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bubble €1.06M EUREKA Eurostars grant to develop new combination therapy (CAR-T cells and vaccines) for glioblastoma

Covalab and partners CimCure, Amsterdam UMC and the University of Zurich join forces on this project with total public and private fundings of €2.24M, including the Eurostars grant, to develop novel immunotherapy combining CAR-T cells and CimCure’s iBoost vaccines to treat glioblastoma. The project, entitled ‘Optimal Synergistic Immunotherapy Strategy (OpSIS)’, will take place over 36 months in academic research labs in the Netherlands and Switzerland, as well as in the Covalab and CimCure facilities.

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bubble 7th Bioproduction Congress: From September 29 to 30, 2022 in Lyon

7th Bioproduction CongressThe Bioproduction Congress is the annual event of the biopharmaceutical production sector where stakeholders from Europe gather together to showcase and exchange the latest innovations in bioprocessing. This dynamic event promotes exchanges on the future of biomanufacturing, addresses the current challenges and showcases the new breakthrough solutions. This event will bring together experts from companies (big pharmas, SME and Startups) and laboratories developing therapeutic candidates as well as leading bioproduction professionals to accelerate therapeutics drugs such as mAbs, vaccines, cell therapy and novel products into commercial manufacturing.

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bubble LABCOM 2022: A joint laboratory to develop innovative therapeutic antibodies

Labcom 2022Covalab and University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC) are among the LabCom 2022 for the launch of a joint laboratory supported by the French National Research Agency (ANR). As a result of a partnership with the INSERM UMR1231 academic laboratory, this LabCom, under the name of "IAM-IT" for Engineering of Innovative Monoclonal Antibodies for Therapeutic Use, operates in the field of personalized medicine in immunotherapy!

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bubble Investment of more than 1€ million for bioproduction operations for antibodies for Covid-19 diagnostics

Bioproduction investmentCompany’s BioDiaThera project received almost €500,000 in subsidies as part of French ‘Capacity Building’ scheme.

Led by Covalab, the BioDiaThera (Bioproduction, Diagnostics and Therapeutics) project focuses on developing the company’s bioproduction platform, which has the capability to produce recombinant proteins and antibodies in gram amounts. These are used in diagnostic tests for Covid-19 (serological tests for recombinant and antigenic proteins with antibodies), which are developed and produced in France in collaboration with a French partner company.

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bubble AIS 2022 - Antibody Industrial Symposium 2022: From June 28 to 29, 2022 in Montpellier

AIS 2022This international congress is the ideal conference for scientists, industrials, physicians and policy makers to exchange about therapeutic antibodies and more. The Scientific committee has set-up an exciting program, with keynote lectures, pitch talks around new creative projects, and industrial talks from big pharmaceutical companies. Come to meet us and exchange about our solutions to develop diagnostic and therapeutic tools!


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bubble IRCI - Immune Response in Cancer and Infection: From June 15 to 17, 2022 in Lyon

IRCI 2022The focus of the IRCI symposium allows prominent scientists and clinicians to present their recent data in the multidisciplinary area of immunology in cancer and/or infectious diseases.

Come to meet us and exchange about our solutions to develop diagnostic and therapeutic tools!


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bubble AACR Annual Meeting 2022: From April 8 to 13, 2022 in New Orleans

AACR Annual Meeting 2022Each year, AACR welcomes experts from around the world to highlight new scientific discoveries in cancer research. From prevention, cancer biology, translational and clinical studies to survivorship and patient advocacy, the AACR is a must-attend event for Covalab, which has been involved in the field of cancer research for many years.

Come and meet us at the AACR Annual Meeting 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA at French Biotechnology Pavilion (booth 3315), with Mabdesign and the support of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region.

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bubble 6th France Bioproduction Congress: From April 7 to 8, 2022 in Paris

France Bioproduction Congress 2022This event will bring together pharmaceutical bioproduction experts from France and Europe developing therapeutic candidates as well as bioproduction professionals to accelerate the commercial manufacturing of therapeutic drugs such as vaccines, cell therapy and new products.

