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November 7th 2019

TheraVet starts its US operations in its Texas-based subsidiaryTheraVet S.A., the specialist of the osteo-articular diseases of small companion animals, announced today the incorporation of its Texas-based subsidiary and the launch of its activities in the United...

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October 23rd 2019

A ‘starter kit’ of training coursesContinuing education centre ULB HeLSci offers a catalogue of basic training courses, from which employers can build their own ‘starter kit’ for new staff members.   Continuing e...

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October 23rd 2019

Un « starter kit » de formationsLe centre de formation continue ULB HelSci propose un catalogue de formations de base. Les employeurs peuvent l’utiliser à la carte pour constituer un véritable « starte...

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October 23rd 2019

The largest human diagnostic centre in WalloniaCreated in 1958, the Institute of Pathology and Genetics (IPG) has a centre for human genetics and two test laboratories. We have met with Jean-François Ghidetti, general manager of the IPG....

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October 23rd 2019

Le plus gros centre de diagnostic humain en WallonieCréé en 1958, l’Institut de Pathologie et de Génétique (IPG) est composé d’un Centre de génétique humaine et de deux laboratoires d’a...

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October 15th 2019

Bioxodes obtains authorization to launch phase I trial of its antithrombotic drug, Ir-CPI, in healthy male volunteersBioxodes, a clinical stage biotech company developing a potential best-in-class antithrombotic agent for acute cardiovascular setting, announces today that the Belgian Federal Agency for Medicines and...

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October 3rd 2019

Univercells boosted by EUR 20m European financing to accelerate the delivery of its vaccine portfolioEIB to lend EUR 20 million to the innovative Belgian biotechnology company, supported by the “InnovFin – EU-finance for innovators” programme. Financing to support Univercells’...

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September 25th 2019

ULB in Gosselies: from apprehension to successMuriel Moser, Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, and Oberdan Leo, Vice-Rector in charge of research and valorisation at ULB, were among the first researchers to join the BioPark in 1999. Twenty years la...

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September 25th 2019

L’ULB à Gosselies : de l’appréhension au succèsMuriel Moser, Doyenne de la Faculté des Sciences, et Oberdan Leo, Vice-Recteur à la recherche et à la valorisation de l’ULB, ont été parmi les premiers ch...

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September 25th 2019

The BioPark’s first spin-offIn 1999, Henogen was the first spin-off to set up shop on the Gosselies campus. It has since been bought by Novasep, for whom the BioPark remains a strategic location.   Before its acquisit...

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September 25th 2019

La première spin-off du BioParkEn 1999, Henogen fut la première spin-off à s’installer sur le campus de Gosselies. Depuis, elle a été rachetée par le groupe Novasep pour lequel le BioPark re...

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September 25th 2019

The Children’s University is coming to the BioPark!This month, the Children’s University is coming to Charleroi. On Wednesday, November 27, the BioPark will open its doors to young inquisitive minds, offering workshops dedicated to life and...

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September 25th 2019

L’Université des enfants au Biopark !Ce mois-ci, l’Université des enfants s’installe à Charleroi. Et le mercredi 27 novembre, le BioPark accueillera les petits curieux pour des ateliers consacré...

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September 23rd 2019

Apaxen raises €3.3 million in Series A Financing to Develop Breakthrough Anti-inflammatory Therapeutics for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)Apaxen, a privately-held biotechnology company, which brings new treatment options to patients in a wide range of therapeutic indications related to chronic inflammation, with a primary focus in pulmo...

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September 5th 2019

Brussels South Charleroi BioPark Launches WebsiteNew website and corporate identity reflect focused international offering to support company growth from innovative start-ups through to global players in Life Sciences Charleroi, Belgium, 5 Septem...

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August 29th 2019

Of macrophages, mice and men…Professor Stanislas Goriely has been awarded a grant as part of the WIN²WAL programme for his ambitious research project in immuno-oncology. At the heart of the project are ‘humanised&rsquo...

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August 29th 2019

From academic research to spin-offsButterfly DrugDevBooster is a new BioPark Incubator nurturing programme dedicated to researchers. Its goal is to promote and accelerate the transition from academic research to spin-off creation.From...

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August 29th 2019

A high-performance CT scanThe BioPark has recently acquired a new X-ray scanner for preclinical research. Installed at CMMI, the SkyScan 1276 can produce very high quality data.X-ray scanners are the standard tool for osteoart...

