ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

Lentistem Biotech is a R&D company with significant expertise in therapeutic lentiviral vectors and cell engineering forn immunotherapy and gene therapy strategies, with special focus on CAR-T cells therapies.

The company has two proprietary technology platforms for controlling the transgene expression: TCR-like, a synthetic system designed to express the CAR (the transgene) mimicking the physiological behavior of the T-cell receptor interaction, witch improve the fitness of CAR-T cells and prevents overstimulation; and Lent-On-Plus, a fine-tuned exogenously controlled and first-in-class synthetic gene expression system favored for clinics, which among other applications, can be implemented for safer and efficient next generation of CAR-T cells against hematological and solid tumors.

OUR PURPOSE

Our MISSION  is to develop new technologies to improve the efficacy and safety of cancer immunotherapy (CAR-T cells).  LentiStem endeavors to develop best-in-class therapeutical vectors for precision gene therapy, for safer and more efficient therapies to cure hard-to-treat diseases such as refractory cancers. 

OUR HISTORY

LentiStem is founded in 2016 on the patented technologies for the contol of expression in engineered cells developed by Prof. Francisco Martin and his team, and spun-out from the Fundación Progreso y Salud. Since 2019, the company has been growing, stablishing the state-of-art of the platforms and advancing in the development of therapeutical product candidates. We have facilities  for molecular analysis, cell biology, small animal research and  cell-culture facilities with P2-level safety standards  to produce the highest grade viral vectors. Besides, our team is working in collaboration with several hospitals, academic labs and government agencies in Spain to create cost-effective and precise advanced gene-based therapies.

The company has exclusive license to multiple technologies, which are currently being used in 18 labs worldwide and cited in more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific publications.

Our Team

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Francisco Martín Molina (PhD)

Main Founder & President of Scientific Advisory Board

Carlos M.Molina (MBA)

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Juan Cabrera (PhD)

Expert in Medicine and International Business

EXECUTIVE

María Tristán Manzano (PhD)

Chief Science Officer (CSO)

Pedro L. Justicia Lirio (MSc)

Manager of R&D

Carlos Blanco Benítez (MSc)

Manager of Operations

Julia Martínez Martínez

Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD

Miguel García Toscano (PhD, MBA)

Amarna Therapeutics

Expert in Gene Therapy, Biotecnology and International Business

Verónica Ayllon Cases (PhD)

University of Granada

Expert in Blood Tumors

Juan Antonio Marchal (Full Professor)

University of Granada, REGEMAT

Expert in Solid Tumors, Biotechnology and R&D Companies

Houria Boulaiz (Full Professor)

University of Granada

Expert in Lentiviral Vectors and Gene Therapy

Vaibah Bhatia (PhD)

Lamark Therapeutics

Expert in Biotechnology and International Business

Juan José Diaz Mochón (PhD)

University of Granada, DestiNA Genomics

Expert in Nanotechnology and International Business

Pablo Galindo (Full Professor)

University of Granada

Expert in Cell Therapy and Medicine

Projects

CARPanTu project. «Targeting the tumor microenviroment to improve CAR-T cell-based immunotherapy in pancreatic cancer».


Reference: PLEC2021-008094/MCIN/AEI /10.13039/501100011033 and for European Union NextGenerationEU/ PRTR

Start date: November 1st, 2021

Finish date: October 31th, 2024

Financed by: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación

Granted: 49.574€