Translational research in nanomedicine: Nanomedicine is expected to become the next big thing in the pharmaceutical sector. The healthcare nanotechnology market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 12% from 2014 to 2020 (forecast period). It should be valued around USD 195 billion by 2020. However, in order to accelerate the development of nanomedicine there are some key points where the scientific community is focusing, i.e. regulatory aspects, GMP manufacturing, standardization and characterization. This round table will bring together some experts in the field and will discuss on:
• Technology transfer from a point of view of technology developers generating their own technology on nanodelivery systems, and developing GMP processes for the production of small batches.
• Characterization of nanopharmaceuticals from basic research to clinical development (validation, standardization of methods…).
• Regulatory challenges for the development of innovative medicines.
• Industrial point of view, where we will have some examples highly innovative biotechnological companies in the field.

Chairman: Dr. Ana Benito, Senior Researcher in IK4-CIDETEC.

• Covadonga Pañeda: R&D Manager at SYLENTIS, Madrid, Spain.
• Iraida Loinaz: Health Business Development Manager, IK4-CIDETEC, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain.
• SIMON BACONNIER, Clinical Alliance Manager at CLINATEC, Grenoble, France.
• Eusebio Gainza, R&D Manager BIOPRAXIS RESEARCH, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
• Justin Barry, Managing Director at Midatech Pharma, Bilbo-Bilbao, Spain.

25 November, 2016 · Overview

Interview to two partners of the NanoPilot consortium-Cincodias newsletter

El que será el primer laboratorio español con capacidad para producir nanofármacos ya se está construyendo en San Sebastián. Las obras concluirán en febrero y, si todo va sobre lo previsto, conseguirá acreditarse para empezar a funcionar a mediados de año. Llama la atención que un país pionero en nanomedicina nunca haya sido capaz de acabar el proceso entero. Hasta ahora, las ayudas a la investigación en esta materia estaban muy enfocadas al desarrollo de la I+D. Faltaba el último empujón para no tener que llevarse la producción al extranjero. Read more

25 November, 2016 · Overview

Congratulations to our partner Maria José Alonso

The National Academy of Medicine announced today the election of 70 regular members and 9 international members during its annual meeting. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
Newly elected international members are:

Maria Jose Alonso, Pharm.D, Ph.D., full professor, faculty of pharmacy, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago, Spain Read more