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June 25th 2019

Graftys and its bone ‘cements’After recently raising its capital, Graftys will be able to expand its commercial activities and develop its range of synthetic bone cements. An interview with Enrico Bastianelli, the CEO of this Belg...

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June 25th 2019

Open day: bringing researchers and businesses togetherLast month, CMMI and part of IMI once again opened their doors to visitors. A look back at an event that let researchers meet with entrepreneurs.Last May 17, the Centre for Microscopy and Molecular Im...

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June 25th 2019

Learning the basics required to train as a technologistFor several months now, training centre ULB-HeLSci has been offering an online training module dedicated to reactivating knowledge in biology. Its goal is to enable more job seekers to join the centre...

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May 28th 2019

In vivo luminescence imagingThe Centre for Microscopy and Molecular Imaging (CMMI) has updated its luminescence imaging equipment. The new machine is multimodal, modular, more powerful, and can produce images of more subjects.In...

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May 28th 2019

Learning ‘biologistics’Continuing education centre ULB-HeLSci is aware of the logistics challenges that the biotechnology industry must face, and contributes to developing the skills of professionals working in this area.‘H...

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May 28th 2019

The self-regulation of the toxin-antitoxin systemResearchers at ULB’s Cellular and Molecular Microbiology Laboratory have identified the mechanism that regulates the toxin-antitoxin system of E. coli bacteria.Toxin-antitoxin (TA) systems are found i...

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May 21st 2019

The Center for Microscopy and Molecular Imaging - CMMI recruits a Optical microscopy facility managerThe CMMI, a joint initiative of the Université libre de Bruxelles and of the Université de Mons, is a preclinical imaging facility which provides services and training for academic and industrial part...

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April 25th 2019

A vaccine candidate for onchocerciasisResearchers at the Biopark have developed a vaccine candidate for onchocerciasis and other filariases. This multi-epitope chimeric protein was designed using bioinformatic tools.Onchocerciasis, also k...

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April 24th 2019

SynAbs, a growing CROSynAbs produces monoclonal antibodies for the markets of diagnostic tools and pharmaceutical research. Building on its growing success, the company is looking to expand its services, including by usin...

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April 23rd 2019

HeLSci: participant testimonialsSince the centre’s creation just ten years ago, thousands have attended ULB HeLSci various training courses. Three participants tell us how the programmes have helped their careers.‘I was able to achi...

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April 23rd 2019

A package of pre-clinical immunology servicesA collaboration between CER Groupe and the Institute for Medical Immunology (IMI) enables the two organisations to offer a package of pre-clinical immunology services that combine high technology and...

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March 27th 2019

The Biopark’s cytometersULB’s cytometry platform in Gosselies has been up and running for nearly a year. It is constantly being updated, and is now equipped with ‘next generation’ cytometers that will enable it to meet the n...

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March 27th 2019

Aquilon Pharma joins the BioparkThe Biopark is now home to a local branch of Aquilon Pharma, an ULiège spin-off improving the efficacy of inhaled drugs, starting with existing treatments for asthma and COPD.A few years ago, Professo...

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March 27th 2019

‘Lifelong learning is the future!’ULB HeLSci, the Université libre de Bruxelles’ continuing education centre, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. We have met with Arnaud Termonia, head of continuing education at ULB, to ta...

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February 26th 2019

Towards stronger translational researchIn March, a dozen researchers from the Institute for Medical Immunology (IMI) will join the Hôpital Erasme campus with a mission: reinforce the relationship between fundamental and clinical research....

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February 26th 2019

On the importance of soft skillsULB's continuing education centre HuSci offers short courses and certificates in human and social sciences, developing skills that are especially valuable in the biotech industry.Soft skills, i.e. ski...

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February 26th 2019

Using immunity to tackle obesityResearchers at ULB’s immunobiology Laboratory have identified one of the mechanisms causing adipose tissue inflammation in obese subjects. This discovery may pave the way to obesity treatments ba...

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February 26th 2019

Minoryx joins the BioparkThe Biopark welcomes its latest member: the Belgian subsidiary of Minoryx Therapeutics, a Spanish biotech company that develops drugs for orphan diseases that affect the central nervous system.In Sept...

