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News from flanders.bio and its members
More stringent application of EU rules, affecting eligibility for grants & subsidies
We have recently been contacted by a number of member companies that have been confronted with difficulties when submitting an R&D project proposal at VLAIO (Flemish R&D Grant office). Since 1/10/2017 VLAIO conformed its internal evaluation criteria for grant funding with the European guidelines on State aid for rescuing and restructuring firms in difficulty.
argenx announces launch of proposed public offering in the United States
argenx (Euronext & Nasdaq: ARGX) a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing a deep pipeline of differentiated antibody-based therapies for the treatment of severe autoimmune diseases and cancer, announced today that it has commenced an underwritten U.S. public offering of $150 million of its American Depositary Shares (ADSs) (the Offering). Each of the ADSs offered in the Offering represents the right to receive one ordinary share, nominal value of €0.10 per share. All of the ADSs in the proposed Offering are to be sold by argenx.
New start-up Aelin Therapeutics secures 27M Euros to pioneer the development of a novel drug modality
Leuven (Belgium), December 11, 2017 - Aelin Therapeutics, a privately held Belgian biotherapeutics company, announces today that it has secured a 27 M€ investment to pioneer a novel modality in drug development in order to create a completely new class of antibiotics and first-in-class therapeutics against high-value undruggable human targets. The technology, branded Pept-ins™, harnesses the power of protein aggregation to specifically induce functional knockdown of a target protein. The company will use the proceeds of the 27 M€ Series A financing, to bring a first Pept-in product to the clinic.