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Tunicates Against Tumors

09.04.2004

Madrid - The Spanish biopharmacy company PharmaMar announced in March that Aplidin®, a novel marine anti-tumor agent, has entered phase I clinical trials for paediatric solid tumours and haematological malignancies. It showed a 3 to 10 times more selective activity towards leukaemia and lymphoma cells than towards normal haemopoietic cells in pre-clinical studies.
Aplidin is a cyclodepsipeptide derived from the marine tunicate Aplidium albicans. It is a multifactorial apoptosis inducer agent, characterized by a low haema-tological toxicity and a high specificity towards tumor cells. Aplidin is currently in phase II trials for melanoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, colorectal, renal, lung (NSCLC and SCLC), head and neck pancreatic carcinomas. Further phase II trials in other solid and haematological tumors are planned for 2004.

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06.02.2011

Madrid – Nowhere in the world, is the concentration of GM-sceptics higher than it is in Europe, but their reign is not supreme. On the south-western tip of the continent, Spain stands out for its “science-based agricultural...

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04.11.2010

Seville – Genetrix S.L. and the Botín Foundation will channel a 6m over the next three years into the new company Axontherapix SL. The public-private partnership will seek to develop an effective therapy for Parkinson’s Disease....

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03.11.2010

Pamplona – With a record-setting Biospain this year, the Spanish biotech industry has underpinned its role as a premier player in the sector in southern Europe. More than 1,400 business representatives flocked to Pamplona, where...

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28.09.2010

Bilbao – Spanish Progenika Biopharma S.A has gained the green light for sale of its LPLchip in Europe. The DNA chip, which has achieved the CE mark, detects approximately 120 mutations in the lipoprotein lipase (LPL) gene and...

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22.09.2010

Madrid – Responding to the current debate surrounding the reactome array investigation, Manuel Ferrer from the Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry in Madrid told EuroBiotechNews his team would “clarify all the scientific...

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09.09.2010

Madrid – When Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met his Spanish colleague Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero on August 31st, he talked about the Mediterranean country’s role as an important economic partner for China, and said cooperation...

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04.08.2010

Madrid/Braunschweig - Spanish and German scientists who last year reported a groundbreaking technology that is able to identify the whole set of biochemical reactions in bacteria or cells, together with the enzymes involved, have...

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11.07.2010

Barcelona – While the cash-strapped Spanish government is being stripped of its AAA grade investment rating, one of the giants of the country’s life science industry is on a spending spree. Grifols, a producer of plasma protein...

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09.07.2010

Barcelona/Nantes – Biomarker-specialist TcLand Expression in Nantes has found an ally in the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital Research Institute (HVIR) in Barcelona. The French company and the Spanish clinic will work together...

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