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13.12.2018 | Mymetics Virosomes Successful in Allergy Proof-of-Concept Study

Epalinges, Switzerland, December 13, 2018 – Mymetics Corporation (OTCQB: MYMX), a pioneer and leader in the research and development of virosome-based vaccines against life threatening and life disabling diseases, announced today that the pre-clinical proof-of-concept study for allergies, with their partner Anergis SA, has met the success criteria.
The mice proof-of-concept immunogenicity study evaluated the effects of the Bet v 1 COPs (Anergis’ proprietary birch pollen allergy peptides) using the five subcutaneous injection schedule used in former AllerT clinical trials. The development of AllerT (Bet v 1 COPs plus aluminum hydroxide) was discontinued by Anergis in 2017 following completion of a Phase 2 clinical trial showing evidence of sensitization to the peptides and a 7% reduction in seasonal allergy symptoms vs placebo (p=0.0047).

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13.12.2018 | Anergis Reports Positive Preclinical Proof-of Concept Data of the Second-Generation COP Allergy

EPALINGES, Switzerland, December 13th, 2018 – Anergis, a company developing proprietary ultra-fast Allergy Immunotherapy (AIT), announced today that the Company has successfully completed the mice proof-of-concept study of the second-generation COP allergy vaccines based on its research collaboration with Mymetics SA, a leader in the research and development of virosome-based vaccines. The Company plans to raise new financing to return to clinical trials in allergic patients as soon as possible.

The mice proof-of-concept immunogenicity study evaluated the effects of the Bet v 1 COPs (the birch pollen allergy proprietary peptides) using the five subcutaneous injection schedule used in clinical trials with Anergis’ first-generation product candidate AllerT. The development of AllerT (Bet v 1 COPs plus aluminum hydroxide) was discontinued by Anergis in 2017 following completion of a Phase 2 clinical trial showing evidence of sensitization to the peptides and a 7% reduction in seasonal allergy symptoms vs. placebo (p=0.0047).

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28.11.2018 | GNUBiotics Sciences won Startup Innovation Challenge – Ingredients Category at HiE 2018

28 Nov 2018 – GNUBiotics (Switzerland) has won the Ingredients category in the Startup Innovation Challenge at HiE 2018 in Frankfurt. The company is developing a novel platform for selective microbiota modulation, with an initial market focus on the pet food arena. A subsequent entrance is foreseen into the infant nutrition market….

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22.11.2018 | Un nouveau biotope pour les bécassines sourdes

Lausanne, Suisse, le 22 novembre 2018 – Biopôle SA, le Canton Vaud, la Ville de Lausanne et la Commune d’Epalinges annoncent aujourd’hui la signature d’une convention pour la réalisation et l’entretien d’un nouveau biotope sur le terrain du Pôles Vennes, entre Lausanne et Epalinges.

En 2017, des bécassines sourdes avaient été découvertes dans un bassin de rétention initialement prévu pour la gestion des eaux claires de la partie nord du site du Biopôle. Le constat fait par l’ornithologue, Monsieur Lionel Maumary, avait amené les différentes parties à s’interroger sur la cohabitation entre la nature et l’Homme, dans un lieu à forte densité urbaine et en pleine croissance.

Originairement construit pour la gestion des eaux lors de travaux de construction du métro M2 et des bâtiments aux alentours, le bassin s’est transformé au fil du temps en un environnement idéal pour l’implantation de différentes espèces de la faune et de la flore. Entre autres, des bécassines sourdes, espèce rare en Suisse, y ont trouvé refuge pour leur période de séjour hivernal. Afin de rendre au bassin de rétention son utilisation originelle et permettre la poursuite du développement du site, en harmonie avec une flore et faune désormais installées, un mandat d’étude a été confié à un bureau spécialisé. L’objectif étant d’envisager les solutions possibles pour la construction sur le Pôle Vennes d’un biotope consacré aux espèces recensées.

Le projet du nouveau biotope s’inscrit dans la volonté de toutes les parties présentes sur site, les deux propriétaires fonciers et les deux Communes, de donner un nouveau site d’hivernage aux bécassines sourdes, ainsi qu’à d’autres espèces qui ont trouvé refuge dans le bassin de rétention au fil des années.

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21.11.2018 | Biopôle Lausanne: the campus where immunology scales up

Biopôle Lausanne: the campus where immunology scales up
Special Issue on BioAlps, the Life Sciences cluster of Western Switzerland – Technology by Bilan

A glimpse behind the community model that enables company development and inter-organisational collaboration and innovation.
Shaping new products, designing new efficient immunotherapies, introducing nutritional goods to cancer research… these are just few of the inspiring business projects that visitors will find at Biopôle Lausanne. They all attempt to foster research in life sciences and quickly turn it into solu- tions for patients…..

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13.11.2018 | SEED Biosciences joins three talented ventures at StartLab

Personalized medicine enabler SEED Biosciences will be the 4th start-up to join Biopôle’s StartLab, the first incubator dedicated to life sciences located in the Canton of Vaud. The EPFL spinoff’s application was unanimously appreciated by the StartLab Advisory Board.

Just a few days after winning CHF 130’000 in the Venture Kick’s Final, Vaud medtech SEED Biosciences becomes the 4th life science startup selected to join Biopôle’s StartLab in Epalinges. The first three companies were HaYa Therapeutics, GNUbiotics and Volumina Medical, all award-winning swiss ventures.

A personalized medicine enabler

SEED Biosciences developed DispenCell, a compact pipetting robot to enable scientists to precisely isolate single cells three times faster than existing solutions. Single cell isolation is a key enabling step in many biological processes, including the production of biologics, cancer diagnosis, stem cell therapies and personalized medicine.

Current methods of single cell isolation are not traceable yet, which implies that scientists invest up to five months in validation time or need to invest in very expensive equipment. The patented pipetting system also permits accurate traceability, complying with the most stringent industry and regulatory standards. With DispenCell, SEED Biosciences offers an affordable and intuitive single-cell solution to industry players competing in the emerging multi-billion market of personalized medicine.

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12.11.2018 | AIMMUNE THERAPEUTICS ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EQUITY INVESTMENT BY NESTLÉ HEALTH SCIENCE

  • Nestlé Health Science to Invest $98 Million in Aimmune through the Purchase of 3.24 Million Shares of Aimmune Stock at $30.27 per Share
  • Companies Extend Existing Strategic Collaboration Agreement Focused on Offering Innovative Food Allergy Therapies
  • Nestlé Health Science CEO Greg Behar Continues as Aimmune Director

 

BRISBANE, California, November 12, 2018 — Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:AIMT), a biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for potentially life-threatening food allergies, today announced that Nestlé Health Science will make an additional equity investment in Aimmune of $98 million, increasing Nestlé Health Science’s ownership of Aimmune to approximately 19 percent.

This $98 million investment brings Nestlé Health Science’s total investment in Aimmune to $273 million. Nestlé Health Science first invested $145 million in Aimmune in November 2016, followed by $30 million as part of Aimmune’s public offering in February 2018.

Aimmune and Nestlé Health Science also entered into a two-year extension of their original two-year strategic collaboration agreement, focused on offering innovative food allergy therapies. The agreement does not contain any partnership, collaboration, or negotiation restrictions on Aimmune. Aimmune retains all rights to its current and future pipeline assets, and Aimmune and Nestlé Health Science will collaborate towards successful development of such assets.

“We’re extremely pleased to continue this valuable collaboration with Nestlé Health Science,” said Jayson Dallas, M.D., President and CEO of Aimmune. “Nestlé Health Science has been a tremendous ally as we lead the way into the new field of food allergy treatment. Their expertise in the pediatric space and their insights as a premier consumer health and medical nutrition products company have advanced our thinking and will help with critical planning as we anticipate launching AR101. We’re especially grateful to have Greg on our board and to be able to continue to benefit from his guidance and vision in service of our shared commitment to improving the lives of people affected by food allergies. Combined with our $255 million of cash, as of the end of the third quarter, this $98 million investment finances the company well beyond the anticipated approval and launch of AR101 in the United States. Additionally, it gives us the ability to bring AR101 to patients in Europe and to develop our pipeline of treatments for other food allergies.”

Greg Behar, CEO of Nestlé Health Science, stated: “With this investment, Nestlé Health Science continues to be the largest investor in Aimmune. We’re proud to reaffirm our strong strategic interest in Aimmune and the important progress they have made toward addressing the significant unmet needs in pediatric food allergy. The imminent U.S. regulatory filing for AR101 and the anticipated launch to follow in the coming year will be great news for people with peanut allergy, who need robust, reliable protection from accidental-exposure reactions. This collaboration exemplifies Nestlé Health Science’s commitment to food allergy and our excitement to continue an alliance with a leading innovator in the development of food allergy therapeutics.”

The investment adds a two-year extension to the original two-year strategic collaboration between Aimmune and Nestlé Health Science launched in November 2016. Through the continuation of the Strategic Collaboration Committee, Aimmune and Nestlé Health Science will engage broadly on Aimmune’s current and future development programs, leveraging Nestlé Health Science’s scientific, regulatory, and commercial expertise.

