Saverna

Interview with Dr. Kamal Azzaoui, CEO and co-founder of Saverna Therapeutics. With the support of the Catalyze Switzerland team, the BUTTERFLY project, led by Saverna Therapeutics, won a €1.4 million award from the Eurostars programme, which supports international and collaborative R&D projects led by small- and medium- sized enterprises. The project began on April 1st…

EHRA-PATHS: Addressing multimorbidity in atrial fibrillation patients

Read on to learn about the EHRA-PATHS project, led by Professor Hein Heidbuchel, Antwerp University and Past-President of the European Heart Rhythm Association (2018-2020). The project received a €6 million subsidy from the Horizon 2020 BHC24 Programme. Prof. Heidbuchel described his experiences in receiving our Funding Application service.   Reflecting on the partnership with Catalyze…

Aegirbio: Point-of-care diagnostic device for COVID-19

After a successful Eurostars application in the October 2020 funding round, Aegirbio have been awarded €419,750 to perform their ‘TESTOMETIC’ project, for the development of a novel point-of-care diagnostic platform for COVID-19. Dr. Bradley Messmer, CSO, and Dr. Ela Heussen, Director of Corporate Strategy at Abreos Biosciences, describe the project and experience of applying to…

AMT Medical: Making open-heart bypass surgeries a thing of the past

AMT Medical CEO Rutger Tulleken and Catalyze have an age-old collaboration dating back a decade before the inception of AMT Medical, and to the very early days of Catalyze. Since Rutger Tulleken founded AMT Medical, Catalyze has supported their applications to numerous major grant programs, with funding awarded by many, such as Eurostars, MIT R&D…

Intravacc developing enterovirus vaccine with $9.4M NIH contract

We met with Dr. Dinja Oosterhoff, Program Director at Intravacc, to discuss their recent $9.4 million NIH contract win. Intravacc will use this funding to develop an enterovirus (EVD68) vaccine from vaccine candidate to completed phase I clinical trial, over a 3-year period. Catalyze provided application support, including our review service. Harvesting of EVD68 virus….

CORDIAL-S COVID-19 detection device

Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, medical experts, researchers and entrepreneurs around the globe unite in a search for innovative solutions to reverse the impact of the Corona virus. Among these, Sabine Szunerits, Professor in Chemistry at the University of Lille, is focusing her efforts on the development of a novel diagnostic device that has the…

ATRO Medical

Read on to learn more about how ATRO Medical led consortium received a €900,000 award from the Eurostars programme. “No one in the world has been able to develop a permanent lateral meniscus prosthesis yet, so this is a novel and major challenge.” – ATRO Medical Market Development Manager Maarten van der Zanden  Knee osteoarthritis…

Perinatal Life Support Project

Interview with Professor Dr. Guid Oei, head of perinatal department Maxima Medical center and Perinatal Life Support project co-leader (Eindhoven, Netherlands). Catalyze provided funding application support for the successful FET Open submission. Premature births in the 21st century are still a large obstacle to overcome, in both the developing and developed worlds. While premature infants born between 28 and 37 weeks of gestational age often live…

iPSpine

Interview with Professor Marianna Tryfonidou, from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Utrecht University The iPSpine project was recently awarded €15 million under the Horizon 2020 programme, towards researching a solution for chronic lower back pain. The huge public-private consortium is comprised of 20 partners, and is coordinated by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the…

Micreos

An in-depth interview with Micreos CEO Mark Offerhaus. (November 2019) Micreos, a Dutch biotechnology company, is pioneering the development of breakthrough antibacterial technology, tackling the urgent problem of growing antibiotic resistance. Their line of Gladskin products, safely target the bacteria that play a role in inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, rosacea and shaving…