Preclinical Models

Our aim

Together, we can fight psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, acne or rosacea. We offer financial and scientific support to develop novel pharmacological validated in vitro and in vivo research models in any of those skin diseases.

We are looking for translational preclinical models

  • Addressing one or more indications of interest
  • In vitro assays must be relevant in the context of the disease, and may use ex vivo cells/cell systems or tissues from humans or animals
  • In vivo models must be relevant in the context of the human disease with translatable clinical endpoints

Our partners

  • Universities
  • Public and private research entities
  • Biotech and start-up companies
  • Hospitals and private practitioners

all over the world with an interest in pharmaceutical R&D

Your benefits

  • Research grants from €25,000 to €100,000
    • Funding to be granted at Almirall’s absolute discretion
    • Final amount will depend on the specific proposal and it may be provided in one or several instalments at Almirall’s discretion
  • Intellectual property rights remain with the applicant
    • You will retain ownership of any intellectual property you may bring or develop
    • Any future collaborations with Almirall will be optional
  • Potential additional scientific support on an ad hoc basis
    • Mentorship by Almirall experts to advance the initial proposal to meet project criteria
    • Experimental models complement to your proposal
    • Pharmacological tools
    • Combination of the above
  • Publications are guaranteed
    • Almirall will only keep the right to prior review
  • A specific contact person to help you with any questions will be available at any time
  • The opportunity for an eventual long-term collaboration with us beyond initial project

Collaboration process

  • Submit your proposal
    • As an initial step, you should create an account in AlmirallShare Innovation platform, a secure tool to keep and manage your proposals
    • The call will be opened from September 12th, 2017 to December 31st, 2017
    • Please include an outline of your idea (max. 300 words) and a detailed description of your proposal attaching documents/publications that support the same
    • All the information provided under the proposal should be non-confidential
  • Proposal evaluation
    • A team of Almirall scientific experts will evaluate your proposal
    • The evaluation process will last 8-10 weeks after call’s deadline
  • Project selection
    • After the evaluation period, you will receive Almirall’s decision regarding the progression of your proposal
  • Collaboration starts
    • If your proposal has been selected, the Shared Innovation team will help you during the grant acceptance process
    • An Almirall expert scientist will be assigned to collaborate with you on project definition as well as project follow-up


For Universities, Research entities, biotechs, start-ups, Hospitals, and private practitioners

€25.000 to €100.000
Open from 12/09/17 to 31/12/17

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