Covalab will participate to meet and exchange about our new production services and methods to develop diagnostic and therapeutic tools!

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bubble Covalab certified ISO 9001

ISO 9001Covalab is proud to announce its ISO 9001:2015 certification which is the result of the efforts undertaken by all the teams of the company. This certification recognizes the quality of the work provided by Covalab for its services, products and R&D.

With the ISO 9001:2015 accreditation, Covalab strengthens its positioning in the biotechnology sector. The objective is to promote its new CDMO services (bioproduction of antibodies and recombinant proteins) and to propose, thanks to its innovative technologies (DNA immunization, VHH antibodies, humanization...), the development of research, diagnostic and therapeutic tools. Covalab thus puts its 27 years of experience and its "made in France" know-how to the benefit of its public and private clients.

bubble MEDICA: From November 17 to 18, 2021 in Düsseldorf

MEDICA 2021Modern medical technology can improve the quality of life or reduce health costs through better therapies. The world's leading trade fair MEDICA annually presents an overview of the innovation potential of the medical technology industry. In addition to the exhibition, MEDICA offers numerous forums, conferences and special events. For more than 40 years, MEDICA has been the unmissable historical event in the health sector, each year it brings together decision-makers and global players in the sector.

Covalab participated in Medica, the major meeting for medical device players in Europe, which is held each year in Düsseldorf, with nearly 5,600 exhibitors from 68 countries and more than 121,000 visitors from 176 countries.

bubble 5th Immunotherapies & Innovation for Infectious Diseases Congress (I4ID): From November 15 to 16, 2021 in Lyon

5TH I4IDThe purpose of this two-day congress is to foster interactions between pharmaceutical industries, research labs, service providers, technology developers, and clinicians, thereby contributing to the development of innovative strategies against infectious diseases in a multidisciplinary approach.

Our CSO, Meddy EL ALAOUI, present our poster explaining our novel genetic Immunization for the Development of Antibodies Targeting Conformational and Native Antigens for Diagnostic and Therapy.

bubble Webinar: Establishing an Expert Network for Your Radiopharmaceutical Drug Development Program: Friday, November 05, 2021

Webinar Drive-MRT

The DRIVE™-Molecular RadioTherapy (MRT) offer is based on the complementary knowledge and know-how of each partner (Covalab, CheMatech, Oncodesign and ABX-CRO) representing an experienced and innovative network in nuclear medicine. The four companies have built a joint value proposition in which the generation of radiolabeled biological vectors, chelator production, design of the bioconjugated lead, preclinical proof of concept and the design of the regulatory and clinical package are managed effectively and efficiently under one roof.

This webinar will explore their key expertise with a focus on innovations from each partner, as follows:

  • Covalab — development and production of custom antibodies, antibody fragments and site-specific conjugation
  • CheMatech — custom design, synthesis and GMP production of chelators
  • Oncodesign — target identification and generation of preclinical radiopharmaceutical drug candidates: Starts with early lead optimization with optimal chelating agents and radiolabeling with alpha or beta isotopes Includes imaging biodistribution and efficacy studies in its large collection of preclinical in vitro and in vivo models
  • ABX-CRO — IMP radiochemistry development; dosimetry and regulatory preclinical package; clinical project management; data management and biostatistics; and integrated clinical and imaging study design

bubble 6th Bioproduction congress: From September 30 to October 1, 2021 in Lyon

6th Bioproduction congressThis event will bring together experts from companies (big pharmas, SME and Startups) and laboratories developing therapeutic candidates as well as leading bioproduction professionals to accelerate therapeutics drugs such as mAbs, vaccines, cell therapy and novel products into commercial manufacturing.

Covalab will participate to present its new Bioproduction services and methods for the development of diagnostic and therapeutic antibodies.

bubble 2nd Biotech & Pharma Partnering Conference: From September 27 to 30, 2021

Biotech & Pharma Virtual 2021The second year in a row, the Biotech & Pharma Partnering Conference, which has been held in Osaka in the past, will be held online as a virtual event!

