Tanomed has developed a unique nasal spray to relieve and prevent the progression of the common cold by reinforcing the body’s own defenses. The patented technology is based on Swedish research carried out in cooperation with Umeå University and with business development support from the Umeå Biotech Incubator. The company was sold to Karo Bio AB in spring 2015.
Recurrent aphthous ulcers (RAS) are mouth ulcers that can last for more than a week at each occasion and during that period patients often suffer and need sick leave. About 80% of all patient’s state that the pain from RAS is the main symptom. The innovative oral patch (MO45A) shields the ulcer giving instant pain relief and improves healing primarily through it´s extensive hygroscopic effect.
QureTech Bio develops new first-in-class antibacterial agents to combat infectious diseases and the occurrence of antibiotic resistance. This is done either by a direct antimicrobial effect or by potentiating existing antibiotics and making them more effective without causing resistance.
MetaCurUm Biotech is developing a novel antibody treatment for metastatic cancers. The company´s drug development program is focused on transforming growth factor-beta (TGFβ) driven cancers, with the aim to optimize the treatment paradigms in aggressive forms of cancer with high unmet medical need such as prostate, lung, kidney, and endometrial cancer.
Acne vulgaris affects more than 80 percent of people at some point in their life and frequently continues into adulthood. Recent data suggest that there are about 680 million people living with acne around the world. This case focuses on a novel approach to fighting acne without the hazards of antibiotic resistance development.
Current drugs against mycoses are toxic. We aim to develop a new class of antifungal agents that disarm the invasive forms of fungal cells instead of merely eradicating them. This has two advantages: The new compounds are less aggressive for the host and resistance development is reduced.
Lipum develops a biological pharmaceutical for a novel mechanism of action in the treatment of chronic inflammations. The lead candidate drug (SOL-116) is a monoclonal antibody directed towards the protein bile salt-stimulated lipase, BSSL. One indication is as an orphan drug for the more severe forms of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), providing patients with an effective treatment alternative having less adverse effects than the drugs used today.
Our project goals aim at increased survival, improved quality of life and less suffering for cancer patients. Our novel chemical entities (NCE) can prevent over-activation of certain signaling pathways and are based on existing pharmaceuticals that are well tolerable and easy to produce. This will be a first in class drug with little side effects (known drug class), addressing cancer induced cachexia and suppression of the immune system.