23:56 , Jul 1, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Management Tracks: BioCryst hires its first CBO; plus ObsEva, Veracyte and more

Rare disease company BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:BCRX) hired Megan Sniecinski as its first CBO. She was SVP of business operations and program management at PTC Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:PTCT). Reproductive health company ObsEva S.A. (NASDAQ:OBSV; SIX:OBSN)...
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...
23:12 , May 21, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Clinical News

BioCryst makes case for oral HAE therapy even as Phase III data disappoint investors

Despite reporting Phase III efficacy data for its oral hereditary angioedema therapy that fell short of marketed injectable therapies to prevent HAE attacks, BioCryst believes the demand for an oral option will enable BCX7353 to...
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...
14:30 , Mar 19, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Therapeutics

ALK2 inhibition for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma

DISEASE CATEGORY: Cancer INDICATION: Brain cancer Cell culture and mouse studies suggest inhibiting ALK2 could help treat diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) in patients harboring activating ALK2 mutations. In tumorspheres derived from an ALK2-mutant mouse...
22:56 , Jan 25, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Venrock spreads HAE bets

Venrock is broadening its portfolio of oral hereditary angioedema therapy investments by leading a $23 million series B round that will allow Attune Pharmaceuticals to move its lead plasma kallikrein (KLKB1) inhibitor into Phase II...
02:49 , Jan 5, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Ready to launch

  The proposed $74 billion takeout of Celgene Corp. by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. will not shift buysider attention away from upcoming and maturing drug launches heading into 2019, with plenty to track following a record...
20:02 , Nov 2, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Financial News

With clear FDA path, Clementia raises $70.2M

Days after revealing regulatory plans for its therapy for a rare bone disease, Clementia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:CMTA) raised $70.2 million in a bumped-up follow-on offering. Clementia priced 5.3 million shares at $13.25 late Oct. 29,...
14:43 , Oct 30, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Financial News

With clear FDA path, Clementia raises $70.2M

Days after revealing regulatory plans for its therapy for a rare bone disease, Clementia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:CMTA) raised $70.2 million in a bumped-up follow-on offering. Clementia priced 5.3 million shares at $13.25 late Monday, hours...
19:52 , Oct 26, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

Clementia jumps on NDA plans for unmet rare bone disease

Clementia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:CMTA) climbed $4.16 (40%) to $14.50 on Oct. 24 after announcing regulatory plans for palovarotene that could put the therapy first in line to gain FDA approval for fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP)....