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apitope.com

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Acquired | Acquired

Total Raised

$36.4M

About Apitope

Apitope is a European biotech company focused on the discovery and development of revolutionary disease modifying therapies for autoimmune and allergic diseases, including multiple sclerosis, Graves' disease, FVIII intolerance and uveitis. The Company has a patented discovery platform which enables selection of disease-modifying peptide therapies for the autoimmune/allergic disease of interest; and has already generated a pipeline of seven programmes in clinical and preclinical development, of which the lead programme in multiple sclerosis is partnered with Merck Serono. The discovery engine selects Apitopes - Antigen Processing Independent epiTOPES. Apitopes are soluble, synthetic peptides from the human sequence which can selectively suppress abnormal immune responses and reinstate the normal immune balance.On August 8th, 2021, Apitope was acquired by Worg Pharmaceuticals, terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Apitope Headquarter Location

Agoralaan Building A-bis

Diepenbeek, 3590,

Belgium

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Apitope Patents

Apitope has filed 23 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Immune system
  • Immunology
  • Autoimmune diseases
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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

2/23/2018

8/4/2020

Thyroid disease, Thyroid, Autoimmune diseases, Syndromes, Rare diseases

Grant

Application Date

2/23/2018

Grant Date

8/4/2020

Title

Related Topics

Thyroid disease, Thyroid, Autoimmune diseases, Syndromes, Rare diseases

Status

Grant

Latest Apitope News

Worg Pharmaceuticals to Acquire Apitope International

Sep 29, 2021

Worg Pharmaceuticals to Acquire Apitope International Search jobs Worg Pharmaceuticals to Acquire Apitope International     Hangzhou, China and Diepenbeek, Belgium, September 23, 2021: Worg Pharmaceuticals (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd (“Worg”), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing new treatments for allergy, and Apitope International NV (“Apitope”), a clinical stage biotech company focused on autoimmune diseases, today announce that they have entered into an asset purchase agreement (the “Agreement”) under which Worg will acquire Apitope’s proprietary platform and therapeutic pipeline. Apitope’s innovative pipeline consists of clinical, preclinical and discovery stage assets for the treatment of a range of autoimmune diseases with significant unmet medical need. Apitope is developing potential first-in-class antigen-specific immunotherapies targeting the immunological basis of autoimmune diseases. Its novel discovery platform enables the identification and selection of highly specific epitopes which reinstate immune tolerance, known as “apitopes®”. Apitope has built a robust development pipeline of antigen-specific immunotherapies. The lead compounds include the first potential disease-modifying therapy for Graves' disease, the first innovative treatment for the disease in more than 60 years, as well as potential first-in-class antigen-specific immunotherapies for Factor VIII inhibitors and multiple sclerosis. In addition, other innovative early stage programs include projects for uveitis, myocarditis and rheumatoid arthritis. “The assets that we will acquire fit well with Worg’s business strategy by overlapping with our current business in allergy immunotherapies. With this acquisition, we will be able to expand our immunotherapy pipeline based on the same core immunology knowledge. We are pleased to take the leading role of these innovative therapies and bring new treatment options to patients”, said Andrew Xu, Chief Executive Officer of Worg. Rainer Henning, Chief Scientific Officer and Head of European Operations for Worg added: “We are very excited to add the Apitope platform to our portfolio. This transaction expands our immunotherapy pipeline from allergies into autoimmune diseases and we are fully committed to advance the products through clinical development. We see great potential to offer innovative treatments with the potential of providing a cure to patients suffering from a range of autoimmune diseases.”   Stéphane Verdood, Chairman and Hayley French, Chief Executive Officer of Apitope, commented: “We are very pleased to join forces with Worg which will drive the development of our promising pipeline of first-in-class immunotherapies to give patients novel, effective and safe treatments. We believe the combination of Apitope’s innovative programs and Worg’s drug development expertise will maximise the potential of these projects and address significant unmet medical needs.” Editor Details

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  • Where is Apitope's headquarters?

    Apitope's headquarters is located at Agoralaan, Diepenbeek.

  • What is Apitope's latest funding round?

    Apitope's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Apitope raise?

    Apitope raised a total of $36.4M.

  • Who are the investors of Apitope?

    Investors of Apitope include Worg Pharmaceuticals, Vesalius BioCapital, Wyvern Fund, LRM Capital, PMV and 9 more.

  • Who are Apitope's competitors?

    Competitors of Apitope include TetraGenetics, Bloomage BioTech, AmideBio, Variation Biotechnologies, Bayhill Therapeutics, Alba Therapeutics, Pevion Biotech, Critical Biologics, Argloyn Biosciences, American Stem Cell and 14 more.

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