DCprime (spin-off VUmc) announces first patient dosed in phase 2 ADVANCE-II study with DCP-001 in patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. This administration marks the official start of the phase 2 study in the ADVANCE-II study. A total of 20 patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a rare form of leukemia, participate in this study. A recently completed phase I study showed that the cancer drug DCP-001, a vaccine based on dendritic cells, is generally safe and capable of triggering an anti-cancer immune response in patients with AML.
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CimCure, a spin-off of Amsterdam UMC and focusing on cancer immunotherapies for solid tumors, signed a strategic partnership agreement for in-licensing CimCure’s iBoost technology with Intravacc, a worldwide leading translational research and development vaccine organization with an extensive track record in developing viral and bacterial vaccines. The iBoost (immune boost) technology was developed at Amsterdam […]News
MedTech startup Sirius Medical has received CE Mark approval for Sirius Pintuition, a non-radioactive device to localize breast tumors. In 2016 Bram Schermers, then a scientist at NKI, pitched an early concept at the annual Amsterdam Science & Innovation Awards and won first prize! His pitch also caught the attention of seasoned entrepreneur Hubert Martens, […]News
An annual survey held by the program directors of the Joint Master Entrepreneurship (UvA/ VU), Bram Kuijken and Enno Masurel, has found that 17.8% of alumni have founded their own company and 11.0% are currently working freelance. Additionally, the study found that 41.9% of alumni is employed by a startup (19.7%) or a scale-up (22.2%). […]News