Company Profile

Innovation is in the target | Value is in the team

ElsaLys Biotech is a biopharmaceutical company that designs and develops "best-in-disease"innovative therapeutic antibodies in oncology and ophthalmology.

To drive these innovations, ElsaLys Biotech relies on an academic network of international standing, an R&D platform that covers validation of targets in the clinical evaluation of antibody candidates and a team of experts dedicated to developing immune-based therapies and conduct programs in partnerships.

The company has already signed licensing option and / or collaboration agreements (Institut Curie, IGBMC-ICS, Inserm and Inserm Transfert, Centre Léon Bérard, CNRS) and maturation agreements (SATT Conectus, SATT SE), and has acquired a first strategic asset. Two years after its foundation, the Company hosts three proprietary antibodies and four development programs in oncology and ophthalmology.

Founded in 2013, ElsaLys Biotech consists of a team of 12 people, led by Dr. Christine GUILLEN. Since inception, its investors are Transgene and Sofimac Partners, joined in 2015 by IM Europe and Crédit Agricole Création. ElsaLys Biotech’s head office is located in the centre of the Lyon Gerland bio-district and its laboratories are based in the Illkirch Graffenstaden Science and Technology Park.




SHAREHOLDERS and PARTNERS

Funding history:

  • April 2013: incorporation
  • May 2013: € 2.1m from Transgene and Sofimac Partners
  • July 2013- January 2014: € 0.7m grants from BPI France and Alsace Region
  • November 2015 : 2.7 million in the first instalment of a total fundraising amounting to € 5 million subscribed by Sofimac Partners, IM Europe and Crédit Agricole Création

 

Shareholders:

  • Sofimac Partners
  • Transgene
  • IM Europe
  • Crédit Agricole Création
  • Business Angel

 

Institutional Support:

  • BPI France
  • Alsace Region

skills and assets

A team of experts covering from target sourcing to pre-industrial production of drug candidates

The skills of the Company range from target sourcing to the pre-industrial production of drug candidates derived from these targets. To this end, the ElsaLys Biotech team combines:

  • Solid knowledge in immunology and cancer and a strong academic, clinical and industrial network to identify as early as possible high potential targets identified by researchers.
  • Perfect mastery of recombinant antibody technology (whole antibodies, fragments, chimeric or humanized antibodies.
  • Expertise (cellular, molecular immunology and immuno-pharmacology) and tools (in vitro and in vivo models and biological samples from patients) to confirm, as closely as possible to reality, the real efficacy and safety of candidate antibodies.
  • Clinical experience to select the most relevant indication, identify and validate potential therapeutic combinations and secure the future clinical development plan of the drug candidate.
  • Unique know-how in bio-manufacturing, which today enables ElsaLys Biotech to produce pre-industrial antibody candidates through a wide range of expression systems.
  • A project management industry standard (for each program, a scientific coordinator monitors the Gantt chart and advancement of the deliverables borne internally or through academic laboratories partners or service companies).  


In addition, ElsaLys Biotech relies on a network of actors and opinion leaders in the specific field of antibodies (research, clinical, regulatory, patent, CMC, toxicology).


Network


Financial Partners



Academic and industrial partners



R&D PIPELINE

First-in-class monoclonal antibodies to fight cancers & vascular eye diseases

In less than two years, ElsaLys Biotech has already signed licensing option and/or collaboration agreements (Institut Curie, IGBMC-ICS, Centre Léon Bérard, Skin Research Center, PDCC) and maturation agreements, and has acquired a first strategic asset from the company MABLIFE. These have led to three R&D programs targeting novel receptors and serious or debilitating diseases :diseases: cancer and vascular diseases of the eye.





Upcoming Events

ESMO 2016 Congress

The annual ESMO congress is the premier scientific platform to present your oncology research and as such, the ultimate learning experience for...

Date: 07 October 2016 to 11 October 2016
Time: 08:00 to 18:00
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

SFSO Wuhan 2016

The fourth edition of SFSO (SINO-FRENCH SCHOOL OF ONCOLOGY) capitalizes on the great success shared among participants and speakers of the three...

Date: 18 October 2016 to 21 October 2016
Time: 09:00 to 18:00
Location: Wuhan, china

BIO-Europe

BIO-Europe is Europe's largest partnering conference serving the global biotechnology industry.

Date: 07 November 2016 to 09 November 2016
Time: 08:00 to 18:00
Location: Cologne, Germany

28th EORTC-NCI-AACR SYMPOSIUM

Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, hosted by the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), the National...

Date: 29 November 2016 to 02 December 2016
Time: 08:00 to 18:00
Location: Munich, Germany


CONTACT

Headquarters

Domilyon, 321 avenue Jean Jaurès
69007 Lyon
France

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Laboratories

650 Bd Gonthier d'Andernach
Parc d'Innovation
67400 ILLKIRCH GRAFFENSTADEN
France

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