About us


Targeted therapies for the treatment of brain cancer.

TargTex SA is a portuguese biotech company founded in 2019 that emerged from a blended academic research and medical environment. Its basic technology was developed in Gonçalo Bernardes research lab at Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM) of the University of Lisbon.

Its foundation is based on an artificial intelligence algorithm created by one of the founding members that can decipher relationships between biological targets and molecules of interest. Hence, it was possible to identify an unexplored target for a daunting pathology – Glioblastoma (GBM). Considering GBM’s particularities, a hydrogel to be used as adjunct-to-surgery in a single dose therapy is being developed as a solution.

On a long-term perspective, TargTex aims to develop clinical candidates for different oncological indications. The GBM pilot project is the first step to become a sustainable company that will enable the development of other anticancer candidates.

Management team

João Seixas, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Pedro Cal, PhD

Chief Operating Officer

Gonçalo Bernardes, DPhil

Scientific Director

Cláudia Faria, MD, PhD

Medical Director

Board of directors

João Seixas, PhD

Gonçalo Bernardes, DPhil

Miguel Botto

Joaquim Chaves

Advisory Board

Adília Hormigo

Neuro-oncologist, GBM expert

John Ford

Business and Financial expert