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June 02, 2016

Key milestones achieved in collaboration with Intarcia

Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc., and Numab AG, today announced the achievement of several key milestones in the development of a multi-specific antibody targeting inflammatory / autoimmune diseases. This is an important step towards realizing the potential of combining Numab’s antibody- based therapeutics with Intarcia’s unique delivery and formulation technologies. Read more in the PDF below.
June 09, 2015

Numab and Tillotts conclude license agreement for TNF blockers

Tillotts Pharma AG (“Tillotts”) and Numab AG announced today that they have entered into an exclusive global licensing agreement to develop and commercialize new antibody-based therapies that act against tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) for people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The partnership demonstrates Tillotts’ commitment to developing new treatments to improve care for patients with IBD and, upon successful development, will add to a strong track record in the registration and marketing of IBD treatments globally. Read more in the PDF below.
March 19, 2015

Numab and Intarcia sign strategic collaboration

Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. and Numab AG today announced a strategic collaboration focused on the development of once- or twice-yearly mono-specific and multi-specific antibodies addressing diabetes, obesity and autoimmune indications. Read more in the PDF below.
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June 12, 2014

Numab receives discovery target milestone

Numab AG, a company focused on the discovery and development of antibody based therapeutics announced today that they have received a milestone payment under a collaboration that was initiated in February 2013. Read more in the PDF below.
October 29, 2013

Numab reacquires advanced asthma product from Sucampo

Numab AG, a company focused on the discovery and development of innovative antibody-based therapeutics, announced today that it has reacquired the rights to ND003, a bispecific anti-IL5RxCD3 antibody fragment for the targeted lysis of eosinophils in severe asthma, from Sucampo AG, a subsidiary of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:SCMP). Read more in the PDF below.
June 30, 2013

Robert Kamen joins Numab’s Advisory Board

Numab AG, a Swiss biotech company focused on the discovery and development of innovative antibody-based therapeutics, announces the successful selection of an antibody fragment lead as part of its ongoing multi-target collaboration with Sucampo AG. The achievement of this milestone triggered a CHF 3 million success payment to Numab under the collaboration agreement with Sucampo AG concluded and announced on September 8, 2011. Read more in the PDF below.
March 19, 2013

Numab earns milestone payment from Sucampo AG collaboration

Numab AG, a Swiss biotech company focused on the discovery and development of innovative antibody-based therapeutics, announces the successful selection of an antibody fragment lead as part of its ongoing multi-target collaboration with Sucampo AG. The achievement of this milestone triggered a CHF 3 million success payment to Numab under the collaboration agreement with Sucampo AG concluded and announced on September 8, 2011. Read more in the PDF below.
December 18, 2012

Numab appoints Burkhard Becher scientific advisor

Numab AG, a Swiss Biotech company, today announces the appointment of Prof. Burkhard Becher to Numab’s Scientific Advisory Board. Burkhard Becher is a world leading immunologist, whose research aims at understanding the development of tissue-specific autoimmunity, tumor immunology and cytokine biology. In 2003, he was recruited as Assistant Professor to the University Hospital of Zurich and in 2008, he became full professor and co-chair at the Institute of Experimental Immunology at the University of Zurich. His fundamental contribution to the field has been published in the leading scientific journals. Most recently he was awarded the Robert Bing Price for Neuroscience, the Biogen Dompé MS-Research Price and the Prof. Max Cloëtta Award, adding to the various honors he has received for his scientific work. Read more in the PDF below.
June 25, 2012

Numab awarded CTI start-up label

Numab AG, a Swiss Biotech company, today announces that it has been awarded the “CTI Start-up Label” from the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) only one year after inception of the Company. With this award the CTI acknowledges that Numab is professionally developed and has a sound basis for sustained future growth. As a condition for this award Numab successfully past a formal due diligence, performed by external experts, on the practicability of Numab’s innovative technology, the associated intellectual property rights, as well as the Company’s business model and financials. The CTI supports creative entrepreneurs to realize their innovative business ideas. More than 85 percent of the companies that were awarded the CTI start-up label in the past 10 years turned into commercially successful businesses, and some are regarded as "stars" of the Swiss entrepreneur scene. Read more in the PDF below.
March 06, 2012

CTI supports Numab’s pipeline with CHF 895’000

Numab AG, a Swiss Biotech company, today announces the approval of a research grant from the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). The CTI supports Numab’s research on antibody-based approaches for the therapy of ion channel-driven health disorders with a grant of CHF 895’000. Numab is conducting the research activities within this project in collaboration with the Zürich University of applied Sciences (ZHAW). Read more in the PDF below.
January 19, 2012

Numab completes Management

Numab AG, a Swiss Biotech company, today announces the completion of its Management team with:Tea Gunde - Head of Pharmacology, Sebastian Meyer - Head of Biochemistry, Roland Helfenstein - Head of Operations. David Urech, CSO and Co-CEO and Oliver Middendorp, CBO and Co-CEO commented: “The people are the basis for success. We are very proud about the completion of our management with these highly experienced and ambitious people. We are convinced that this team will make Numab a success”.
November 28, 2011

Numab names Fritz Kunz Chairman

Numab AG, a Swiss Biotech company, today announces the appointment of Dr Fritz Kunz as Chairman of the Board. Dr Kunz started his career in 1971 at Sandoz, where he held numerous positions in R&D management. In 1992, Fritz Kunz became CFO at Stratec Medical. From 1994 to 1998, he was CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Institute Straumann. In 1998 Fritz Kunz became a member of the Board of Directors of Speedel, which he chaired from 2000 to 2008 when the company was acquired by Novartis. He is also the Chairman of Kuros and a member of the Board of Sentec. Read more in the PDF below.
November 28, 2011

Sucampo and Numab sign drug discovery collaboration

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCMP), an international pharmaceutical company, and Numab AG today announced that Sucampo’s wholly owned subsidiary, Sucampo AG, and Numab AG, have entered into a research and development collaboration that provides Sucampo with access to Numab’s proprietary technology for the discovery of high-affinity antibodies against certain selected targets. Sucampo will have exclusive commercial rights to any biologic products successfully developed and commercialized in the course of the collaboration. Read more in the PDF below.