The BioVac project, which is co-led between Nanosfun and the group of Prof. Eduard Torrent (Bacterial Infections: Antimicrobial Therapies Research Group, IBEC), has received the 2020 BIST Ignite Award endowed with 50,000 €. The Ignite Awards are conceded by the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST). The Award Ceremony will be held on March 11th in the la Pedrera Auditorium.
This contribution will allow us to further develop the BioVac project, responding to an important unmet medical need. Briefly, the hypothesis behind the project is that polymeric particles that mimic the size and shape of the target bacteria, and incorporate antigens from this pathogen, could cause the immune system to produce an immune reaction better than by administering the antigens alone, and without the risks and limitations of introducing attenuated bacteria.
The BioVac Project was awarded with the 2018 BIST Ignite Grant endowed with 20,000 €. If you want to know more about BioVac Project press here.