Upon closing of the equity investment, Aimmune will receive a payment of $98 million in connection with Nestlé Health Science’s purchase of 3,237,529 newly issued shares of Aimmune’s common stock at $30.27 per share, priced at a five-day volume adjusted trading average. After the completion of the transaction, Nestlé Health Science’s total investments in Aimmune will correspond to an 18.9-percent stake in the company.

The companies expect to close the equity investment by the end of 2018, subject to the expiration or termination of applicable waiting periods under all applicable antitrust laws and satisfaction of other usual and customary closing conditions.

 

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05.11.2018 | Biopôle life sciences campus continues to expand with the construction of a new building

  • The new SB-A building reflects growing demand at the leading Swiss life sciences campus
  • Additional 10,000 square metres of space to host companies active in life sciences
  • Construction to start in February 2019 with expected delivery in Q2 2020

 

Lausanne, Switzerland, 5 November 2018 – Biopôle SA, a leading Swiss life sciences campus, today announced the signing of a partnership agreement with EPIC Suisse, a real estate investor, for the construction of a new building on its site in Epalinges, Lausanne. The SB-A building will be dedicated to office and laboratory spaces for companies active in the life sciences field, from young start-ups to sector-leading businesses. With a surface area of approximately 10,000 square metres, the new companies hosted in SB-A could generate up to 300 new jobs, adding to the existing 1,200 life sciences professionals on site.

Nasri Nahas, CEO of Biopôle SA, commented: “The SB-A building has been conceived in response to the growing demand for flexible office and laboratory spaces at Biopôle. The Canton of Vaud is known both nationally and internationally as a hub of innovation and Biopôle is increasingly recognized as “the place to be” for companies active in the field of life sciences. This building will further contribute towards the vibrant and innovative life sciences ecosystems in the Canton of Vaud, and across Switzerland.”

Arik Parizer, CEO of EPIC Suisse SA commented: “Our group has believed from the beginning in the potential of the campus, and we were the first investors at Biopôle in 2007. With SB-A, we are committing to our fourth building on site, proof that our conviction persists more than 10 years later. Our successful collaboration with Biopôle enables us to bring together to the market a new infrastructure that reflects the dynamism of the Biopôle campus.”

SB-A will be the product of the partnership between Biopôle SA and EPIC Suisse, as well as HRS Real Estate SA, the project developer and construction company, and the architect Bonnard Wœffray in Monthey.

Construction of the new building is expected to start in February 2019 and is due to finish in Q2 2020. With the completion of SB-A, the Biopôle campus will total approximately 55,000 square metres of useable surface. There are plans for further expansion by 28,000 square metres by 2021, as a result of the collaboration between Biopôle SA, the Canton of Vaud University Hospital (CHUV) and the University of Lausanne.

 

Planned development of Biopôle life sciences campus

  • 2018: Retraites Populaires and Biopôle SA unveil the SE-B building (9,000 sqm)
  • 2020: Expected delivery of SB-A (10,000 sqm), bringing Biopôle SA’s total constructed surface to 55,000 sqm
  • 2021: Expected delivery of SE-C (9,000 sqm) comprising laboratories, GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) facilities and offices for the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
  • 2021: Expected delivery of SB-B (Biopôle SA) & SB-C (UNIL & CHUV) comprising 19,000 sqm of offices, laboratories & services (restaurant, gym, crèche, etc.

 

About EPIC Suisse www.epic.ch

Since entering the market in 2004, EPIC Suisse has established itself as one of the key real estate companies in Switzerland and today manages a substantial real estate portfolio. EPIC Suisse focuses on long-term, sustainable profitability. On the basis of the “buy, build and hold” strategy, EPIC Suisse purchases attractive real estate – primarily office buildings, logistic centres, and shopping centres – invests in their development and optimisation, and retains the properties in its portfolio over a long term. Long-term rental agreements as well as geographical and sector diversification enable EPIC Suisse to generate stable and long-term earnings.

 

About Biopôle www.biopole.ch

Biopôle SA is a life sciences campus based in Lausanne, Switzerland, bringing together a strong community of industry and academia. It offers a world-class combination of infrastructure, added value services, living space and community engagement where partners can thrive and bring science to life. The site houses more than 70 companies and institutions, including several head offices of multinational corporations, start-ups and clinical development teams, together with technology and service providers. It also hosts 25 world-famous research groups, in particular the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. Started in 2004 by the public authorities of the Canton of Vaud, Biopôle SA is a privately held not-for-profit company in charge of the management and promotion of the campus.

 

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16.10.2018 | Mymetics Starts Research Collaboration Project in Cancer Immunotherapy with eTheRNA

Epalinges, Switzerland, October 16, 2018 – Mymetics Corporation (OTCQB:MYMX), a pioneer and leader in the research and development of virosome-based vaccines, announced today that Mymetics BV, the Dutch subsidiary of Mymetics Corporation, has entered into a research collaboration project with eTheRNA immunotherapy NV, a clinical stage biotech company developing novel mRNA cancer immunotherapies.
The objective of the project is to evaluate the suitability of Mymetics’ proprietary virosome vaccine delivery technology in combination with eTheRNA’s proprietary TriMix mRNA. eTheRNA will evaluate the duration and intensity of mRNA expression when formulated with virosome technology in vivo and the induction of antigen specific T cells and antitumor efficacy upon therapeutic vaccination in selected tumor models.
Mymetics’ virosome particles have shown to be able to trigger good specific T cell responses as virosomes are able to be absorbed and processed by dendritic cells, thereby presenting specific antigens to T cells to promote immunity against these foreign antigens.

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26.09.2018 | Glenmark Pharmaceuticals S.A. Opens New Translational Discovery Centre at Biopôle Lausanne-Epalinges

 

Lausanne, Switzerland – September 26, 2018 – Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, S.A. celebrates the inauguration and official opening of its new translational research and discovery centre at the Biopôle campus of Lausanne (https://www.biopole.ch/en/). The new centre will employ 40 scientists involved in antibody and therapeutic protein discovery and engineering, new target identification and qualification to expand the company’s pipeline of new biologic entities in the therapeutic areas of oncology, respiratory disease and dermatology.

 

“The inauguration of our new translational discovery centre is the first step towards co-creating and co-innovating alongside globally recognized life science leaders in the Lausanne vicinity. Glenmark’s increasing presence in Switzerland strengthens our track record as a company committed to remaining at the forefront of innovation,” said Dr. Kurt Stoeckli, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals.

 

“The arrival of Glenmark on the Biopôle Lausanne Campus marks an important step in the development of our site and its positioning as the place to be for companies active in the field of life sciences. Glenmark’s new translational research unit will undoubtedly further strengthen our ecosystem, in close collaboration with our academic partners from CHUV and Unil as well as with other Biopôle members. We look forward to seeing these synergies unfold and we wish Glenmark a fruitful development in Biopôle” said Nasri Nahas, CEO of Biopôle.

 

The company’s rapidly evolving pipeline of novel biologics and the growing demand for technical development and manufacturing will require further expansion of Glenmark’s current capabilities and capacities. Glenmark will continue to invest in, and operate, its process development and biologics manufacturing centre out of La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchȃtel.

 

About Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (GPL) is a global innovative pharmaceutical company with operations in more than 50 countries. Glenmark has a diverse pipeline with several compounds in various stages of clinical development, primarily focused in the areas of oncology, respiratory disease and dermatology. Glenmark has improved the lives of millions of patients by offering safe, affordable medications for nearly 40 years. For more information, visit glenmarkpharma-us.com.

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals S.A., established in Switzerland in 2004, is a research and development centre focused on biologics. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. of India. Glenmark’s biologics research centre has a robust pipeline of monoclonal antibodies in various stages of development, including bispecific antibodies. The focus of the biologics research and development centre is to develop novel biologic entities in the therapeutic areas of immunology, oncology and inflammation. Glenmark S.A. currently employs approximately 160 people at its research centre.

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26.09.2018 | CINQ ANS D’INNOVATION DANS LE CANTON DE VAUD !

Innovaud soutient l’innovation dans le canton depuis 2013. En offrant un accompagnement gratuit aux startups, scale-ups et PME innovantes vaudoises, Innovaud se focalise sur les innovations à haute technologie ou avec de nouvelles approches. Retour sur les points marquants et chiffres clefs.

En 5 ans, Innovaud a accompagné 1’033 entreprises – dont la moitié sont des PME – dans les domaines des sciences de la vie (33%), des technologies de l’information et de communication (27%), de l’industrie de précision (14%) et des cleantech (15%).
129 startups ont été créées avec l’aide d’Innovaud en 5 ans. Ces startups ont généré 330 emplois environ jusqu’à présent. Par ailleurs, durant cette même période, les startups vaudoises ont levé des fonds à hauteur de 1,2 milliard de francs.

