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SPARK News

MetaLead wins Venture Kick Award
March 10, 2023
MetaLead is developing short peptides that could vastly improve the state of selective chelation therapy, being safer and more potent in human cells and model animals. The novel short peptides bind toxic metals like lead while not binding metals essential to the metabolism, such as calcium and zinc, making them safe for children and pregnant women treated for high levels of metal poisoning.
MetaLead Therapeutics wins CHF 150,000 to develop next-gen antidotes against toxic metals
FimmCyte wins Venture Kick Award
July 13, 2022
The physical health burden of endometriosis can cause infertility and lead to hysterectomy for up to 20% of affected women. However, only one new treatment was approved for the disease in the past decade. Endometriosis' impact reverberates through the healthcare system, economy, and society as millions of women suffer and the direct and indirect costs continue to mount. To address this unmet medical need, FimmCyte has engineered a first-in-class, disease-modifying treatment that has shown efficacy in eliminating endometriosis in the lab and animal models. FimmCyte will use the CHF 150,000 Venture Kick award to advance their lead candidate through preclinical regulatory requirements to pave the way for the first-in-human trial within the next few years.
FimmCyte wins CHF 150'000 to advance their non-hormonal, disease-modifying treatment for endometriosis.
FimmCyte enters MassChallenge Switzerland 2022 Cohort
May 18, 2022
MassChallenge Switzerland announces 2022 Cohort. MassChallenge’s global network of innovators announced the 100 early-stage startups invited to join the 2022 Program. This number represents the Top 9% of applications received from around the world.
masschallenge.org
MetaLead successfully passed the first stage of Venture Kick
May 10, 2022
MetaLead, a research group of the University of Zurich, developing small molecule drugs to detoxify toxic metals wins 10’000 CHF.
venturekick.ch
Simon Bredl: Turning Cold Tumours Hot with Engineered Macrophages
April 16, 2022
In this episode of BioInnovation Spotlight, Simon tells us the story of how an HIV research model led him to pursue cancer treatment and the potential impact these cells could have in cell therapy treatments for hard-to-treat cancers like Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
BioInnovation Spotlight Episode 16
Tech4Eva
April 1, 2022
FimmCyte admitted as early Start up to 2022 program.
tech4eva.ch
New method for tau and b amyloid imaging in animal model published.
February 7, 2022
Novel methods for non invasive imaging or amyloid Beta and tau in animals models or Alzheimer’s disease published using optoacoustic tomography at 10 times better resolution than conventional small animal PET to better measure changes over time.
springer.com
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