Alma Bio Therapeutics is pioneering a curative approach to treat autoimmune diseases, in particular Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis. It develops drugs based on the way the immune system distinguishes between healthy cells and those ‘other’ cells it is designed to eliminate. The company’s technology platform, aimed at correcting the underlying cause of autoimmune disease, leverages original research discoveries made by co-founder Irun Cohen, Prof. Emeritus at the Department of Immunology at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel). It holds seven patents.
Founded in late 2013, Alma is based in Lyon, a leading center for immunology and infectious diseases and is a member of the LyonBiopole competitiveness cluster.