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10.09.2018 | Collaboration ISV & Champidor

The SVI is proud to announce in collaboration with Champidor the release of the first Vitamin D enriched mushroom in Switzerland.   https://lnkd.in/dqs6zFT

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05.09.2018 | Anergis Initiates Development of Second-Generation COP Allergy Vaccines; Announces Publication of Sustained Efficacy Data from Ph. IIb Study Follow-up

EPALINGES, Switzerland, September 5th, 2018 – Anergis, a company developing proprietary ultra-fast Allergy Immunotherapy (AIT), announced today that the Company has initiated the development of the second generation of its ultra-fast COP allergy vaccines. Moreover, the Company reported the publication of key proof-of-concept data from a clinical phase IIb follow-up trial demonstrating sustained clinical efficacy of its birch pollen vaccine AllerT for more than one pollen season.

In 2016, results of a Phase IIb trial with the AllerT COP allergy vaccine published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology [1] demonstrated the efficacy of AllerT during the natural birch pollen season immediately following a single 2-month treatment course. The new data published in this year’s August issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology [2]demonstrate that the efficacy of AllerT persisted during the following annual pollen season a year later without repeated treatment. Results were based on a follow-up including 196 of 240 patients that originally enrolled in the study.

Improvements in scores after the second season for both primary and secondary endpoints were over 20%, the threshold usually considered to be clinically relevant. Together with earlier evidence of immunological memory lasting for at least 4 years [3], these clinical data confirm the core concept of ultra-fast AIT, i.e. eliciting a persistent benefit by administering a single treatment course with a COP allergy vaccine.

For optimized clinical efficacy and tolerability, Anergis now has initiated a new preclinical research program to design the next generation of COP allergy vaccines. Second-generation COP allergy vaccines are designed to boost and at the same time to modulate the immunogenicity of COPs towards a more TH1 rather than TH2 immune response. As part of this program, Anergis has entered into a research collaboration with Mymetics Corporation (OTCQB:MYMX), a pioneer and leader in the research and development of virosome-based vaccines.

Research to identify the most suitable formulation has already started, with initial results expected in Q1/2019. Subsequently, Anergis aims to proceed to the clinical evaluation of its second-generation COP allergy vaccines as soon as possible.

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28.08.2018 | A promising first Convergence in Oncology Summit

The first Convergence in Oncology Summit is fast approaching. Due on September 26th at the Biopôle Lausanne, the Summit is set to be a key event this fall. Major leaders from academia and industry are expected. Swiss pharmaceutical Roche will be present as well as Prof. George Coukos and Jurgi Camblong, CEO from Scale-up Sophia Genetics.

Convergence in Oncology is a unique opportunity in the quest to fight cancer. Focusing on Prevention & Diagnostics, Therapy, and Digitization, the forthcoming Summit at Biopôle Lausanne will offer attendees many opportunities to network and explore synergies.

From diagnostics to therapeutics, rapid change in technology innovation modifies the landscape faster than any organizations can keep up with. Convergence of technologies from mature and emerging sectors are creating new opportunities that can significantly accelerate disruptive solutions that benefit patients globally.

The principal aim of the Convergence in Oncology Summit, an annual event organized by professionals for professionals, is to promote development of new solutions through convergence and sharing of opportunities in the field of Oncology.

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22.08.2018 | Mymetics : Development of a Virosomal RSV Vaccine Containing 3D-PHAD® Adjuvant: Formulation, Composition, and Long-Term Stability

Purpose  :Characterization of virosomes, in late stage preclinical development as vaccines for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), with a membrane-incorporated synthetic monophosphoryl lipid A, 3D-PHAD® adjuvant.

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16.08.2018 | Romandie medtech and biotech shine in Venture Kick finale

New advances in heart failure & tissue reconstruction therapies – Venture Kick’s latest winners of CHF 130,000 are two Romandie startups bringing innovative medical therapies to the table – one tackles the outside from the inside, the other goes to the heart of the problem. Both projects show again the high potential of Switzerland in the Biotech sector.

According to recent WHO reports, heart failure is one of the biggest killers in the world, with one in five people developing heart failure with deadly consequences. To solve this growing issue, HAYA Therapeutics has chosen to attack the problem head-on, addressing the heart failure process directly. The startup, spun out of the Experimental Cardiology unit at the CHUV, discovered a new way to target a heart-specific long noncoding RNA (ribonucleic acid), known as Wisper, that is a heart specific regulator of cardiac fibrosis. RNA – an essential molecule assembled as a chain of nucleotides, much like DNA – transfers genetic code and can directly interfere in organ malfunctions. Using its extensive knowhow and first-in-class approach, HAYA Therapeutics developed a pharmaceutical solution capable of blocking myocardial fibrosis and treating heart failure, potentially saving millions of lives.

Volumina Medical, an EPFL spin-off, develops a cutting-edge regenerative technology for soft tissues. Following a tumor ablation, a trauma or for aesthetic purposes, many patients need to regain their physical integrity and appearance. Existing solutions do not enable to create new durable volumes and often require extensive surgery or repeated treatments. The areas most concerned are the face and the breasts. To reduce risks and offer a minimally invasive solution, Volumina Medical has developed an injectable scaffold capable of regenerating volumes of soft tissues. The scaffold, injected through thin cannulas, supports vascularized growth and helps rebuild the natural shape of the affected soft tissues, enabling a natural look and feel without surgery.

“The Venture Kick process and funds received have been fundamental in developing our business case for translating this breakthrough science from the laboratory bench to the hospital bed potentially providing hope for millions of heart failure patients worldwide.” said HAYA Therapeutics CEO and co-founder Samir Ounzain.

Volumina collaborates actively with practicing physicians and key opinion leaders and will be using the funds from Venture Kick to further develop its groundbreaking product. Amélie Béduer, CEO and co-founder of Volumina, explained: “Venture Kick provides a solid support both through the investment and through a very pertinent concrete personalized advice. In addition, it opens the doors to an incredible network of top level entrepreneurs and investors.”

 

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07.08.2018 | ADC Therapeutics Doses First Patient in Pivotal Clinical Trial of ADCT-402 in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Phase II trial evaluating efficacy and safety of CD19-targeting antibody drug conjugate intended to support submission of Biologics License Application Top-line data expected in third quarter of 2019.

Lausanne, Switzerland, August 7, 2018 – ADC Therapeutics, an oncology drug discovery and development company that specializes in the development of proprietary antibody drug conjugates (ADCs), today announced that the first patient has been dosed in its Phase II clinical trial intended to support the submission of Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The clinical trial is evaluating the efficacy and safety of ADCT-402 (loncastuximab tesirine) in patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL).

Phase II trial evaluating efficacy and safety of CD19-targeting antibody drug conjugate intended to support submission of Biologics License Application Top-line data expected in third quarter of 2019.

Lausanne, Switzerland, August 7, 2018 – ADC Therapeutics, an oncology drug discovery and development company that specializes in the development of proprietary antibody drug conjugates (ADCs), today announced that the first patient has been dosed in its Phase II clinical trial intended to support the submission of Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The clinical trial is evaluating the efficacy and safety of ADCT-402 (loncastuximab tesirine) in patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL).

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17.07.2018 | Legacy Healthcare signs an Investment & Joint-Venture Agreement with China Energy Hua Chen Technology

Legacy Healthcare, a Corporate Member of the Biopôle Community, signed yesterday an Investment & Joint-Venture Agreement with China Energy Hua Chen Technology (CEHCT), a Chinese investment fund.

 

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11.05.2018 | GNUBiotics Sciences introduces next generation HMOs composed of up to 130 diverse microbiota accessible carbohydrates (MACs) structures

Gnubiotics Sciences is a Swiss-based biotech developing next generation human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), composed of up to 130 different microbiota-accessible carbohydrates (MACs) for the global infant formula market. Atthe 51st annual conference ofthe European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN), Gnubiotics presented the first structural and functional data about their product, the naturally-occurring MACs. These MACs, of superior diversity relative to the recently launched synthetic HMOs, 2-fucosyllactose (2FL) and lacto-N-neotetraose (LNnT), can be selectively utilized by specific bacteria present in the infant’s microbiome. The Gnubiotics’ team also presented their state-of-the-art analytical capabilities by showing at the strain level, changes to the infant’s Bifidobacterial composition as well as a highresolution profiling of Bacteroides species and strains in caesarean and vaginally born infants.

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30.04.2018 | La recherche en sciences de la vie offre un nouvel essor au Biopôle

HRS Real Estate SA va réaliser trois nouveaux bâtiments sur le site du Biopôle à Epalinges. Deux d’entre eux sont destinés au CHUV et à l’UNIL, dans le cadre du développement des sciences de la vie sur le site, notamment de la recherche en oncologie et de l’ingénierie immunitaire.

Le site du Biopôle à Epalinges amorce un nouveau développement, dont la physionomie est désormais connue : le CHUV et Biopôle SA ont adjugé la conception et réalisation en entreprise totale de plusieurs édifices destinés à la recherche et à la médecine de pointe. L’entreprise HRS Real Estate SA, qui s’est adjointe les compétences du bureau d’architecture Burckhardt + Partner SA, a remporté l’appel d’offres pour construire un bâtiment destiné à l’ingénierie immunitaire en oncologie et dédié à la branche lausannoise de l’Institut Ludwig, un Centre de médecine de précision et d’ingénierie immunitaire contre les maladies infectieuses et les problèmes d’immunodéficience, ainsi qu’un immeuble réservé à Biopôle SA et un parking sur la même plateforme. La maîtrise d’ouvrage sera conjointe entre le CHUV, l’Université de Lausanne (UNIL) et Biopôle SA.

