04:47 , Nov 9, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Tools & Techniques

HitGen’s DNA for small molecules

With more than 60 partnerships under its belt, HitGen Ltd. has become a major gateway for companies to access DNA-encoded library technology -- a high efficiency form of combinatorial chemistry that upstages high throughput screening....
22:10 , Nov 7, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Preclinical News

GSK’s systemic STING agonist could overcome delivery hurdles

GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE:GSK; NYSE:GSK) researchers have developed a STING agonist that can be delivered systemically as opposed to intratumorally, which can overcome challenges of accessing hard to reach tumors or cancers that have spread. At...
13:02 , Nov 6, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Preclinical News

Codiak’s exosomes could offer new tack to STING agonism

Exosome company Codiak BioSciences Inc. (Cambridge, Mass.) on Tuesday provided a first glimpse of preclinical data for its exoSTING program, with a therapy that is among the next generation of STING agonists that go beyond...
16:47 , Oct 26, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

Latest immuno-oncology monotherapy data continue to cast doubt on combo strategies

New data for next generation immuno-oncology agents add to the debate of whether and how agents that show no efficacy as monotherapies in Phase I trials should be advanced to later stage combination trials. Merck...
01:10 , Oct 22, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Clinical News

Latest immuno-oncology monotherapy data continue to cast doubt on combo strategies

New data for next generation immuno-oncology agents add to the debate of whether and how agents that show no efficacy as monotherapies in Phase I trials should be advanced to later stage combination trials. This...
20:33 , Oct 5, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Janssen terminates licenses to Aduro cancer therapies

Aduro BioTech Inc. (NASDAQ:ADRO) revealed in an SEC filing that the Janssen Biotech Inc. subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) will terminate its licenses for three cancer therapies, effective Dec. 24. A Janssen spokesperson told...
23:07 , Sep 19, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Management tracks: GSK adds Corsico, Enzmann to chair CHMP

GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE:GSK; NYSE:GSK) hired Chris Corsico, CMO of Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH (Ingelheim, Germany), to lead all development activities for the pharma. As SVP development, Corsico will be based at GSK’s R&D hub in Stevenage,...
23:27 , Jun 14, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Tools & Techniques

Imaging immunotherapy

Stanford University researchers have made an imaging agent that detects activated T cells and could predict whether a patient will respond to immunotherapy within days of treatment. Typically, it takes weeks to months to determine...
18:06 , May 15, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Therapeutics

Infectious disease

INDICATION: Tuberculosis Mouse studies suggest a fusion protein-based vaccine plus a STING-activating cyclic dinucleotide (CDN) adjuvant could help prevent tuberculosis (TB). The fusion protein consists of five...
14:10 , Apr 3, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Targets & Mechanisms

Sensor sensibility

Zhijian “James” Chen’s discovery of the DNA sensor cGAS revealed the missing link between cytosolic DNA and innate immune activation, paving the way for immunotherapies targeting the cGAS-STING pathway. The lowest-hanging fruit has been in...