We are very honoured to count Bayer among the Sponsors of BioFIT 2020

Many thanks to Bayer for joining BioFIT 2020 as a Bronze Sponsor

Bayer is a Life Science company with a more than 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture. With their innovative products, they are contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time.

With life expectancy continuing to rise, they improve quality of life for a growing population by focusing their research and development activities on preventing, alleviating and treating diseases. They are also making an important contribution to providing a reliable supply of high-quality food, feed and plant-based raw materials.

Their goal is to create value for their customers, stockholders and employees, while also strengthening the company’s earning power. They are committed to operating sustainably and addressing their social and ethical responsibilities. Employees with a passion for innovation enjoy excellent development opportunities at Bayer. All this goes to make up their purpose: Science for a better life.

 

Join key BioFIT 2020 sponsors such as Pfizer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bayer, Roche, Novo Nordisk, MSD Animal Health, Evotec and MSD to have the opportunity to:

  • Identify your organisation with the main partnering event in Europe dedicated to tech transfer, academia-industry collaborations, early-stage innovations and seed investment in Life Sciences
  • Highlight your interest in early-stage innovation
  • Present your ideas and technologies to key innovation players in Life Sciences
  • Enhance your visibility on an international scale and be recognised as a key innovative actor
  • Show your expertise thanks to specific communication tools

For more information about the sponsorship opportunities, visit the dedicated site page.

Many thanks to Roche for joining BioFIT 2020 as a Bronze Sponsor

Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management. Founded in 1896, Roche continues to invest heavily in research and development with CHF 11 billion in 2018. Alongside the broad internal pipeline, external innovation has always been a critical component of the Roche research and development strategy.

Join key BioFIT 2020 sponsors such as Pfizer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Roche, Novo Nordisk, MSD Animal Health, Evotec and MSD to have the opportunity to:

  • Identify your organisation with the main partnering event in Europe dedicated to tech transfer, academia-industry collaborations, early-stage innovations and seed investment in Life Sciences
  • Highlight your interest in early-stage innovation
  • Present your ideas and technologies to key innovation players in Life Sciences
  • Enhance your visibility on an international scale and be recognised as a key innovative actor
  • Show your expertise thanks to specific communication tools

For more information about the sponsorship opportunities, visit the dedicated site page.

Many thanks to Boehringer Ingelheim for joining BioFIT 2020 as a Bronze Sponsor

Boehringer Ingelheim is a global group of companies embracing many cultures and diverse societies. 

Improving the health and quality of life of humans and animals is the goal of the research-driven pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim. The focus in doing so is on diseases for which no satisfactory treatment option exists to date. The company therefore concentrates on developing innovative therapies that can extend patients’ lives. In animal health, Boehringer Ingelheim stands for advanced prevention. 

Family-owned since it was established in 1885, Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the pharmaceutical industry’s top 20 companies. Some 50,000 employees create value through innovation daily for the three business areas human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceuticals. In 2018, Boehringer Ingelheim achieved net sales of 17.5 billion euros. R&D expenditure, exceeding three billion euros, corresponded to 18.1 per cent of net sales. 

As a family-owned company, Boehringer Ingelheim plans in generations and focuses on long-term success. The company therefore aims at organic growth from its own resources with simultaneous openness to partnerships and strategic alliances in research. In everything it does, Boehringer Ingelheim naturally adopts responsibility towards mankind and the environment. 

Join key BioFIT 2020 sponsors such as Pfizer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Novo Nordisk, MSD Animal Health, Evotec and MSD to have the opportunity to:

  • Identify your organisation with the main partnering event in Europe dedicated to tech transfer, academia-industry collaborations, early-stage innovations and seed investment in Life Sciences
  • Highlight your interest in early-stage innovation
  • Present your ideas and technologies to key innovation players in Life Sciences
  • Enhance your visibility on an international scale and be recognised as a key innovative actor
  • Show your expertise thanks to specific communication tools

For more information about the sponsorship opportunities, visit the dedicated site page.

AND BioPharma, elected as the most Innovative Animal Health project of BioFIT 2019

3 innovative animal health projects have been selected among companies that applied to the Animal Health Collaborative Opportunity Presentations and showcased their project in front of potential partners and investors. AND BioPharma, a Belgium project represented by Peter Jens, CEO and Business Development, is the winner of this year’s edition of the Animal Health Collaborative Opportunity Presentations.

Please introduce yourself and ALCEDIAG. How your company is born?

Peter Jens: A.N.D. stands for As Nature Does. The patented broad biological principle of DNA self toxicity was the reason why we established the company. By applying random fragmented self DNA on the same organism one inhibits the growth of a population. We use this to develop novel anti-helminth, anti-invectives and skin anti-bacterials that -without side effects- are species specific and may balance healthy microbiomes. Our sister company AND Agri focusses itself on agricultural solutions. Our team is a very diverse mix of cultures, backgrounds and aptitudes, but all crazy about disruptive innovations.

