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V-Bio Ventures leads Camel-IDS EUR 37m Series A financing to develop cancer targeted radiopharmaceuticals
Camel-IDS, a VUB spin-off company developing cancer-targeted radiopharmaceuticals, today secured EUR 37m in a Series A investment round led by V-Bio Ventures (Belgium) and Gimv (Belgium), joined by the co-lead investors HealthCap (Sweden), Novo Seeds (Denmark), Pontifax (Israel) and BioMedPartners (Switzerland). Existing investors also participated. The proceeds will enable Camel-IDS to run a phase Ib/II trial with its lead program CAM-H2 targeting HER2-positive brain metastatic breast cancer, while further progressing and broadening its preclinical pipeline.
Mithra Announces the Completion of its Lead Clinical Phase III Programme for Estelle®
Mithra (Euronext Brussels: MITRA), a company dedicated to Women’s Health, today announces the completion of the Phase III Estelle® study in the US and Canada. Estelle® is Mithra’s novel combined oral contraceptive (COC), containing 15 mg Estetrol (E4)/ 3 mg drospirenone (DRSP). Top line data remain on track to be reported in Q1 2019.
ERS Genomics and Syngulon Sign License Agreement on CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Editing Patents for Industrial Applications
ERS Genomics Ltd and Syngulon, a synthetic biology startup developing original genetic technologies using bacteriocins, announced today a non-exclusive license agreement which provides Syngulon with worldwide access to ERS’ CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing intellectual property for use in combination with Syngulon Patent Rights. ERS Genomics holds rights to the foundational CRISPR-Cas9 patent portfolio from Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, an inventor of the breakthrough gene-editing technology.
Convert Pharmaceuticals appoints Mariola Söhngen as new CEO
Convert Pharmaceuticals, a Belgian biotech company developing anti-cancer therapeutics, announces that Dr Mariola Söhngen joined as CEO, as the company gears up for its first-in-human clinical trials with its lead program.