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Advance Biotech Grant Program

Unlock your molecule's potential.

Apply to our 2018 Advance Biotech Grant Program Today!

We understand the challenges biotech companies face in the quest to push their biological drug candidates to market. We are hosting our 2018 Advance Biotech Grant Program, the 5th edition, open for European* biotech companies, to help you accelerate to clinic faster.

Apply now for a chance to win free process solution products and services; and/or process development support.


€200,000 awarded in products and services to biotech companies with molecules under development.

  • First Prize: €100k **
  • Second Prize: €50k **
  • Third Prize: €50k **

Registration is now closed.

Winners will be announced in December 2018.

Official Rules

[*Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Austria, Spain, Sweden]
[** in products and services ]

To learn more on how we can help you accelerate your biotech drug development, watch this testimonial from Kilian Guse, PhD. CEO, Co-Founder GeneQuine Biotherapeutics, and recipient of the 2016 Advance Biotech Grant Program.

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Similar programs will launch in the US and Asia in the coming months. If you are interested leave your details and we will contact you.

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Application submissions will be judged by a qualified Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany panel of judges, based on the following objective criteria of equal weight: (i) the scientific and societal merit of the therapy being developed, and (ii) process challenges and expertise gaps associated with the development of the therapy. See official program rules for full details. Note. The closing date for submission of Grant applications is midnight on 30th September 2016. Each Application received by midnight on 30th June 2016 will also have the chance to win an iPad tablet. Please refer to the official rules for the Grant and to win an iPad® tablet. Winner selected, informed and announced on or around 15th November 2016.

Emerging Biotech: Stay Current

Unlock your molecule's potential

2018 Advance Biotech Grant Program

We understand the challenges biotech companies face in the quest to push their biological drug candidates to market. We hosted our 2018 Advance Biotech Grant Program, the 5th edition, for European biotech companies, to help you accelerate to clinic faster.

Watch here for the winner announcement. >

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Grants | Events | Innovation | Agreements

Bringing your molecule to market. As part of our commitment to meet the needs of the life science community, we’ve developed several programs that recognize stand-out emerging biotech companies. These programs are designed to support biotech start-ups and medium sized companies in solving their current bioprocess development challenges to bring the next generation of molecules to market.

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