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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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10.02.2017 | Abionic décroche deux nouvelles reconnaissances : les SEF High Potential & Finance Monthly Game Changers Awards

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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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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