Oncobiomed Recognized as Leading Innovative Enterprise in Latin America Through 'Tres Mares Innovation Prize'

Oncobiomed was awarded the Tres Mares Innovation Prize at the FIU Americas Venture Capital Conference

Dec 01, 2010, 09:00 ET from Tres Mares Group

MIAMI, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tres Mares Group awarded Oncobiomed with the "Tres Mares Innovation Prize" during the Americas Venture Capital Conference held in Miami on the 17th and 18th of November 2010. The award highlights companies whose creative efforts are leading the development of innovative products or services that impact the Americas and beyond.  

Oncobiomed received a cash award in the amount of US$10,000 and was presented with an original piece by Colombian artist Miler Lagos valued at US$5,000. "This award is intended to promote, nurture and develop the abundant creative talent that we have in Latin America and give them the tools and opportunities to let these ideas grow.  By fostering the entrepreneurial spirit of innovation we are propelling the Americas into the 21st century global economy," said Boris Hirmas Said, Chairman of Tres Mares Group.

"We are very grateful to Tres Mares Group for the award they have bestowed on us, validating the innovation efforts that our company has made a central part of our business strategy and culture.   This recognition will be an important ingredient in our continued fundraising efforts, allowing us to take the company to the next level and expand it internationally," said Carlos Saffie, Project Leader, Oncobiomed.

Joyce Elam, executive dean of the FIU College of Business, said, "The FIU Americas Venture Capital Conference is the premier forum for identifying emerging, global innovative firms that have links between South Florida and Latin America. We are grateful to our speakers, panelists, and judges - an outstanding group of top experts in Latin American finance, who made this conference a truly important event in the economic life of the region."

Tres Mares Group, a holding company that invests in emerging and innovative technologies, seeks to foster a culture of innovation and encourages the new generation of entrepreneurs to build the region's economy of tomorrow.

The 2010 Americas Venture Capital Conference took place at FIU's College of Business Complex campus. During the conference, investors had the opportunity to meet promising innovative enterprises from South Florida and Latin America who are at an inflection point and are seeking capital for growth.

About Oncobiomed

Oncobiomed is a biotech company focused in the research and development of biomedical technologies related to a novel cancer immunotherapy based on dendritic cell vaccines. Its mission is to improve the treatment of malignant melanoma and other related oncological pathologies, intending to cure, improve survival and quality of life of thousands of patients.

About the artist

Miler Lagos was born in Bogota in 1973. He has had solo shows in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico, Bogota, and group shows all over Latin America, UK, France and Germany.

He has been awarded the Gasworks Residency in London, and the First Prize at the III Salon de Arte Bidimensional, Fundacion Gilberto Alzate Avendano, among others. Some institutional collections that hold his pieces include Banco de la Republica de Colombia collection, the Rubbell family collection and the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation CIFO.

On January 27, 2010 the Arthur Ross Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania opened an installation by Miler Lagos: Silence Dogood.  The installation incorporated nearly four tons of recycled newspapers culled from the university and city's recycling program, sculpted into a "forest."  For the project Miler Lagos worked with the university's fine arts students.  He has been referred as a charismatic teacher and his project a pedagogic success.

About Tres Mares Group

Tres Mares Group is an innovation driven holding company that invests and retains interests alongside successful Venture Capital / Private Equity funds and multilateral organizations throughout Latin America and the USA.  Its investment focus is on identifying and cultivating transportation and logistics, agro-industrial enterprises, real estate and innovative technology companies with strong business models and proven leadership. Tres Mares Group seeks to foster a culture of innovation and encourages the new generation of entrepreneurs in support of the region's development.

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