Basel, Switzerland, May 7, 2019 – LSP is pleased to announce that Okairos has been recognised as one of the winners of the Swiss Biotech Success Stories Awards 2018/ 2019.
Okairos (now GlaxoSmithKline) has developed innovative vaccines based on T cells for the treatment of major infectious diseases like malaria, hepatitis C, HIV and Ebola. GSK acquired the company in 2013 for EUR 250 million.
The secret to the Swiss biotech industry’s success does not lie in individual leading-edge companies, but in its diversity. Each year, the Swiss Biotech Association presents companies with the "Swiss Biotech Success Stories Awards" in recognition of outstanding achievements. Biogen, Okairos, Roche Glycart, Selexis and Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma received the award at this year’s Swiss Biotech Day after being nominated in 2018.
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