AlmirallShare opens new call for proposals

We are looking for collaboration opportunites focused on pathological mechanisms common across different organs and tissues that can be translatable to skin diseases

  • The new AlmirallShare call focuses on exploring partnerships to identify and investigate common pathological mechanisms and pathways translatable to skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis, hidradenitis suppurativa and vitiligo
  • Scientists affiliated with universities, research centers, start-ups, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies worldwide can submit their proposals until 31st January, 2024 
  • Since its launch, the company’s open innovation R&D platform has captured the attention of more than 1,100 scientists and received around 600 proposals from over 60 countries
  • Recently, Almirall signed a collaboration with the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) resulting from the latest AlmirallShare call for proposals

BARCELONA, Spain. 24th October, 2023 – Almirall S.A. (BME:ALM), a global biopharmaceutical company focused on medical dermatology, today launched its eighth call through AlmirallShare, its open innovation platform, to identify research projects focused on key pathological mechanisms that can be the basis of innovative therapies for the treatment of skin diseases.  

Almirall’s objective through this call is to identify and explore, through collaboration with external partners, common pathological mechanisms and pathways that can drive disease in different organs and tissues and can be translatable to dermatological diseases of interest. Potential conditions include atopic dermatitis, hidradenitis suppurativa, and vitiligo, among others.  

Scientists affiliated to universities, research centres, start-ups, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical companies from all over the world can submit their proposals at until January 31, 2024. A team of Almirall scientific experts will evaluate the proposals submitted to select those that best meet the requirements of the call and have the potential to form a long-term business partnership with the company. 

Through AlmirallShare, we have secured valuable collaborations that reinforce our internal efforts to improve the lives of people with skin diseases. This year we are going one step further by focusing on understanding the key pathological mechanisms that drive skin diseases. We encourage scientists from all disciplines to participate in this call, which follows a holistic approach that goes beyond dermatology,” stated Maribel Crespo, AlmirallShare Leader. 

AlmirallShare, driving collaborative research in medical dermatology 

AlmirallShare was launched in 2017 as an open innovation R&D platform designed to facilitate collaborations in dermatological research and find innovative solutions in medical dermatology. This initiative has drawn more than 1,100 scientists and received around 600 proposals from over 60 countries, proving to be a successful initiative that has allowed Almirall to gain increasing recognition from the scientific community, raising the company’s profile as a trusted partner for future collaborations.  

Through this unique platform, the company has established valuable collaborations with research centres, universities, public and private institutions, hospitals, and biotech companies. To date, the company has established eight collaborative projects with different institutions, including collaborations for new therapies (IDIBAPS, University of Turin, University of South Australia, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau), new targets (Dublin City University, University of Namur) and new preclinical models (University College Dublin, University of Sheffield). 

The most recent collaboration, resulting from the latest AlmirallShare call for proposals, is with the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG). This partnership aims to develop and characterize novel preclinical models for identifying new treatments for non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). The goal is to establish experimental models that allow the identification and/or validation of novel therapeutic approaches and the evaluation of new drugs for these diseases. Anabel Sanz, Head of Technology and Business Development at CRG, reflected on the importance of this collaboration:“At CRG, we establish partnerships with industry to solve real-world problems. Thanks to AlmirallShare, we are forging a solid collaboration with Almirall, sharing experiences and knowledge, and leveraging each other’s strengths to ultimately offer treatment options for the patients in need.”   

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