A XENOTHERAPY PLATFORM WITH EMBEDDED TECHNOLOGY
THAT RENOVATES IMMUNOLOGICAL TREATMENTS

Innovative immunotherapy

XENOTHERA’s platform for creating of hyperimmune polyclonal sera is based on the following proprietary processes:

Define the proper animal and its genetic background for engineering
Choose and optimize the immunogen
Turn the animal’s immune response for an optimized therapeutic efficiency
Purify the antibodies
Lead a translational development program
Product and commercialize

Therapeutic domains:

Immunology
Infectious diseases
Anti-toxins and venoms
Oncology
Others

TEAM

Odile Duvaux

Chief Executive Officer

M.D., Ph. D., formerly main partner in a consultant firm specialized in strategy DMJ Consultants

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Bernard Vanhove

Chief Operating Officer

Ph. D., immunilogist, formerly Research Director at CNRS and INSERM, co-founder and ex-COO of Effimune

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Elsa Lheriteau

Project Manager

Ph. D. in Gene Therapy, Molecular Biology and Vectorology, University of Nantes, France

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Pierre-Marie Duvaux

Finance & Administration

Masters in Finance & Revenue Management, GIHE, Switzerland

Pierre-Joseph Royer

Research Engineer

Ph. D. in Immunology, University of Nantes, France

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Carine Ciron

Research Engineer

Ph. D. in Gene Therapy, Molecular Biology and Vectorology, University of Nantes, France

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Gwenaelle Evanno

Research

Masters in Biochemistry, University of Rennes, France

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Juliette Rousse

Research

Masters from University of Nantes, France, completing her Ph. D. with Xenothera

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External Contractor
Scientific advisor

Jean-Paul Soulillou

Emeritus Professor of Medicine, worldwide renowned immunologist. 2016 winner of the Medawar Prize

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External Contractor
Scientific advisor

Emanuele Cozzi

Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board

MD, Professor of Immunology at the University of Padua, former chairman of the International Xenotransplantation Association

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External Contractor
Scientific advisor

Jean-Marie Bach

D.M.V., Ph.D., Professor at Oniris, Veterinary school of Nantes

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External Contractor
Scientific advisor

Sophie Brouard

D.M.V., Ph.D., leads a team of 32 researchers at ITUN, specialist in immunology and transplantation

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External Contractor
Genetic Engineering

Cesare Galli

D.M.V., Ph.D., founder of the company Avantea (Cremona, Italy), worldwide renowned animal genetic engineer

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External Contractor
Development & Market Access

Marc Bouillet

M.D., former partner/CEO in several pharmaceutical companies and patient associations

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External Contractor
Business Development

Alexandre Lemoalle

Former M&A VP for Sanofi, had many finance experiences in the pharmaceutical industry

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An agile company with a fast-paced development

XENOTHERA is a biotechnology start-up company at the top of innovation, which creates new therapeutic modes in numerous domains from immunomodulation to infectious diseases. Our technological platform is built on a double expertise of animal genetics and mastery of immunological processes. It renovates passive immunotherapy by marketing a new generation of hyperimmune polyclonal sera. Our antibodies are engineered to display specific properties with reduced adverse effects and enhanced biological properties. XENOTHERA’s platform ensures short-time development thanks to our mastery of the entire process, from animal genetics, choice of the immunogen, selection and purification of antibodies, and access to market authorization in accelerated timescale.

Pipeline

Products in development

Latest News

Xenothera Announces Publication in European Journal of Clinical Investigation on Immunological Mechanisms Underlining Use of LIS1

Kidney graft recipients receiving anti-lymphocyte globulins of animal origin undergo unwanted immune responses against Neu5GC carbohydrate antigens related to safety concerns, endothelial inflammation and possibly rejection. Xenothera’s LIS1 is a[…]

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XENOTHERA to raise Series A

Xenothera has started to gather investors for a Series A round of funding that will occur in 2019. This upcoming round will finance an highly anticipated first-in-human trial that will[…]

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XENOTHERA sponsors the realization of a fresco for the hospital by transplanted patients

Nantes, november 2017 The fresco, more than 8 meters long, has been set up in the hall of the Institute of Transplantation of Nantes, France, where all patients, doctors and[…]

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XENOTHERA nominated for the Ernst&Young Entrepreneur Award

Nantes, September 2017 We have been selected for the 2017 entrepreneur awards of Ernst & Young…

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Xenothera is built on a worldwide network of scientific partners

Related scientific papers

Anti-Gal and anti-Neu5GC responses in non-immunosuppressed patients following treatment with anti-thymocyte globulin

Salama et al, ESOT 2017, Oral presentation Transplant International, volume 30, Supplement 2

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Neu5Gc and α1-3 GAL Xenoantigen Knockout Does Not Affect Glycemia Homeostasis and Insulin Secretion in Pigs.

Salama et al, Diabetes, 2017

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Anti-EBOV GP IgGs Lacking α1-3-Galactose and Neu5Gc Prolong Survival and Decrease Blood Viral Load in EBOV-Infected Guinea Pigs

Reynard et al, PLoS One. 2016

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Rabbit antithymocyte globulin-induced serum sickness disease and human kidney graft survival

Couvrat-Desvergnes et al, J Clin Invest. 2015

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Potential deleterious role of anti-Neu5Gc antibodies in xenotransplantation.

Salama et al, Xenotransplantation. 2015

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Long-term IgG response to porcine Neu5Gc-antigens without transmission of PERV in burn patients treated with porcine skin xenografts

Scobie et al, J Immunol. 2013

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To contact us, use the form or see our full contact below

Xenothera
1 rue Vauban – 44000 Nantes – France
contact@xenothera.com

Xenothera is a start-up in biotechnology, specialized in immunology, infectious diseases and oncology

Investors already trusted us in 2014, 2016 and 2018 by funding the company for 6M€. We are raising an additional 10M€ in 2019 to complete the first-in-man clinical trial of our first product. Our products will offer a substantial patient benefit and address unsolved major public health issues


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