Nanoligent is a biotech company, spin-off of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and Institut de Recerca de l’Hospital de la Santa Creu I Sant Pau. We are dedicated to drug design and development of targeted-therapeutic biologics.

Our mision is to improve the life of patients by designing new medicines that selectively target the cells affected by disease. With this approach we develope treatments that are more effective and have fewer adverse effects than classical drugs.

Nanoligent uses state-of-the-art protein engineering and nanobiotechnology to develop cell-targeted biopharmaceuticals. Our technology allows the design of new protein molecules organized as nanoparticles and capable of overcoming specific biological barriers. This protein architecture is highly stable upon administration, allowing long-term systematic circulation and tissue targeting in nanoparticle form.

Our proteins have the capacity to self-assamble and form nanoparticles that avoid kidney clearance.
By means of a specific ligand, Nanoligent’s medicine is able to selectively target cells, delivering the desired cargo.

We have developed humanized scaffolds for our medicine to avoid undesired immune responses.

Our technology involves protein-only nanoparticles that can be degraded naturally in the body.
Drug conjugation allow our nanoparticles to kill cells while retaining the selectivity. Thus, there is a reduction in systemic toxicity.


El Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades, dentro del Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2013-2016, concedió ayuda al proyecto “NANOTRAC. Desarrollo de un nuevo medicamento selectivo con potente actividad antimetastática” liderado NANOLIFENT. con número de expediente RTC-2017-6125-1. Este proyecto ha sido financiado por el Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades dentro del Subprograma RETOS-COLABORACIÓN, Convocatoria 2017. El proyecto está cofinanciado por la Unión Europea con el objetivo de promover el desarrollo tecnológico, la innovación y una investigación de calidad.