22:35 , Jul 11, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Emerging Company Profile

Twentyeight-Seven's bet on RNA-binding proteins

Twentyeight-Seven is building a small molecule platform to target interactions between non-coding RNAs and an emerging target class in gene regulation: RNA-binding proteins. Launched last September, the company is using an $82.8 million series A...
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...
14:09 , Jun 3, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Clinical News

Astellas, Seattle Genetics ADC could provide new option for checkpoint non-responders in bladder cancer

Data presented at ASCO on Monday for Astellas and Seattle Genetics' enfortumab vedotin showed that metastatic bladder cancer patients who don't respond or relapse after PD-1/PD-L1 therapy could soon have a new treatment option. In...
22:37 , May 30, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

May 30 Company Quick Takes: Unity in-licenses protein for cognitive decline, plus Astellas, Organovo, Iovance

Unity in-licenses UCSF protein for cognitive improvement  Unity Biotechnology Inc. (NASDAQ:UBX) licensed from the University of California San Francisco exclusive, worldwide rights to IP relating to KLA, including its use to reverse or prevent cognitive...
17:56 , May 28, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Therapeutics

Adrenergic receptor inhibitor combo to treat stroke

DISEASE CATEGORY: Neurology INDICATION: Stroke Mouse studies suggest inhibiting ADRA1, ADRA2 and ADRB could help treat acute ischemic stroke. In two mouse models of ischemic stroke, the combination of the ADRA1 antagonist prazosin, the ADRA2...
21:58 , May 24, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Product Development

Why quizartinib hiccup at ODAC shouldn’t derail Daiichi’s 2025 cancer drug goals

FDA's ODAC may have given the thumbs down to Daiichi’s quizartinib, but a stocked pipeline and another ongoing trial of the candidate suggest it’s more of a hiccup than a hurdle in the Japanese pharma’s...
14:18 , May 20, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Techniques

RB1 alterations predict survival in mCRPC patients treated with Zytiga or Xtandi

TECHNIQUES CATEGORY: Biomarkers TECHNOLOGY: Gene profiling Alterations in RB1 could help predict survival in mCRPC patients treated with Zytiga or Xtandi. In 429 patients with mCRPC, analysis of whole-exome sequencing, gene expression, histopathology, survival and...
19:24 , May 17, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Product Development

Pushing China to the forefront: When a first-in-China regulatory strategy makes sense

As reforms in China shorten clinical and regulatory timelines for biotechs across the board, the country has a growing chance to become the first stop for regulatory approvals of first-in-class drugs. The decision to do...
00:19 , May 11, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Clinical News

FibroGen falls on U.S. safety data for roxadustat

FibroGen lost $9.28 (20%) to $36.39 on Friday after pooled safety analyses of Phase III data of anemia therapy roxadustat raised concerns for investors ahead of planned regulatory filings this fall. Omega Funds’ Otello Stampacchia...
19:25 , May 6, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Therapeutics

ADORA2A identified as a thrombosis target

DISEASE CATEGORY: Cardiovascular INDICATION: Thrombosis Cell culture and mouse studies suggest agonizing ADORA2A could help treat thrombosis. In primary human and mouse neutrophils treated with IgG from patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), which is associated...