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f-star buys freedom

20.05.2008

Vienna – Austrian biotech company fstar GmbH has acquired future royalty obligations for its antibody engineering technology from New Century Pharmaceuticals (NCP) via a one-off payment. The Modular Antibody Technology was originally developed by Prof. Florian Rueker, one of f-star’s founders, in collaboration with NCP, a U.S. biopharmaceutical company. After f-star was set up, NCP became one of the company’s common shareholders, with rights to future royalty payments. In the course of this transaction, f-star has now bought back these royalty obligations with the help of TVM Capital, which acquired NCP’s minority stake in f-star.

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08.03.2010

Vienna – GlaxoSmithKline, the se­cond largest drugmaker in the world, has closed its third drug development cooperation in Vienna in just over a year. After signing agreements with Intercell AG and Affiris GmbH, GSK is now to pay...

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12.02.2010

Vienna – Austria-based Intercell AG yesterday announced that its first-in-man trial of the subunit vaccine IV47, designed to prevent infections from the majority of so Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes, of which there are over...

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01.02.2010

Vienna – Austrian-based biotech company f-star has closed an EUR8m extension to its Series A financing round. The investment was co-led by MP Healthcare Venture Management and Merck Serono Ventures. Existing investors Atlas...

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01.02.2010

Vienna – With the naming of Beatrix Karl as the new Minister of Science, the Austrian government is complete. The 42 year-old legal scientist will follow pre­decessor Johannes Hahn, who has accepted a position as European...

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01.02.2010

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01.02.2010

Vienna – Austrian vaccine specialist Intercell and GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals SA (GSK) have formed a strategic alliance to commercialise needle-free, patch-based vaccines. The agreement will include Intercell’s candidate vaccine...

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06.01.2010

Vienna – Austrian firm Intercell AG has initiated a phase II efficacy trial as part of its clinical development program for the investigational travellers’ diarrhoea (TD) vaccine in India. The primary objective of the field trial...

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29.12.2009

Vienna – Austrian vaccine specialist Intercell AG is to expand the label of its vaccine Ixiaro/JEspect for Japanese encephalitis (JE). On Monday the company announced the start of a clinical phase III study for the travel...

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04.11.2009

Graz – Austria is likely to lead the EU’s efforts to integrate existing national biobanks and associated data throughout Europe into a European biobanking infrastructure. The resource is aimed at reaching critical mass for the...

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21.09.2009

Vienna – Cardiovascular and inflammatory specialist Fibrex Medical has published positive Phase II results for FX06, a peptide for the treatment of reperfusion injury – damage to heart muscle that results from remedial treatment...

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