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Smart4Fabry present at Clinam 2018 Summit

The CLINAM Summit is a globally unique event that brings together all stakeholders in nanomedicine, targeted medicine and precision medicine. Santi Sala, from Nanomol Technologies has participated into the session Presentations on Nanoparticles – Analytics, Methods and Technologies by presenting the work Technology platform for the production of lipid-based nanovesicles as new nanomedicines. By this presentation he has described latest developments related to our Horizon 2020 project “Smart-4-Fabry” – Smart multifunctional GLA-nanoformulation for Fabry disease.

Smart4Fabry presented at the Joint Japan-Spain Symposium on Medical Research

This event was held in Madrid on the 7th of November, in order to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Japan-Spain Diplomatic Relations. Two key topic were innovation in rare diseases and nanomedicine. Enara Herran, from Biopraxis, presented several of Biopraxis R&D projects in these fields, highlighting Smart4Fabry as a clear example of how both Topics can be successfully combined. Japanese and Spanish high-level researchers, authorities, policy makers and representatives from biotech and health industries composed the audience.


A joint work elaborated by Smart4fFabry project partners Bionanonet, Joanneum Research and CIBER “Safe-by-design nanocarrier development – OFM to investigate blood-brain barrier crossing” was awarded the EUFEPS WIPS Award at the European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences 2018 Conference held in Athens (24-26 May 2018).

This award, Woman in Pharmaceutical Sciences Platform (WIPS), is intended to support women PhD students and post-doctoral researchers by facilitating their travels and participation in symposia and recognizes the excellent work presented by Christa Schimpel and Susanne Resch in the framework of Smart4Fabry.


SMART4FABRY project was presented to a wide, relevant audience at the last annual event of the European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine (ETPN) that was held in Berlin last May (28-30 May 2018).

ETPN annual event is the right place to discover, to network, to showcase, to design new projects, to brainstorm about the industrial expansion of Nanomedicine, all in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The audience included industry, researchers, healthcare providers, decision makers and European Commission representatives.

We introduced the overall technology platform that sustains Smart4Fabry as an opportunity for other rare diseases, to increase overall impact and offer potential treatments to unmet medical needs.

Smart4Fabry at Post WS RAREVIEW Symposium in Madrid

“POST-WS RAREVIEW, Innovation in lysosomal storage diseases” is the name of a Conference held in Madrid in April 2018. This meeting has joined more than 100 specialists from different clinical fields focused in lysosomal storage diseases, together with relevant stakeholders from the Pharmaceutical Industry. This forum mirrors, at a Spanish level, the 12th World Symposium Research for Lysosomal Diseases.
Smart4Fabry was represented by our Project Coordinator, Dr. Nora Ventosa, Dr Elisabet Gonzalez from CIBER/CSIC ICMAB and Dr Ibane Abasolo from CIBER/VHIR. This presence has been possible due to the cooperation established with CIBER-RER; a research network specialized in rare diseases. This meeting has been an excellent opportunity to introduce our project to clinicians and industrial partners, opening pathways for scientific collaboration and potential exploitation agreements.

S4F at 12th International Symposium on Supercritical Fluids 2018

The 12th International Symposium on Supercritical Fluids 2018 (ISSF 2018) was held in Antibes, France, at the end of April 2018. This Conference was focused on the most recent scientific and technological development.
A large place was proposed to case studies showing the ways taken to transform laboratory experiments into manufacturing innovative products in all types of industrial applications. Smart4Fabry was presented trough a lecture given by our PC Dr.
Nora Ventosa and this was an excellent opportunity to discuss technical solution with the compressed fluids community and the industrial equipment industry stakeholders.

Smart4fabry presented Imaginenano

Bilbao (Spain) hosted the 4th edition of the largest European Event in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, ImagineNano, at Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC): March 13-15, 2018. ImagineNano gathered the global nanotechnology community, including researchers, industry policymakers and investors.

Biopraxis presented Smart4Fabry there during the NanoSpain sessions, to a multidisciplinary audience that included scientists, industrial partners and policymakers.

Smart4Fabry & Rare diseases day 2018

Smart4Fabry project has been widely communicated during the last Rare Diseases Day (20/02/2018). Several actions have been taken, from contact with patients (Dr. Ibane Abasolo, Vall d Hebron Hospital) to press releases at national level. This effort has had impact in several mass media, with estimated audiences up to 1.500.000 people. Targeted audinces range from general public to clinicians and patients. You can find some of these impacts in the following links:

SMART4FABRY III General Assembly

III General Assembly of Smart4Fabry project was held at Biopraxis Premises in Bilbao (Spain) from February 8th to 9th. All the Work Packages s have been reviewed, and critical steps for the future work have been defined.

Additionally, a web based managing tool has been also introduced, in order to allow a smooth coordinaton between partners and Work Packages. We took a picture of the consortium with our faces painted, to participate in the #ShowYourRare initiative for the Rare Disease Day 2018 (February 28th)

ETPN 2017

Our project coordinator, Dr. Nora Ventosa, presented the Smart4Fabry project at ETPN 2017. ETPN2017 has been the unique place to discover, to meet, to network, to prepare new projects, to brainstorm about Nanomedicine and its industrial expansion,  all in a cool and friendly atmosphere.

Among the key presentations on schedule this year, we shared the latests insights from the Nanomedicine Translation Hub, initiated by ETPN like the Translation Advisory Board, EUNCL, the Pilot Lines and many other key actions dedicated to all Nanomedicine and MedTech stakeholders.

The most relevant H2020 projects relatd to nanomedicine were also highlighted during a dedicated session, including Smart4Fabry