Efficient GPCR Lead Discovery by Combining Novel Biosensors with Computational Biology.

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We welcome our new CSO Maria Waldhoer!

February 2017, Switzerland : Dr. Maria Waldhoer recently joined our team as Chief Scientific Officer. She has a track record of more than 20 years in GPCR / 7TM receptor signaling and pharmacology both in academia and industry. She brings in a wealth of expertise and knowledge in drug discovery for GPCRs.


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Seed financing round closed, undisclosed amount

December 2016, Switzerland / U.S. : InterAx Biotech AG has closed a seed financing round with a team of Boston based biotech investors.


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InterAx wins the Swiss UpStart Challenge in the category Technology, receives 20,000 CHF

November 2016, Switzerland: The Swiss UpStart Challenge took a total of nine months and was divided into three phases. After each of the three phases, a selection round took place. InterAx reached the final round and won a prize worth CHF 20'000.- The Challenge, in collaboration with Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW), helped to successfully improve InterAx business case in a competitive environment.


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InterAx Finalist of the Swiss Technology Award

October 2016, Basel Switzerland: Each year, outstanding technology-based innovations and developments from start-ups, universities and technical institutions as well as established businesses are awarded prizes in three categories. InterAx, in the category Inventors, has convinced the jury during a pitch about its breakthrough in research and development and has therefore been nominated among the three finalists.


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6th place at >>venture>> Business Plan competition for InterAx!

June 2016, Zürich, Switzerland: InterAx made it with a 6th place among 119 Business Plans! »venture» is an initiative of the ETH Zurich, McKinsey & Company Switzerland, Knecht Holding, the innovation promotion agency CTI, and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). The leading Swiss-wide startup competition supports young entrepreneurs in founding a company.


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Dr. Martin Ostermaier and InterAx awarded Venture Leaders in Life Sciences Boston 2016 prize

April 2016, Switzerland: InterAx CEO Dr. Martin Ostermaier was selected as a 2016 Venture Leader. Chosen out of over 100 candidates by a panel of investors and high-tech entrepreneurs, Martin will travel to Boston in June for an intensive business development trip in partnership with swissnex Boston.


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InterAx wins Venture Kick Final, CHF 130K Investment

February 2016, Switzerland: A jury of entrepreneurs, investors, and scientists has selected InterAx Biotech out of eight projects as a winner of the Venture Kick Final, and a CHF 130,000 investment.

Commenting on the award, InterAx Biotech CEO Dr. Martin Ostermaier said, “Venture Kick was more than winning a price, it was a process in which our team was challenged and during which the business case continuously improved. It helped to expand our network of investors and advisors, and also to connect with other startups. The lessons learned were essential and brought us faster and more focused forward,”


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InterAx Biotech and PSI awarded grant from Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation

December 2015, Bern, Switzerland: The Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation has awarded InterAx Biotech and the Paul Scherrer Institute a significant grant to advance shared research goals. The grant will enable project partners to make key developments on the technology platform.


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InterAx gets the Stage II Kick, wins 20,000 CHF

June 2015, Lausanne, Switzerland:  InterAx was selected by the Venture Kick jury to win 20,000 CHF in pre-seed capital.  The Stage II Kick will provide funding for the company to execute pilot projects. Read Martin Ostermaier interview on the VentureKick website. InterAx now moves on to Stage III of the competition and an opportunity to win a 100,000 CHF investment.


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InterAx wins 10,000 CHF in pre-seed capital

February 2015, Lausanne, Switzerland:  InterAx was two of four companies selected by a jury of successful entrepreneurs and investors to win 10,000 CHF in pre-seed capital. The company will now move on to Stage II of the Venture Kick competition, with an opportunity to win an additional 20,000 CHF.


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Dr. Martin Ostermaier named Pioneer Fellow, InterAx Biotech awarded 150,000 CHF in equity free capital

December 2014, Zürich, Switzerland: InterAx Biotech Co-Founder Martin Ostermaier was selected by a panel of scientific experts as an ETH Zürich Pioneer Fellow. The award was given based on the scientific merit of the arrestin-GPCR complex stabilization technology and its potential in drug screening applications.