BioCentury | Apr 30, 2020
Management Tracks

Desmond-Hellmann joins GV as adviser; plus Radius, Anika, AMAG, AiCure and more

Susan Desmond-Hellmann joined VC firm GV as an adviser. She recently joined the board of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) after stepping down as CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in December. Previously, she spent...
BioCentury | Feb 4, 2020
Product Development

Insmed planning Phase III for rare lung disorder therapy following mixed Phase II readout

Insmed rose $8.34 (41%) to $28.88 on Monday, gaining $745 million in market cap, after its chronic lung inflammation therapy met the primary endpoint in a Phase II study. But the data, which included an...
BioCentury | Jan 7, 2020
Company News

Management tracks: Rhythm, Mirati, Aura, IFM, a16z, Cambrex, Alzheon and more

Rare metabolic disease company Rhythm Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:RYTM) said Keith Gottesdiener will step down as CEO, president and a board member after more than eight years. He will stay on through the company’s submission of...
BioCentury | Nov 19, 2019
Company News

Alkermes expands CNS pipeline with Rodin acquisition

A mix of preclinical and clinical data spurred Alkermes' takeout of Rodin, which adds HDAC-targeting programs to the biotech's CNS arsenal. The deal comes less than a month after Alkermes plc (NASDAQ:ALKS) restructured to maintain...
BioCentury | May 4, 2019
Product Development

Amyloid: how did we get here and what can we learn?

Unlike any other theory in drug development, the amyloid hypothesis of Alzheimer’s disease has maintained an almost cult-like following, despite two decades littered with a long line of late-stage failures and not a single success....
BioCentury | Dec 14, 2018
Company News

Mereo, OncoMed announce merger

Mereo BioPharma Group plc (LSE:MPH) announced a merger with OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:OMED); the resulting entity will focus on development of Mereo's orphan disease pipeline and will be listed on London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ....
BioCentury | Oct 30, 2018
Company News

Management tracks: Blueprint, Clovis

Ahead of the anticipated 2019 launch of avapritinib, Blueprint Medicines Corp. (NASDAQ:BPMC) hired Christina Rossi into the newly created role of chief commercial officer. She was the multiple sclerosis business unit head of North America...
BioCentury | Sep 28, 2018
Preclinical News

Two strategies block immune-mediated metastases in mice

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory researchers and a team from two Italian institutions have published two different strategies to fight immune-mediated lung metastases. Dormant cancer cells can persist for years before awakening and proliferating, leading to...
BioCentury | Aug 11, 2018
Product Development

Exacerbation management

Based on work spearheaded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc. will be the first company to attempt to gain approval in CF based on pulmonary exacerbations instead of FEV1. The company is...
BioCentury | May 4, 2018
Emerging Company Profile

Needling out Alzheimer’s

United Neuroscience Ltd.’s pipeline comprises immunotherapeutic vaccines that selectively stimulate B cell responses against endogenous neurotoxic proteins. Its lead candidate UB-311 is an anti-beta amyloid vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease designed to improve cognition while avoiding...
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BioCentury | Apr 30, 2020
Management Tracks

Desmond-Hellmann joins GV as adviser; plus Radius, Anika, AMAG, AiCure and more

Susan Desmond-Hellmann joined VC firm GV as an adviser. She recently joined the board of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) after stepping down as CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in December. Previously, she spent...
BioCentury | Feb 4, 2020
Product Development

Insmed planning Phase III for rare lung disorder therapy following mixed Phase II readout

Insmed rose $8.34 (41%) to $28.88 on Monday, gaining $745 million in market cap, after its chronic lung inflammation therapy met the primary endpoint in a Phase II study. But the data, which included an...
BioCentury | Jan 7, 2020
Company News

Management tracks: Rhythm, Mirati, Aura, IFM, a16z, Cambrex, Alzheon and more

Rare metabolic disease company Rhythm Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:RYTM) said Keith Gottesdiener will step down as CEO, president and a board member after more than eight years. He will stay on through the company’s submission of...
BioCentury | Nov 19, 2019
Company News

Alkermes expands CNS pipeline with Rodin acquisition

A mix of preclinical and clinical data spurred Alkermes' takeout of Rodin, which adds HDAC-targeting programs to the biotech's CNS arsenal. The deal comes less than a month after Alkermes plc (NASDAQ:ALKS) restructured to maintain...
BioCentury | May 4, 2019
Product Development

Amyloid: how did we get here and what can we learn?

Unlike any other theory in drug development, the amyloid hypothesis of Alzheimer’s disease has maintained an almost cult-like following, despite two decades littered with a long line of late-stage failures and not a single success....
BioCentury | Dec 14, 2018
Company News

Mereo, OncoMed announce merger

Mereo BioPharma Group plc (LSE:MPH) announced a merger with OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:OMED); the resulting entity will focus on development of Mereo's orphan disease pipeline and will be listed on London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ....
BioCentury | Oct 30, 2018
Company News

Management tracks: Blueprint, Clovis

Ahead of the anticipated 2019 launch of avapritinib, Blueprint Medicines Corp. (NASDAQ:BPMC) hired Christina Rossi into the newly created role of chief commercial officer. She was the multiple sclerosis business unit head of North America...
BioCentury | Sep 28, 2018
Preclinical News

Two strategies block immune-mediated metastases in mice

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory researchers and a team from two Italian institutions have published two different strategies to fight immune-mediated lung metastases. Dormant cancer cells can persist for years before awakening and proliferating, leading to...
BioCentury | Aug 11, 2018
Product Development

Exacerbation management

Based on work spearheaded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc. will be the first company to attempt to gain approval in CF based on pulmonary exacerbations instead of FEV1. The company is...
BioCentury | May 4, 2018
Emerging Company Profile

Needling out Alzheimer’s

United Neuroscience Ltd.’s pipeline comprises immunotherapeutic vaccines that selectively stimulate B cell responses against endogenous neurotoxic proteins. Its lead candidate UB-311 is an anti-beta amyloid vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease designed to improve cognition while avoiding...
Items per page:
1 - 10 of 2118