NEWS AND EVENTS

October 11-13, 2017

Meet In Italy for Life Sciences and Italian Healthcare Venture Forum 2017, Turin, Italy

ViroStatics has been selected to present at the Italian Healthcare Venture Forum 2017, taking place on October, 11-12th 2017 at the Torino Incontra Congress Centre in Turin, Italy. Our company is among the top 20 companies selected by the Selection Committee out of more than 70 innovative companies that have applied for the event.

ViroStatics will be also attending the partnering event Meet in Italy for Life Sciences.

The event stretches over three intensive (net)working days, during which business meetings, networking activities, pitching sessions, thematic workshops and, at the end, a convention on the life sciences key trends and innovation strategies will take place.

The event offers high visibility and opportunities for businesses and networking, creating dedicated dialogues between national and international, public and private stakeholders, by networking research-driven innovation.

July 30, 2017

ViroStatics has successfully concluded the Project “Thunder” under Horizon 2020 dedicated SME Instrument

“Thunder” project represents a feasibility study about the development of the innovative CDK inhibitor VS2-370 with a dual pronged applicability: treats certain HIV-associated cancers while simultaneously purging the HIV reservoirs which continue to threaten individuals suffering from AIDS. This dual pronged approach provides a clear pathway for regulatory approval which is not available to those drugs under development which are HIV specific. We achieved proof of concept demonstrating activity of the drug in vitro and in vivo in a relevant model of HIV-associated tumors (i.e Non-Hodgkin Primary Effusion Lymphoma, PEL).

During the project we have completed the documentation on VS2-370 intended for Pharmas and reached out to 34 likely potential future oncology-oriented partners with the primary goal to educate them ahead of a formal process after further pre-clinical studies. We have received positive feedbacks and agreed to proceed with the development of the product by completing the studies necessary for the Investigational Medicinal Product Dossier to allow the Pharma partner to run the first-in-man clinical trial.

April 26-27, 2017

Startup Olé 2017, Salamanca, Spain

Being a Seal of Excellence holder, ViroStatics has been selected to attend the event Startup Olé in Salamanca.

Startup Olé includes a Startup Fair, a Pitching Competition and Curated Matchmaking with relevant corporates and investors and private networking. SMEs will have the opportunity to present their business, pitch to investors, attend workshops, network and much more.

Davide De Forni, CSO of ViroStatics, will attend the conference.

March 20-22, 2017

BIO-EUROPE SPRING, Barcelona

ViroStatics will be attending the partnering event at BIO-Europe Spring and welcome the opportunity to discuss our out-licensing program on CDK 4/6/9 inhibitors against cancers and viral diseases. In addition to back-up compounds for oncology and HIV, ViroStatics has a pipeline of novel candidates that have the potential ability to treat hepatitis B virus, varicella zoster virus and Epstein-Barr virus.

Franco Lori, CEO of ViroStatics, will attend the event.

December 12, 2016

Thunder Project selected for Phase I SME instrument by the European Community

ViroStatics gets EU funding under Horizon 2020, the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020), within the SME Instrument Topic: SMEInst-03-2016-2017 — Dedicated support to biotechnology SMEs closing the gap from lab to market.

The project aim is to perform a feasibility study for the development of the innovative drug VS2-370 that targets both HIV-associated cancer and has the potential to purge the viral reservoir. ViroStatics strategy is to develop the potent and selective cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor VS2-370 through the well established pathway of oncology drugs, then to expand the indication to the HIV cure.

June 29, 2016

Jadranka Rogan, MD, PhD joined the Team as Head of Clinical Development

She brings expertise in clinical oncology. In her 25 years service to Pharma Industry she covered positions of Medical director for Farmitalia Carlo Erba office for Eastern Europe, CSC Pharmaceuticals and Cyathus Exquirere, Vienna. Also she ran the Regulatory affairs office and Pharmacovigilance for CSC Pharmaceuticals and was Qualified person for Pharmacovigilance (EUQPPV) for Cyathus Exquirere. Currently, she is CEO of Inphares GmbH, a network of professionals with expertise in diverse fields of pharmaceutical research and development.

June 21, 2016

ViroStatics awarded with H2020 Seal of Excellence (to view the document please click here Seal of Excellence 2016)

The project proposal THAMAR related to the development of our CDK inhibitor to target HIV-associated malignancies and to purge viral reservoir submitted under the Horizon 2020’s SME instrument phase 1 call H2020-SME Inst-2016-2017 in the area of Dedicated support to biotechnology SMEs closing the gap from lab to market by ViroStatics following evaluation by an international panel of independent experts was successful in a highly competitive evaluation process as an innovative project proposal.