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25.04.2018 | Retraites Populaires and Biopôle SA unveil the SE-B building and StartLab, the first incubator dedicated to life sciences located in the Canton of Vaud

Lausanne, Switzerland, 25 April 2018

Retraites Populaires and its partner Biopôle SA today inaugurated a new 9,100 m2 building, funded and constructed by Retraites Populaires on the site of Biopôle, a leading Swiss life science park. The SE-B building already hosts several businesses active in life sciences. Moreover it is now home to the first incubator dedicated to life sciences in the Canton of Vaud – StartLab – whose mission is to foster the next generation of entrepreneurs in the region.

The new 9,100 m2 building can jointly house both young start-ups and sector-leading businesses. These new companies could generate between 300 and 500 new jobs, in addition to 1,200 people who currently work at the Biopôle site. New tenants of the SE-B building already include the medical analysis company Unilabs, the Lausanne-based scaleup Abionic, which has developed a device that enables potential cases of sepsis to be detected incredibly quickly, plus the global pharmaceutical company Glenmark, which will establish a
translational research centre.

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23.04.2018 | Anergis and Mymetics Start Research Collaboration Project on the use of Virosomes for Ultra-Fast Allergy Immunotherapy

Epalinges, Switzerland, April 23, 2018 – Mymetics Corporation (OTCQB:MYMX), a pioneer and leader in the research and development of virosome-based vaccines, and Anergis SA, a company developing Contiguous Overlapping Peptides (COPs) for ultra-fast allergy immunotherapy, announced today that Mymetics SA, the Swiss subsidiary of Mymetics Corporation and Anergis SA have entered into a Research Collaboration project.
The pre-clinical study program will evaluate the immunogenicity profile of the Anergis peptides designed to treat birch allergy (the Bet v1 COPs) when presented on Mymetics’ proprietary virosomes, with or without undisclosed TLR ligands or other adjuvants, and will compare the results to Anergis’ AllerT product combination (Bet v1 COPs with aluminum hydroxide).

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11.04.2018 | LUDWIG RESEARCHERS DEVISE AND TEST PIONEERING PERSONALIZED CANCER VACCINE FOR OVARIAN CANCER

APRIL 11, 2018, New York — A Ludwig Cancer Research study has shown that an entirely new type of personalized cancer vaccine induces novel, potent and clinically effective immune responses in patients receiving a combination of standard therapies for recurrent, stage III and IV ovarian cancer.

Led by Lana Kandalaft, George Coukos and Alexandre Harari of the Lausanne Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, the study also found that the vaccine—made from a processed sample of a patient’s tumor and delivered via that patient’s own immune cells—is well tolerated, safely administered and can be made in sufficient quantities with relative ease. Further, the researchers show that the immune responses it elicits are vigorous and target both known cancer antigens as well as a broad variety of the unique antigens, or “neoantigens”, expressed by each patient’s cancer cells.

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28.03.2018 | Abionic Successfully Raises CHF 20 Million in Series C Financing

  • Network of Eminent High Net Worth Individuals Join Financing Syndicate
  • Financing to Extend Abionic’s Portfolio of Point-of-Care IVD Tests for Critical Care and Emergency Medicine
  • International Clinical Study of World’s Most Rapid Sepsis Test Starts in 14 Hospitals

 

Biopôle, Lausanne, Switzerland, March 28, 2018Abionic SA, a developer of disruptive nanotechnology based rapid diagnostic solutions, announced today the successful closing of a CHF 20 million Series C financing. The round was led by Pierangelo Bottinelli, Chairman of Symphony International Holdings Limited, and included Philippe Glatz (Chairman of two private hospitals), Peter Brabeck-Letmathe (former CEO and Chairman of Nestlé), Arkady Volozh (Co-Founder and CEO of Yandex), Jean-Bernard and Nelson Dumas (Owners of Dumas Construction), Investiere AG and Zürcher Kantonalbank.

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26.03.2018 | Mars Bleu, une campagne pour sensibiliser au dépistage du cancer colorectal soutenue par Novigenix

Novigenix s’engage dans la campagne Mars bleu en lançant une campagne d’incitation à la prévention et au dépistage du cancer du côlon que vous pouvez découvrir sur www.mymiddlelife.ch.

Plus d’information ici: https://novigenix.com/mars-bleu-campagne-sensibiliser-despistage/

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15.03.2018 | Ludwig Lausanne – UNIL-CHUV Oncology department study extends the potential for personalized immunotherapy to a large variety of cancers

New methods developed for the study could be applied to devise personalized, cell-based immunotherapies for epithelial ovarian cancer or other types of tumors

A Ludwig Cancer Research study shows that ovarian cancer, which has proved resistant to currently available immunotherapies, could be susceptible to personalized immunotherapy. Led by Ludwig Lausanne investigator Alexandre Harari and George Coukos, director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Lausanne, the study shows that ovarian tumors harbor highly reactive killer T cells—which kill infected and cancerous cells—and demonstrates how they can be identified and selectively grown for use in personalized, cell-based immunotherapies.

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06.03.2018 | Glenmark Pharmaceuticals S.A. to Invest in New Translational Research Group at Biopôle Lausanne-Epalinges

LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS, Switzerland and PARAMUS, N.J.March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Glenmark Pharmaceuticals announced today it will enhance its capabilities in translational research by opening a new discovery centre at the Biopôle campus of Lausanne (https://www.biopole.ch/en/). Glenmark will continue to invest in, and operate its process development and biologics manufacturing centre out of La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchȃtel. Approximately 20% of current employees will be housed in the discovery group at Lausanne.

“The Biopôle is one of the most vibrant ecosystems for life sciences innovation in Europe. This expansion opens a universe of opportunity to foster our innovation capabilities by collaborating with the world class research centres, academic groups and hospitals in the Lausanne vicinity. 

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02.02.2018 | Haya Therapeutics passes Venture Kick stage 2

Congratulations to HAYA Therapeutics selected by the jury to receive CHF 20,000 from Venture Kick

HAYA Therapeutics (a member of StartLab, Biopôle’s life science incubator) is dedicated to treating heart failure through the discovery and development of innovative first-in-class RNA-based therapeutics, with a specific focus on long noncoding RNAs. The startup aims to be the first company and world leader in translating long noncoding RNA discoveries into breakthrough bench-to-bedside tools to monitor and treat heart failure patients.

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31.01.2018 | Swiss Venture Capital Report 2018: ADC Therapeutics ranks #1 in top 20 VC rounds in Switzerland for the second consecutive year, closing CHF 197 Million in 2017

After having raised the largest investment round for a Swiss startup in 2016 (CHF 104 Million), ADC Therapeutics ranks #1 again in the top 20 VC rounds in 2017 with 200 Million (raised in October 2017).

New record: Swiss startups have raised 938 Millions in total in 2017, CHF 595 Million for Life Sciences companies, far beyond ICT and other sectors like Cleantech or Consumer products.

And Vaud ranks #1 attracting 32% of the total investments for startups in Switzerland.

For more information:  Read the latest Swiss Venture Capital Report 2018

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15.01.2018 | Cristalean et Medidee s’associent pour mieux servir l’innovation MedTech en Wallonie

Le cabinet de conseil règlementaire et qualité Cristalean, basé à Charleroi, et le groupe européen de conseil Medidee s’allient pour aider les entreprises MedTech wallonnes à relever les nouveaux challenges réglementaires qui se présentent à elles.

Entre le renforcement de la réglementation européenne sur les dispositifs médicaux, le récent amendement de la loi aux Etats-Unis qui vise à accélérer l’innovation médicale (21st Century Cures Act) et l’émergence constante de nouvelles technologies (ne citons, par exemple, que l’Internet of Things, le machine learning et les nanotechnologies), le paysage réglementaire MedTech est en pleine transformation.
Comment, dès lors, faire face à tous ces changements qui constituent, au mieux, autant d’inconnues, mais bien souvent aussi des barrières très pénalisantes pour les scientifiques, les porteurs de projets et les industriels de toutes tailles ?

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05.01.2018 | Gnubiotics Sciences raises CHF 2.3 million

Gnubiotics Sciences is a Vaud based biotech developing a platform to commercialize microbiome modulating products for the functional and medical nutrition markets. The startup has raised CHF 2.3 million through convertible debt with private investors and seeks to commercialise its first product candidate.

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03.01.2018 | Abionic selected as one of the best Medical Technologies of 2017 by Medgadget

There have been several advances in diagnostics this year, making it hard for us to pick the top few. Large strides have been made in diagnosing allergies, with Abionic, a Swiss-based company, winning FDA registration for their nanotechnology-focused assay that detects allergies to cats, dogs, trees and grasses.

