Key Investment Highlights
Glycotope is a well-financed, mature biotech company backed by renowned German life sciences investors. With our leading technology platform, four products in clinical development and over 200 employees at two sites in Berlin and Heidelberg, Glycotope is one of the most innovative biotech companies in Europe.
2015Octapharma becomes shareholder as part of exclusive licensing deal
2013Start of phase IIb studies for CetuGEX® and PankoMab® and major financing round of EUR 55 m
2012Start of phase II study with FSH-GEX® and financing round of EUR 15 m
2011Financing round of EUR 16 m
2008Acquisition of GMP production facility in Heidelberg and financing round of EUR 10 m
2007First major financing round of EUR 36 m
2000Foundation and start-up financing
Headquartered in Lachen, Switzerland, Octapharma is one of the largest human protein product manufacturers in the world and has been committed to patient care and medical innovation since 1983. Its core business is the development and production of human proteins from human plasma and human cell lines.
Octapharma has 48 subsidiaries and representative offices and employs approximately 6,000 people worldwide to support the treatment of patients in over 100 countries with products across the therapeutic areas, Haematology (coagulation disorders), Immunotherapy (immune disorders) and Critical Care. The Company owns five state-of-the-art production facilities in Austria, France, Germany, Sweden and Mexico.
Octapharma became a shareholder of Glycotope as part of the exclusive worldwide license agreement on human blood coagulation factors signed between the two companies in October 2015.View website
Eckert Life Science Accelerator (ELSA), a spin-off of Eckert Wagniskapital und Frühphasenfinanzierung, is a Berlin-based life science incubator with over two decades of experience in the venture capital industry. ELSA invests primarily in start-up companies that are in need of first-round venture capital financing and actively supports them during the transformation process from start-ups into mature and valuable companies. Eckert & Ziegler AG and Glycotope GmbH are its two most renowned and successful co-foundings and investments.View website
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