Aside from the winners of the first phase of the aws BoB – Best of Biotech Business Plan competition, we would like to make note of the start-up labs that the Vienna Business Agency will set up at the Vienna Biocenter. There is additional great news from the VBC – we report on APERION Biologics’ market approval, the issuing of the new Austrian State Prize for Digital Services to SCARLETRED, a difficult $ 45.5 million financing round by Arsanis, and positive Phase 1 data from Hookipa Biotech.
There are also a lot of exciting things happening at Muthgasse: Themis began the first global study with a Zika live vaccine, and TAmiRNA announced its collaboration with Biomedica.
In addition to awards for contextflow, SIMCharacters, and the University of Vienna, we would like to point out that mySugr has recently passed the magical 1 million app user mark. Also exciting is Vienna’s debut as the starting point for the new worldwide grapevine initiative, which has set the goal of solving interface problems in the eHealth sector.
As usual, the newsletter contains additional news, events, funding information, and the latest article from our collaboration with Chemiereport. Happy reading!