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EB Programs: Our Grant Programs

Unlock your molecule's potential.

We understand the challenges emerging biotech companies face in the quest to push the next generation of drugs to market. This is why we have developed our EB Grant programs that we run on regular basis in different regions of the world. These programs allow grant recipients receive free products and services.

2018 - 2019 USA and Canada

Apply to our Advance Biotech Grant Program Today!

We are hosting our 6th edition, open for US and Canadian biotech companies, to help you accelerate to clinic faster.

Apply now for a chance to win free process solution products and services; and/or process development support: Registration and rules.

2018 - Europe

Our 2018 Advance Biotech Grant Program for Europe

We have hosted our 2018 Advance Biotech Grant Program, the 5th edition, for European* biotech companies, to help you accelerate to clinic faster.

Check here for the winner announcement.

[*Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Austria, Spain, Sweden]

2016 - Europe


  • GeneQuine Biotherapeutics (first prize), for developing novel therapies for osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease with high unmet medical need
  • TILT Biotherapeutics (second prize), for enabling tumor T-cell therapy with oncolytic viruses.
  • Reneuron (third prize), for developing novel stem cell therapies targeting areas of significant unmet or poorly met medical need
  • Magnus Life Science (fourth prize), for funding, building and managing companies to translate innovative, curiosity driven science into therapeutics and devices that bring significant benefits to patients

Recipients received between €25,000 and €100,000 in technologies and services to accelerate therapeutics to market. View Press Release.

2015 - Asia


  • Beijing Biokey, for developing a monoclonal antibody for the treatment of fibriotic disease
  • Guangdong Jia Genetic Medicine Engineering Research Center, for developing novel therapies to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases
  • Hangzhou DAC Biotech, for developing antibody drug conjugates to treat cancer
  • Akeso Biopharma, for developing a pipeline of antibodies targeting cancer, cariovascular and immune diseases
  • Shanghai Mattel Biotechnology, for developing an innovative long acting fusion FVIII to treat hemophilia

Each grant recipient received 280,000 CNY in technologies and services.

2014 - USA


  • NGM Biopharmaceuticals, for developing biologics for the treatment of cardiometabolic conditions, bile acid-related disease, and potentially other diseases resulting from manifestations of cardiometabolic abnormalities and metabolic related cancers

NGM was awarded $89K in products and services. View Announcement.

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  • Funding

    Primary Need

    Lack of funding is one of the main reasons for failure of a biologic.

    Estimates vary, but some project it costs $8-10 million just to get to IND stage, another $8-10 million for Phase I, and $20-40 million for Phase II, depending on design. Phase III costs considerably more.

    Don’t let a good drug go to waste, or too much of its value to third parties, because of funding issues. There are ways to fund biotech, from biotech crowdfunding, nondilutive funding, and nonsoursive funding, to biotech grants, angel investors, venture capital and other resources.

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Emerging Biotech: Stay Current

Advance Biotech Grant Program – Accelerating Therapeutic Development in Life Science

The Life Science business of MilliporeSigma is expanding its commitment to the global biotech community with its Advance Biotech Grant Program. Through the newly expanded grant program, every six months, three recipients around the globe will be awarded a total of €200,000 in free services and products to address their process development challenges. In total, six companies will benefit from the Advance Biotech Grant Program each year. Press Release

The Advance Biotech Grant Program (USA and Canada) is launching 01 November 2018.
Read more about the Advance Biotech Grant Program.

Find out more about our programs:

Bringing your molecule to market. As part of our commitment to meet the needs of the life science community, we’ve developed several programs that recognize stand-out emerging biotech companies. These programs are designed to support biotech start-ups and medium sized companies in solving their current bioprocess development challenges to bring the next generation of molecules to market.

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Review the current dynamics in the RNA therapeutics/vaccines market with a focus on process development and manufacturing strategies.

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Establishing an open dialog within the biotech community....

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The Changing Biopharma Risk Equation

A report from the The Economist Intelligence Unit sponsored by MilliporeSigma.
This paper, which incorporates the results of a survey of 254 pharmaceutical executives from around the world and a range of interviews with industry experts, explores in detail global pharmaceutical companies' growth strategies and their plans for managing the associated risks.

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