News

Porous has successfully won the highly competitive EIC Accelerator grant

October 17, 2022

The team of Porous GmbH takes pleasure in sharing the outstanding news of receiving the European Innovation Council Accelerator grant, which enables European start-ups to develop and scale up game-changing innovations. The EIC Accelerator grant includes direct funding of €2.5 million and equity investment. The overall goal is to support clinical research in which the Porous system will be evaluated as an early diagnostic device for osteoporosis.

Download the press release

Read the EIC announcement

Meet Porous at the IUS 2022 in Venice, October 10-13 2022

October 4, 2022

The International Ultrasonics Symposium aims to bring together more closely the ultrasonics communities around the world with the ultrasonics industry. The IUS Symposia 2022 will be held from October 10 – 13, 2022 in Lido (Venice, Italy).

Meet our team right there and enter into direct dialogues with the inventor Prof.Dr. Kay Raum and our CTO Jonas Massmann.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

 

IEEE IUS 2022 - Venice, Italy - October 10-13, 2022

Meet Porous at OSTEOLOGIE 2022 Baden-Baden, 18.-20. September 2022

August 30, 2022

We are excited to present the POROUS bone diagnosis technology at the OSTEOLOGIE 2022 in Baden-Baden in September. The inventor of the POROUS technology Prof. Kay Raum will share the latest study results and show the fracture discrimination performance in postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density by multiparametric bone ultrasound imaging.

OSTEOLOGIE 2022 is an annual conference that provides comprehensive information on current developments in osteology with a thematic focus on osteoporosis. More information can be found here.

If you are attending OSTEOLOGIE 2022, we happily invite you to visit us at booth 65. Kay Raum, Jonas Massmann and Julia Eschenbrenner will be present, and are looking forward to see you there!

 

Porous in Potsdam, an interview with CSO Kay Raum

August 20, 2022

Porous has office in Potsdam, just southwest of Berlin. Potsdam/Potsdam-Mittelmark is a place of expertise, synergies and togetherness: First-class funding policy meets founder- and investor-friendly structures and a smooth transfer from science to practice. For more (Mehr) marketable innovations in the fields of life science and medical technology. The Mehr-Investition Website interviewed Porous’ CSO Kay Raum about our experience in the Potsdam eco-system. You can read the original interview (in German) on the mehr-investition website, or read the English translation below.

Why did you choose Potsdam as the seat of POROUS?

We are still close to the Charité, where we conduct a large part of our clinical studies. But the funding opportunities were much more attractive in Potsdam. We also benefit here at the Potsdam Science Park from the proximity to other start-ups and science. We see very good opportunities for cooperation here.

With which start-ups can you imagine cooperating?

The fact that we work side by side with ThinkSono here in the Potsdam Science Park, who also develop technologies at the interface of ultrasound and AI, is something special. Compared to other countries, ultrasound is underrepresented in German science. It is therefore all the more gratifying that the exchange with ThinkSono is made easier for us simply by the physical proximity. Even if our technologies are very different, we still speak the same language.

… and with the scientific institutions?

I have worked intensively with the Max Planck Institute (MPI) in the past, and one of our employees also did his doctorate at the MPI. I also see potential for further cooperation in the future. With regard to the implementation of scientific work and the recruitment of excellent young scientists, we benefit from the proximity to the University of Potsdam, the MPI and the other top research institutions in the region.

Which funding opportunities do you use?

Two days before Christmas 2021, the ILB accepted the ProFIT program. That was definitely one of the best moments of the last year! The funding means that we can now really take off and will soon be able to launch the first generation of devices on the market. We also received funding as part of the “Foundation innovative” program to examine the effects of introducing POROUS technologies in Germany and Great Britain as part of a health technology assessment.

What kind of support did you receive from the business development agency?

It was really a very positive experience. The contact was warm and we felt very well looked after when looking for a specific location. We had very productive talks with Ms. Bormann from Potsdam City Hall and she and her team quickly put us in touch with the right people to talk to about the process and the specific to-dos involved in settling and funding.

 

read more >