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15.12.2017 | NEW INNOTREK GRANT AWARDED TO DANIEL BLESSING

In response to the 2017 autumn call InnoTREK Mr. Daniel Blessing (right) submitted an innovative project on the development of cardiac-specific vectors. Hosted in the experimental cardiology department at the University Hospital of Lausanne of Professor Thierry Pedrazzini (left), the financial support of the InnoTREK grant allows the laureate to mature this technology towards a start-up project over the coming year. The vectors to be developed are intended to reinforce a therapeutic approach developed by Thierry Pedrazzini (left) and Samir Ounzain (center) to treat cardiac diseases with long non-coding RNAs.

Together they will drive forward their project “HaYa Therapeutics”,..

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11.12.2017 | ADC Therapeutics Presents Interim Phase I Data from its Novel Antibody-Drug Conjugate ADCT-402

Presented at ASH Annual Meeting

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 11, 2017 – ADC Therapeutics (ADCT), an oncology drug discovery and development company that specializes in the development of proprietary Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADCs) targeting major cancers, today announced clinical data from two ongoing Phase I clinical trials evaluating ADCT-402 (loncastuximab tesirine or “Lonca-T”) in important subtypes of lymphoma and leukemia. The data were presented at the 59th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, USA.

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06.12.2017 | Abionic Announces Appointment of Leading Diagnostics Industry Experts to Board of Directors

Abionic SA, a developer of disrupter nanotechnology based rapid diagnostic solutions, announced today the appointment of two diagnostic industry experts, Dr. Gerd Grenner and Nader Donzel, to its Board of Directors.

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05.12.2017 | Nestlé extends consumer healthcare portfolio by agreeing to acquire Atrium Innovations

Nestlé today announced that it agreed to acquire privately held Atrium Innovations, a global leader in nutritional health products, from a group of investors led by Permira Funds for USD 2.3 billion in cash. Atrium’s 2017 sales are expected to reach almost USD 700 million.

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04.12.2017 | PACTT CONGRATULATES CHUV MASSCHALLENGE LAUREATES HAYA AND LYMPHATICA

PACTT is proud to announce that HaYa and Lymphatica, two start-up projects from the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV), are amongst the gold winners of the MassChallenge Switzerland.

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27.11.2017 | BIOPOLE APPOINTS MEMBERS OF STARTLAB ADVISORY BOARD AND ANNOUNCES FIRST CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR STARTLAB INCUBATOR

27 November 2017

BIOPOLE APPOINTS MEMBERS OF STARTLAB ADVISORY BOARD AND ANNOUNCES FIRST CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR STARTLAB INCUBATOR

• Appointments made to StartLab Advisory Board
• First candidates – HaYa Therapeutics and GNUbiotics- selected for dedicated life sciences incubator
• Plug and play facilities to open in spring 2018
• Focus on high quality startups to enrich dynamic Swiss ecosystem

Lausanne, Switzerland, 27 November 2017 – Biopôle SA, a leading Swiss life sciences park, today announced the appointment of 11 members to the Advisory Board (SAB) of StartLab, the first incubator dedicated to life sciences located in the Canton of Vaud. The SAB’s role includes the selection of the most promising candidates for the incubator, accompanying them throughout their development and efficiently anchoring the aspiring businesses within Biopôle’s dynamic ecosystem.

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24.11.2017 | Legacy Healthcare raises CHF 2 million

Legacy Healthcare, a Lausanne based biopharma developing innovative botanical drugs in supportive oncology care and dermatology, has raised CHF2m as part of series B financing round. The funds will be used to take Phase II and Phase III drug candidates to the market. The company has two patented cosmetic products against hair loss already on the market, marketed by Abbott, Galderma and Biolab.

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26.10.2017 | Abionic prouve ses compétences aux Etats-Unis après l’Europe

La scale-up Abionic, basée au Biopôle d’Epalinges, a obtenu la semaine dernière une validation de la Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pour son test d’allergie ultra rapide. Elle se prépare désormais à la phase de commercialisation pour les Etats-Unis, le test est déjà disponible en Suisse et en Europe. Ce n’est d’ailleurs pas le seul projet qui est dans le pipeline de la jeune entreprise romande. Nicolas Durand, CEO et cofondateur, a répondu aux questions de L’Agefi.

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26.10.2017 | SimplicityBio is Awarded the CTI Start-Up Label

SimplicityBio’s CTI Start-Up journey was crowned by the CTI Label, a seal of quality, achievement, and a sign of credibility and readiness for sustainable growth

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23.10.2017 | ADC Therapeutics Announces Closing of $200 Million Private Financing to Fund Two Lead Programs Through Registrational Trials

Lausanne, Switzerland, October 23, 2017 – ADC Therapeutics (ADCT), an oncology drug discovery and development company that specializes in the development of proprietary Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADCs) targeting major cancers, today announced that it has raised $200 million through a private placement. The financing was oversubscribed and supported by both existing and new investors, including Auven Therapeutics, Redmile, the Wild Family Office and AstraZeneca.

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20.10.2017 | Abionic Announces FDA Registration for World’s Most Rapid Allergy Test and abioSCOPE® Diagnostic Testing Platform

  • Test detects sensitization to four common respiratory allergens in United States.
  • Scheduled to be commercially available in the US in 2018
  • October 20, 2017 01:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

 

LAUSANNE, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Abionic SA, a developer of disrupter nanotechnology based rapid diagnostic solutions, announced today that its rapid allergy test, IVD CAPSULE Aeroallergens, and the easy to use testing platform, abioSCOPE® have been registered in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Abionic intends to commence commercialization of IVD CAPSULE Aeroallergens in this market in 2018.

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12.10.2017 | NESTLÉ HEALTH SCIENCE AND CODEXIS CREATE PARTNERSHIP TO ACCELERATE ENZYME INNOVATION FOR MULTIPLE HEALTH CONDITIONS

  • 2018 clinical trial for PKU candidate boosts pipeline for Nestlé Health Science’s Vitaflo business
  • Partnership to leverage Codexis’ enzyme discovery platform to fuel therapeutic and nutritional innovation

 

Epalinges, Switzerland, 12 October 2017 – As part of its core strategy to advance the therapeutic role of nutrition, Nestlé Health Science (NHSc) is forming an innovation partnership with Codexis (NASDAQ: CDXS), a pioneer in protein engineering and enzyme optimization. The partnership will leverage and extend the application of Codexis’ CodeEvolver® protein engineering platform, creating novel enzymes that will further fuel innovation for NHSc’s subsidiary Vitaflo, specializing for inborn errors of metabolism, as well as for NHSc’s Consumer Care and Medical Nutrition portfolio.

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09.10.2017 | SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL UNVEILS NEXT GENERATION OF SURGICAL ROBOTICS WITH GROUNDBREAKING OPTICS PLATFORM

Synaptive Medical Inc., a medical device and technology company, today released Modus V™. This second-generation, high-powered digital microscope with a robotic arm is derived from Canadarm technology used on the International Space Station. Designed with feedback from Synaptive’s clinical partners, Modus V is the new cornerstone of its integrated BrightMatter™ platform.

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03.10.2017 | SunRegen Healthcare AG awarded special “StartLab prize” by Biopôle at the IMAGINE IF! Accelerator for Science Ventures Swiss finals

Swiss Winner chosen for IMAGINE IF! Accelerator for Science Ventures
> Innovation Forum Lausanne organizes the Swiss Finals of global IMAGINE IF! Accelerator for Science Ventures
> 11 promising deep-tech projects pitch in front of a panel of experts in industry, research and innovation
> Winner is “Skypull” focused on an autonomous tethered drones to capture the immense potential of high altitude winds
> Winner joins global Top 20 projects from 300 applications that will compete at the global finals at the Innovation Leaders Conference, Oxford, UK, and receives CHF2,500 cash prize
> “SunRegen Healthcare AG” awarded special prize of 3 months free membership of StartLab incubator at Biopôle, the first incubator dedicated to life sciences located in the Canton of Vaud

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19.09.2017 | LUDWIG SCIENTISTS DISCOVER COMPLEX AXIS OF IMMUNE SUPPRESSION EXPLOITED BY CANCERS

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017, New York — A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered a new mechanism by which cancer cells evade destruction by the immune system. The paper, led by Camilla Jandus of the Lausanne Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, describes how immune cells known as group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) are recruited by leukemic cells to suppress an essential anticancer immune response. The study, which appears in the current issue of Nature Communications, further suggests that the newly discovered immunosuppressive axis likely holds sway in other types of cancer—and that it might be disrupted by therapies already in use to treat other diseases.

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06.09.2017 | Anergis Announces Top Line Results From Large-Scale ATIBAR Trial With Ultra-Fast Allergy Immunotherapy AllerT

EPALINGES, Switzerland, September 6th, 2017 – Anergis, a company developing proprietary ultra-fast allergy immunotherapy, announced today the top-line results from the ATIBAR trial, a Phase IIb field-based clinical trial with Anergis’ lead compound AllerT for patients with birch pollen allergy.

A total of 421 patients were randomized at 38 European trial centers in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Slovakia and Sweden between September 2016 and January 2017. The trial met its objective to provide conclusive results, with well-balanced treatment groups, very few dropouts, and narrow confidence intervals of the observed treatment effects. The pollen exposure was satisfactory as assessed by the data collected from the pollen traps located close to the trial centers.

