Eric Halioua, CEO of PDC*line Pharma will be speaker at an official satellite workshop at BIO US (San Diego, CA – US) to present the company strategy for new immunotherapies. The workshop entitled “Will Immunotherapy cure Cancer? Experts Unravel the New Gold Rush” is organized 19 June 2017, 8.30 am – 1.00 pm at The Westgate Hotel. Pioneers in Cancer Immunotherapy will share vital insights:

  • Why is immunotherapy more than the latest hype?
  • How to tackle challenges and avoid pitfalls?
  • How to close a major pharma-deal?

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We are very pleased to inform you that the 8th edition of MATWIN’s international board has awarded PDC*line Pharma with the prize of most promising project in the “start-up” category.


This prize confirms the value of our project and development plan. The International Board of MATWIN meets once a year to audition the best selected projects in oncology, to make recommendations and to label those that it considers with the greatest potential for development. This Board brings together academic Key Opinion Leaders in oncology from the largest research institutes in Europe and international leaders of R & D Oncology departments from pharmaceutical companies. For the first time this year, MATWIN also invited two representatives of venture capital funds (Kurma Partners and Sofinnova Partners) to participate in its Board.


Please find enclosed the list of the board members. For more information, please click on the link:


MATWIN – Maturation & accelerating translation with industry – is a nationwide service platform which is unique in Europe and that supports the maturation of research projects in oncology up to the pre-clinical proof of concept. The program identifies world-class projects to accelerate their transfer from bench to the bedside. MATWIN thus helps promoting French research by furthering innovation and public-private partnerships. MATWIN is supported by eleven of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies (AstraZeneca, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer, Pierre Fabre, Roche, Sanofi) and by the French Cancéropôles network.

Three Belgian investment funds and several specialized international business angels have participated in this round, which will allow the company’s cancer immunotherapy technology to reach the clinical proof of concept phase.

Liège, Belgium, and Grenoble, France, December 6, 2016 – PDC*line Pharma, a company developing a new immuno-oncology platform, today announces a first funding round of €4M ($4.24M), including €2.6M ($2.76M) in capital and €1.4M ($1.48M) in bank loans, grants and recoverable advances. Eric Halioua, serial entrepreneur and manager with a solid biotechnology and cell therapy background, has joined the company as CEO and president of the board of directors. 161206-pdc_line-fundraising-en

PDC*line Pharma is recruiting a QC and Process Development Manager


The candidate will have as primary mission:

  • Establish and manage the QC activities of PDC*line Pharma
  • Participate with the cell therapy unit of EFS French Blood Bank in Saint-Ismier (France) in the development of the production process
  • Carry out the proof of concept of the ready for use formulation of and demonstrate the bio comparability of the drug product with the existing product
  • Manage the validation of analytical methods
  • Manage external contractors for quality control
  • Assist in the preparation of the compliance of operations GMP QC


Required Skills / Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies experience in an equivalent position
  • Knowledge of methods QC (PCR, FACS …)
  • Experience in cell culture and in the development of manufacturing method
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical regulatory environment EMA
  • Experience in team management and project management
  • Fluency in English, both written and oral. Fluency in other languages ​​would be an advantage



  • Remuneration to be discussed in relation to experience
  • Job mainly based in Liège (Belgium)



Send your motivation letter and cv to contact[at]

PDC*line Pharma receives Advanced-Therapy Medicinal Product (ATMP) classification from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for its new class of therapeutic cancer vaccines (PDC*vac)

June 15th 2015 – The Philadelphia 2015 BIO International Convention (US) and Grenoble (France) – PDC*line Pharma, a clinical-stage biotech company, announces that PDC*vac, its new class of therapeutic cancer vaccines based on a line of Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells (PDC*line), was granted Advanced-Therapy Medicinal Product (ATMP) classification by the Committee for Advanced Therapies (CAT) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), in consultation with the European Commission. The EMA / CAT considers that PDC*vac fulfills the definition of an Advanced-Therapy Medicinal Product (ATMP), within the Somatic-Cell Therapy Medicinal Product category.

Laurent LEVY, co-founder & CEO of PDC*line Pharma, commented: “The granting of ATMP classification for PDC*vac is a key milestone in the development of our new class of therapeutic cancer vaccines. This classification enables us to receive centralized scientific advice and guidance from the EMA / CAT and to file for the Marketing Authorization at the European level. In addition, PDC*line Pharma is now eligible to benefit from incentives for Small and Medium size Enterprises (SME) developing an ATMP.”