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Vésale Bioscience raises a first round of 3M€

A first-round funding of 3 millions euros has been raised by Vésale Bioscience, the spin-out of the Vésale Pharma group which focuses on phagotherapy. In order to increase its financial resources and reach the stock market, the group has hired beLean.net Partner Guillaume de Viron as Head of Finance for the phage therapy division. Co-founder of Univercells, former CFO of MaSTHerCell,[…]

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Vésale Bioscience calls on beLean.net to prepare and accelerate its IPO

Vésale Bioscience has hired Guillaume de Viron, Partner at beLean.net, as Chief Financial Officer in order to accelerate its IPO. As CFO, Guillaume de Viron will contribute to Vésale Bioscience, which is currently preparing its fundraising (10+ million €) with the aim of accelerating the production and marketing of phages. Phage therapy is the use of phages,[…]

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Looking back to the workshops with the BIDays Pitch Competition winners

The Brain Innovation Days hosted its first-ever Pitch Competition in January 2021. Out of 90 applications, 2 European start-ups particularly impressed the jury and the public: PIPRA, which is developing a cutting-edge AI-based pre-operative test to prevent post-operative delirium (Jury Award for Best Pitch); and icompanion, the digital companion for people with neurological conditions and their physicians (Public Award for Best Pitch).[…]

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Rewatch the 3rd Brain Innovation Days Digital Session

Thank you for attending the 3rd Brain Innovation Days Digital Session, Fast-tracking brain innovation in times of COVID-19 last Tuesday! We hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did and found the discussion and insight from our speakers relevant and interesting, looking at COVID-19 from a different angle and discovering potential lessons-learned to be[…]

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Imcyse signs licensing agreement with Pfizer

Imcyse raises €21M and opens its capital to its new American partner, Pfizer. Very good news for the Liège-based biotech company Imcyse. Indeed, the biotech has developed an active immunotherapy technology that allows to tackle autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. A licensing agreement has just been signed with[…]

TOP 20 Belgian Biotech Companies 2021

TOP 20 Belgian Biotech Companies 2021

Belgium and its companies at the forefront of the biotechnology industry in Europe Belgium is spearheading the European biotech industry. Meet some of the most successful cases of Belgian biotechnology companies. Belgium is one of the countries that provide the most to the biotech industry in Europe, as it has a total of more than[…]

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Catalent acquires Delphi Genetics for $55M

Catalent Pharma takes over Delphi Genetics. The Gosselies BioPark will be its European Center of Excellence in Gene and Cell Therapy. Delphi Genetics is one of ULB‘s oldest spin-offs, created twenty years ago. The company, which employs around 40 people, is a pharmaceutical subcontracting company (CDMO) specializing in cell and gene therapies. Its mission is not to develop treatments,[…]

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Novadip receives 9.4 M€ of non-dilutive funding

The Walloon Region Government to support the development of treatments at Novadip with 9.4M€ of non-dilutive funding Novadip Biosciences, a clinical-stage company developing treatments to regenerate damaged tissues in patients with significant unmet medical needs, has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the designation of Rare Pediatric Disease and Orphan[…]

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OUAT! raises 500k€ with the Innovation Fund

  OUAT! recently raised 500k€ with the Innovation Fund. The capital infusion will support the further development of HakoBio and the roll out of the software to new clients. OUAT! aims to facilitate the digital transformation of the life sciences industry. In increasingly intelligent and connected factories, OUAT! enables the men and women of the biopharmaceutical industry to achieve[…]

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Univercells raises €70 million in Series C Financing

Univercells Holding recently raises €70 million with two rounds of capital increase with new investors. The capital infusion will support the development of GMP facilities and the capacity to foster distributed manufacturing and supply of biologics. Univercells recently completed their Series C second close, bringing the total raised to €70 million. The financing, which was over-subscribed,[…]

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Univercells, beneficiary of financial support from major investors

Many large investors have already set their sights on the Walloon company Univercells. Among them stands out the American billionaire George Soros; famous financier and philanthropist at the age of 90, Adjuvant Capital; a fund linked to the Bill Gates galaxy, the federal government through SFPI, and the Walloon government through SRIW. Bill Gates, as[…]