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04.09.2017 | Ludwig Cancer Research releases its Annual Research Highlights Report 2017

Ludwig Annual Research Highlights Report 2017–

“Behind every scientific discovery is a great story. In our 2017 Research Highlights Report, we share the curiosity, collaboration and mentorship behind Ludwig scientists’ latest discoveries. These include advances in immunotherapy, radiotherapy, understanding cancer’s evolution and more. Enjoy!”

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13.07.2017 | SimplicityBio SA Joins 3.2M Eurostars funded HeartLinc Program

SimplicityBio SA Joins 3.2M Eurostars funded HeartLinc Program led by FIRALIS S.A. to develop lncRNA based IVD test for risk of developing heart failure (HF) after acute myocardial infarction (AMI)

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11.07.2017 | NESTLÉ HEALTH SCIENCE ENTERS THE MICROBIOME DIAGNOSTICS FIELD THROUGH A PARTNERSHIP WITH ENTEROME

• Diagnostic innovations in IBD and Liver Disease in the pipeline
• Positioned to shape the microbiome diagnostics market

Epalinges, Switzerland, 11 July 2017 – Nestlé Health Science and Enterome are jointly creating Microbiome Diagnostics Partners (MDP), which aims to lead the development and commercialization of innovative microbiome-based diagnostics with potential to transform therapeutic approaches across a broad spectrum of challenging health conditions, including inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and liver diseases. The partnership follows Nestlé Health Science’s initial investment announced in April 2016.

MDP’s initial focus will be accelerating Enterome’s diagnostic programs, which include IBD 110 for the assessment and management of mucosal healing and MET210 for NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis). Current standard of care for these conditions include invasive procedures such as endoscopy and biopsies, rather than a non-invasive stool/serum combined Dx tests that will be developed by MDP. Future innovation efforts will leverage advanced microbial and serum-based metabolic technologies developed respectively at Enterome and Nestlé Health Science’s diagnostics arm Prometheus Laboratories.

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07.07.2017 | Alliance lausannoise pour la recherche en oncologie

L’Université de Lausanne, l’Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, le CHUV et Roche ont conclu une alliance pour la recherche et le développement de thérapies oncologiques.

L’Université de Lausanne (UNIL), l’Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) et le Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois (CHUV) vont ainsi travailler conjointement avec Roche à la réalisation de projets de recherche, d’étape préclinique, clinique et translationnelle, dans des domaines spécifiques de l’oncologie. Les domaines de recherche identifiés sont : l’oncologie et l’immunothérapie, l’imagerie et la thérapie moléculaire, avec un accent sur le microenvironnement tumoral. L’alliance finance, depuis octobre 2016, six projets trans-institutionnels de recherche préclinique, sélectionnés suite à la revue de nombreuses propositions soumises par des chercheurs des trois institutions.

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06.07.2017 | Nasri Nahas, CEO of Biopôle, interviewed on the « Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation », the new startup fund of CHF 500 Mio announced by the Federal Councillor Mr. Schneider-Ammann.

Nasri Nahas, CEO of Biopôle, interviewed on the « Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation », the new startup fund of CHF 500 Mio announced by Mr. Johann Schneider-Ammann, Federal Councillor in charge of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER).

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Interview à 1 mn 40s

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Article Le temps: Un demi-milliard pour les start-up? Un «début»

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22.06.2017 | NESTLÉ HEALTH SCIENCE AND THE STROKE FOUNDATION (AUSTRALIA) COLLABORATE TO IMPROVE LIFE AFTER STROKE FOR SURVIVORS

Nestlé Health Science and the Australian Stroke Foundation have entered into a partnership designed to improve the nutrition and hydration management of stroke survivors. Stroke is one of the leading causes of dysphagia (swallowing difficulties); it is estimated that 40%1 of survivors have an ongoing need for swallowing support, leaving them vulnerable to dehydration, malnutrition and aspiration pneumonia.

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08.06.2017 | BIOPÔLE ANNOUNCES STARTLAB, TAILOR-MADE INCUBATOR FOR LIFE SCIENCE ENTREPRENEURS

BIOPÔLE ANNOUNCES STARTLAB, TAILOR-MADE INCUBATOR FOR LIFE SCIENCE ENTREPRENEURS

  • Plug and play incubator in brand new building ready Q1 2018
  • Fully equipped laboratories and shared offices to welcome 10-12 startups
  • Pay as you play model reduces risk for entrepreneurs and investors
  • Applications now open for aspiring business creators
  • Leading Swiss life sciences community, home to over 50 companies, 25 institutions and world-leading research groups

 

Lausanne, Switzerland, 8 June 2017 – Biopôle SA, a leading Swiss life sciences park, today announced the creation of StartLab, the first incubator dedicated to life sciences located in the Canton of Vaud.

StartLab will offer 700 m2 of fully equipped laboratories and 300 m2 of shared offices, as a new home for 10-12 startup companies of 35-40 persons in total. It will be part of the new 9,000 m2 building developed by Retraites Populaires, a company specialized in life and occupational pensions.

Biopôle has a clear strategy to be one of the best life sciences hubs in Europe, where industry and academia benefit from a vibrant community of exceptional talents, stimulating collaborations, added value services and an unrivalled quality of life.

More information on: https://startlab.biopole.ch

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31.05.2017 | World’s fastest Sepsis Test from Abionic Produces Result in Five Minutes when Tested in patients at London and Zurich Hospitals

World’s fastest Sepsis Test from Abionic Produces Result in Five Minutes when Tested in patients at London and Zurich Hospitals

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23.05.2017 | ADC Therapeutics Doses First Patient in a Phase I Clinical Trial of ADCT-502 in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors with HER2 Expression

– Trial to provide data on safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and efficacy
– ADCT-502 represents ADC Therapeutic’s fourth ADC program in clinical trials
 
Lausanne, Switzerland, May 19, 2017 – ADC Therapeutics (ADCT), an oncology drug discovery and development company that specializes in the development of proprietary Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADCs) targeting major cancers, today announced that the first patient has been dosed in a Phase I clinical trial to evaluate its antibody drug conjugate (ADC) ADCT-502 in patients with advanced solid tumors with HER2 expression.

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09.05.2017 | Nestlé Health Science partners with AliHealth for the launch of Boost in China

NESTLÉ HEALTH SCIENCE PARTNERS WITH ALIHEALTH FOR THE LAUNCH OF BOOST IN CHINA
Beijing, 9 May 2017 – Nestlé Health Science and AliHealth, Alibaba’ flagship medical and health e-commerce platform, are partnering to launch a Boost product portfolio in China. Boost is an innovative range of science-based nutrition targeting the needs of the healthy consumers, focusing on China’s busy urban working population.

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21.04.2017 | SimplicityBio: 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award Finalist

SimplicityBio has been selected as a  finalist for the Red Herring’s  Top 100 Europe award , a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region.

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03.04.2017 | «Les thérapies cellulaires débuteront cet été»

Oncologie : Lana Kandalaft a la lourde tâche d’amener les traitements innovants contre le cancer au chevet des malades. Le point sur l’avancée des recherches menées par le Département d’oncologie CHUV-UNIL.

Les autorités vaudoises et le CHUV mettent le paquet, on le sait, sur la mise au point de thérapies innovantes contre le cancer. Sous l’égide du professeur George Coukos, chef du Département d’oncologie CHUV-UNIL, la voie choisie est celle de l’immunothérapie, à savoir la stimulation du système immunitaire du patient pour qu’il détruise la tumeur. Le Centre de thérapies expérimentales (CTE) est un maillon central de la chaîne de traitement. C’est lui qui, en établissant des ponts entre recherche et clinique, doit amener les innovations au chevet du patient. A sa tête: Lana Kandalaft, débauchée en 2013 de l’Université de Pennsylvanie.

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30.03.2017 | NESTLÉ HEALTH SCIENCE AND CHINESE STROKE ASSOCIATION COLLABORATE TO TACKLE SWALLOWING DIFFICULTY (DYSPHAGIA)

Beijing, March 30, 2017 – Nestlé Health Science (NHSc) and the Chinese Stroke Association (CSA) have entered into a collaboration agreement designed to improve the screening, diagnosis and management of dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) amongst stroke patients. Stroke is one of the most common causes of dysphagia; it is estimated that between 3.4 and 7.4 million patients are suffering from dysphagia in China, leaving them vulnerable to dehydration, malnutrition and aspiration pneumonia.

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15.03.2017 | Novigenix Signs Distribution Agreement with Dr Risch Medical Laboratory to Access Swiss German Market for Colox®, its blood based colorectal cancer test

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, March 15, 2017 – Novigenix SA today announced a commercialization agreement with Dr Risch Medical Laboratory for Colox, its blood test for the early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC). Dr Risch is a successful and science-driven clinical laboratory organization with a strong foothold in the Swiss German market and Liechtenstein.

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14.03.2017 | TAmiRNA And SimplicityBio Join Forces To Improve MicroRNA Biomarker Development

TAmiRNA and SimplicityBio, a Swiss bioinformatics company specialized in in silico biomarker discovery, signed a partnership agreement. The aim of this partnership is to accelerate TAmiRNA´s biomarker development programs and to offer compelling biomarker development services to clients from academia and biotech industry.