Covalab will participate in the second conference The European Biotech & Pharma Virtual Partnering Conference 2021. An opportunity to meet new partners from all over the world in our field of biotech industry and thus to undertake new challenges together.

bubble 11th EuroMabNet Meeting (online version): From September 17 to 18, 2021

11th EuroMabNet MeetingEuropean Monoclonal Antibodies Network (EuroMabNet ) represents the first European network of laboratories linked to academic institutions each with an internationally recognized reputation in the production and use of validated antibodies.

Covalab was represented by its director Dr Saïd EL ALAOUI, who had the honor of presenting our ADC development , the CovlsoLink : "CovIsoLink, a new enzymatic conjugation for the development of innovative AntibodyDrug Conjugates (ADC)".

bubble 3rd London Stem Cell Network Annual Sympsium: 1st December 2020 in London

London Stem Cell 2020Once again this year, Covalab is proud to be a partner of the third annual symposium to be held on December 1 at the Francis Crick Institute.

The London Stem Cell Network is a platform for all London research groups working in the region at all London universities and institutes. The aim of this event is to highlight the wide range of stem cell research and to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration between universities and institutes in London.

bubble World ADC London: March 2-5 2020 in London

World ADC 2020World ADC London prides itself in being the industry-leading conference to help forward thinking researchers from the pharmaceutical, biotech and academic community advance the development of antibody-drug conjugates. This year, Covalab was represented by its director Dr Saïd EL ALAOUI.

bubble IBG External Seminar: January 15 2020 in Izmir

IBG external seminar 2020Our scientific director Dr Said EL ALAOUI came to present his research on Transglutaminase at the Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center (Turkey). During the last few years ADCs have become one of the most active and very promising therapeutic weapons. The current approuved ADCs are generated by traditional chemical conjugations ans exist as heterogeneous mixture which negatively impact their efficacy, stability and pharmokinetics. Consequently, a new coupling strategies emerged with a particular focus on site specific conjugaison.

bubble BioJapan 2019: October 14-16 2019

Biojapan2019 Let's meet up at BioJapan 2019, the Asia's Premier Partnering Event for the Global Biotechnology Industry.

bubble 2nd London stem cell network symposium: April 30, 2019

London stem cell network symposiumThe London Stem Cell Network is a platform for all London research groups working in the area across all London Universities and Institutes. The purpose of this event is to highlight the wide breadth of stem cell research and facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration across London Universities and Institutes.This year Covalab is proud to be a partner of the second annual symposium that will be held on the 30th April at the Francis Crick Institute.A this occasion we will have a stand, let’s meet up there!

bubble Building the cell: September 26-27 2018

Building the cellThe 3rd International Meeting Building the cell will be held in Paris at the Pasteur Institute. It is organized by the French Society for Cell Biology. The next frontier in cell biology is to implement multidisciplinary approaches to question various aspects of life in a dynamic and quantitative manner. From synthetic biology to multi-cellular development, this meeting will bring together the best experts in these multi-disciplinary approaches, to share their latest data and models. Time will be devoted for debate to generate new ideas and new concepts.

bubble Transglutaminases in Medicine - Debrecen University: August 3rd-6th 2017

Transglutaminases in MedicineDuring the last few years Transglutaminase research has reached a new phase of development contributing to better understanding the pathomechanisms of a broad range of diseases as well as resulting novel diagnostic possibilities and specific therapeutic strategies. In this symposium the scientific program has covered Transglutaminases as significant players and targets in medicine including hemostasis disoders, cancer, neurological dysfunctions and neurodegeneration, infection and inflammation, fibrosis, celiac disease and skin disorders. The scientists at Covalab have been involved in the field of Transglutaminases since 1987 and are recognized by the scientific community as the main contributors. Indeed Covalab’s researchers have published several publications, organized 3 international conferences, filed 2 patents and developed several innovative products.