Why did you apply to the Pitch Sessions? What was your expectations?

P. J.: At this phase of the company development we need outsiders looking in and ask hard questions. Especially outside the scientific and academic community. We learn from it and cn adapt. And even find partners to work with. We did not have high expectations as the first three years most people we met laughed at us: “DNA being toxic? Ridiculous!”, but now science is discovering that there is an enormous amount of environmental DNA in the air that we breathe, the water we drink and the soils we grow our food in. And researchers noticed that that environmental does not only signify something, it dóes something too!.

What did this victory as the Most Innovative Animal Health Project bring to you and to AND BioPharma?

P. J.: It brought us a few good interested parties from the animal health, but we could not yet explain exactly how we would produce those exDNA fragments in mass, fit for commercial livestock purposes. Now that we published our “chimeric patent’ application https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2020167128&tab=PCTBIBLIO parties know how we can use all types of natural libraries to get DNA fragments onto the targets. What we learned is that many pharma applications are focused on time/kill and dosage/kill relations. As Nature Does works differently: It only pushes back pathogens back in their population size so that ecological mechanisms take over.

What’s next for AND BioPharma now?

P. J.: We are anxiously waiting for the third patent application to be published. For many it will be a shocker, but for some parties that followed us, it will be an “Aha erlebnis”. In a practical sense we hope to publish at BioFit our first evidence on how to stop the MRSA USA 300 strain infection by its own DNA (and some other news on natural libraries, of course. That is what the European industry is waiting for.

AND BioPharma stimulates, in collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare providers, insurance companies and thoughtleaders, the natural balance between hosts and troublesome invaders in humans and other animals. By the development of efficient and effectual medicines based on the powerful and proven self DNA-inhibition principle, discovered and patented at Frederico II University, Napels, Italy.

More information: www.andbiopharma.com

Many thanks to Pfizer for joining BioFIT 2020 as a Gold Sponsor

At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacture of health care products, including innovative medicines and vaccines. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our responsibility as one of the world’s premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, we collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. For more than 150 years, we have worked to make a difference for all who rely on us.

Join key BioFIT 2020 sponsors such as Pfizer, Novo Nordisk, MSD Animal Health, Evotec and MSD to have the opportunity to:

  • Identify your organisation with the main partnering event in Europe dedicated to tech transfer, academia-industry collaborations, early-stage innovations and seed investment in Life Sciences
  • Highlight your interest in early-stage innovation
  • Present your ideas and technologies to key innovation players in Life Sciences
  • Enhance your visibility on an international scale and be recognised as a key innovative actor
  • Show your expertise thanks to specific communication tools

For more information about the sponsorship opportunities, visit the dedicated site page.

Many thanks to Novo Nordisk for joining BioFIT 2020 as a Bronze Sponsor and as a Sponsor of the Start-up Slams

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with 95 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. We are committed to the discovery and development of innovative treatments for diabetes, obesity, haemophilia, NASH, atherosclerosis, heart failure, chronic kidney disease and we are seeking partnerships in all these indications. From molecule to market, our focus is on the patient. We are also committed to environmental and social responsibility.

Join key BioFIT 2020 sponsors such as Novo Nordisk, MSD Animal Health, Evotec and MSD to have the opportunity to:

  • Identify your organisation with the main partnering event in Europe dedicated to tech transfer, academia-industry collaborations, early-stage innovations and seed investment in Life Sciences
  • Highlight your interest in early-stage innovation
  • Present your ideas and technologies to key innovation players in Life Sciences
  • Enhance your visibility on an international scale and be recognised as a key innovative actor
  • Show your expertise thanks to specific communication tools

For more information about the sponsorship opportunities, visit the dedicated site page.

In the unique context of this year, and to answer the organisation challenges we are facing, BioFIT and MedFIT organisers and their respective Steering Committees have made the decision to postpone BioFIT (the leading European partnering event for early-stage deals and investment rounds in the Pharma/Biotech field) and MedFIT (the European partnering event for innovation partnerships and investment rounds in the MedTech, Diagnostic and Digital Health sectors), and to organise them together.

NEW DATES AND PLACE! The next editions of BioFIT and MedFIT will therefore be held on December 7th and 8th, 2020 in Lille, France.

Interested in attending both BioFIT and MedFIT 2020?

Reduced rates are offered to attend both events. Do not hesitate to come with your colleagues to optimise your return on investment!

Interested in attending BioFIT 2020 only?

Interested in attending MedFIT 2020 only?

