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IRB Barcelona launches a Business Advisory Board (BAB) to speed up technology transfer.
The BAB comprises distinguished representatives from pharmaceutical companies, venture capital enterprises, and agents specialized in promoting agreements between the public and private sectors.
Appraisal of innovation issues by the BAB is expected to boost the set up of new spin-offs, patent licenses, and the establishment of stable collaboration agreements with pharmaceutical companies around the world.
Thanks to the support from Generalitat de Catalunya and Obra Social “la Caixa”, the IRB Barcelona launches CancerTec, an initiative to identify and develop in a continuous and dynamic manner cancer projects identified as having potential economic impact.
Through its first call, CancerTec is funding four projects with possibilities of their results being transferred to industry in the form of new diagnostic tools and more efficient and innovative cancer treatments.
• The “Mind the Gap” programme selects Eduard Batlle and Elena Sancho to develop a diagnostic kit for patients at risk for metastasis, and Modesto Orozco to create a drug design platform.
• The IRB Barcelona projects, two of the three chosen by the Foundation, will receive one million euros of funding as well as management, coordination and consulting support for two years.
• An international committee of experts in investment strategies for biotechnology and biomedicine praise the high potential for innovation and viability of the projects.