In December 2015, thanks to a grant during the period 2015-2016 for maturating the technology from the SATT Pulsalys(a Société d’Accélération du Transfert de Technologie or “Technology Transfer Company”, which is a simplified joint stock company as part of the french Prime Minister Future Investments Programme / Programme Investissements d’Avenir or “PIA”), Xo4 technology has been patented (WO2017103545). At that time, Christian Chapelle (Polyvalan cofounder and director) was the Pulsalys technoloy transfer officer in charge of the granted project.
Polyvalan was founded in December 2016.
In March 2017, launching of the first generation of the product called Tb-Xo4 (Crystallophore n°1).
From March 2018 to December 2019, the foundation of “Maison de la Chimie”, thanks to their innovation support project, helps the POLYVALAN by hiring Amandine Roux, a post-doc in chemistry, PhD in Molecular and Supramolecular Chemistry, to develop new molecules and to continue the fundamental research about the crystallization project. Since, Amandine is the first full-time research engineer of the company.
In June 2019, Polyvalan was awarded by a national funding, i-Lab. In the meantime, Polyvalan was also granted by a regional funding, called R&D Booster, on a five partners project dedicated to drug discovery.
In November 2019, launching of the 2nd generation of the product called Lu-Xo4, complementary to Tb-Xo4.