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BrainTalks is now available on all major podcast platforms!

BrainTalks is a podcast produced by Brain Innovation Days, the online community of key opinion leaders and stakeholders from the ever-growing brain innovation ecosystem. Experts from across the brain ecosystem and beyond join us to discuss various topics in the field and explore the future of brain innovation. BrainTalks is now available on all major podcast platforms,[…]

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Apply to the Pitch Competition at Brain Innovation Days!

Did you know the next Brain Innovation Days Digital Session will host a pitch competition? The European Brain Council and beLean.net are excited to announce the first-ever Brain Innovation Days Pitch Competition, to be held on 26 January 2021. Are you a student, entrepreneur, start-up… or just someone with a good idea? Don’t miss the chance to provide outstanding visibility to your project[…]

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The Brain Innovation Days in Numbers

The Brain Innovation Days journey has officially begun! The European Brain Council and beLean.net were pleased to welcome you to the launch event on 13 October and we thank you all for the overwhelming interest, support and positive feedback. Thank you again for your interest and support and we look forward to continuing this journey with each and every one of[…]

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Savics is nominated for the Prize D4D 2020

Savics has been nominated for the Prize D4D (Digital for Development) 2020. This ceremony organized by the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) rewards outstanding initiatives that significantly contribute to the digital development in the South. These initiatives exploit the potential of (new) technologies in order to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) set by the United Nations. DataToCare was recognized in[…]

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Brain Innovation Days 2020 – Thank you!

Thank you for your massive participation in the digital launch of the Brain Innovation Days! We would also like to thank: The European Brain Council for the co-organization Phrenos for the collaboration Our sponsors Novartis and Tianqiao & Chrissy Chen Institute The Brain Innovation Days digital launch event is over, but the journey has just begun! Let’s have a[…]

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Brain Innovation Days 2020 – Registration is now open!

The time has come! Registration is now open for the digital launch of the Brain Innovation Days, to be held on 13 October 2020 at 12:30-14:30. This lunchtime interactive session will fall under the overarching theme, “Disrupt and rewire: how brain innovation is changing Europe” and will bring together key opinion leaders, researchers, regulators, policymakers, start-ups, innovators, clinicians and more. Speakers will explore and answer[…]

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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[…]

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Brain Innovation Days 2020 – Announcing speakers!

The European Brain Council and beLean.net are happy to invite you to the digital launch of the Brain Innovation Days, to be held via Zoom on 13 October 2020 at 12:30-14:30. This lunchtime interactive session will fall under the overarching theme, “Disrupt and rewire: how brain innovation is changing Europe” and will bring together representatives from the European Commission, the European Medicines Agency, the Innovative Medicines Initiative and[…]

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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[…]

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Sanofi Pasteur uses HakoBio, the Digital Twins platform developed by OUAT!

Sanofi Pasteur has used digital twin technologies and Virtual Reality through HakoBio to design their new Evolutive Vaccine Facility. HakoBio online platform is developed by our customer OUAT! The reasons why Sanofi Pasteur has accelerated the design of its Evolutive Vaccine Facility using digital twins are: Sanofi Pasteur used digital twin technologies through HakoBio to model its new facility and democratize[…]

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Brain Innovation Days 2020 – New concept and launch!

Dear Brain Innovators, We are happy to share further details on the new journey towards the Brain Innovation Days in October 2021. The Brain Innovation Days launching event will take place on-line on 13 October 2020. These 2 hours interactive session will fall under the overarching theme, “Disrupt and rewire: how brain innovation is changing Europe” and will bring together key opinion leaders, researchers, start-ups and businesses,[…]

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Brain Innovation Days 2020 – Important update!

  Dear Brain Innovators, On behalf of the European Brain Council and beLean.net, we thank you for the overwhelming support and interest shown to the Brain Innovation Days so far, especially during these times of uncertainty and extraordinary circumstances. Following the latest announcement of the Belgian COVID-19 National Security Council strengthening the measures designed to contain the coronavirus in Belgium, the on-site Brain Innovation Days event will be[…]

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Rewatch the webinar about Digital Twins hosted by OUAT! and Pall Biotech

How digital twins facilitate access to the factory of tomorrow Webinar / 19.06.2020 Discover through a real-life case study how Pall Biotech is using the 3D digital twin to simplify conceptual design of new facilities, accelerate decisions and reduce errors. You can directly access the webinar HERE or read a short summary below first. Smart applications have made[…]

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Digital Orthopaedics is looking for its new CEO

Digital Orthopaedics is an innovative e-Health company providing a comprehensive Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS) for musculoskeletal pathologies, for the foot and ankle in particular. Digital Orthopaedics’ ambition is to transform the planning and execution of orthopedic surgeries and treatment with the ultimate goal of personalizing orthopedic treatments through the innovative use of ideation, modeling and 3D[…]

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Brain Innovation Days 2020 – Applications are now open!

Dear Brain Innovators, The European Brain Council and beLean.net are pleased to launch the first Brain Innovation Days, set to take place on 13-14 October 2020 in Brussels. Participants will be able to attend the event on site and online. Visit the website Under the overarching theme Disrupt and rewire: How brain innovation is changing Europe, this first edition will explore how the protagonists of[…]

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Digital Orthopaedics introduced their new platform 3DOXpert

June was a busy month for Digital Orthopaedics. During a webinar co-organized with Synopsys, the company’s engineers described how they generate patient-specific digital twins; a mechanical replica of the patient’s foot, using image & motion analysis. This event was followed by Simbio-M, another virtual conference focused on new technologies in the field of biomechanics and[…]

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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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Brain Innovation days 2020 – Save the date!

