Technology Transfer Office

Success Stories

Institut Curie
Institut Curie supports the formation of start-up companies as a way of commercializing its innovations and bringing groundbreaking technologies to the market. Our expertise enables us to guide you - researchers, young graduates and healthcare personnel - through each stage of the creation of your own company.

You would like to take part in this adventure? Here's a selection of a few success stories!

Biotechnology, precision medicine, radiotherapy, instrumentation... The fields of activity of start-ups that have emerged from Institut Curie are as varied as their applications and technologies.

Here is a selection of start-ups that have benefited from Institut Curie's incubation program.




Incubated at Institut Curie, One Biosciences was found in 2020, based on the work of its co-founder Céline Vallot, head of the Dynamics of Epigenetic Alterations in Cancer Team at Institut Curie. The start-up is specialized in leveraging the power of single-cell analysis to unlock a new wave of targets and precision medicines for a broad range of difficult-to-treat conditions. Full of ambition, One Biosciences plans to grow its team and strike research collaborations with clinical centers of excellence to build its pipeline of potential targets, in the field of oncology and beyond.

Céline Vallot


Céline Vallot, PhD, co-founder of One Biosciences & head of Institut Curie's Dynamics of Epigenetic Alterations in Cancer Team




Founded in 2018 by Institut Curie, Honing Biosciences is a bio-therapeutics company that develops and improves cell-based therapies, in particular for cancer and other chronic diseases. The start-up results from from the work of Institut Curie's Cell Biology and Cancer Team led by Franck Perez. Honing Biosciences was the first company in which Institut Curie had invested since the implementation of its new technology transfer policy in 2017, and the creation of a dedicated division to support the creation of start-ups resulting from the work of its teams. In 2020, the company announced a €2 million fund raising, obtained from the PSL Innovation Fund (Elaia), a private investor and BPI France.

Franck Perez


Franck Perez, PhD, co-founder of Honing Biosciences & head of Institut Curie's Cell Biology and Cancer Team


" Already recognized for the excellence of its cancer research and care, Institut Curie is now identified as a leading European center capable of transforming innovation into entrepreneurial success. "

Amaury Martin, PhD, head of Institut Curie's Technology Transfer Office & Carnot Curie Cancer.