BioCentury | Aug 7, 2020
Management Tracks

Greene, an architect of Alnylam, looks to the next chapter

Barry Greene, who has worked with CEO John Maraganore to build Alnylam for the past 17 years, will depart the RNAi company as president at the end of the quarter. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) said...
BioCentury | Aug 1, 2020
Management Tracks

Nabel leaves Moderna’s board to avoid conflict-of-interest concerns; plus changes at Genespire, La Jolla, Editas and more

mRNA company Moderna Inc. (NASDAQ:MRNA) said Elizabeth Nabel has resigned from its board to avoid any potential or apparent conflict of interest. She is president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a site enrolling patients in...
BioCentury | Jul 16, 2020
Regulation

July 15 Quick Takes: Early access in U.K. for Alnylam RNAi; plus Verrica, CytoDyn, J&J and Roche

U.K. clears early access to lumasiran The U.K.’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is making lumasiran from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) available to patients with primary hyperoxaluria type I before its approval by the...
BioCentury | Jul 10, 2020
Finance

More risk-sharing deals to come from Blackstone's inaugural $4.6B life sciences fund, plus earlier investments

Nearly two years after acquiring Clarus Ventures, Blackstone has closed its inaugural life sciences fund at $4.6 billion, making good on its commitment to scale up the former’s risk-sharing model. Over its 13-year tenure, Clarus...
BioCentury | Jun 30, 2020
Finance

Syncona’s Freeline mulls IPO after crossovers back gene therapy play

Rather than draw the second half of a planned $80 million round from founding investor Syncona, gene therapy developer Freeline has instead opted to raise $80 million from a syndicate that includes crossover firms, setting...
BioCentury | Jun 20, 2020
Product Development

Regeneron’s commercial future

As its long-standing tie-up with Sanofi winds down, the main loss Regeneron faces is access to the pharma’s commercial footprint, as the biotech has yet to build one for itself. An analysis of Regeneron’s wholly...
BioCentury | Jun 19, 2020
Management Tracks

Dubovsky succeeds Fries as Novavax CMO; plus Carl June to head Ziopharm SAB, Dewpoint, FerGene, Cambrex, Adverum, Epsilen and more

Novavax Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX), which expects Phase I data for its COVID-19 vaccine in July, hired Filip Dubovsky as SVP and CMO. He succeeds CMO Louis Fries, who has retired. Dubovsky was head of clinical engagement...
BioCentury | Jun 11, 2020
Finance

Insiders lead, crossovers join in gene editing play Verve’s $63M round

When gene editing company Verve went out seeking new investors for its latest round of funding, existing shareholder GV decided it would rather lead the round itself. GV and existing investors Arch Venture Partners, F-Prime...
BioCentury | Jun 3, 2020
Politics, Policy & Law

Biopharma community joins call for solidarity, denounces systemic racism

The biopharma industry stood up to be counted, with top pharmas, biotechs and VCs issuing public statements of solidarity as protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death continued Tuesday. The CEOs and other leaders...
BioCentury | May 28, 2020
Product Development

May 27 Quick Takes: EC approves Zeposia in RRMS; plus Dupixent approved in children, La Jolla, Shionogi, Alnylam and Bold

EC approves Zeposia ozanimod for relapsing-remitting MS The European Commission approved Zeposia ozanimod from Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY) to treat relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). FDA approved the S1P receptor modulator in March for relapsing...
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BioCentury | Aug 7, 2020
Management Tracks

Greene, an architect of Alnylam, looks to the next chapter

Barry Greene, who has worked with CEO John Maraganore to build Alnylam for the past 17 years, will depart the RNAi company as president at the end of the quarter. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) said...
BioCentury | Aug 1, 2020
Management Tracks

Nabel leaves Moderna’s board to avoid conflict-of-interest concerns; plus changes at Genespire, La Jolla, Editas and more

mRNA company Moderna Inc. (NASDAQ:MRNA) said Elizabeth Nabel has resigned from its board to avoid any potential or apparent conflict of interest. She is president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a site enrolling patients in...
BioCentury | Jul 16, 2020
Regulation

July 15 Quick Takes: Early access in U.K. for Alnylam RNAi; plus Verrica, CytoDyn, J&J and Roche

U.K. clears early access to lumasiran The U.K.’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is making lumasiran from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) available to patients with primary hyperoxaluria type I before its approval by the...
BioCentury | Jul 10, 2020
Finance

More risk-sharing deals to come from Blackstone's inaugural $4.6B life sciences fund, plus earlier investments

Nearly two years after acquiring Clarus Ventures, Blackstone has closed its inaugural life sciences fund at $4.6 billion, making good on its commitment to scale up the former’s risk-sharing model. Over its 13-year tenure, Clarus...
BioCentury | Jun 30, 2020
Finance

Syncona’s Freeline mulls IPO after crossovers back gene therapy play

Rather than draw the second half of a planned $80 million round from founding investor Syncona, gene therapy developer Freeline has instead opted to raise $80 million from a syndicate that includes crossover firms, setting...
BioCentury | Jun 20, 2020
Product Development

Regeneron’s commercial future

As its long-standing tie-up with Sanofi winds down, the main loss Regeneron faces is access to the pharma’s commercial footprint, as the biotech has yet to build one for itself. An analysis of Regeneron’s wholly...
BioCentury | Jun 19, 2020
Management Tracks

Dubovsky succeeds Fries as Novavax CMO; plus Carl June to head Ziopharm SAB, Dewpoint, FerGene, Cambrex, Adverum, Epsilen and more

Novavax Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX), which expects Phase I data for its COVID-19 vaccine in July, hired Filip Dubovsky as SVP and CMO. He succeeds CMO Louis Fries, who has retired. Dubovsky was head of clinical engagement...
BioCentury | Jun 11, 2020
Finance

Insiders lead, crossovers join in gene editing play Verve’s $63M round

When gene editing company Verve went out seeking new investors for its latest round of funding, existing shareholder GV decided it would rather lead the round itself. GV and existing investors Arch Venture Partners, F-Prime...
BioCentury | Jun 3, 2020
Politics, Policy & Law

Biopharma community joins call for solidarity, denounces systemic racism

The biopharma industry stood up to be counted, with top pharmas, biotechs and VCs issuing public statements of solidarity as protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death continued Tuesday. The CEOs and other leaders...
BioCentury | May 28, 2020
Product Development

May 27 Quick Takes: EC approves Zeposia in RRMS; plus Dupixent approved in children, La Jolla, Shionogi, Alnylam and Bold

EC approves Zeposia ozanimod for relapsing-remitting MS The European Commission approved Zeposia ozanimod from Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY) to treat relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). FDA approved the S1P receptor modulator in March for relapsing...
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