Official statement about the 1st of October 2017ICREA fully condemns recent violent events, unjustified and unjustifiable, exercised in Catalonia yesterday.Close
Official statement about the 1st of October 2017
ICREA fully condemns recent violent events, unjustified and unjustifiable, exercised in Catalonia yesterday. We express our rejection, our indignation and our outmost disapproval. We believe that the use of force against citizens is unacceptable in any democracy.
Beyond the diverse personal political positions within the ICREA community, we have to reiterate that the only possible way out in any conflict, is dialogue and we will never cease to claim dialogue as the only legitimate means in a mature democracy.
Peptomyc raises 4.2M € to advance its cancer therapy
Laura Soucek (ICREA @ VHIO) and Marie-Eve Beaulieu are the Peptomyc entrepreneurs that last year started the company and raised 1M to reach proof of concept stage. After sucessfully completing the first milestones, they have now secured asecond round.The investment was led by Barcelona based investors Alta Life Sciences and raised more than 4 million euros to develop their promising oncology treatment. In a nutshell, their technology is based on blocking the gene Myc, which is essential for the survival of cancer cells (and only those!) We wish them all the best and hope that this can become a treatment in the future.
See attached the press release, and click here to go to VHIO's website and find out more about the science behind this breakthrough.