IOCB at 1st BioSpot Conference


IOCB projects have been successfully presented at the 1st BioSpot conference in Prague last Wednesday February 24th, 2016.

Biospot is a new platform where Czech bio-research will meet investors and industry partners from the Czech Republic and the region. The purpose is to connect researchers, their ideas and their inventions with potential investors. Researchers have been able to submit their inventions on the website for an internal evaluation by experts. Submissions are reviewed for content, quality of research data and maturity.  A maximum of 10-20 technologies will be selected by the Board of Referees and scheduled for oral or poster presentation (or both) at the 1st. Annual Czech Biospot Conference. The innovative one day conference took place February 24th, 2016 in the DOX Gallery in Prague.

The conference was opened by Prof Martin Fusek, CEO of IOCB-TTO and IOCB’s Vice-Director for Strategical Development as well as MD PhD Marian Hajduch, Director of the Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine. Both emphasized the importance of Science meeting Industry to translate academic research into therapeutics and diagnostically devices.

Three of IOCB’s projects have been selected for presentation, moreover our iBodies project was selected for oral presentation. Tomas Knedlik, the leading scientist on the project did an excellent job in explaining the new and innovative concept of modular fully synthetic antibodies. If you are interested in reading more about the project you can find the related paper here.

A big thank you goes out to the organizers of the 1st BioSpot Conference and the DOX Gallery of Prague to host the us. IOCB-TTO is looking forward to BioSpot2017.

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Opening remarks given by Prof Martin Fusek (left) and MD PhD Marian Hajduch (right)



Tomas Knedlik doing his talk at the BioSpot Conference (left),  Dr Michal Vortruba chairing the first round of talks (right)



Dr Jaromir Zahradka chairing the second round of talks at the 1st BioSpot Conference (left) Dr Jan Sotola explaining the Neurosteroid (SMART) and the Anti-Inflamatory project doing the poster session (right)



Registration desk at the 1st BioSpot Conference (left), Coffee bar (right) and last preparation before Kick-off (down middle)