Increasing fresh sample viability from hours to weeks

RETAIN CELL VIABILITY AND FUNCTION

"Crafting shelf-stable science inspired by hedgehogs, Atelerix is the answer to the cryopreservation headache. 

 

With a gel that's not just cool but doesn't need to be cold, they're setting cells, tissues, and viruses free from the icy grip of traditional storage and shipping methods. 

 

Welcome to the future of bioscience, where the storage is easy, and the cells are always fresh."

Steve Swioklo / CSO & Co-Founder

WHAT'S IN A NAME?

 

Way back in the beginning in 2017, we wondered, how do you name a new business? After the founders perhaps? Or something that says what you do – ‘BioGelloCellProtect’ maybe?

 

Being the geeks that we are, and thinking about what our technology does, we took inspiration from the practices of hedgehogs (Genus name: Atelerix) – specifically, the African four-toed pygmy hedgehog that hibernates when the temperature drops below about 20°C.

Since our products allow cells to do this too, we thought that was a cool name for the company and Atelerix was born!

Title

25+

Publications

21

Days  -  we've stored MSCs at room temperature

300%

Increase in recovery of monocytes compared to frozen

WHY WE EXIST

MISSION AND VALUES

We simply can't abide by cryopreservation - you wouldn't freeze an animal, so why would you freeze your cells? 

 

Cold Chain Supply is an energy-intensive process, makes for carbon-heavy logistics and incurs damage associated with freeze-thaw. 

 

That's why we came up with a solution that extends the shelf-life of fresh biological products and protects from physical damage during shipment.

CORPORATE VALUES

1. Be Awesome

 

2. That's it (we'll leave the faux corporate values to the rest)

CORPORATE VIDEO PENDING FUNDING...

OUR BOARD - A PRICKLE OF EXPERTS

Title

Alastair Carrginton

Chief Executive Officer

 

A maestro of monetisation, known for amplifying life science start-ups into sought-after acquisitions.

Steve Swioklo

Co-Founder & CSO

 

A cell biology visionary, turning industry needs into next-gen products

Mick McLean

Co-Founder & Chairman 

 

Boasting a lengthy career with a Midas touch for nurturing life science spin-outs into standouts.

Andy Evans

NED

 

Brings a suitcase full of entrepreneur and investor hats, guiding the ship with seasoned savvy.

preserving across cells, tissues, viruses and more

PRESERVE COMPLEX PHYSIOLOGICALLY RELEVANT CELL-BASED MODELS

Need help getting started? 
Let’s take a look at our Cell, Tissue and Virus solutions

Extend Your Sample Preservation Times