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24.02.2017 | Abionic to open distribution channel in the United Kingdom and Ireland

Epalinges, Switzerland, February 24th, 2017 – Abionic SA, a developer of disrupter nanotechnology based point-of-care diagnostic solutions, announced today having signed an exclusive distribution agreement in the United Kingdom and Ireland with Captium Limited.

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13.02.2017 | Ludwig Lausanne’s Johanna Joyce won a Cancer Research UK Grand Challenge award

Ludwig Cancer Research extends its congratulations to Johanna Joyce, who is part of an international multidisciplinary team that has been named a recipient of the Cancer Research UK Grand Challenge award.

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09.02.2017 | Anergis Completes Patient Recruitment In Large-Scale ATIBAR Trial With Ultra-Fast Allergy Immunotherapy AllerT

  • 421 patients randomized at 38 European trial centers
  • Top-line results expected in Q3, 2017

 

EPALINGES, Switzerland, February 8, 2017 – Anergis, a company developing proprietary ultra-fast allergy immunotherapy, announced today that it has completed patient recruitment in the ATIBAR trial, a Phase IIb field-based clinical trial with Anergis’ lead compound AllerT for patients with birch pollen allergy.

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07.02.2017 | SimplicityBio appoints Matthew Hall as CEO to drive growth

SimplicityBio SA, a bioinformatics company leader in biomarker discovery, appoints its Co-founder Matthew Hall Ph.D as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Matthew brings extensive experience in the biotechnology industry combining scientific knowledge, business acumen and leadership to drive the organization and ensure its continuous growth.

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25.01.2017 | ADC Therapeutics ranks #1 in top 20 VC rounds in Switzerland in 2016 with CHF 104 Million

Vaud ranks #1, attracting 51% of the total Swiss startups funding (nearly CHF 1 billion!) and Biopôle-based biotech startup ADC Therapeutics raised the biggest investment round in 2016 in Switzerland (CHF 104 Million).

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24.01.2017 | Anergis Appoints Klaus Schollmeier As New Chairman Of The Board Of Directors

EPALINGES, Switzerland, January 24, 2017 – Anergis SA, a Swiss clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing proprietary products for ultra-fast allergy immunotherapy, today announced the appointment of Dr. Klaus Schollmeier as Chairman of its Board of Directors.

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10.01.2017 | Incyte and Merck to Advance Clinical Development Program Investigating the Combination of Epacadostat with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab)

WILMINGTON, Del. & KENILWORTH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 9, 2017– Incyte Corporation (Nasdaq:INCY) and Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the decision to advance the clinical development program investigating the combination of epacadostat, Incyte’s investigational oral selective IDO1 inhibitor, with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab), Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy.

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10.01.2017 | A new director for the IUMSP in 2017

Professor Murielle Bochud, currently responsible for the IUMSP’s Division of chronic diseases (dMC), will be the next Chief of Service, director of the IUMSP.

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09.01.2017 | Abionic Receives CE Mark for Most Rapid Sepsis and Iron Deficiency Point of Care Diagnostics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Abionic SA, a developer of disrupter nanotechnology based point-of-care diagnostic solutions, announced today the receipt of CE Mark (Conformité Européenne) for two novel tests using its easy to use testing platform, abioSCOPE. The CE Mark allows Abionic to commercialize its tests for sepsis risk assessment and management (PSP Test) and iron deficiency throughout the European Union.

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05.01.2017 | Xigen’s Brimapitide, an Innovative JNK Inhibitor, Delivers Positive Phase II Results in Inflammatory Eye Disease

Geneva, Switzerland, January 05, 2017 / B3C newswire / — Xigen, a Swiss Company developing therapeutic peptides for the treatment of inflammatory diseases announces today the online publication of successful Phase II results for its lead compound Brimapitide (XG-102) in the American Journal of Ophthalmology.

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16.12.2016 | CHMP Recommends Approval of Lilly’s Baricitinib for the Treatment of Adults with Moderate to Severe Active Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY) announced today that the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive opinion, recommending the approval of baricitinib – which if approved would be marketed as Olumiant®. Baricitinib would be indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis in adult patients who have responded inadequately to, or who are intolerant to one or more disease modifying anti rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Baricitinib may be used as monotherapy or in combination with methotrexate.

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01.12.2016 | MYMETICS STARTS RESEARCH PROJECT WITH SANOFI FOR INFLUENZA VACCINES

Mymetics Corporation (MYMX), a pioneer and leader in the research and development of virosome-based vaccines to prevent transmission of human infectious diseases, announced today that its subsidiary Mymetics B.V. has agreed on a research project with Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccine division of Sanofi (SNY). The project will investigate the immunogenicity of influenza vaccines based on Mymetics’ proprietary virosome technology platform in pre-clinical settings. If this project is successful it could result in a further and more extensive collaboration between the two companies.

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04.11.2016 | NESTLÉ HEALTH SCIENCE INVESTS IN AIMMUNE THERAPEUTICS, CREATING A STRATEGIC COLLABORATION TO DEVELOP DESENSITIZATION THERAPIES ACROSS MULTIPLE FOOD ALLERGIES

• Strategic Collaboration underscores Nestlé Health Science’s commitment to innovation in the management of food allergies and building a broad portfolio of solutions addressing the medical need of patients
• Aimmune is developing treatments for life-threatening food allergies; lead product AR101 is in Phase III for peanut allergy with US FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation

Epalinges, Switzerland, 4 November 2016 – Nestlé Health Science announced today that it will make an equity investment of USD 145 million in US-based Aimmune Therapeutics (Nasdaq:AIMT), which corresponds to a 15% stake after completion of the transaction. The parties also entered into a strategic collaboration to accelerate the development of innovative oral immunotherapy biologics designed to desensitize people with food allergies and protect them from the consequences of accidental exposure.

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25.10.2016 | TATAA Biocenter and SimplicityBio Announce Complete Solution for Biomarker Discovery, Signature Optimization and Validation

Sweden and Monthey, Switzerland – October 25, 2016:

TATAA Biocenter, Europe’s leading provider of genomic services and the world’s foremost organizer of hands-on training in molecular diagnostics has partnered with SimplicityBio, a leading provider of in silico solutions for multivariate and multimodal analyses to offer complete solutions for biomarker discovery, signature optimization and validation. The partnership offers a complete solution comprising biomarker discovery, assay and protocol optimization, analytical validation, standardization, and clinical validation leading to robust and reliable biomarker signatures for diagnostics, prognostics and theranostics. Platforms include microarrays, qPCR, dPCR and NGS and virtually any kind of biomarkers with emphasis on mRNA, microRNA, lncRNA, DNA (SNP, CNV, methylation, cfDNA), protein and circulating tumor cells.

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18.10.2016 | New building at Biopôle to welcome more life science organisations from 2018

New building at Biopôle to welcome more life science organisations from 2018

Retraites Populaires will construct and fund the future building at Biopôle, in Epalinges. The two institutions have signed a contract.

Lausanne, 18 October 2016 -­ As of 2018, a new building at Biopôle, in Epalinges, will meet the increasing demand for laboratory and office space. Retraites Populaires and the management of the life science park have signed a contract, appointing the retirement provision specialist from canton Vaud to construct and fund the future building. In exchange, Biopôle will grant Retraites Populaires a “right of use” (droit de superficie) on the plot of land for the new building.
Construction will begin this month, with completion scheduled for January 2018. The new 9000 m2 building will ultimately house numerous companies, generating between 300 and 500 new jobs in addition to the 1100 people who currently work at Biopôle…

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18.10.2016 | ADC Therapeutics Announces Closing of $105 Million Private Financing

ADC Therapeutics (ADCT), an oncology drug discovery and development company that specializes in the development of proprietary Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADCs) targeting major cancers, today announced that it has raised $105 million through a private placement. The financing was oversubscribed and supported by both new and existing investors, including Auven Therapeutics, the Wild Family Office and AstraZeneca.

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Media contact: Dr. Chris Martin

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16.09.2016 | 300 chercheurs sous un même toit

A Epalinges, un nouveau laboratoire de recherche réunira chercheurs et cliniciens spécialistes de l’immunothérapie, une technique innovante pour combattre le cancer.

Le CHUV a inauguré jeudi un laboratoire de production cellulaire pour l’immunothérapie sur le site Biopôle d’Epalinges. Cette structure permettra d’offrir des traitements de pointe pour la lutte contre
le cancer, grâce à la fabrication de produits thérapeutiques personnalisés qui ciblent directement les tumeurs.

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02.09.2016 | NESTLÉ HEALTH SCIENCE EXPANDS ITS DYSPHAGIA OFFERING

Investment in company Phagenesis to address swallowing difficulties experienced by stroke patients

Epalinges, Switzerland, 1 September 2016 – Nestlé Health Science is entering into a staged, milestone-based acquisition of Phagenesis Ltd, a UK-based company developing Phagenyx®, an innovative pharyngeal electrical stimulation device to treat dysphagia (swallowing difficulty). The condition is commonly experienced by post stroke patients, but also the elderly and those undergoing post mechanical ventilation in intensive care units (ICU). Phagenyx® is designed to restore the neurological control of swallowing.

