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Lyonbiopôle and Biowin plan to form a transborder cluster

20.11.2008

Paris/Gosselies – Biotech cluster Lyonbiopôle in the Rhône-Alpes region and Biowin, which is based in the French-speaking part of Belgium, have laid the foundations for a transborder cluster. “From the outset, we wanted to adopt a concrete inter-cluster approach,” said Philippe Archinard, CEO of Transgene SA and Chairman of Lyonbiopôle. The focus of the alliance will be on three topics: R&D, training and communication. To accomplish its goals, the two bio-regions have developed a common R&D program to develop prediction methods for the safety of new biological drugs. Initially, each of the regions will develop projects financed at the regional or national level. The clusters will subsequently collate their research within the framework of European programmes. In the area of training, Biowin and Lyonbiopôle are currently evaluating the needs of their members and the offers available in their respective regions, and the training modules developed will then be consolidated at European level. The programmes will either be “made available” to members of the other clusters, or will be integrated into a wider European offering. Both clusters also want to raise general public awareness regarding biotechnology and medicine. One of the partnership’s aims is to inform both generalist journalists and those specialised journalists who play a key role in communicating content to a well-informed audience.

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29.03.2012

Brussels – Promethera Biosciences has completed a Series B financing round, generating proceeds of €23.6m. The Belgian cell therapy company secured a capital increase of €17m from its new investors, among them the venture arms...

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19.03.2012

Leuven – Biopharmaceutical company ThromboGenics has entered into an agreement with Alcon Inc., a division of Novartis for the commercialisation of its product ocriplasmin in all markets outside the U.S. ThromboGenics said it...

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07.03.2012

Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics has announced a financial manoeuvre aimed at getting the biotech out of a hopeless situation. The assets and – more importantly – the liabilities of the drug developer will be acquired by a newly...

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20.02.2012

Amsterdam - Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics has announced a financial manoeuvre which is aimed to get the biotech out of a dead end. The assets and – more importantly – the liabilities of the drug developer will be acquired by...

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10.02.2012

Glasgow/Leuven - With a little help from the EU, two biotech companies are banding together to develop the first stem cell therapy against rheumatoid arthritis. UK-based Sistemic will work with TiGenix to develop the Belgian's...

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25.01.2012

Amsterdam – Two elephants in the biofuels business join forces. Dutch food and chemicals group Royal DSM and POET, LLC, a US-based ethanol producer, announced a plan to build a commercial cellulosic ethanol plant. POET–DSM...

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13.01.2012

Heerlen - Royal DSM N.V will be the industrial partner to the Panoptes consortium, which aims to develop novel drug delivery technology for the posterior eye segment. The four year project is supported by EUR4m in funding from...

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04.01.2012

Leiden - Dutch Pharming Group NV has taken a further step to secure sound financing even beyond the recent milestone payments. The drug developer announced that it has entered into a financing of approximately €8.4 million by...

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16.12.2011

Ghent – Just days after US pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer pulled out of a rheumatoid arthritis pact with Ablynx NV, the Belgian biopharmaceutical company expanded its relationship with Merck Serono. Ablynx has now entered into a...

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