Results about: innovation

IRB Barcelona’s Innovation Department is ready for partnering at BIO-Europe Spring 2017

The 11th international partnering conference comes to Barcelona from 20 to 22 March.

19 young researchers at IRB Barcelona will also be attending the three-day conference.

BIO-Europe Spring is the premier springtime partnering conference for the biotechnology industry.

Researchers create viruses to selectively attack tumor cells

IDIBAPS and IRB Barcelona researchers show the effectiveness of a new strategy to achieved genetically modified viruses that infect only tumor cells, thus preserving healthy tissues.

It is an innovative approach that exploits the different expression profiles of certain proteins between tumor and healthy cells, thus allowing the virus to infect only the former.

 

New research front to tackle Friedreich’s Ataxia

IRB Barcelona starts a project with the long-term goal to achieve an injectable frataxin treatment able to reach the brain.

Frataxin is the protein that is reduced in those affected by this rare and degenerative disease, which has no cure.

The patients’ associations Babel Family and ASOGAF in Granada provide the funding for the initial 18 months of this challenge.

IRB Barcelona and Merus form a research collaboration to develop antibodies targeting the tumor microenvironment

The research collaboration will combine Merus’ Biclonics technology platform and unique cell and animal models at the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory led by Eduard Batlle to investigate the stroma.