08:00 , Feb 9, 2009 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Actimis Pharmaceuticals pulmonary, inflammation news

Actimis completed its previously announced spinout of Axikin Pharmaceuticals Inc. to develop four undisclosed preclinical small molecules to treat severe respiratory, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), inflammatory...
07:00 , Sep 1, 2008 |  BioCentury  |  Strategy

Adversity & acclimatization

The drug industry’s self-image is built around innovation, creativity and cleverness in science and technology. But this conceit is not matched by originality in business practices. This is exposed during times of adversity. Over the years, adversity...
07:00 , Jul 7, 2008 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

3Q Financial Markets Preview: Disquieting murmurs

Companies and investors looking for a quick end to their pain are unlikely to find much joy in the traditionally slow third quarter. And although some market watchers say the malaise could end in the...
07:00 , Jun 23, 2008 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Actimis Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim deal

Boehringer will acquire Actimis in a structured buyout tied to the development of Actimis’ lead compound, AP768. The antagonist of chemoattractant receptor-homolog on Th2 cells ( CRTH2) is in Phase I testing for asthma....
07:00 , Jun 23, 2008 |  BioCentury  |  Strategy

Monetizing a slice at a time

One way to get a quicker return on investment, especially in an environment where the IPO market is closed, is to salami slice a company’s assets to monetize the ripest ones first. Thus, it would...