Archivel Farma is a R&D biotech company that develops immunotherapeutic agents to respond to unmet medical needs, notably in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) but also asthma, allergic rhinitis and some types of cancer.
We work in partnership with companies and public and private R&D organizations to accelerate the development of our products and that they can reach the market faster.
In collaboration with the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute and the Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital, we have developed RUTI®, a poly-antigenic vaccine aimed at the treatment of active, multidrug-resistant and latent tuberculosis, and which is also under study for other indications.
Since its foundation, in 2005, Archivel Farma has been committed in fighting tuberculosis (TB), an infectious disease that causes ill-health for about 10 million people each year and that killed more than 1.6 million people in 2016.
Drug-resistant TB is a permanent threat, with 600,000 cases emerging in 2016. Archivel Farma have designed a new strategy to help patients suffering from MDR-TB and rifampicin-resistant TB (RR-TB) to overcome the disease. We are developing RUTI® as adjunctive therapy to antibiotic treatment that will help to reduce the time of medication and the relapse rates by increasing efficacy of chemotherapy treatment.
Mission & Values
Archivel Farma works in the discovering and development of new biopharmaceutical agents to prevent and treat tuberculosis and other diseases susceptible to immunomodulatory interventions.
Our company wants to make a valuable contribution to reduce the incidence of tuberculosis, with effective solutions to heal the current patients and to prevent the development of the infection, by providing our knowledge in immunotherapy to find new treatments for unmet medical needs.
We are committed to new approaches, capable of providing real solutions to heal infectious diseases such as TB.
Archivel Farma is an organization that learns from experience and constantly adapts to a changing and challenging environment.
A rational use of resources and rigorous planning help us achieve our goals.
A team with the highest professional standards guarantees the quality of our services and the rigor of the results.
We are committed to the well-being of people and to the ambitious goal we have set ourselves: to achieve a TB-free world.
A solid and well-articulated team, and ongoing collaboration with other organizations are key to our success.
Head of Research & Development
Head of the Production Department
Quality Control Manager
Dr. Pere-Joan Cardona
Institute for Health Science Research Germans Trias i Pujol (IGTP)
Doctor specialized in Clinical Microbiology and MD by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), he is the chief of the Experimental Tuberculosis Unity of the Germans Trias i Pujol Institute (IGTP).
He also is associated teacher of the Genetics and Microbiology Department of the UAB from 2001. After his training at the Colorado State University (1995-96), he devoted to the study of tuberculosis in its more immuno-pathological side through “in vitro”, “in vivo” and “in silico” experimental models using human origin tissues.
He has been the Scientific and Medical Director of Archivel Farma during the Phase I and Phase II clinical trials of the RUTI® vaccine.
Reviser of several international specialized magazines, he is editor of the book “Understanding Tuberculosis”; he is author of 5 book chapters and of 70 articles revised by experts (index h=21). He is also Academic Editor of the PLOS One magazine since 2009.
He is author of 7 invention patents, 4 of them referred to the RUTI® vaccine, the first therapeutic vaccine against latent tuberculosis.
Archivel Farma is a private company, founded in 2005, which has as main investors TGT Group and Archivel Technologies, and has a minority participation of Laboratorios Reig Jofré.
In its different stages of development, the company has received financial support from investment funds such as FonsInnocat (BcnHighGrowth); Agora Invest; Inversions Valor Afegit; and Etios Capital Invest. All of them exited Archivel Farma in 2011.
The company has also received public funds from CDTI (Center for the Development of Industrial Technology); ENISA (Empresa Nacional de Innovación, SA); the missing Genoma España Foundation, now FECYT; and ACCIÓ, Catalan Agency for Business Competitiveness, as well as European funds through H2020 Research and Innovation projects.
Archivel Farma is part of the international consortium that has been awarded with a H2020 program grant of € 4.5M to develop the project In Silico Trial for Tuberculosis Vaccine Development (2017-2021).More information