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World first: a child’s tibia healed thanks to a 3D bone graft from Novadip technology

  This is a world first in the field of orthopaedic surgery: surgeons at Cliniques universitaires de Saint-Luc repaired the tibia bone of a 5-year-old child using a bone graft implant, a technology developed by the UCLouvain spin-off Novadip Biosciences. The child had congenital nonunion of the tibia, a rare and disabling disease. He was[…]

US Microsoft founder, Co-Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, takes part in a conference call on October 9, 2019, in Lyon, central eastern France, during the funding conference of Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on October 9, 2019, opened a drive to raise $14 billion to fight a global epidemics but face an uphill battle in the face of donor fatigue. The fund has asked for $14 billion, an amount it says would help save 16 million lives, avert "234 million infections" and place the world back on track to meet the UN objective of ending the epidemics of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria within 10 years. (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD / AFP) (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD/AFP via Getty Images)

Bill Gates invests in Univercells again

Univercells has just completed a new funding round of around 50 million €. Among its investors, a fund linked to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has already helped the Walloon biotech on several occasions. The list of investors includes Adjuvant Global Health Technology Fund, a fund originally linked to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which[…]

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Novadip unveiled its 3M³ Platform at BIO Digital 2020

Unique 3M3 tissue regeneration technology platform generates multiple product candidates: autologous, off-the-shelf and miRNA/exosome Novadip Biosciences, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company leveraging its unique tissue regeneration technology platform to generate multiple product candidates, announces that it will unveil details of its 3M3 miRNA delivery platform in a recorded presentation at the BIO Digital conference, which is took place[…]

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Novadip progresses in bone healing treatment

Great news for Novadip published in L’Echo and Trends Tendances. Novadip Biosciences – biotech active in cell therapy – has recorded very encouraging results for its product candidate intended to repair large non-healing fractures of the lower limbs in adults. The UCLouvain spin-off has developed a revolutionary process for reconstructing bones from stem cells drawn from the patient’s fat.[…]

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PDC*line Pharma on BMF Business

Eric Halioua, President & CEO of PDC*line Pharma, was invited on BMF Business to speak about the new class of immunotherapies active against cancer which his team is developing. Watch the replay here: Contact us to get more information: Source: https://bfmbusiness.bfmtv.com/mediaplayer/video/eric-halioua-pdcline-pharma-pdcline-pharma-developpe-une-nouvelle-classe-d-immunotherapies-actives-contre-les-cancers-0205-1244108.html  

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Univercells announces fast-track development of a COVID-19 vaccine with ReiThera and Leukocare

ReiThera, LEUKOCARE and Univercells announce pan-European consortium for the fast-track development of a single-dose adenovirus-based COVID-19 vaccine. Italian ReiThera Srl. (Rome), German LEUKOCARE AG (Munich), and Belgian Univercells S.A. (Brussels), today announced a strategic collaboration for the development and large-scale manufacturing of a novel adenoviral vector-based vaccine against COVID-19. The vaccine candidate is expected to enter[…]

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Univercells in the race for the coronavirus vaccine

With the novel coronavirus continuing its global spread, drugmakers are pouring massive resources into developing targeted therapies and vaccines. Now, a new CDMO from Belgium’s Univercells is hoping its expertise can help drugmakers scale up their manufacturing for a successful shot. Univercells has launched Exothera, a viral vector CDMO targeting cell and gene therapy and vaccine developers, in a refurbished 15,000-square-meter[…]

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PDC*line Pharma announces the administration of a first patient with its therapeutic cancer vaccine candidate targeting non-small cell lung cancer

Liège, Belgium and Grenoble, France, March 3, 2020 – PDC*line Pharma, a clinical stage biotech company developing a new class of potent and scalable active immunotherapies for cancers, announces today that the first patient was dosed with its innovative medicinal product candidate PDC*lung01 in a phase I/II trial in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This patient is under[…]