Big Idea

R-nuucellis a Spin-off from Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, developing new drugs for metastatic cancer targeted therapy. Currently, our project in breast cancer is in the proof-of-concept phase (WO2016/087932).

Activity Highlights

  • First Place for the project “Rupharma”, in ScienceIN2Business Initiative promoted by TecLabs, 2015.
  • “Young Investigator Award”, during the Conference “2nd European Conference on Smart Inorganic Polymers”, 2015.
  • Scholarship by the programme “Fulbright grant for Portuguese Scholars and Researchers”.
  • Private Investment from “Prodigy Bubble” beween 2017-2020 to financial support to test in vivo and international patent.
  • Monetary Prize by the Royal Society of Chemistry Research Fund Grant, 2016.
  • Thesis for PhD to represent the Portuguese Chemistry Society in the Conference “6th EFMC Young Medicinal Chemist Symposium”, 2019.


Andreia Valente – CEO; Helena Garcia – Co-Founder; Francisco Simões Rodrigues; Rita Tomé Rocha; Jorge Maia Alves.

Portugal Ventures’ Investment Manager

Helena Maio