We support innovative biotechs in Italy as they push promising research programs in rare genetic disorders towards preclinical and clinical development.
Our unique collaboration with the Telethon Foundation aims to bring Italian scientific excellence to the world stage. Our mission is to foster a thriving biotech ecosystem in Italy.
|2018||Sofinnova Telethon Fund||€108 million|
Fund: Sofinnova Telethon Fund
AMT: €108 million
The Sofinnova Telethon Fund is supported by InnovFin Equity, with the financial backing of the European Union under Horizon 2020 Financial Instruments and the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) set up under the Investment Plan for Europe. The purpose of EFSI is to help support financing and implementing productive investments in the European Union and to ensure increased access to financing.
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