00:27 , Mar 8, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Targets & Mechanisms

Flipping the switch in immuno-oncology

Tumor myeloid cells are emerging as prime candidates for filling a hole in the immuno-oncology tool box, offering targets that can simultaneously release the brakes and rev up the gas in the immune system. As...
19:48 , Feb 1, 2019 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Aduro reducing headcount by 37%, focusing on STING

Aduro Biotech Inc. (NASDAQ:ADRO) said it will reduce headcount by 37% to focus on discovery and development of compounds against STING, via its deals with Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS; SIX:NOVN) and Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE:LLY),...
13:52 , Jan 29, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Therapeutics

Cancer

INDICATION: Melanoma Mouse studies suggest polymer vesicles loaded with the STING agonist cGAMP could help treat melanoma. The vesicles consist of cGAMP encapsulated in a polyethylene glycol (PEG)-based polymer membrane based on pH-sensitive, cationic diethylamino-based...
00:23 , Jan 12, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

We all fall down

After an exuberant third quarter that put biotech indexes near their 2015 highs, all market cap tiers fell in 4Q18, eliminating the first nine month’s gains and losing $291.2 billion in aggregate value. Median losses...
19:28 , Dec 21, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Lilly licenses Aduro's STING inhibitors

Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE:LLY) received an exclusive license from Aduro Biotech Inc. (NASDAQ:ADRO) for its cGAS-STING inhibitor platform to develop immunotherapies for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Aduro will receive $12 million up front and...
00:04 , Dec 21, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Preclinical News

STING inhibitors could treat NASH

A paper in this week's edition of The Journal of Clinical Investigation expands the list of indications that could be treated by targeting the STING pathway, suggesting that inhibiting the cytosolic DNA sensor could help...
02:11 , Dec 19, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Lilly licenses Aduro’s STING inhibitors

Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE:LLY) received an exclusive license from Aduro Biotech Inc. (NASDAQ:ADRO) for its cGAS-STING inhibitor platform to develop immunotherapies for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Aduro will receive $12 million up front and...
03:21 , Nov 17, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Product Development

Betting Combos on Biomarkers

Despite lackluster monotherapy data at SITC from the latest tranche of immunotherapy candidates, drug developers are moving into combination trials with PD-1 and PD-L1 inhibitors based on biomarkers of pharmacodynamic activity. Results from the next...
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...