23:12 , Apr 24, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Management tracks: Portola, Assembly, Entasis

Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:PTLA) said John Curnutte will retire as EVP and head of R&D on May 17 after eight years at the hematology company. SVP of Research Pamela Conley will lead research activities, effective...
00:06 , Apr 6, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Big caps under pressure

Biogen’s fall in the wake of its decision to discontinue late-stage trials of Alzheimer’s therapy aducanumab is yet another reminder that large caps are in dire need of new pipeline products, and could serve as...
00:48 , Oct 6, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Seeking validation

The final stretch of the year offers clinical catalysts and early launch data that could validate investments in hot immuno-oncology targets and large untapped markets. Late-stage readouts from Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. in cystic fibrosis and...
00:59 , Aug 4, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Hong Kong’s first wave

Having broken the seal on the new biotech chapter of Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing Ltd., the performance of Ascletis Pharma Inc. and the next few companies to go out could determine what happens to...
18:53 , Jul 13, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Financial News

Assembly raises $144M follow-on

Assembly Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:ASMB) raised $144 million late on July 11 through the sale of 4 million shares at $36 in a follow-on underwritten by Jefferies, Leerink, William Blair, Mizuho Securities, Baird and National Securities...
18:30 , Jul 12, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Financial News

Assembly raises $144M follow-on

Assembly Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:ASMB) raised $144 million late Wednesday through the sale of 4 million shares at $36 in a follow-on underwritten by Jefferies, Leerink, William Blair, Mizuho Securities, Baird and National Securities Corp. The...
13:32 , Apr 13, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

Assembly reports Phase Ib data for HBV candidate

Assembly Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:ASMB) reported data from the Phase Ib ABI-H0731-101b trial in treatment-naïve patients with chronic HBV infection showing that ABI-H0731 was generally well tolerated with no serious adverse events or dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs)...
22:49 , Apr 3, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Management tracks: Abeona, Dermavant, Assembly

Gene therapy play Abeona Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ABEO) said President and CEO Timothy Miller will transition to president and CSO. He is succeeded as CEO by Carsten Thiel, who was EVP and chief commercial officer at...
22:37 , Mar 12, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Management tracks: WuXi NextCode, Assembly

WuXi NextCode Genomics Inc. (Cambridge, Mass.) said CEO Hannes Smárason is stepping down. He is succeeded by EVP and COO Rob Brainin. Last year, the genomics company raised $240 million in a series B round...
00:43 , Jan 13, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Choosy investors

  Despite losing steam in 4Q17, the broad-based recovery in biotech stocks last year has left investors generally comfortable with current valuations, and hence less optimistic that the sector indexes will outpace the broader market...