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January 30th 2019

Towards a true ‘ULB Charleroi’Michel Coulon is the new head of ULB Charleroi. As such, he contributes to coordinate education, training, and the development of scientific research. We have met with him.What does your position enta...

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January 30th 2019

2019-2020: an excellent vintage for FNRS!FNRS is funding no fewer than thirteen new research topics in Gosselies over the 2019-2020 period, a number that demonstrates the strong momentum of academic research in the Biopark! A brief overview...

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January 30th 2019

A new economic strategy for the BioparkI-Tech Incubator is no more, long live Biopark Dev! More than just a change in name, this actor of the ecosystem will promote the economic and industrial development of the Biopark.As it keeps growing...

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December 17th 2018

The origins of the cortexThe Royal Academy of Science has awarded the Julien and Nora Fautrez-Firlefijn prize to Professor Eric Bellefroid, in recognition of the work completed by his team on some transcription factors in the...

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December 17th 2018

INAH, a new tool for big medical dataThe Institute of Analytics for Health is a new organisation in the Walloon health network. Its purpose is to make patient health data available to research centres and private businesses, in an ethica...

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December 17th 2018

In-company training coursesULB HeLSci training centre offers tailored and à la carte courses for companies, with a view to increasing company's performance by training employees.In a laboratory, a single handling mistake or an...

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December 17th 2018

The Bioprofiling platform is operational!The Bioprofiling platform is now making its cutting-edge equipment available to all biotechnology actors in the region… and beyond. A great boost for research projects and collaborations!The Bioprofil...

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November 26th 2018

The benefits of a cryoEMThe Centre for Microscopy and Molecular Imaging (CMMI) has recently acquired a cryoEM. This low-temperature electron microscope can recreate the 3D structure of viruses, biological nanomachines, and p...

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November 26th 2018

One cell in a millionTwo IBMM laboratories have received special funding for large equipment from FNRS to buy a cell sorting machine. This technique lets researchers isolate cells that exist in low numbers and have highly...

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November 26th 2018

16 million more for UnivercellsUnivercells offers production platforms for biological drugs. During the summer, several investors were drawn to the company's dual commitment to deliver in both economic and social terms. We have met...

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November 26th 2018

Biostatistics training programmesThe BIOPS platform and ULB's HeLSci training centre are enriching their training catalogue in biostatistics. Their goal: to enable participants to make proper use of this tool in their job.During thei...

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October 22nd 2018

A potpourri of parasites!Science can sometimes offer striking visuals that captivate our imaginations, as evidenced by this photograph taken by Daniel Monteyne and David Pérez-Morga, researchers at the Molecular Parasitology...

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October 22nd 2018

‘I would have never made it on my own’After 18 years at the Biopark, including 8 years as director, Dominique Demonté is seeking new professional opportunities. This is the perfect time to take a look at the past, and, more importantly, t...

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October 22nd 2018

Fundamental research in immuno-oncologyImmunotherapy is increasingly used to treat cancer patients, yet immuno-oncology is still in its infancy. A number of immunological mechanisms are still poorly understood, or even unknown.The Nobel pr...

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October 22nd 2018

‘SIOU’ training programme: providing ambulatory care for cancer patientsStarting in 2018, with support from the ERDF, ULB's continuing education centre ULB HeLSci offers a university certificate in integrated care in ambulatory oncology (‘SIOU’). Designed...

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September 26th 2018

CATCH, a triple challenge for the BioparkThe ‘Catalysts for Charleroi’ plan (CATCH) was launched to promote job creation in the Charleroi region. One year later, Augustin Coppée, head of the programme's ‘Health & Bio’ branch, takes stock...

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September 26th 2018

A new ‘deep learning’ techniqueVisual analysis of histological cross-sectional images and their annotation by anatomopathologists to define regions of interest for future analyses require considerable time commitment. The Center fo...

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September 26th 2018

Online training programmesULB's centre for continuing education in health and life sciences, HeLSci, offers online training modules whose goal is to help professionals acquire or refresh basic skills on certain lab-related top...

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September 26th 2018

Two new research projects for Biopark researchersThe Actions de Recherche Concertée (ARC, collective research initiatives) programme provides key support to fundamental research within the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. For the last call for proposa...

