Innovation and translation

"In a context of open innovation, we transform our research into drugs and therapies for the benefit of patients."

DR. ANTONIO PINEDA
DIRECTOR OF TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH

With a profound translational orientation, the Cima Universidad de Navarra closes the loop between academia and industry by facilitating the transformation of its most promising research results into new drugs and molecular therapies that benefit patients.

To this end, in a context of open innovation, Cima actively collaborates with other national and international research centers, venture capital funds, pharmaceutical and biotech companies or other private investors focused on early stage clinical trials.

Cima focuses its efforts on the development of a dynamic pipeline of patent-protected assets for the development of new drugs. Thus, our discoveries generate therapeutic and diagnostic alternatives that aim to meet the current needs of patients.

Among our most recent milestones is the licensing of several therapeutic products for the treatment of rare and neurological diseases. In turn, we have licensed other licensed drugs for the treatment of oncological and cardiovascular diseases.

Cima also establishes alliances with other agents making its technology accessible in research of new molecular therapies, aptamers, in vitro and in vivo models, etc.

All this effort is aimed at reducing the risk intrinsic to drug development. Therefore, through the joint work of its extensive and consolidated research programs, Cima innovates in the development of new drugs and therapies.

To make these partnerships possible, Cima has the Translational and Innovation Unit, a team dedicated to the proper management of any application of Cima's research with the potential to benefit the patient. Thus, the center fulfills its translational mission: to bring scientific discoveries from the laboratory to the patient and vice versa.

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If you are interested in collaborating with us, please contact our Translation and Innovation Unit.

DRUG RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

From patient to patient

The starting point for the research of new drugs is to understand the real needs of patients and to understand the mechanisms of that disease.

This discovery phase is carried out at Cima and, with the help of pharmaceutical companies and companies, further development is achieved until the drug is made available to patients.

Translation and Innovation Unit

A unit committed to the management of scientific discoveries and the consolidation of strategic alliances with which Cima seeks to serve society.

Drug development and new therapies

Management of the development process of products with potential clinical application from their discovery to their arrival to the patient.

Intellectual Property

Management and registration of inventions resulting from Cima's research activity.

Entrepreneurship

Cima's research leads to the generation of new companies with the mission to reach patients sooner.

Commitment to translational research

Cima conducts research to contribute knowledge to society. It seeks to promote innovation and the development of new drugs and therapies by linking capabilities and resources with other companies and institutions.

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licensed
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products
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contracts and license agreements

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Spin-off and new companies promoted

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Active patents
currently active patents

"Collaborative partnerships with industry to move research out of the lab and toward potential therapeutic solutions for patients around the world."

ELÍAS RODRÍGUEZ TORAL
HEAD OF THE TRANSLATION AND INNOVATION UNIT

Alliances with companies and institutions

Cima's technology transfer is possible through different types of alliances.

  • Intellectual property assignment agreements.
  • Intellectual property licensing agreements.
  • Scientific knowledge license agreements.
  • Sponsored research agreements with option rights on results.
  • Technical service agreements.
  • Launching of start-ups (in which Cima is a shareholder).

Meet our Translation and Innovation Unit team


Antonio
Pineda-Lucena

Director of Translational Research


Jesús M.
Hernández Cabrero

External Consultant in Transfer and Innovation


Elías
Rodríguez-Toral

Head of Translation and Innovation


Juan Manuel
Saiz Abajo

Translation and Innovation Manager


Juan Carlos
Etayo García

Head of Intellectual and Industrial Property