Glycart Biotechnology - Gilde Healthcare

Glycart Biotechnology


Zurich, Switzerland

Antibody therapy
Since: 2003
Exit: 2005

GlycArt was developing a new generation of antibody products with increased efficacy. These antibodies can be used as drugs for cancer.

Gilde co-led the first financing round when GlycArt was an academic start-up from ETH Zurich University. The company has since strengthened and validated its technology, initiated commercial collaborations with pharmaceutical companies and prioritized in-house product development.

Roche acquired GlycArt from Gilde in 2005. Glycart has since become an exemplary self-directed unit within Roche. In 2013, its lead product, GAZYVA® (obinutuzumab) to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Roche Glycart AG is located in Schlieren (Switzerland).

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