External open innovation partner programNovel therapeutic targets and drugs in Lupus, Scleroderma and Sjogren diseases
Autoimmune diseases are characterized by an aberrant activation of the immune system, which results in immune responses directed at self-antigens. We are looking for proposals to identify new therapeutic targets and drugs for the treatment of Lupus, Scleroderma or Sjogren diseases or that will result in the induction or restoration of immune tolerance.
At the preclinical stage, new validated molecular targets and drugs (targets to hit and later stages) must be supported by clear scientific data deriving from in vitro (compulsory), ex vivo, or animal models (a plus). Molecular targets identified in clinical trials (up to Phase II clinical trial) shall also be considered. Marketed drugs (drug repositioning) are excluded.
All proposals will be assessed by our Research & Development team. Based on the level of interest within our research portfolio and the strategic fit of the proposals into Servier long-term research focus, we will enter into discussion with selected candidate(s), potentially leading to funding and partnership agreements.
Proponents that submit proposals of interest will be contacted within 6 to 8 weeks of submission to clarify additional details concerning the underlying science as well as intellectual property rights, timelines, etc.
Submit your proposal online (it takes about 15 minutes) in a form and length that is sufficient to provide the substance of the proposal and its innovativeness. The applicant should also provide information about his or her critical knowledge that is applicable for the project and how that knowledge could be supplemented (i.e., what is additionally required to complete the project). Additional information, including references or other materials should be attached to facilitate the evaluation process.
While Servier will not share the information beyond its own staff, your initial proposal should contain only non-confidential information.
If your proposal is selected, you will be requested to complete a Confidentiality Disclosure Agreement (CDA).
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Servier is a leading pharmaceutical company headquartered in France. Committed to improving health worldwide, corporate growth is driven by Servier’s constant search for innovation in five areas of excellence: cardiology, metabolism, neuropsychiatry, oncology and rheumatology.
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