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Research sheds new light on mechanisms of T-ALL, a form of leukemia that primarily affects children


Acute lymphatic leukemia (ALL) is the most common cancer in children under the age of 14 years. With optimum treatment, approximately 75 % of children are currently cured, but the treatment consists of severe chemotherapy with many side effects. In collaboration with international research teams, scientists at VIB, KU Leuven and UZ Leuven have identified new genetic mutations that lead to T-ALL, a variant of ALL. They have unmasked the ribosome – the molecular machine in the cell that is involved in the production of proteins – as a weak spot in leukemia cells. Their research has also shown that there is a difference in T-ALL between adults and children. Both findings can be important in the search for improved treatments for T-ALL. read more

TiGenix Completes Private Placement Raising EUR 6.7 million


TiGenix NV (Euronext Brussels: TIG) announces today that it has raised EUR 6.7 million through a private placement via the accelerated bookbuilding procedure announced on 19 December 2012 after the market closed. read more

Samenwerking moet leiden tot snelle diagnose van dementie


De ziekte van Alzheimer is de meest voorkomende vorm van dementie. Dat deze ziekte nog niet kan genezen worden, is bekend. Minder bekend is dat ook het stellen van de juiste diagnose niet vanzelfsprekend is. De Universiteit Antwerpen en ADx NeuroSciences willen daar verandering in brengen: ze gaan samenwerken om de ziekte veel sneller op te sporen, nog voor de patiënt dementie ontwikkelt. read more

DNA dreams


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Cryo-Save Group N.V.: Announcement of impairment of goodwill


Cryo-Save Group N.V. (Euronext: CRYO, 'Cryo-Save', or 'the Group'), the leading international stem cell storage company and the largest family stem cell bank in Europe, announces a non-cash impairment charge against its goodwill. read more

TiGenix : raises capital via a private placement of new ordinary shares


TiGenix NV (Euronext Brussels: TIG) today announced that it will launch a private placement of up to 8,629,385 new ordinary shares. The Board of Directors will disapply the preferential subscription rights of existing shareholders in connection with the intended capital increase, which will take place within the limits of the authorized share capital in accordance with article 6 of the articles of association of TiGenix NV. read more

TiGenix : positive interim safety results of Phase IIa rheumatoid arthritis study with allogeneic adult stem cells "Cx611"


TiGenix (NYSE Euronext: TIG), the European leader in cell therapy, announced today positive interim safety results of its Phase IIa study of Cx611 in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Cx611 is an intravenously injected suspension of expanded allogeneic adult stem cells derived from human adipose (fat) tissue. The Phase IIa clinical trial is a 53-subject, multicenter, placebo-controlled study in 3 cohorts with different dosing regimens, designed to assess safety, feasibility, tolerance, and optimal dosing. The study is being conducted at 23 centers. The Company believes that this clinical trial can set the stage not only for the further development of Cx611 in RA, but also in a wide range of other autoimmune disorders. read more

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