 01/06/LUB/19

Major Responsibilities:

  • Leading Team of biologists and technicians focused on product development
  • Working in the lab executing immunochemical and biochemical assays
  • Managing work of associates to meet the company and project timelines
  • Working within the interdisciplinary team
  • Utilizing expert knowledge on cancer biology

Requirements:

  • Accomplished Biologist, at least PhD level
  • 2-4 years’ experience for the Sr. Scientist role or 5 years’ experience as a Group Leader position
  • Technical experience in the area of pre-clinical and clinical diagnostic research is essential for this position
  • Highly energetic with hands-on experience in development and validation of in vitro assays aimed to verify target binding
  • Training and/or experience in basic molecular biology techniques like cell culture, cytotoxicity and proliferation assays, Western blot and ELISA, protein based in vitro activity assays is a must
  • You have to show ability to carry out high quality science and demonstrate a high level of initiative and independence in performing experiments
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills to be capable of being a Team Leader in diagnostics development projects
  • We expect from You to be flexible, multitasking and feel comfortable working in goal driven diagnostics discovery environment
  • Fluent in English and familiar with computer general office applications

What we offer:

  • Working in a highly innovative, self-driven and growing biotech startup, executing SME Instrument project co-financed by European Commission
    Competitive package and great atmosphere
  • Everyone wishing to join us feel free to send your resume at praca@sdsoptic.pl marking with Ref. No. SDS/01/06/LUB/19. Please add personal data protection clause if you wish to be considered.
  • We will get in touch only with chosen candidates.

Good Luck and we’re looking forward to seeing YOU as part of our growing TEAM.

Florida International Medical Expo 2019

The Florida International Medical Expo is the largest medical trade fair across the Americas which will bring together medical and healthcare trade professionals from North, Central and South America, as well as from across the globe, to do business with national and international companies exhibiting new and refurbished medical and hospital equipment, technology, products and supplies. This year event took place in Miami Beach. We’ve represented Poland at Polish National Stand. It was great opportunity to meet new people and talk more about our breakthrough innovation inPROBE.
Thank you all for visiting our booth and all discussions we had. Here are the highlights for all days at FIME.

Roche Partnering for Innovation Summit 2019

We had privilage and honour to be be invited by Roche to Basel HQ and take part in Partnering for Innovation Summit. Around 500 top Roche Executives and carefully selected 40 startups, among them us presenting our disruptive inPROBE technology as the only startup from CentralEurope, came together to talk about Driving Healthcare into the Future.
Several great presentations, keyonte speaks on innovation, round tables, workshops, SDSOptic brand table, Mateusz Sagan pitching and talking about inPROBE and our Co-Founders Magdalena Staniszewska and Marcin Staniszewski speaking to many Roche Team Members.

Key take aways from the summit:
– the future is around Value Based Healthcare
– Point-of-Care targeted Diagnostics is key – in confront with several innovative targeted treatments
– Managing Patients data in one place
– AI & Blockchain has widely arrived to Healthcare
– AI is not going to replace Doctors. AI+Doctors will replace Doctors
Happy to be here, thank you #Roche for having us in Basel, key notes taken and we go back to work hard to deliver on our inPROBE promises

Nomination for Economic Award by Money.pl & Next Health Pitch Investment

We had a great pleasure to be nominated for Economic Award presented by Money.pl Editorial Staff. It was first edition of the Money.pl award has been launched. SDS Optic was in grand final with 11 companies like: CD Projekt, Synthos, Dom Development, Eobuwie. Judges has chosen companies and technologies that are going to shape the future of the Polish economy. We are so happy to be one of them. Whole event has taken part during Impact CEE in Cracow. Instead of this we’ve been also nominated for Next Health Investment Pitch organized in cooperation with Amgen Ventures. Startups with tomorrow’s ideas in medicine, competed for the attention of top pharmaceutical companies and VC funds.

Euronext 2019 Paris

European Innovation Council (EIC), as part of Business Acceleration Services for its selected SME Instrument funded project, has invited TOP40 selected fast-growing DeepTech SMEs for a scaling up day at Euronext HQ in Paris La Dafense.SDS Optic with its disruptive cancer diagnostic device has been one of the company participating in the event.With introduction of Romain Bouttier from EASME and Camille Leca, Euronext Chief Operating Officer Listing, we all had a chance to go through the Financing Journey and get ready for scaling up by IPO at Euronext in the future.

We have learned a lot about step-by-step process of going public, raising money on regulated markets, we meet more than 20 top European investors, had a great networking discussions and pitching sessions.At the end of the day we visited main floor and took a part in Closing Bell of Euronext floors all over Europe.Everyone could also ring the bell and feel like just being listed.

Central European CEBIO Forum 2019

CEBioForum has a long tradition. The first event was held in 2000 (previously under the name Bio-Forum) in Łódź at the initiative of professor Tadeusz Pietrucha, a biotechnologist, associate professor of the Medical University in Łódź. The objective of the Central European BioForum is to present Polish biotechnological sector to foreign investors and encourage their engagement. At yesterday’s edition SDS Optic CEO Marcin Staniszewski took part in discussion about funds for recapitalization of biotech companies. Conference was a great opportunity to talk about Bridge Alfa programme and meet representatives of National Centre of Research and Development.

Top 500 Innovators Meet Up, Wroclaw

Since 2011 alumni of the Top500 Innovators Programme have organized meet up to boost cooperation between science and business. SDS Optic team was invited by organizers as main lecturers. We’ve taken part in discussion panels. Magdalena Staniszewska and Marcin Staniszewski were main speakers at MedTech-related startup technology debate. Next day our company was represented by Chief Business Officer Mateusz Sagan at discussion panel about BioTech-related startup technology. Whole event was full of keynotes heart-warming speeches,

Pitch Decks for innovators, Affiliates Brokerage Events, networking sessions with guests from US and GB Embassy and Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Except that organizers have delivered extraordinary workshops with 10 tools as canvas for participants after workshops. It was great honor for us to be there. We hope to visit following meet up next year.

European Innovation Council Roadshow Warsaw 2019

Last week we were present at European Innovation Council Roadshow in Warsaw. We’ve been talking about new funding opportunities and inPROBE project as a flagship HORIZON 2020 beneficiary from Poland. Mateusz Sagan our Chieff Business Officer has taken part in panel and Q&A discussion with notable company like: Patrick Child, Deputy Director General of DG RTD, European Commission, Kinga Stanisławska, High Level Group of Innovators of EIC, Mateusz Gaczyński Director, Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

The organizer of event was: European Commission, CE Representation in Poland, Polish National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU. The EIC pilot was first introduced in 2018 under the current Horizon 2020 programme. Building on that experience, European Commission now introduces enhanced funding schemes supporting great ideas and innovation.

BIO International Convention 2019

Join us at BIO International Convention! Event attracts 16,000+ biotechnology and pharma leaders who come together for one week of intensive networking to discover new opportunities and promising partnerships. We would like to invite you to visit Poland’s National Stand. Conference brings together a wide spectrum of life science and application areas including drug discovery, biomanufacturing, genomics, biofuels, nanotechnology and cell. Polish Investment and Trade Agency will promote Polish biotech sector in cooperation with most innovative and with huge potential exhibitors from Poland.