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    € 20,000,000
    The Netherlands : € 20,000,000
    Services : € 20,000,000
    Signature date(s)
    28/06/2019 : € 20,000,000

    Summary sheet

    Release date
    10 July 2019
    Signed | 28/06/2019
    Project name
    Promoter - financial intermediary
    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
    Total cost (Approximate amount)
    EUR 20 million
    EUR 48 million
    • Services - Professional, scientific and technical activities

    The project supports the company's research and development investments to complete the late stage development (clinical, regulatory, and manufacturing) of ISA101b - a synthetic long peptide (SLP) targeting human papilloma viruses (HPV) - in two HPV-induced therapeutic areas i.e. cervical, head and neck cancer.

    The proceeds from the EIB loan will be used to co-finance the project, which - if successful - will create new treatment options for patients suffering from these diseases, thereby addressing a substantial unmet medical need, and saving and improving the lives of thousands of patients. The project will also contribute to the growth of a European biopharmaceutical company and the creation of new high-skilled jobs.

    Environmental aspects

    The project mainly concerns investments in research and development (R&D) that are expected to be carried out in existing facilities already authorised for the same purpose and would therefore not require an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) under Directive 2014/52/EU amending the Directive 2011/92/EC. However, full environmental details verified during the appraisal are aligned with best practices.

    The promoter has been assessed by the EIB as being a private company not being subject to EU rules on public procurement or concessions.


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