We are i&i Prague, a bio-innovation center located right in the heart of Europe. Our objective is to identify the potential of new inventions in Drug Discovery, Diagnostics, MedTech and other Life Science fields. We do this by scouting for innovative projects and investing in the most promising ones. Then we will help with product development and, ultimately, market entry.
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Feb 7, 2023
New startup in our portfolio: Sophomer's technology will make immunoassays faster, easier and cheaper
The academic startup Sophomer today announced the signing of a licensing agreement to commercialize a technology that can replace the traditionally used bovine serum albumin (BSA) in immunoassays. The newly licensed technology has been developed in collaboration between the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the CAS (IMC), Elisa Development and the bio-innovation center i&i Prague. ...
Feb 6, 2022
Czech liquid biopsy startup Elphogene comes under full control of one of the founders
Czech biotechnology start-up Elphogene who pioneered cancer monitoring through its liquid biopsy technology has announced a change in its shareholder structure. The new and sole owner is now Marek Minarik, one of the two original founders of the company. In the portfolio of the bio-innovation centre i&i Prague, Elphogene was one of the oldest startups. Now our mission is over.
Dec 23, 2022
We are looking for new Antonin Holy and new drugs and diagnostics that can have a global impact and success
"i&i Bio invests in technology transfer with a strong focus on healthcare. We look for unique technologies that come from Czech and foreign science. We always try to find something new and unique, something that could bring great benefit to patients and also to our investors," says Jaromír Zahrádka for Fintag.cz. The podcast is in the Czech language.
i&i Prague in numbers
We have created or otherwise supported 15 spin-off companies from 5 countries.
We have an equity stake in 9 spin-offs. We have already announced 2 exits.
Overall, the spin-offs in our portfolio have raised more than CZK 1.8 billion from other investors.
We have participatedin the sale of more than 10 licenses with a value exceeding CZK 5 million.