• OCTIMET Oncology NV secures over EUR 11 million to develop its highly selective MET kinase inhibitors

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  • Translational Accelerator

  • Dosing of First Patient with investigational agent OMO-1

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  • OCTIMET Oncology NV awarded €1.12 million grant from VLAIO

  • OCTIMET Oncology NV awarded €1.077 million R&D grant from VLAIO

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  • MET protein (green) in untreated H1993 lung cancer cells. Counterstained for DNA (blue).
  • Phospho MET protein (red) in untreated H1993 lung cancer cells. Counterstained for DNA (blue).
  • MET protein (green) in OMO treated H1993 lung cancer cells. Counterstained for DNA (blue).
  • Phospho MET protein (red) in OMO treated H1993 lung cancer cells. Counterstained for DNA (blue).

Images courtesy of Letizia Lanzetti - Membrane Trafficking Laboratory - Candiolo Cancer Institute- FPO, IRCCS - Torino (Italy)


Our team

  • Tim Perera, PhD, CEO

    Tim has more than 25 years global pharma experience in drug development. Before setting up Octimet he was Global Discovery Leader Lung Disease Area at J&J. He has led 4 discovery projects that reached clinical stage.
  • Ann Meulemans, PhD, CDO

    Ann has more than 25 years experience in product development and strategy. She brought more than 5 drugs in different indications from lead identification to POC in man.
  • Glen Clack, MD, FFPM, CMO

    Glen has 20 years experience in oncology drug development and translational medicine. Before joining Octimet has held the position of senior medical director at AstraZeneca.; He holds various honorary academic positions and is a member of the oncology innovative medicines group. He was involved in the clinical development of anastrozole, cediranib, vandetanib, saracatinib.
  • Annegret Van der Aa, PhD, COO

    Annegret has a broad R&D experience in small and mid-size biotech (Innogenetics, ActoGeniX and Galapagos) for more than 15 years after obtaining a PhD in Biomedical Sciences. She took up increasing responsibilities from managing a research group, compound strategic and operational leadership to building a clinical development/operations department which resulted in the transitioning of more than 10 preclinical candidates to clinical stage products in a variety of indications.
  • Philip Owen, FCA, CFO

    Philip is an executive finance leader in both big and small companies with over 25 years experience. He is a qualified chartered accountant, tax adviser and corporate treasurer.
  • Marion Libouban, PhD, Translational Scientist

    Marion studied in France, Italy, UK, Germany and the Netherlands as well as having 2 years experience in biotech drug development where she managed external collaborations with academia and CRO’s. Marion has a strong background in the application of molecular biology, immunology and in vivo model development to Oncology.
  • Debbie Van Beylen, Office Manager, Project Planner

    Debbie has more than 12 years experience in office management and more than 5 years experience with clinical research.
  • Eric Ciamporcero, PhD, Translational Scientist

    Eric has 10 years experience in oncology, resulting in more than 20 publications. Trained in Italy as a molecular biologist, he then worked in a translational research lab in Buffalo (NY), USA, where he conducted, among others, in vivo studies to assess efficacy of MET inhibitors. Eric joined Octimet after two years at J&J where, as postodoctoral scientist, he led target identification efforts, mainly through collaboration with CROs.
  • Paolo Comoglio, MD, PhD, Scientific Advisor

    Paolo has more than 25 years experience with MET biology resulting in more than 300 publications. He is the Scientific Director of the Candiolo Cancer Institute – IRCCS in Turin, Italy. Prof Comoglio was one of the founding scientists of the MET biology field.
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  • V-Bio Ventures is an independent venture capital firm specialized in building and financing young, innovative life science companies (www.v-bio.ventures).
  • FUND+ is an open-ended Fund for long term equity investment in innovative Life Sciences companies with a focus on Belgium (www.fundplus.be).
  • DROIA is a venture capital investor focusing exclusively on oncology therapeutics (www.droia.be).
  • Omnes Capital is a major player in private equity and infrastructure with €3 billion in assets under management (www.omnescapital.com).
  • VIB is a life sciences research institute, based in Flanders, Belgium. We perform basic research with a strong focus on translating scientific results into pharmaceutical, agricultural and industrial applications (http://www.vib.be).
  • Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship supports all types of innovators in Flanders (http://www.vlaio.be).
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