Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Genomics
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Nanobiotix Announces €2.8 Million Grant to Develop NBTXR3

Published: Friday, July 05, 2013
Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013
Bookmark and Share
Through ETPN, Nanobiotix is driving nanomedicine in Europe and is now involved in the first nanomedicine consortium in France with the launch of NICE project.

Nanobiotix has announced that it has secured c.€9 million in funding from bpifrance (formerly OSEO) of which €2.8 million is directly attributable to the Company.

This grant, awarded through bpifrance’s Strategic Industrial Innovation (ISI) program, will accelerate the clinical and industrial development of the Company’s lead product NBTXR3 in a new indication, liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma).

Liver cancer is a major health problem that causes one of the greatest number of deaths each year worldwide, c.695,000 deaths per annum.

This grant supports the launch of NICE (Nano Innovation for CancEr), the first consortium of nanomedicine stakeholders in France focused on characterization and industrialization aspects.

The consortium has been accredited by the Medicen Paris Region, a competitive cluster for innovative therapies in Ile-de-France (www.medicen.org).

Consisting of five public and private partners, the NICE consortium includes partners with in depth expertise in the field of nanomedicine.

Its mission is to build a platform to accelerate the development and industrialization of nanomedicine in France by capitalizing on the strong and complementary expertise of each partner.

Nanobiotix’s lead product NBTXR3, based on NanoXray, is currently under clinical development for advanced soft tissue sarcoma and has received authorization from the French Medicine Agency, ANSM, to start a second clinical trial in patients with locally advanced cancers of the oral cavity or oropharynx (head and neck cancer).

NBTXR3 will benefit fully from this platform of expertise and funding received from bpifrance by being able to accelerate its clinical development.

The purpose of this project is the start of a new Phase I clinical study with NBTXR3 in patients with primary liver cancer.

In addition to Nanobiotix, the consortium includes BioAlliance Pharma, leader of the consortium which is developing Livatag®, a doxorubicin nanoparticle currently in Phase III clinical trial for treatment of primary liver cancer; CEA-Leti, the developer of cancer-detecting nanoparticles based on Leti’s Lipidots® platform; DBI, a company specialized in the production of nanomedicine pharmaceutical products and the Institut Galien Paris Sud (University Paris Sud/CNRS), which has an academic-excellence team specialized in nanoparticle research.

“Today, nanomedicine is considered as one of the major growth drivers of the global pharmaceutical industry and it is essential that the industry is structured at the local level to be competitive,” said Laurent Levy, CEO of Nanobiotix.

Levy continued, “In turn, Nanobiotix will benefit from the consortium in two ways; if the sector is structured right to be able to accelerate the development and industrialization of products, and in the development of a new indication of NBTX3 which will help patients and build shareholder value.”


Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 3,800+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Nanobiotix Half Year Results for the Six Months Ended 30 June 2014
Significant operational and clinical progress made.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Nanobiotix Sees Clinical Advance in STS Pilot Trial with Lead Product, NBTXR3
Market development plan outlined for earlier potential launch in 2016.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
NANOBIOTIX honored at the INVESTOR AWARDS 2013 in the “Young Talent” category
NANOBIOTIX announced it has been awarded the “Young Talent” Award at the INVESTOR AWARDS 2013, referring to a newly listed company.
Friday, November 08, 2013
Nanobiotix Receives Approval from ANSM to Start New Clinical Trial with NBTXR3
Second indication for NanoXray product in Head and Neck cancer patients.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Scientific News
Poor Survival Rates in Leukemia Linked to Persistent Genetic Mutations
For patients with an often-deadly form of leukemia, new research suggests that lingering cancer-related mutations – detected after initial treatment with chemotherapy – are associated with an increased risk of relapse and poor survival.
Searching Big Data Faster
Theoretical analysis could expand applications of accelerated searching in biology, other fields.
Growing Hepatitis C in the Lab
Recent discovery allows study of naturally occurring forms of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the lab.
Inciting an Immune Attack on Cancer Cells
A new minimally invasive vaccine that combines cancer cells and immune-enhancing factors could be used clinically to launch a destructive attack on tumors.
Reprogramming Cancer Cells
Researchers on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus have discovered a way to potentially reprogram cancer cells back to normalcy.
Genetic Overlapping in Multiple Autoimmune Diseases May Suggest Common Therapies
CHOP genomics expert leads analysis of genetic architecture, with eye on repurposing existing drugs.
Surprising Mechanism Behind Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Uncovered
Now, scientists at TSRI have discovered that the important human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus, develops resistance to this drug by “switching on” a previously uncharacterized set of genes.
How DNA ‘Proofreader’ Proteins Pick and Edit Their Reading Material
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered how two important proofreader proteins know where to look for errors during DNA replication and how they work together to signal the body’s repair mechanism.
Fat in the Family?
Study could lead to therapeutics that boost metabolism.
Tissue Bank Pays Dividends for Brain Cancer Research
Checking what’s in the bank – the Brisbane Breast Bank, that is – has paid dividends for UQ cancer researchers.
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,800+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!