CeGaT wins the State Prize for young Companies

CeGaT was awarded the State Prize for young companies last night by the Baden-Württemberg regional government and the L-Bank.

Every two years the state government, in cooperation with the L-Bank, distinguishes successful Baden-Württemberg based companies which make an exemplary contribution to a future-oriented society through responsible and entrepreneurial action. The award ceremony took place at the Neues Schloss in the state capital city on Tuesday evening, where managing directors Dr. Dr. Saskia Biskup and Dr. Dirk Biskup received the award from Dr. Axel Nawrath, L-Bank chairman of the board of management. CeGaT has beaten over 603 competitors in the process of winning the award, and is the most successful young company in Baden-Württemberg.

CeGaT wins “Hidden Champion” prize in category “Innovation”

CeGaT wins the 2015 n-tv mid-size business award “Hidden Champion” in the category “Innovation”.

At yesterday’s n-tv “Hidden Champion” award ceremony in Frankfurt, the biotechnology company CeGaT won the “Innovation” category for mid-sized businesses. The prize was awarded for CeGaT’s development of an innovative and entirely new molecular diagnostic procedure, which makes it possible to quickly and affordably map the human genome and identify genetic defects. Managing Director Dr. Dirk Biskup and Barbara van Eijck were pleased to receive the award.

This is the fifth time the news channel n-tv has held these awards, meant to highlight little-known mid-sized companies that contribute to the strong German economic engine. Applications were accepted from owner-managed companies headquartered in Germany with a minimum of 30 staff, and a jury of experts and a high-caliber board of trustees evaluated the entries based upon their submissions and proposals.

CeGaT’s Tumor Diagnostics wins the Industry Award 2015

CeGaT’s innovative approach to Tumor Diagnostics has been recognized with the Industry Award 2015 for the Biotechnology category.

Winners were chosen for each of 14 categories, and CeGaT’s somatic Tumor Panel won the Biotechnology category, garnering a trophy and certificate. The independent jury of the Industry Award 2015 consisted of experts including professors, scientists, industry representatives and journalists. Products and solutions were evaluated on specific criteria, such as the level of innovation (novelty, product maturity, and future orientation), benefits (recognizable benefit, impact on profitability, improved efficiency) and suitability for a mid-sized company (relevance, practicality, implementation). “Receiving the Industry Award 1015 for the establishment of our Tumor Diagnostics for patient care confirms our work and shows us that we are on the right track,” said managing director Dr. Saskia Biskup, very happy with the honor.

CeGaT’s somatic Tumor Panel generates a comprehensive genetic fingerprint of a tumor. Sequence data from a patient’s tumor is compared to sequence data from the patient’s own normal tissue, which is an essential step towards personalized medicine. In approximately 80% of cases, sequence changes detected between the tumor and normal tissue have treatment-related consequences, which provides the attending oncologist with essential information in developing an optimal therapy for the patient.

CeGaT’s Somatic Tumor Panel

Website of the Industry Award 2015

CeGaT ranks 9th at the Technology Fast 500 EMEA Awards

CeGaT has been recognized as the ninth fastest growing company in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in the 2014 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) Awards. In November 2014, CeGaT was named second place in Germany at the 2014 Deloitte Fast 50 Awards.

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA is now in its fourteenth year, and includes over 20 countries. The objective ranking honors technology companies with the fastest growing sales rates in over 20 countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Website Deloitte – Technology Fast 500™

CeGaT wins the “Processes” category at the STEP Award

CeGaT has won first prize at the STEP Awards in the category “Processes”.

Managing Directors Dr. Saskia Biskup and Dr. Dirk Biskup accepted the award on December 2nd, 2014, at the ceremony at the Höchst Industrial Park in Frankfurt am Main.

The STEP Award Entrepreneur Award is a competition to reward innovative and high-growth companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With the STEP Award the initiators Infraserv Höchst and FAZ-Institut / FRANKFURT BUSINESS MEDIA, together with numerous sponsors and partners pursue one goal: to give companies in the growth phase impetus for their successful development.

Website STEP Award