Now more than ever, our industry needs a framework to meet and interact with international key innovators in order to accelerate innovation in healthcare.
You can count on our commitment to prepare the next editions of BioFIT and MedFIT in the best conditions and to guide you through this new configuration. You can feel fully confident about registering and we look forward to seeing you in Lille in December.

Many thanks to MSD Animal Health for joining BioFIT 2020 as a Silver Sponsor

MSD Animal Health Ventures partners with companies and invests in bringing new solutions to address unmet customer needs, including advanced digital technologies. We are innovators, and we lead by bringing together capabilities across veterinarians, startups, inventors, entrepreneurs, customers and investment partners.

MSD Animal Health Ventures is based in Madison, New Jersey and is actively seeking partnerships and technology investment opportunities.

Join key BioFIT 2020 sponsors such as MSD Animal Health, Evotec and MSD to have the opportunity to:

  • Identify your organisation with the main partnering event in Europe dedicated to tech transfer, academia-industry collaborations, early-stage innovations and seed investment in Life Sciences
  • Highlight your interest in early-stage innovation
  • Present your ideas and technologies to key innovation players in Life Sciences
  • Enhance your visibility on an international scale and be recognised as a key innovative actor
  • Show your expertise thanks to specific communication tools

For more information about the sponsorship opportunities, visit the dedicated site page.

Many thanks to Evotec for joining BioFIT 2020 as a Bronze Sponsor

Evotec is a drug discovery alliance and development partnership company focused on rapidly progressing innovative product approaches with leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, academics, patient advocacy groups and venture capitalists. Drug discovery solutions are provided in form of fee-for-service work, integrated drug discovery alliances, development partnerships, licensing of innovative drug candidates and consulting arrangements. The Company operates worldwide and has leading scientific experts, state-of-the-art technologies as well as key therapeutic expertise in the areas of neuroscience, diabetes and complications of diabetes, pain and inflammation, oncology, infectious diseases, respiratory diseases and fibrosis. By leveraging this expertise, Evotec intends to develop best-in-class and first-in-class differentiated therapeutics on its systematic, unbiased and comprehensive infrastructure.

Evotec has long-term discovery alliances with partners including Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, CHDI, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, Sanofi, Takeda, UCB, and others. In addition, the Company has existing development partnerships and product candidates both in clinical and pre-clinical development. These include partnerships with e.g. with Sanofi in the field of diabetes and cancer immunotherapy, with Pfizer in the field of tissue fibrosis, with Bayer in the field of kidney diseases and with Celgene in the areas neurodegenerative diseases and oncology.

Evotec is built on integrated drug discovery know-how of over 20 years and is a leading player in the drug discovery field. The Company’s headquarters are located in Hamburg, Germany. Additional operating sites exist in Abingdon and Manchester, UK, Cologne, Goettingen and Munich, Germany, Verona, Italy, Branford, Princeton, Seattle and Watertown, USA, as well as Lyon and Toulouse, France. Evotec has more than 2,900 employees worldwide.

Join key BioFIT 2020 sponsors such as MSD Animal Health, Evotec and MSD to have the opportunity to:

  • Identify your organisation with the main partnering event in Europe dedicated to tech transfer, academia-industry collaborations, early-stage innovations and seed investment in Life Sciences
  • Highlight your interest in early-stage innovation
  • Present your ideas and technologies to key innovation players in Life Sciences
  • Enhance your visibility on an international scale and be recognised as a key innovative actor
  • Show your expertise thanks to specific communication tools

For more information about the sponsorship opportunities, visit the dedicated site page.

Many thanks to MSD for joining BioFIT 2020 as a Silver Sponsor

MSD is an innovative, global healthcare leader that is committed to improving health and well-being around the world. Its core product categories include diabetes, cancer, vaccines and hospital acute care. They continue to focus their research on conditions that represent some of today’s most significant health challenges – like cancer, HIV, HPV, hepatitis C, cardio-metabolic disease, antibiotic-resistant infection and Alzheimer’s disease, and they are on the front lines in the fight against emerging global pandemics, such as ebola. They also devote extensive time and energy to increasing access to medicines and vaccines through far-reaching programs that donate and deliver their products to the people who need them. At MSD, They’re applying their global reach, financial strength and scientific excellence to do more of what they’re passionate about: improving health and improving lives.

Join key BioFIT 2020 sponsors such as MSD Animal Health, Evotec and MSD to have the opportunity to:

  • Identify your organisation with the main partnering event in Europe dedicated to tech transfer, academia-industry collaborations, early-stage innovations and seed investment in Life Sciences
  • Highlight your interest in early-stage innovation
  • Present your ideas and technologies to key innovation players in Life Sciences
  • Enhance your visibility on an international scale and be recognised as a key innovative actor
  • Show your expertise thanks to specific communication tools

For more information about the sponsorship opportunities, visit the dedicated site page.