News

Cardio3 Biosiences goes public
Enlarge image

BusinessBelgium

Cardio3 Biosiences goes public

05.06.2013 - After having raised €19m, Belgian reg-med specialist Cardio3 BioSciences has hunger for more. The company announced to go public.

Only two weeks after a capital increase, the company said it will launch an IPO at NYSE Euronext Brussels and NYSE Euronext Paris to raise new funds. Cardio3 BioSciences' lead product C-CureR (C3BS-CQR-1) has been moved to Phase III development following promising results.

Through a process called cardiopoiesis, the company can reprogramme bone marrow cells to become heart precursor cells. Cardio3 BioSciences wants to use them to repair heart failure secondary to ischemic heart disease. The IP was licenced from the US Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota).  

Heart failure is one of the world's greatest unmet medical needs. At 40 years old, a person has a one in five risk of developing heart failure and, once the disorder is apparent, a one in three chance of dying within a year of diagnosis. US$32bn annually is spent on heart failure patients in the US alone.  

C3BS-CQR-1 is currently being tested in Europe in the CHART-1 trial, the world's first phase III trial using pre-programmed cardiac progenitor cells for the treatment of heart failure. Phase II results pointed to an increase of 25% of the Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF) which was statistically significant (p<0.0001), as was the increase in exercise capacity measured by the 6 minutes Walking Distance test (+77m change at 6 months versus baseline in comparison to the control group (p<0.01). Cardio3 BioSciences intends to start a trial in the US (the CHART-2 trial if the FDA authorizes its start. The CHART programme is designed as two pivotal studies to obtain marketing authorisation in Europe and in the USA respectively, either alone, or in combination with other clinical trials.

© eurobiotechnews.eu/tg

FundingEU

17.04.2014 The European Parliament has given green light to the second Innovative Medicines Initiative with the aim to advance pharmacological research and development, particularly in areas of unmet medical need.

BusinessGermanyFrance

15.04.2014 German flavour and scent specialist Symrise has announced its plans to acquire French pet-food ingredients maker Diana Group for €1.3bn.

BioeconomySpain

14.04.2014 Spanish Neol Biosolutions and the Center for Second Generation Biofuels are starting a partnership to scale-up Neol's waste-to-oil technology.

EvidenceUKSwitzerland

11.04.2014 There is no evidence that neuraminidase inhibitors Tamiflu and Relenza prevent complications of influenza or reduce hospital admissions. In addition, it is unclear whether they can stop the spread of influenza in case of outbreaks, says a report by the Cochrane Collaboration.

BusinessSwitzerlandSpain

09.04.2014 Roche is extending its involvement in the area of point-of-care diagnostics by taking over US company Iquum. In the field of epigenetics, the Swiss pharma company has started a cooperation with the Spanish company Oryzon.

Status ReportSwitzerland

08.04.2014 The Swiss Biotech Report 2014 presented in Zurich sees an encouraging upturn in the country's biotech scene. However, the acceptance of the mass immigration initiative poses a significant threat.

NanobiotechnologyItaly

07.04.2014 Scientists from the University of Udine have designed, produced and tested a prototype for a "DNA origami" nanorobot that can potentially deliver biological activators in-vivo.

EpidemicEUFranceGermanyItaly

02.04.2014 As the Ebola epidemic in Guinea worsens, Europe is deploying the specialists of EMLab to provide diagnostics at the focus of the outbreak.

BioeconomyFranceEU

01.04.2014 The European Commission has approved a French state package aid worth €43m for green chemistry project IEED.

MonitoringEU

27.03.2014 In Europe, bacterial resistance to prevalent antimicrobials is common, while multi-resistance remains low, EFSA and ECDC now report.

Events

All Events

Partner-Events

München

BioVaria 2014

Frankfurt am Main

7th DVFA Life Science Conference

Current issue

All issues

Product of the week

Products

Stock list

All quotes

TOP

  • PHARMING (NL)0.53 EUR12.8%
  • BAVARIAN NORDIC (D)14.56 EUR10.3%
  • NICOX (F)2.44 EUR7.5%

FLOP

  • XENETIC BIOSCIENCES (UK)6.00 GBP-14.3%
  • GENFIT (F)22.42 EUR-8.1%
  • DEINOVE (F)12.96 EUR-5.3%

TOP

  • WILEX (D)0.92 EUR61.4%
  • CO.DON (D)3.30 EUR61.0%
  • BIOTECH PHARMACON (N)17.50 NOK59.8%

FLOP

  • CYTOS (CH)0.17 CHF-93.9%
  • BIONOR PHARMA (N)2.11 NOK-47.6%
  • GW PHARMACEUTICALS (UK)219.25 GBP-40.4%

TOP

  • SILENCE THERAPEUTICS (UK)256.00 GBP6221.0%
  • IXICO (UK)71.50 GBP810.8%
  • PHARMING (NL)0.53 EUR783.3%

FLOP

  • CYTOS (CH)0.17 CHF-95.8%
  • EVOCUTIS (UK)0.22 GBP-92.5%
  • AGENNIX (D)0.04 EUR-77.8%

No liability assumed, Date: 18.04.2014