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Timeline

1998

Foundation

Consorzio Italbiotec founded in 1998 by the joint initiative of Bioserarch Italia Spa and the universities of Bologna and Palermo for the innovation management of R&D projects in the pharmaceutical sector, is the promoter of an ecosystem of extraordinary ferment oriented towards translational research.

2000

Biosearch

Biosearch Italia Spa, born two years earlier from a managing buy out initiative by researchers from the Lepetit research centre in Gerenzano (Varese, Italy) and the support of the 3i fund, was the first Italian spin-off to land on the stock exchange at the end of 2000, at New Milan market.

2004

Research activity

Research activity has focused on the drug discovery field of screening promising molecules, including dalbavancin, an active ingredient for producing antibiotics against infectious diseases. Thanks to the encouraging results, Biosearch Italia entered the Pfizer portfolio and then merged with the American company Versicor and Vicuron.

2009

Shareholder

Consorzio Italbiotec has progressively increased the shareholder number, including the Universities of Parma and Insubria, the National Research Council, the Renato Dulbecco Foundation, as well as the R&D activity and business consulting in a broad spectrum of application of the biotechnology sector.

2010

Horizons

Starting from 2010, Italbiotec has further expanded its specialization areas to the Bioeconomy and AgroFood, getting to have five operating offices in relevant research centres and incubators and extending the leading Italian universities' participation research centres, hospitals and companies.

2021

Today

Today, Italbiotec is the leading Italian non-profit organization in the biotechnology sector, bringing together 28 Italian universities and research institutions, the National Research Council, and over 50 companies and star-ups.

Thanks to our five operative offices located in innovation hubs and universities, Italbiotec combines the expertise of 28 leading research centre of excellence and more than 40 SMEs and international enterprises active in the industrial biotechnology field, providing up to now a successful consulting service in 127 projects involving more than 100 Million financed.

Address

Registered office
Via Gaudenzio Fantoli 16/15
20138 Milan (IT)
Headquarters
Piazza della Trivulziana, 4/A
20126 Milan (IT)