BioCentury | Jul 29, 2020
Emerging Company Profile

Bright Peak synthesizing proteins like they’re small molecules with $35M from Versant

Bright Peak thinks its medicinal chemistry approach to protein design will make its synthetic cytokines stand out from the pack. Built by Versant Ventures’ Basel-based Ridgeline outpost with technology licensed from ETH Zurich, Bright Peak...
BioCentury | May 9, 2020
Management Tracks

O’Connor joins TG Therapeutics as CSO; plus changes at FogPharma, Gemini, Dicerna, Akcea and more

Cancer and autoimmune company TG Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:TGTX) hired Owen O’Connor as CSO. He was director of the Center for Lymphoid Malignancies at Columbia University Medical Center.   RNAi company Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:DRNA) said...
BioCentury | Apr 11, 2020
Management Tracks

Harpal Kumar named president of Grail Europe; plus Notable, Oncoceutics, ReAlta, Parker Institute

Grail Inc. hired Sir Harpal Kumar as president of the liquid biopsy company’s Europe operations. He was SVP and head of innovation in Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and...
BioCentury | Feb 1, 2020
Product Development

Any chance left for safer opioids?

The future is looking bleak for new opioids. Between a pair of advisory committee meetings this month that delivered two blows to abuse-deterrent candidates, and the discontinuation of at least half of the newest market...
BC Extra | Jan 15, 2020
Company News

Nektar to wind down subsidiary after withdrawing opioid NDA

Nektar's decision to withdraw its NDA for oxycodegol will spell the end of its Inheris subsidiary, which it created last year ahead of the therapy's planned launch. The company will not invest further in the...
BC Extra | Jan 14, 2020
Company News

Amid need for new pain options, FDA panel rebuffs Nektar’s ‘safer’ opioid

Regulators and physicians are urgently seeking novel pain therapeutics to combat the opioid crisis without compromising treatment availability for chronic pain patients, but according to an FDA panel, Nektar’s oxycodegol shouldn’t make the cut based...
BC Extra | Jan 11, 2020
Company News

Jan. 10 Company Quick Takes: Nektar gains on expanded BMS deal; plus Nurix-Sanofi, Amunix-Roche, Sorrento, Alderaan, Keytruda, Akari, Moderna

BMS, Nektar adding more combo trials to bempeg/Opdivo deal  Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY) and Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) will start two new registrational trials under an expanded partnership in which they are developing Nektar's bempegaldesleukin (NKTR-214)...
BioCentury | Jan 11, 2020
Finance

Why buysiders say 2020 could be the year of the CNS

A pair of CNS approvals in the final days of 2019 has only added to the growing momentum buysiders were already tracking for 2020 in the once neglected disease area. Positive regulatory signals are converging...
BC Extra | Dec 4, 2019
Company News

Management tracks: Mittal to succeed Biocon’s Chandavarkar; plus Intercept, Nektar, Agios, Accelerate, ABPI and more

CFO Siddharth Mittal will succeed Arun Chandavarkar as CEO and joint managing director of Biocon Ltd. (NSE:BIOCON; BSE:532523). Chandavarkar, who retired last month, had been with the Indian biopharma since 1990. Mittal joined in 2013...
BC Extra | Nov 11, 2019
Clinical News

Nov. 11 SITC Roundup: Celyad's first clinical data for allogeneic CAR Ts, plus Vaccibody and Nektar

Celyad reports no GvHD, two PRs in allogeneic CAR T trial  Newly presented data from a Phase I trial of an allogeneic CAR T from Celyad S.A. (Euronext:CYAD; NASDAQ:CYAD) showed that among 12 patients with...
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BioCentury | Jul 29, 2020
Emerging Company Profile

Bright Peak synthesizing proteins like they’re small molecules with $35M from Versant

Bright Peak thinks its medicinal chemistry approach to protein design will make its synthetic cytokines stand out from the pack. Built by Versant Ventures’ Basel-based Ridgeline outpost with technology licensed from ETH Zurich, Bright Peak...
BioCentury | May 9, 2020
Management Tracks

O’Connor joins TG Therapeutics as CSO; plus changes at FogPharma, Gemini, Dicerna, Akcea and more

Cancer and autoimmune company TG Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:TGTX) hired Owen O’Connor as CSO. He was director of the Center for Lymphoid Malignancies at Columbia University Medical Center.   RNAi company Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:DRNA) said...
BioCentury | Apr 11, 2020
Management Tracks

Harpal Kumar named president of Grail Europe; plus Notable, Oncoceutics, ReAlta, Parker Institute

Grail Inc. hired Sir Harpal Kumar as president of the liquid biopsy company’s Europe operations. He was SVP and head of innovation in Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and...
BioCentury | Feb 1, 2020
Product Development

Any chance left for safer opioids?

The future is looking bleak for new opioids. Between a pair of advisory committee meetings this month that delivered two blows to abuse-deterrent candidates, and the discontinuation of at least half of the newest market...
BC Extra | Jan 15, 2020
Company News

Nektar to wind down subsidiary after withdrawing opioid NDA

Nektar's decision to withdraw its NDA for oxycodegol will spell the end of its Inheris subsidiary, which it created last year ahead of the therapy's planned launch. The company will not invest further in the...
BC Extra | Jan 14, 2020
Company News

Amid need for new pain options, FDA panel rebuffs Nektar’s ‘safer’ opioid

Regulators and physicians are urgently seeking novel pain therapeutics to combat the opioid crisis without compromising treatment availability for chronic pain patients, but according to an FDA panel, Nektar’s oxycodegol shouldn’t make the cut based...
BC Extra | Jan 11, 2020
Company News

Jan. 10 Company Quick Takes: Nektar gains on expanded BMS deal; plus Nurix-Sanofi, Amunix-Roche, Sorrento, Alderaan, Keytruda, Akari, Moderna

BMS, Nektar adding more combo trials to bempeg/Opdivo deal  Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY) and Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) will start two new registrational trials under an expanded partnership in which they are developing Nektar's bempegaldesleukin (NKTR-214)...
BioCentury | Jan 11, 2020
Finance

Why buysiders say 2020 could be the year of the CNS

A pair of CNS approvals in the final days of 2019 has only added to the growing momentum buysiders were already tracking for 2020 in the once neglected disease area. Positive regulatory signals are converging...
BC Extra | Dec 4, 2019
Company News

Management tracks: Mittal to succeed Biocon’s Chandavarkar; plus Intercept, Nektar, Agios, Accelerate, ABPI and more

CFO Siddharth Mittal will succeed Arun Chandavarkar as CEO and joint managing director of Biocon Ltd. (NSE:BIOCON; BSE:532523). Chandavarkar, who retired last month, had been with the Indian biopharma since 1990. Mittal joined in 2013...
BC Extra | Nov 11, 2019
Clinical News

Nov. 11 SITC Roundup: Celyad's first clinical data for allogeneic CAR Ts, plus Vaccibody and Nektar

Celyad reports no GvHD, two PRs in allogeneic CAR T trial  Newly presented data from a Phase I trial of an allogeneic CAR T from Celyad S.A. (Euronext:CYAD; NASDAQ:CYAD) showed that among 12 patients with...
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