T3 Pharmaceuticals (“T3 Pharma”), a biotech company with a focus on immuno-oncology, today announced it has been named “2018 Science Start-Up of the Year” by Falling Walls Venture. The award honors emerging scientist-entrepreneurs for their breakthrough business models.
The Falling Walls Conference in Berlin, Germany, annually invites the world’s leading scientists to identify trends, opportunities and solutions for global challenges and discover international breakthrough research. Falling Walls Venture showcases the most promising research based start-ups from all over the globe that tear down walls and overcome boundaries in their respective fields.
“We are honored to receive this prestigious award. We thank the jury for recognizing the medical potential of our immuno-oncology approach. Our sincerest thanks go to all our friends, partners and supporters and, particularly, to the University of Basel, who nominated us for this award”, commented Dr. Simon Ittig, CEO of T3 Pharma. “The Falling Walls Venture Award confirms our aspirations to advance our therapy into clinical use for the benefit of cancer patients.”
T3 Pharma’s engineered bacteria stimulate the immune system by delivering selected human proteins directly into cells of the tumor microenvironment. Preclinical studies in a number of tumor models demonstrated a strong impact on tumor progression as well as a durable immune-mediated memory to fight recurring tumors. The clinical development for the lead candidate has been initiated in order to assess the immunotherapy in men with a first clinical trail anticipated for the first half of 2020.