Innovative scientific approaches have facilitated significant progress in drug development during recent decades, offering amazing new treatment options to patients across a range of chronic diseases. However, safety and tolerability of drug candidates and newly approved drugs often remain a key concern, leading to labelling restrictions, black box warnings, and withdrawal of otherwise promising innovative medicines.
The TransBioLine project aims to develop novel safety biomarkers that will reliably indicate injury of the liver, kidneys, pancreas, blood vessels, and central nervous system for drug development purposes. By the end of the project, the team will have set up an infrastructure and processes to continue biomarker research across a comprehensive network of industry, academic institutions, and small and medium-sized enterprises, providing to the scientific community, industry and patients with detailed data across a large spectrum of advanced safety biomarkers.

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2nd Consortium Meeting

September 1st, 2019|Latest News|

TransBioLine Consortium met in Sitges, Barcelona, on the 30th September and 1st October 2019. Members of the 27 partners of the Consortium met in Sitges to report on progress during the first half year of the project life as well as to discuss on project specific topics as Patient recruitment, [...]

TransBioLine Kick off Meeting

April 20th, 2019|Latest News|

From February 28th to March 1st 2019 participants from the 27 partners of the Consortium met during two full days to begin a new adventure. The meeting took place in Basel, Switzerland, in Novartis premises to lay the foundations of the new IMI2 TransBioLine Project. This is one of the [...]

TransBioLine promises a decisive advance in biomarker discovery, development, validation, regulatory qualification and application, and bring about a fundamental change in the way drug safety is monitored in clinical trials, and toxicities are diagnosed and managed in clinical practice.

Funding period: 01/02/2019 to 31/01/2024. Years: 5 (2019-24)
EFPIA companies: 7. Academic & commercial partners: 27
Total Budget: EUR 28 Million
IMI contribution: EUR 14 Million (in cash).  EFPIA contribution: EUR 14 Million (in kind)
Project Coordinator: University of Zurich. Project Leader: Pfizer LTD