SAVE THE DATE ! European Brain Council and beLean.net launch the first Brain Innovation Days, which will take place on 13-14 October 2020 physically in Brussels and virtually all over Europe. October 2020 13-14 Brussels, Belgium Add to calendar: GOOGLE APPLE ICAL OUTLOOK OUTLOOK.COM 179 million Europeans are currently living with brain disorders, and this is to steadily increase as[…]

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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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Savics’ DataToCare software will be used to collect, gather and analyze COVID-19 test results

Savics is collaborating since more than 2 weeks with KU Leuven and DNAlytics to collect, gather and analyze COVID-19 test results. DataToCare COVID-19 is/will be used by all 7 University Laboratories across Belgium that support and unload the Belgian COVID-19 Reference Laboratory from UZ Leuven. DataToCare COVID-19 is a software installed in laboratories that capture COVID-19 test results and[…]

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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[…]

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Univercells secures up to €50M investment from KKR platform

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – FEBRUARY 18,2020 — Univercells, an innovative bioprocessing provider focused on increasing the availability of affordable biologics to address global health challenges, has announced up to EUR 50M financing from Gamma Biosciences, a new investment platform supported by leading global investment firm KKR, that is focused on next-generation bioprocessing technologies for the production of advanced[…]

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OncoDNA Closes Successful Series B Investment Round

GOSSELIES, BELGIUM – FEBRUARY 14TH, 2020 — OncoDNA (“OncoDNA or “the Company”), the healthcare technology company making precision medicine a reality, today announced that it has completed a €19 million ($20 million) Series B equity financing. The new funding will support rapid international growth, accelerate software development and hiring initiatives. The round was led by Vesalius Biocapital[…]

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MaSTherCell is acquired by Catalent for $315 Million

GOSSELIES, BELGIUM – February 3, 2020 — MaSTherCell S.A., a subsidiary of MaSTherCell Global, Inc., a subsidiary of Orgenesis Inc. (NASDQ: ORGS) a technology-focused cell and gene therapy contract development and manufacturing partner to leading cell therapy innovators, today announced an agreement to acquire MaSTherCell Global that has been reached between the owners of MaSTherCell Global and Catalent Pharma[…]

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PDC*line Pharma’s recent fund raising is described in the latest issue of Biotech Finances

Check the latest issue of Biotech Finances to read an interview of PDC*line Pharma’s President & CEO Eric Halioua describing the recent fund raising completed and the perspectives of the company.   Read the full article: https://www.biotech-finances.com/126504-2/ Contact us to get more information:

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Our client PDC*line Pharma raises $22.2M in series B financing round

Liège, Belgium and Grenoble, France, January 22, 2020 – PDC*line Pharma, a clinical stage biotech company developing a new class of potent and scalable active immunotherapies for cancers, announces today the completion of its Series B round of financing. The company has raised a total of €20 million ($22.2M). Two and a half years after its last round of[…]

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We gave a lecture about clinical trials funding at “Anchoring Clinical Research in Belgium”

We took part in the event “Anchoring Clinical Research in Belgium” jointly organized by BioWin and flanders.bio in Brussels where we had an interesting debate on funding opportunities for biomedical research and clinical trials development in a sector where Belgium is leading globally. Thank you to Bone Therapeutics, icometrix and Ayming Belgium for sharing the stage.              […]

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Imcyse secures total of €35M in Series B financing round and additional grants

Proud to have helped Imcyse to fundraise 35M€ to carry out clinical trials of treatments for type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases. Please read the article in L’Echo: https://www.lecho.be/entreprises/pharma-biotechnologie/imcyse-se-profile-comme-la-future-pepite-wallonne-de-la-biotech/10137301.html Imcyse secures total of €35M in Series B financing round and additional grants

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Kick-off of the Human Brain Project’s National Hub for Innovation in Belgium: B.R.A.I.N. hub

B.R.A.I.N. hub (Belgian Research And Innovation in Neurosciences), the second European Human Brain Project’s National Hub for Innovation (HBP-NHI-be), was successfully launched in Belgium thanks to the initiative of Abaxys Therapeutics and our startupstudio.be. Press release: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/86270bb6b0c29cba9301c4907/files/d77b9722-7fd0-4679-9ef4-18cd08f24a6f/BRAINhub_kick_off_press_release_HBP_NHI_be_Mar_2019.pdf?mc_cid=27e3a48b74&mc_eid=6d7be67224

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PDC*line Pharma enters into a licensing agreement with leading Korean pharmaceutical company LG Chem

New success story for our customer PDC*line Pharma which enters into a licensing agreement with leading Korean pharmaceutical company LG Chem to develop PDC*lung cancer vaccine in Asia. PDC*line Pharma enters into licensing agreement with LG Chem to develop PDC*lung cancer vaccine in Asia

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Univercells receives $12 Million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Our customer Univercells has been awarded a $12 Million grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a breakthrough vaccine manufacturing platform. Its aim is to drastically reduce the cost of vaccines whilst increasing their availability and affordability in developing countries. « Humanity’s greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries[…]

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OncoDNA is voted Deloitte FAST 50 & EY ‘Entreprise prometteuse de l’année’ 2015

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 competition is an annual selection of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies within Belgium. The initiative is designed to encourage and promote entrepreneurial, fast-growing technology companies. On Wednesday 19th of November 2015, OncoDNA was named “Most Disruptive Innovator” in the Rising Star category. This award recognises companies that have developed a[…]

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Orgenesis acquires MaSTherCell

Through a reversible deal, MaSTherCell has been acquired by Orgenesis (a leader in the emerging fields of cellular therapy and re-generative medicine for the treatment of Type 1 Diabetes) in March 2015. MaSTherCell will be responsible for the development and the commercialization of Orgenesis’ product and will also maintain his CDMO core business activity in[…]