02:33 , Jul 13, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

How crossover, insider support and big money correlated with performance across 1H19 IPOs

The performance of 1H19 IPOs point toward a continuation of a dual-class system where biotechs backed by deep-pocketed VCs and crossover investors can tap the public market at will and generate stronger after-market performance than...
01:30 , Jul 13, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Tools & Techniques

Broadening role for external control arms in clinical trials

External control arms are moving from theory to practice as drug developers begin to use them to make internal go/no-go decisions for clinical programs and to support regulatory applications. The field is largely split between...
22:00 , Jul 11, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Product Development

How Zymeworks aims to take on Roche’s $10B HER2 franchise

Zymeworks is going head to head with one of the biggest commercial cancer franchises -- Roche’s Herceptin trastuzumab and Perjeta pertuzumab -- as it pursues clinical proof-of-concept for its protein engineering platform. Pivotal readouts in...
11:30 , Jul 9, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Revolution raises $100M to build out Ras pipeline, explore SHP-2 combos

Following this year’s ASCO fervor around KRAS inhibitors, Revolution Medicines has raised $100 million in a series C round to advance its portfolio of Ras pathway inhibitors, including its own KRAS G12C inhibitor. The financing,...
01:58 , Jun 29, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Biotech backs down in 2Q19

In a reversal from 1Q19, biotech stocks across all market cap tiers fell in the second quarter, leading to a total loss of $22.3 billion. However, the year-to-date change in market cap remains well in...
01:39 , Jun 29, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Specialists and strong fundamentals must carry the sector in 3Q19

Heading into the third quarter, specialist biotech investors are in the driver’s seat, and their stances on whether to trim or spend in the down market are split. After recovering at the start of the...
00:47 , Jun 29, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

All eyes on new modality launches, cancer and rare disease data in 3Q19

While the typical summer lull means fewer catalysts in the third quarter, investors will be keeping a close eye on launches of new modality drugs. Of special interest to multiple buysiders is the launch of...
23:59 , Jun 28, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Product Development

Why tissue-agnostic drug development needs NGS to go mainstream

Next-generation sequencing is emerging as the rate-limiting factor for how fast and broadly tissue-agnostic drug development will take off in drug development. By engaging community oncologists, some companies hope to spread the word and enable...
01:05 , Jun 28, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Translation in Brief

Banking on biomarkers for synthetic lethality

Repare thinks its biomarker-first approach could be a key differentiator for its synthetic lethal cancer drug programs. The company is collaborating with test developers ahead of time to recruit patients poised to benefit. Losing function...
00:27 , Jun 22, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Clinical News

June 21 Clinical Quick Takes: Melanoma miss for Exelixis/Genentech combo; plus Progenics, Turning Point, Gracell

Cotellic/Tecentriq combo misses in melanoma  Exelixis Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) revealed in a Thursday SEC filing that Cotellic cobimetinib plus Tecentriq atezolizumab from partner Genentech Inc. missed the primary endpoint of improving progression-free survival vs. Keytruda pembrolizumab...