PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ImMAGE Biotherapeutics (IMMG), an early-stage biotechnology company harnessing the power of the immune system to find a better treatment for triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), announced today their completion of the YEi Start in France program.
The YEi Start in France program is an accelerator designed to help entrepreneurs grow their business in France and Europe. ImMAGE Biotherapeutics was one of eight American companies selected to complete an intensive one week immersion in France in December that provided introductions to an extensive customized business network and connections to the best resources in Europe.
"It was an honor to be included among the eight YEi laureates in 2016," said ImMAGE Biotherapeutics President and COO Mahesh Narayanan. "During the course of the program, I had the opportunity to meet with influential companies and investors, including potential partners and mentors that can support our potential expansion overseas."
Narayanan visited a number of research and cancer centers that could be potential clinical sites for ImMAGE in the future. Among the centers were Gustave Roussy, a major cancer center in Europe that specializes in breast cancer, especially with early stage clinical trials; EFS, an immunotherapy research center; and CGFL, a research institute that specializes in using imaging to study biodistribution of drugs.
In addition, Narayanan met with companies that have potential to collaborate with ImMAGE, including Onxeo, an orphan oncology drug development company with four drugs currently in the pipeline, and Oncodesign, a preclinical contract research organization.
ImMAGE plans to start collaborating with many of these institutions over the next 12 months. Gustave Roussy and CHUV/CGFL are potential clinical sites for Europe. Oncodesign is a potential collaborator for the non-GLP efficacy studies, while Onxeo might be an early partner for future development of various candidates.
About ImMAGE Biotherapeutics
ImMAGE Biotherapeutics Corp. (IMMG) was founded in 2015 to harness the power of the human immune system to treat cancer. The company, which has a presence in the Washington, DC and Philadelphia regions, is developing multiple viable candidates to treat triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and has progressed from in-vitro trials to animal testing. The immunotherapy market is expected to grow to $9 billion by 2022 and may be used in up to 60% of cases of advanced cancer. Learn more at www.immagebio.com.
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