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Autonomous University of Barcelona

Ability Pharmaceuticals has a research collaboration with Dr. José Miguel Lizcano's laboratory at the Department of Biochemisty, Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, in Bellaterra.

Vall d'Hebron Institut d’Oncologia

Ability Pharmaceuticals Phase II clinical studies performed at the Department of Oncology at the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital. Dr. Ana Oaknin is the Principal Investigator.

SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

In April 2016, AbilityPharma signed a territorial license agreement for ABTL0812 with the NASDAQ US company SciClone Pharmaceuticals to develop and market the product in Greater China, with upfront and milestone payments over $ 20 M


Ability Pharmaceuticals has research collaborations with the Area of Molecular and Translational Oncology of the IDIBAPS (Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer), associated with the Hospital Clinic de Barcelona and the University of Barcelona. The Area is led by Dr. Pere Gascon.

Hospital Clínic de Barcelona

Ability Pharmaceuticals conducted the Phase I/Ib clinical trials at the Medical Oncology Service and at the Clinical Institute of Hemato-Oncological Diseases y (ICMHO) of the Hospital Clinic de Barcelona. Dr. Laura Vidal was the Principal Investigator.

Institut Catala d'Oncologia

Ability Pharmaceuticals perform the phase II clinical studies in the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) in the centers of L'Hospitalet, Girona and Badalona. Dr. Ernest Nadal, Dr. Joaquim Bosch and Dr. Teresa Moran are the principal investigators, respectively.

University of Girona

Ability Pharmaceuticals has a research collaboration with Dr. Teresa Puig's laboratory at the Department of Molecular Oncology, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Girona (Catalonia).

Universitat de Lleida

Ability Pharmaceuticals has a research collaboration with Dr. Xavier Matias-Guiu, head of pathological anatomy at Bellivtge Hosptial and Arnau de Vilanova Hospital and director of Biomedical Research Institute of Lleida (IRB). The collaboration also includes Dra. Nuria Eritja, head of the pathological laboratory and oncology group at IRB, and Dra. Eva Colàs, principal investigator currently in Vall d’Hebron Institut de Recerca (VHIR), Barcelona.

Vall d'Hebron Research Institute

Ability Pharmaceuticals has a research collaboration with Dr. Miguel Segura's laboratory of the Tranlational Research in Pediatric Carcer Group of the Vall d’Hebron Institut de Recerca (VHIR), Barcelona.


Medalchemy has developed the synthetic routes of the drug candidates being developed by Ability Pharmaceuticals and is proceeding to the escalation of their production.
Medalchemy is base at the Science Park of the University of Alicante/Alacant.

European Network for the Study of Cholangiocarcinoma

We belong to the ENS-CCA, a group of active researchers with a broad interest in cholangiocarcinoma clinical area, which has significantly contributed to the study into the pathophysiology of the biliary tree and development/onset of cholangiocarcinoma, and pursuing basic, translational and clinical research in an effort to identify treatment options with successful outcome for this type of cancer. 



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Ability Pharmaceuticals Announces the Inclusion of the First Patients in a Phase 2b Clinical Trial with ABTL0812 + FOLFIRINOX as First Line Therapy in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer simultaneously in USA and Europe + info

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The Chinese pharmaceutical company SciClone joins the capital of AbilityPharma with an investment commitment of three million dollars + info

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The antitumoral drug ABTL0812 shows promising results against neuroblastoma + info

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AbilityPharma receives the approval from the FDA and the AEMPS to start the clinical trial of its molecule against pancreatic cancer in the US and Spain + info

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AbilityPharma receives a 1.6 million euro grant from the FDA and opens a crowdfunding campaign in Capital Cell + info

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AbilityPharma publishes full characterization of mechanism of action of ABTL0812, a Phase II clinical inducer of cytotoxic autophagy in cancer cells, in Autophagy journal + info

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AbilityPharma awarded €5 million from the Horizon Europe EIC Accelerator Pilot Program to conduct a Phase 2b clinical trial with ABTL0812 in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer + info

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AbilityPharma rises € 3.5 million in a financing round to complete the current oncologic phase 2 clinical trial and license ABTL0812 to an international pharmaceutical company + info
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