22:26 , Apr 1, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Backing Cambridge's AI boom

After raising £150 million ($196 million) in its latest fund, Cambridge Innovation Capital will be keeping an eye on how artificial intelligence and machine learning technology can be applied to the life science sector. CIC...
22:38 , Mar 19, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Management tracks: Medicines Co., Mallinckrodt, ArQule

The Medicines Co. (NASDAQ:MDCO) terminated the employment of Christopher Cox, EVP and chief corporate development officer, effective March 15. Details were not disclosed. Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE:MNK) hired Bryan Reasons as CFO. He will succeed interim...
22:14 , Feb 21, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Management tracks: Mirati, Verastem, RedHill

Oncology company Mirati Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:MRTX) named Faheem Hasnain as chairman. He succeeds Rodney Lappe, who is retiring but will remain a consulting adviser. Hasnain is executive chairman of Gossamer Bio Inc. (NASDAQ:GOSS), which raised...
13:52 , Jan 29, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Techniques

Imaging

TECHNOLOGY: PET An MMP14-targeting PET imaging agent could help diagnose MMP14-overexpressing fibrosarcoma and other cancers. The agent consists of an MMP14-binding bicyclic peptide conjugated to tetraazacyclododecane-tetraacetic acid that is labeled with the radionuclide 68 Ga....
00:36 , Nov 7, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Management tracks: Five Prime, Alder

Five Prime Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:FPRX) hired David Smith as EVP and CFO, effective Nov. 26. He will replace Linda Rubinstein, who was interim CFO of the cancer company. Smith was COO of IntegenX Inc. until...
23:34 , Oct 3, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Politics & Policy

Phage display founders win Nobel for chemistry

The 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded to three scientists for their work on directed evolution of proteins and enzymes, which led to the development of human antibody-based therapeutics. The first, Humira adalimumab from...
17:57 , Sep 7, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Financial News

Winter, Jackson, Ramakishnan, Balasubramaniam among co-founders of new U.K. fund Ahren

Ahren Innovation Capital LLP (Cambridge, U.K.) announced the first close of its Ahren LP fund with over $100 million from Aviva, Wittington Investments and undisclosed U.S. family offices. The fund declined to disclose the exact...
23:29 , Sep 4, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Financial News

Winter, Jackson, Ramakishnan, Balasubramaniam among co-founders of new U.K. fund Ahren

Ahren Innovation Capital LLP (Cambridge, U.K.) announced the first close of its Ahren LP fund with over $100 million from Aviva, Wittington Investments and undisclosed U.S. family offices. The fund declined to disclose the exact...
21:15 , May 18, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

China comes to Europe

  The historically underfunded European biotech sector is in the early stages of tapping into a new stream of capital thanks to the explosion of biomedical innovation in China, which has spawned a wave of...
19:34 , May 17, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Finance

Europe’s piece of the pie

With China’s rising infrastructure for life science innovation and the unabated growth of U.S. science, Europe has two cards to play that can help it compete globally: expertise in key core technologies and its centralized...