Two leading longevity biotechnology companies, Elevian and Insilico Medicine, announced a research and development partnership to develop oral medications targeting the GDF11 pathway and associated targets.
The top performers of the launch class of 2016 have very little in common – aside from the fact that none of them came from a “classic” big pharma house.
Gilead Sciences Inc. is acquiring the global rights to develop and commercialize novel small molecules against two targets from South Korea-based Yuhan Corporation.
Selecta Biosciences announced restructuring efforts that include reducing the Watertown, Mass.-based company’s workforce by 36 percent.
Privately held Tizona Therapeutics snagged $105 million in upfront cash as the company’s cancer antibody TTX-030 is the centerpiece of a collaborative effort with Illinois-based AbbVie.
Adaptive Biotechnologies announced a worldwide collaboration and license agreement with Genentech – a member of the Roche Group – to develop, manufacture and commercialize novel neoantigen directed T-cell therapies for the treatment of a broad range of cancers.
Locus Biosciences inked a collaboration and license deal with J&J’s Janssen Pharmaceutical to develop precision antibacterial therapies based on CRISPR-Cas3-enhanced bacteriophage.
Takeda Pharmaceutical started 2019 with a spate of cell therapy collaborations designed to advance the company’s novel immuno-oncology portfolio. The three collaborations will accelerate the discovery of next-generation cancer immunotherapies.
Personal Genome Diagnostics Collaborates with Merck on Global Clinical Trial Evaluating Response to Dual Biomarker Directed Precision Oncology Combination Therapy
Personal Genome Diagnostics Inc. reported that the cancer genomics company’s 500+ gene pan-cancer tumor profiling tissue assay is being used in Merck’s Phase 2 precision oncology KeyImPaCT study of biomarker-directed, pembrolizumab-based combination therapy for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (KEYNOTE-495).
GeoVax Labs and Enesi Pharma announced a collaboration to develop solid-dose needle-free vaccine formulations utilizing GeoVax’s novel MVA-VLP vaccine platform in combination with Enesi’s ImplaVax device and formulation technology.
Dynavax Technologies shares fell more than 5 percent after the company reported that an asthma drug being jointly developed with AstraZeneca failed to meet endpoints in a mid-stage trial.