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August 23rd 2018

The CMMI has reached the final stage of the RegioStars 2018 competition! Show your support by voting!The RegioStars 2018 competition recognises the most impactful ERDF projects. Created in 2011 by ULB and UMONS and implanted on the Charleroi Biopark, the CMMI (Centre for Microscopy and Molecular Imag...

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August 23rd 2018

iTeos is testing its new immunotherapiesiTeos Therapeutics has recently raised 64 million euros from international investors. This will enable the Wallonia-based biotech firm, whose area of speciality is cancer immunotherapy, to create a pr...

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August 23rd 2018

ChromaCure: seeking a treatment for aggressive tumoursMelanoma, pancreas cancer, lung cancer… these forms of cancer are aggressive and invasive, and known for progressing especially quickly. While a number of new treatments have been developed in the pas...

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August 23rd 2018

A general-purpose 1st year of studies in life sciencesStarting in the 2018-2019 academic year, students will have the opportunity to enrol in a general-purpose 1st year in life sciences in Charleroi. The goal of this new programme is to make science stud...

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August 23rd 2018

New findings on inter-cellular communicationBy studying the development of the blood vessels of the brain, researchers from the Biopark have solved an important enigma in the field of cell signaling.This is a nice example of a rather unexpected...

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June 28th 2018

Towards an epigenetic treatment for cancer?Epics Therapeutics, a new ULB spin-off founded by François Fuks and Jean Combalbert, has sttled in the Biopark. Its ambition: find new treatments for cancer. Its angle: epigenetics. A promising and cu...

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June 28th 2018

2 new machines for in vivo imagingThe Center for Microscopy and Molecular Imaging (CMMI) has two new tools: with optoacoustic imaging and a 1-Tesla MRI machine, researchers can easily image mice and study many different pathologies.Mu...

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June 26th 2018

3 WELBIO projects at the BioparkWELBIO's mission is to support strategic fundamental research and to promote discoveries made by research teams for industrial applications, in all branches of biotechnologies. At the end of 2017, WEL...

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June 26th 2018

Focus on specialised coursesThe centre for continuing education in health and life sciences (ULB-HeLSci) offers some 90 specialised courses that target a highly specialised topic or technology. High-throughput sequencing, fluore...

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May 24th 2018

‘My job? Accompany researchers during their research project'Jean-Marc Brulet is one of the scientific advisors at ULB Technology Transfer Office (TTO). His speciality: intellectual property and patents. His area of expertise: life sciences.A science advisor ha...

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May 22nd 2018

Biotech explained to high-school teachersGain insight into biotechnologies’ issues and challenges to better train workers and users of tomorrow! ULB-HeLSci, the centre for continuing education on health and life sciences, offers a yearly tra...

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May 22nd 2018

Could daffodils become a weapon in the fight against cancer?Could daffodils soon help cure cancer? A new study by researchers at the Biopark explores this possibility.Daffodils have been used in folk medicine for centuries. A laboratory studying the molecular...

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May 22nd 2018

Properly evaluating veterinary drugsA new start-up has recently emerged at the Biopark: BoneVet. Its goal is to develop, evaluate and market promising veterinary treatments. We have met with BoneVet CEO Enrico Bastianelli.You were at th...

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April 19th 2018

Solving the puzzle of the cell membraneA study by researchers at Biopark sheds light on mysterious structures identified in 2003 in the cell's membrane. A process that had never been elucidated… until now!In 2003, a team of German research...

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April 12th 2018

Investors believe in Bone TherapeuticsAfter months of uncertainty, Bone Therapeutics has managed to raise investments totalling 19.45 million euros. CEO Thomas Liénard explains how the funds were collected and, more importantly, how he in...

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April 12th 2018

HeLSci trains job seekers ULB’s ‘Health & Life Sciences’ (HeLSci) continuing education centre offers three programmes that will help job seekers find work in the biotechnology and biomedical industry.The HeLSci centre’s fo...

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April 12th 2018

Imaging centre: see more, see largerThe Center for Microscopy and Molecular Imaging organised an information day in March, an opportunity to present its (new) imaging techniques as well as its services to the 90 academics and members of...

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April 12th 2018

Biopark Magazine Archives From 2009 to 2016, Biopark News is a quarterly publication in French and English that provides the latest news about Biopark Charleroi Brussels South and the organisations that are part of it.Read pre...

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