INTEGRA Biosciences competition winner looks to transform cell culture

INTEGRA Biosciences is delighted to announce that Alt Biotech – an innovative French start-up making waves in the cell culture space – has been chosen as a winner of the ‘INTEGRA supports start-ups’ competition, receiving 12 EVOLVE manual pipettes and $1000 worth of GRIPTIPS® pipette tips to help develop its potentially game-changing technologies. Alt Biotech aims to revolutionize cell culture, using its innovative bioproduction method to generate growth factors, hormones and cytokines.

Jade Pellet, CSO and Co-founder of Alt Biotech, explained: “Our proprietary process relies on a new, more sustainable and scalable bioproduction method, combined with a microorganism that produces protein at a higher rate than E. coli alternatives. The EVOLVE manual pipettes we received from INTEGRA have allowed us to set aside dedicated equipment for each of our development workflows, eliminating any chance of cross contamination. The multichannel units have proved to be particularly valuable, helping us to minimize repetitive tasks, increase throughput, reduce well-to-well variation and expand our experimental batch sizes. In addition, the ECO rack GRIPTIPS are a much more sustainable solution than the temperamental alternatives we were previously using, simply snapping into place and putting an end to the constant inconvenience of poorly fitting tips. Winning the ‘INTEGRA supports start-ups’ competition has given our workflows a much-needed efficiency boost, allowing us to streamline the development processes that will ultimately provide the cell culture industry with affordable growth factors, cytokines and hormones.”

Find out more about how Alt Biotech plans to improve sustainability and affordability in cell culture.

About INTEGRA Biosciences

INTEGRA Biosciences ( is a leading provider of high-quality laboratory tools and consumables for liquid handling. The company is committed to creating innovative solutions which fulfil the needs of its customers in research, diagnostics and quality control within the life sciences markets and medical sector. INTEGRA’s engineering and production teams in Zizers, Switzerland and Hudson, NH, USA, strive to develop and manufacture instruments and consumables of outstanding quality. Today, INTEGRA’s innovative laboratory products are widely used all around the world where they help scientists accelerate scientific discovery. INTEGRA is an ISO 9001 certified company.

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