Transgene is a pioneering biotech in Europe, founded in 1979. Since then, it has undergone significant growth, established important partnerships and advanced novel drugs through the pipeline. Their partnering activities include out-licensing molecules that have reached key pre-clinical or clinical milestones to large pharmaceutical companies as well as collaborating with companies that want to leverage Transgene’s expertise in viral vector-based immunotherapeutics.
Partnering is everyone’s business at Transgene. They wanted a software that would help support and structure this partnering-focused culture.
How Inova supports Transgene’s partnering-focused culture
Inova was deployed across multiple departments including business development, technology scouting, R&D, alliance management, legal and administrative. All interactions with partners are tracked in Inova using features like the Outlook Add-In, which makes it easy to add information to the system. Having a centralized partnering database enables each department to interact effectively with external partners throughout their many different conferences and meetings. Information sharing is especially important at Transgene because their offices are located all over the world and their teams travel frequently.
Inova forms a key piece of Transgene’s corporate memory. They are able to track projects over time and quickly refer to previous discussions. Their interactions with partners are always accurate and up-to-date, no matter who is working on the project.
"Inova has taken down information silos across our organization. Now, all our teams have accurate information on previous and on-going discussions with partners. It helps us be more efficient and a great company to partner with.” - Thibaud du Fayet, Vice President, Alliances and Business Development at Transgene
Further, Transgene uses Inova to provide their management team with insights into their business development activities. They are able to evaluate their progress, plan next steps and define meeting agendas. Inova is also used to track key alliance management milestones and obligations.
Looking to the future, Transgene plans to roll-out Inova to the rest of the organization. Transgene has several critical projects on the line that are global in scale. To succeed, all Transgene team members, no matter what department they are in or where they are located, must have accurate partnering information.