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Bone Therapeutics announces 2019 business outlook and reports year-end 2018 cash position

BONE THERAPEUTICS (Euronext Brussels and Paris: BOTHE), the bone cell therapy company addressing high unmet medical needs in orthopaedics and bone diseases, today provides its business outlook for 2019 and reports its cash position for the year ending December 31, 2018.

Entrepreneurship | 22 January 19
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22
Jan
2019

Bone Therapeutics announces 2019 business outlook and reports year-end 2018 cash position

BONE THERAPEUTICS (Euronext Brussels and Paris: BOTHE), the bone cell therapy company addressing high unmet medical needs in orthopaedics and bone diseases, today provides its business outlook for 2019 and reports its cash position for the year ending December 31, 2018.

22
Jan
2019

Mithra announces 2019 financial calendar

Mithra (Euronext Brussels: MITRA), a company focused on women’s health, today announces its financial calendar for 2019 :

18
Jan
2019

Mithra wins BelMid Company of the Year 2018

Mithra (Euronext Brussels: MITRA), a company dedicated to Women’s Health, has been awarded BelMid Company of the Year 2018 by Euronext Brussels at its annual New Year’s Ceremony held in Brussels last night.

18
Jan
2019

argenx announces closing of exclusive global collaboration and license agreement for cusatuzumab (ARGX-110) with Janssen

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, today announced the closing of the exclusive, global collaboration and license agreement for cusatuzumab (ARGX-110), a highly differentiated anti-CD70 SIMPLE Antibody™, with Cilag GmbH International, an affiliate of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. The collaboration agreement became effective following expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and the closing of the private placement described below.

15
Jan
2019

Imec and CARDIS Partners Develop Unique Photonic-Based Medical Device for the Screening

Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technology and Ghent University, together with Medtronic and other CARDIS project partners, have developed a prototype medical device based on silicon photonics for the screening of arterial stiffness and for the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases such as arterial stenosis and heart failure. A clinical feasibility study with 100 patients has been successfully completed by INSERM at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris, France.


Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is among the leading causes of death globally. Early identification of individuals at risk allows for early intervention to halt or reverse the pathological process. Assessment of arterial stiffness by measurement of aortic pulse wave velocity (aPWV) is included in the latest guidelines for CVD risk prediction and it is a key marker for hypertension. However, no tools are available today to easily screen a large number of patients for arterial stiffness at a GP’s office. As a consequence, many individuals remain undiagnosed.

22
Jan
2019

Bone Therapeutics announces 2019 business outlook and reports year-end 2018 cash position

BONE THERAPEUTICS (Euronext Brussels and Paris: BOTHE), the bone cell therapy company addressing high unmet medical needs in orthopaedics and bone diseases, today provides its business outlook for 2019 and reports its cash position for the year ending December 31, 2018.

22
Jan
2019

Mithra announces 2019 financial calendar

Mithra (Euronext Brussels: MITRA), a company focused on women’s health, today announces its financial calendar for 2019 :

18
Jan
2019

Mithra wins BelMid Company of the Year 2018

Mithra (Euronext Brussels: MITRA), a company dedicated to Women’s Health, has been awarded BelMid Company of the Year 2018 by Euronext Brussels at its annual New Year’s Ceremony held in Brussels last night.

18
Jan
2019

argenx announces closing of exclusive global collaboration and license agreement for cusatuzumab (ARGX-110) with Janssen

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, today announced the closing of the exclusive, global collaboration and license agreement for cusatuzumab (ARGX-110), a highly differentiated anti-CD70 SIMPLE Antibody™, with Cilag GmbH International, an affiliate of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. The collaboration agreement became effective following expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and the closing of the private placement described below.

15
Jan
2019

Imec and CARDIS Partners Develop Unique Photonic-Based Medical Device for the Screening

Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technology and Ghent University, together with Medtronic and other CARDIS project partners, have developed a prototype medical device based on silicon photonics for the screening of arterial stiffness and for the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases such as arterial stenosis and heart failure. A clinical feasibility study with 100 patients has been successfully completed by INSERM at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris, France.


Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is among the leading causes of death globally. Early identification of individuals at risk allows for early intervention to halt or reverse the pathological process. Assessment of arterial stiffness by measurement of aortic pulse wave velocity (aPWV) is included in the latest guidelines for CVD risk prediction and it is a key marker for hypertension. However, no tools are available today to easily screen a large number of patients for arterial stiffness at a GP’s office. As a consequence, many individuals remain undiagnosed.

Facts & Figures

CONSULT OUR LIFE SCIENCE DATABASE

 

Innovation is at the core of the life sciences sector and Belgium has a track record of developing ingenious ways to improve the quality of life of millions of people worldwide.

 

Not only extensive life sciences facilities support this high-level technology industry but also financial benefits for R&D companies, international collaborations that guarantee regular cash flow, world known educational systems, a promising product pipeline, and Belgium’s unique central location in Europe.

 

Belgium concentrates on a small territory (30,528 km2) more than 300 life sciences companies with biotech activities. In total, the life sciences sector employs more than 30,000 people (low bound estimation that does not take into account indirect employment generated by the sector). The majority of the companies is related to healthcare, but Belgium also has a strong representation of agricultural and industrial biotech companies.

 

The growing life sciences sector gathers 8 main Belgian universities, 19 research parks and 23 incubators, research institutes, academic hospitals, and clinical research organizations. Biotech companies have access to more than 500,000 square feet of highly flexible infrastructure.

 

Additional assets of Belgium includes: a supportive regulatory and political environment, a highly qualified and productive workforce, a competitive tax environment especially for research companies, a prominent location and an excellent logistical and business infrastructure.

Z Life Sciences

A look behind the scenes of the vibrant life sciences sector in Flanders, Belgium in 11 episodes.

1

VIB

VIB is a life sciences research institute based in Flanders. With more than 1470 scientists from over 60 countries, they perform basic research into the molecular foundations of life and they translate this research into pharmaceutical, agricultural and industrial applications.

2

imec

imec performs world-leading research in nano-electronics and creates groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy. The combination of their widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes imec unique.

3

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is an independent, state-of-the-art facility that operates from a laboratory level to a multi-ton scale. Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant provides process development, scale-up and custom manufacturing of biobased products and processes. 

 

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