On February 16th 2005, Molecular Partners AG has been awarded the Swiss Technology Award 2005 for their designed repeat protein (DRP) technology. Over fifty teams coming from diverse technological fields such as mechanical engineering, material sciences, information sciences and biotechnology competed for this prestigious award. At the Swiss Technology Award gala in Bern (Switzerland), Molecular Partners AG was announced to be the Swiss Technology Award winner of the year 2005. This renowned award is a strong acknowledgment for the research that has been conducted on the DRP technology over the past six years by employees of Molecular Partners AG in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Zürich. The jury recognized the technological breakthrough of the DRP technology in the development of novel binding molecules as alternatives to antibodies and its huge market potential in the fields of diagnostic and therapy.