Alentis to Present Data at the EASL International Liver Congress 2021

Basel, June 23, 2021 – Alentis Therapeutics today announced that it will present  data at the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) International Liver Congress™ 2021, being held virtually from June 23-26, 2021.Click here to read full press release

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Alentis Therapeutics Raises USD 67 Million in Series B Financing

About: Alentis Therapeutics, the Swiss biotech developing breakthrough treatments for fibrotic diseases, today announced that it has raised USD67 (CHF60) million in a Series B financing round. The funding will be used primarily for proof-of-concept clinical trials of Alentis’ first-in-class, Claudin-1 targeting, anti-fibrotic molecules in advanced liver and kidney fibrosis, and support ongoing drug discovery programs targeting other fibrotic diseases and hepatobiliary cancers. Morningside Venture Investments led the financing, joined by Jeito Capital and Series A investors BioMed Partners, BB Pureos Bioventures, Bpifrance through its InnoBio 2 fund, High-Tech Gründerfonds and Schroders Capital. Alentis welcomes Jason Dinges of Morningside and…

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Alentis founder receives prestigious French Academy of Science award

Basel, Switzerland, December 23, 2020 – Alentis Therapeutics, the Swiss biotech developing breakthrough treatments for fibrotic diseases, announced today that Prof. Thomas Baumert, its founder and world-leading authority in the field, has been awarded the Mémain-Pelletier, French Academy of Science award for his ground-breaking research into understanding the pathogenesis of liver cancer. Said Prof. Thomas Baumert: “It’s a great honor and a mark of recognition for my team, my colleagues and collaborators, some 50 in all. Now we are going to have to redouble our efforts, with a view to bringing our research to patients so they can truly benefit.”…

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Alentis Therapeutics Names Roberto Iacone CEO

Basel, Switzerland, July 29, 2020 – Alentis Therapeutics, the Swiss biotech developing breakthrough treatments for fibrotic diseases, announced today that Dr. Roberto Iacone, has been named Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Iacone is a physician-scientist, a serial entrepreneur and brings more than 15 years life science industry experience to Alentis. Most recently while at Versant Ventures, he co-founded Bright Peak Therapeutics and Ridgeline Therapeutics, and was part of the leadership team that built the precision oncology company Black Diamond Therapeutics from inception through to its NASDAQ IPO in three years.  Prior to Versant, Roberto was Roche's Global Head of Rare Diseases Research, where he established numerous collaborations with academic and biotech…

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ALENTIS Therapeutics launches

ALENTIS Therapeutics launches, raising CHF 12.5m in a Series A to develop novel therapeutics in advanced liver disease and cancer Basel, April 30, 2019. ALENTIS Therapeutics (“ALENTIS”), a Swiss-French biotech company developing novel therapeutics in advanced liver disease and cancer, announced today the completion of a Series A financing of CHF 12.5million (Euro 11.1m; USD 12.5m). The Swiss venture capital firms BioMedPartners and BB Pureos Bioventures co-led the round and were joined by Bpifrance, Schroder Adveq and the German High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF). Markus L.E. Ewert, PhD, MBA has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer. Markus was previously CBO at…

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