>Press Release Nestlé Health Science

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29.08.2016 | Ludwig Cancer Research releases its Annual Research Highlights Report

Ludwig Annual Research Highlights Report –
Our Annual Research Highlights Report is now available! Here we share life-changing discoveries made by Ludwig scientists and share the personal journeys, fascinations and partnerships behind the science.

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25.08.2016 | Nestlé Health Science Launches MyTubeFeedingKid.com to Support Pediatric Tube-Feeding Journey

Nestlé Health Science today announced the launch of MyTubeFeedingKid.com, a comprehensive online resource dedicated to children with a feeding tube and other unique nutrition needs.

For more information on the press release, click here: https://www.nestlehealthscience.com/newsroom/press-releases/nestle-health-science-launches-mytubefeedingkidcom-to-support-pediatric-tube-feeding-journey

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20.07.2016 | Lausanne: Biopôle se réorganise pour la gagne!

Le parc scientifique dédié aux sciences de la vie de Lausanne fait peau neuve. Trois ans après le renvoi de 2 administrateurs accusés de gestion déloyale, il vient de se doter d’un nouveau conseil d’administration et d’une stratégie de complètement revue, comme nous l’explique Nasri Nahas, directeur général de Biopôle.

Situé au cœur de la Health Valley, il se repositionne comme un écosystème dynamique et proactif orienté davantage vers l’oncologie et ouvert à une plus grande mixité d’acteurs. l’Institut international Ludwig de recherche sur le cancer vient d’ailleurs d’annoncer son installation sur le site, avec un investissement de 274 M€ sur les 30 ans à venir…..

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11.07.2016 | BIOPOLE ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS AS KEY STEP IN RE-POSITIONING OF LEADING SWISS LIFE SCIENCES COMMUNITY

• New Board and management with clear strategy for benefit of members
• Vibrant life sciences community in Lausanne set for major expansion
• World-class academia and industry focused on oncology, immunology, personalized medicine and nutritional health
• Ludwig Cancer Research to join Biopôle

Lausanne, Switzerland, 11 July 2016 – Biopôle SA, a leading life sciences park located in the Swiss Canton of Vaud, today announced the appointment of a new Board of Directors responsible for its strategic management and future development. The new Board is another key step in the re-positioning of Biopôle in Switzerland and internationally, following the appointment in October 2015 of new CEO Nasri Nahas.

Biopôle has a clear strategy to be one of the best life sciences locations in Europe where industry and academia benefit from a vibrant community of exceptional talents, stimulating collaborations, added value services and an unrivalled quality of life…

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09.05.2016 | Novigenix publishes multi-center study of Colox® in Clinical Cancer Research

Novigenix publishes multi-center study of Colox® in Clinical Cancer Research : Data validate blood-based test’s ability to detect colorectal cancer early and reliably.

Novigenix SA today announced the publication of a clinical validation study of Colox in the highly ranked journal Clinical Cancer Research. Colox is a blood test based on a 29-gene host immune response panel in combination with tumor biomarkers for the early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC).

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09.05.2016 | Incyte and ARIAD Announce Agreement for Incyte to Acquire ARIAD’s European Operations and In-license Iclusig® (ponatinib) in Europe

Incyte Corporation(Nasdaq:INCY) and ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ARIA) today announced the entry into a definitive agreement for Incyte to acquire ARIAD’s European operations. At the close of the transaction, the companies will also enter into a license agreement whereby Incyte will obtain an exclusive license to develop and commercialize Iclusig® (ponatinib) in Europe and other select countries.

> Press release ARIAD

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05.04.2016 | Mymetics announces successful preclinical results with malaria transmission-blocking vaccine candidate

Mymetics Corporation (OTCQB: MYMX), a pioneer in the research and development of virosome based vaccines to prevent transmission of human infectious diseases, announced today that the preclinical study with Mymetics’ virosome based formulations for a malaria transmission-blocking vaccine candidate has been successful. The study showed that the virosome vaccine candidates, at the highest dose tested, generate high antibody titers against the required antigens and they were able to significantly reduce (97-100%) the transmission of the Plasmodium falciparum parasite.

> Press release Mymetics

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04.04.2016 | Anergis Closes CHF 5 Million Financing Round Extension to Conduct the ATIBAR Trial

Anergis Closes CHF 5 Million Financing Round Extension to Conduct Large-Scale ATIBAR Trial with Ultra-Fast Allergy Immunotherapy AllerT.

> Press release Anergis

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04.09.2015 | ADC Therapeutics lève $ 80 millions

ADC Therapeutics, an oncology drug discovery and development company headquartered in Biopôle (technological parc – Epalinges near Lausanne), today announced that it has raised $80 million through a private placement of equity. New investors include leading European and US-based investors alongside founding investor Auven Therapeutics and participation from AstraZeneca.

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18.06.2015 | Nasri Nahas nommé à la direction de Biopôle S.A.

Le Conseil d’administration de Biopôle SA a nommé Monsieur Nasri Nahas (43 ans) en tant que nouveau directeur du parc vaudois dédié à l’accueil d’entreprises des sciences de la vie. Biologiste et ingénieur de formation, au bénéfice d’une riche expérience de management dans plusieurs entreprises biotech, actif professionnellement depuis 14 ans en Suisse romande, Nasri Nahas entrera en fonction le 1er octobre 2015.

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15.06.2015 | L’Institut Ludwig va s’installer au Biopôle

Un bâtiment dédié à l’oncologie et destiné à accueillir les chercheurs de l’Institut Ludwig, dont l’effectif augmentera, sera construit sur le site du Biopôle. En effet, le Ludwig Cancer Research, a désigné l’Institut Ludwig de Lausanne, installé depuis le début des années 1970 dans la capitale vaudoise, comme site prioritaire pour bénéficier de son généreux soutien à la recherche fondamentale sur le cancer. Cette filiale de la Fondation Ludwig, une parmi douze disséminées à travers le monde, bénéficiera d’une concentration des moyens financiers de la fondation.

Source: 24heures

> Article du 24heures

> Ludwig Cancer Research

> Institut Ludwig de Lausanne

> Communiqué de presse de l’Etat de Vaud

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05.03.2015 | Inauguration de la permanence Mobilité

Le nouveau plan d’affectation cantonal du site « Vennes » (60 entreprises, environ 2’000 employés en 2016) fixe des objectifs ambitieux en terme de mobilité durable. Conscient du défi et de l’enjeu, l’organe de gestion du site – dont font partie Biopôle SA, les communes territoriales, Lausanne Région, des entreprises du site et certains services cantonaux – a décidé de mettre en place des mesures d’incitation à des solutions de mobilité alternatives, dont la principale est l’ouverture d’une permanence mobilité inaugurée le 5 mars 2015 au Biopôle.

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05.12.2014 | Nouveau financement de CHF 14.5 millions pour Anergis

Anergis, société basée au Biopôle, a obtenu un nouveau financement de CHF 14.5 millions. Félicitations!

> Communiqué de presse

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14.11.2014 | Le Conseil d’administration se renforce

Le Conseil d’administration se renforce avec l’arrivée de M. Maurice Mischler, Syndic et représentant de la Commune d’Epalinges.

> Portrait de M. Mischler

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13.02.2014 | Ariad inaugure ses locaux au Biopôle

Une nouvelle entreprise pharmaceutique s’est installée avec 80 employés sur le site du Biopôle. La société américaine Ariad, spécialisée dans la recherche sur le cancer, a inauguré le 12 février 2014 son siège européen dans le bâtiment Terrasse, en présence de son directeur général et fondateur de l’entreprise, Harvey J. Berger.

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20.08.2013 | Visite d’une délégation Guangzhou Chine

Le 9 août 2013, Biopôle a eu le plaisir de recevoir une délégation de la ville de Guangzhou en Chine. Un accord de partenariat avait été signé entre Bioisland (Guangzhou) et Biopôle en 2010. Le but de la visite était de développer les échanges entre les deux parcs.

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01.03.2013 | Deux sociétés du Biopôle parmi les 50 start-up helvétiques dans lesquelles investir

Le Biopôle tient à féliciter les start-up Zestagen et Legacy Healthcare de figurer parmi les 50 start-up helvétiques dans lesquelles investir, sélectionnées par le magazine économique Bilan et un jury indépendant.

Zestagen est active dans le développement d’anticorps monoclonaux destinés à soigner des maladies telles que le cancer.

Legacy Healthcare quant à elle conçoit, développe et commercialise des traitements innovants dans des aires thérapeutiques ciblées. Dans le domaine de la dermatologie, leurs efforts portent sur des pathologies du cuir chevelu et de la peau.

> Zestagen

> Legacy Healthcare

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04.02.2013 | ARIAD PHARMACEUTICALS s’installera au Biopôle

Un nouvel acteur actif dans la lutte contre le cancer sur l’arc lémanique, ARIAD Pharmaceuticals s’installera au Biopôle dès 2014.

> Communiqué de presse