AbCellera and Kodiak Sciences announced a new partnership to create and develop therapeutic antibodies for ophthalmologic indications.

Harbour BioMed closed a $102 million Series C funding round that will be used to advance the company’s oncology and immunology portfolio.

Baltimore-based AsclepiX Therapeutics closed a $35 million Series A financing.

Swiss drugmakers Roche and Novartis underscored how their portfolios are increasingly clashing on the commercial battlefield, announcing new data on drugs aimed at capturing market share from each other.

Paris-based GenSight Biologics reported the first group of data from Week 96 of the company’s RESCUE Phase III clinical trial.

Gyroscope Therapeutics – with headquarters in Stevenage, UK – is merging with Ambler, Pennsylvania-based Orbit Biomedical. The companies will operate under the Gyroscope name and focus on gene therapies for diseases of the eye.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is investing $800 million in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals to develop treatments for eye and central nervous system diseases using gene-silencing RNA interference technology.

Scores of clinics across the United States directly advertise expensive – but unproven – cell therapy procedures to patients with serious eye diseases, often with devastating results, a new study warns.

Japanese scientists will test the use of human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) to treat spinal cord injuries, a health ministry panel that approved the research project said.

Diabetic patients who take statins to treat high cholesterol may get an added benefit: a lower risk of damage to the retina, a new study suggests.