ABBA Therapeutics was selected for BaseLaunch program
Basel, Switzerland – 18.09.2017 – ABBA Therapeutics was selected to participate BaseLaunch program from more than 100 international applications. ABBA Therapeutics will receive non-dilutive funding CHF 10,000 for continuing its pipeline development.

About ABBA Therapeutics
ABBA Therapeutics is a Swiss biotechnology company founded in Basel in 2016. ABBA Therapeutics focuses on developing next-generation antibody drugs for cancer immunotherapy. The lead project is to develop therapeutic antibodies targeting a novel immune checkpoint family member across both lymphoid and myeloid lineages for a better and broader response of cancer patients to IO therapies.
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About BaseLaunch
BaseLaunch was set up in 2017 by and collaborates closely with digital switzerland’s Kickstart Accelerator as its healthcare vertical. BaseLaunch has set itself the task of accelerating the development of promising and pioneering healthcare startups and strengthening the leadership position of the Basel region as the pre-eminent life sciences hub. The accelerator program offers funding, expertise, and infrastructure and industry access to promising new ventures, and integrates them into one of the most dynamic biotech and pharma ecosystems in Europe. BaseLaunch enjoys the backing of healthcare partners Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Novartis Venture Fund, Pfizer and Roche as well as other public and private partners. Projects are reviewed by a selection committee from international healthcare industries and investment companies.
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