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Azafaros secures seed investment from BioGeneration Ventures

Azafaros, a biotech company established in Leiden in the Netherlands, focusing on the development of new therapies in the field of rare metabolic disorders, announced the closing of a seed financing round. BioGeneration Ventures (BGV) is the founding investor. Rare metabolic disorders such as lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs) represent a broad class of severe and […]

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LUMICKS and AstraZeneca form the first ever Center of Excellence for Dynamic Single-Molecule Analysis to Accelerated Drug Discovery at Cambridge University

Scientists are now able to view live molecular interactions as they would occur in the body, thanks to a unique partnership between AstraZeneca, LUMICKS and the University of Cambridge. The world’s first centre for dynamic single-molecule analysis has been established at the university’s Department of Biochemistry on Tennis Court Road to help accelerate drug discovery. […]

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Eurostars grants project funding for immunomonitor consortium led by Enpicom

A total grant sum of EUR 2 million has been awarded to a multidisciplinary EUROSTARS consortium. The EUROSTARS project is titled “Treatment Response Monitoring for Cancer Immunotherapies Using Immune Repertoire Analysis” and named IMMUNOMONITOR. A multi-million grant for the clinical validation of an immunosequencing analysis solution for monitoring of treatment responses to cancer vaccines This […]

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UvA Faculty of Law opens incubator

Per January 2019 UvA opens a Law Hub: a co-creative teaching/research/entrepreneurship space. The Hub will house legal clinics, innovative businesses, start-ups and socially conscious organisations that work in close collaboration with the teaching programmes at the ALS. The Law Hub is planned as a meeting place and co-creative space for students, researchers and legal professionals, […]

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Innovation Fund North Holland opened the stock exchange in Amsterdam on Wednesday 22 August

A delegation from the Innovation Fund North Holland opened the stock exchange in Amsterdam on Wednesday 22 August. They did so within the framework of the Week of Regional Entrepreneurship. The North Holland Innovation Fund was founded by the province of Noord-Holland, the holding companies of the University of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam UMC and the […]

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Academic Proof of Concept (APCA) grants awarded

IXA has awarded the first APCA grants to two AMC projects, “Applying histatin 1 to improve integration of dental implants” by Jan Stap and Irene van Dijk and “Identification of compounds that interfere with protein aggregation in Huntington’s Disease” by Eric Reits. This APCA grant offers the opportunity to carry out conceptual, technical, social and/or […]

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Pestplotter klaar om in gebruik te nemen bij scholen

Jeroen Pronk heeft als postdoc bij de faculteit Gedrags- en Bewegingswetenschappen van de VU in 2015 een Proof of Concept (PoC) financiering ontvangen (van Technologiestichting STW) voor de PestPlotter. Jeroen: “Door deze PoC hebben wij een technologische en inhoudelijke doorontwikkeling kunnen maken waardoor de PestPlotter nu echt richting de praktijk kan. Met de financiering hebben wij samen met […]

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