08:00 , Nov 11, 2013 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Bioniche management update

Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX:BNC; ASX:BNC), Belleville, Ontario   Business: Cancer, Agbio/Environmental   Hired: Michael Berendt as CEO, formerly president and CEO of Aegera Therapeutics Inc., which Pharmascience Inc. acquired; he replaces Graeme McRae, who...
08:00 , Dec 17, 2012 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Pharmascience, GlaxoSmithKline deal

Pharmascience and Human Genome Sciences Inc. mutually terminated a 2007 deal granting Human Genome ex-Japanese rights to HGS1029 ( AEG40826). Pharmascience, which regains worldwide rights to the small molecule antagonist against inhibitor...
08:00 , Jan 16, 2012 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Human Genome Sciences autoimmune, cancer news

Human Genome said it will reduce headcount by 101 (8%) to about 1,200. The cuts will come from manufacturing, R&D and administration. Benlysta belimumab, a human mAb against BLyS (B lymphocyte stimulator protein),...
08:00 , Jan 16, 2012 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

HGS1029: Development halted

Human Genome said it halted development of HGS1029. The compound was in Phase I testing for advanced solid and advanced lymphoid tumors. Details were not disclosed. Human Genome has ex-Japanese rights to HGS1029 from ...
07:00 , Jun 6, 2011 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Aegera, Pharmascience deal

Generics company Pharmascience acquired cancer company Aegera. Pharmascience said the acquisition will diversify its R&D activities. Aegera's pipeline include AEG35156, a second-generation antisense X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein ( XIAP) mRNA in Phase...
07:00 , Sep 20, 2010 |  BioCentury  |  Emerging Company Profile

Calithera: Activating Caspases

Unlike most companies working on inducing apoptosis to treat cancer, which have focused on upstream components of the pathway, Calithera Biosciences Inc. has identified small molecules that work far downstream to activate caspases. The company...
08:00 , Feb 1, 2010 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

AEG35156: Phase II started

Aegera began an open-label, Hong Kong Phase II trial to evaluate Nexavar sorafenib with or without AEG35156 in 50 patients. Bayer AG (Xetra:BAY, Leverkusen, Germany) and Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ONXX, Emeryville, Calif.)...
08:00 , Dec 7, 2009 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

HGS1029: Phase I started

Human Genome began an open-label, dose-escalation, U.S. Phase I trial to evaluate intravenous HGS1029 given once weekly for 3 weeks followed by 1 week off. The company has ex-Japanese rights for HGS1029 and related compounds...
08:00 , Dec 7, 2009 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

AEG35156: Phase IIb started

Aegera began an open-label, international Phase IIb trial to evaluate cytarabine and idarubicin with or without 350 mg/m 2 intravenous AEG35156 in 60 patients who did not respond to standard cytarabine therapy. Aegera Therapeutics Inc.,...
07:00 , Sep 28, 2009 |  BC Week In Review  |  Financial News

Aegera completes venture financing

Aegera Therapeutics Inc., Montreal, Quebec   Business: Neurology, Cancer   Date completed: 9/23/09   Type: Venture financing   Raised: C$7 million (US$6.5 million)   Investor: Investissement Quebec   ...