An innovative start-up, based in Chemistry Valley, on the IFPen site in Solaize, SEPARATIVE was created on 14th April 2014 by François Parmentier and Financière Florentine. It started out in the Crealys business incubator in Lyon, and then moved to the AxelOne Innovative Processes collaborative platform, within the framework of the AXELERA competitive cluster.
With the Novacité seal of approval and as an award-winner from the Entreprendre Rhone network, SEPARATIVE is a pure product of Lyon entrepreneurship. SEPARATIVE was distinguished at the Emergence competition 2014, and is accompanied by Bpifrance through support to innovation and entrepreneurship.
The first year was devoted to proof of concept and protection of industrial property. In April 2016, an exclusive pilot line led to the production of an initial prototype. In parallel, the company united a solid group of beta-testers chosen from opinion leaders in the pharmaceutical industry and its equipment suppliers.
In July 2016, Separative is awarded at the 18th edition of the I-Lab challenge for its project of commercialization of some high performance Flash chromatography cartridges.