BioCentury | Jun 3, 2020
Politics, Policy & Law

Biopharma community joins call for solidarity, denounces systemic racism

The biopharma industry stood up to be counted, with top pharmas, biotechs and VCs issuing public statements of solidarity as protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death continued Tuesday. The CEOs and other leaders...
BioCentury | Jun 2, 2020
Deals

Personalized kidney play Chinook rounds out pipeline, lands on NASDAQ via Aduro deal

By uniting with publicly traded Aduro, Versant Ventures-incubated kidney company Chinook will gain a clinical asset for IgA nephropathy while also delivering liquidity to a VC syndicate that is committing additional capital to fund the...
BioCentury | Jun 2, 2020
Regulation

June 1 Quick Takes: CHMP recommendations, plus FDA action on AbbVie-Neurocrine, Shionogi, AZ, Lilly, Genentech

CHMP backs Ebola vaccine, targeted cancer therapies  EMA’s CHMP recommended approval of a two-component Ebola vaccine -- Zabdeno and Mvabea -- from Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Friday. The agency also backed two targeted cancer therapies:...
BioCentury | Jun 2, 2020
Finance

Hillhouse-backed $160M series B round to drive Genor’s first candidate to the market

Genor plans to establish a commercial team and take its first checkpoint inhibitor to market for a new indication after raising a $160 million series B round led by existing investor Hillhouse Capital. New investors...
BioCentury | Jun 2, 2020
Product Development

Adding up the COVID-19 pipeline

Researchers continue to disclose therapeutics and vaccines to treat or prevent COVID-19, with nearly 550 vaccines and therapies in development, according to BioCentury’s COVID-19 Resource Center . On Monday, AbCellera Biologics Inc. and Eli Lilly and...
BioCentury | Jun 2, 2020
Product Development

Phase I start marks first for anti-SARS-CoV-2 mAbs, first for AbCellera

A COVID-19 mAb from Eli Lilly and AbCellera has become the first against the virus to start human trials and is also the Vancouver-based company’s first product to enter the clinic. While the Phase I...
BioCentury | Jun 1, 2020
Product Development

Ibrance failure in adjuvant breast cancer opens door for Novartis, Lilly

The failure of Pfizer’s second-best-selling drug Ibrance in a pivotal trial as an adjuvant treatment for breast cancer opens a window for rival drugs in an indication that could have been a major growth opportunity...
BioCentury | May 30, 2020
Product Development

May 29 ASCO Quick Takes: Investors sour on Arvinas’ targeted degraders; plus MacroGenics, Karyopharm, Blueprint

Targeted degrader company Arvinas takes hit on updated proof of concept data  Arvinas Inc. (NASDAQ:ARVN) shed nearly $500 million in market cap Friday after updated Phase I/II data showed no new responses among 12 additional...
BioCentury | May 28, 2020
Finance

Fresh off Lilly deal, AbCellera readies to deploy $105M to streamline antibody-based R&D

Days after expanding a deal with Eli Lilly, AbCellera has raised $105 million in a series B round to speed its partners’ path to the clinic by expanding its own R&D capabilities. CEO Carl Hansen...
BioCentury | May 27, 2020
Product Development

Non-human primate data sending Junshi, Lilly COVID-19 mAb to clinic

A Chinese Academy of Sciences team has provided evidence showing a mAb against SARS-CoV-2 from Lilly and Junshi is effective in monkeys -- a first for any COVID-19 mAb, according to the researchers -- and...
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BioCentury | Jun 3, 2020
Politics, Policy & Law

Biopharma community joins call for solidarity, denounces systemic racism

The biopharma industry stood up to be counted, with top pharmas, biotechs and VCs issuing public statements of solidarity as protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death continued Tuesday. The CEOs and other leaders...
BioCentury | Jun 2, 2020
Deals

Personalized kidney play Chinook rounds out pipeline, lands on NASDAQ via Aduro deal

By uniting with publicly traded Aduro, Versant Ventures-incubated kidney company Chinook will gain a clinical asset for IgA nephropathy while also delivering liquidity to a VC syndicate that is committing additional capital to fund the...
BioCentury | Jun 2, 2020
Regulation

June 1 Quick Takes: CHMP recommendations, plus FDA action on AbbVie-Neurocrine, Shionogi, AZ, Lilly, Genentech

CHMP backs Ebola vaccine, targeted cancer therapies  EMA’s CHMP recommended approval of a two-component Ebola vaccine -- Zabdeno and Mvabea -- from Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Friday. The agency also backed two targeted cancer therapies:...
BioCentury | Jun 2, 2020
Finance

Hillhouse-backed $160M series B round to drive Genor’s first candidate to the market

Genor plans to establish a commercial team and take its first checkpoint inhibitor to market for a new indication after raising a $160 million series B round led by existing investor Hillhouse Capital. New investors...
BioCentury | Jun 2, 2020
Product Development

Adding up the COVID-19 pipeline

Researchers continue to disclose therapeutics and vaccines to treat or prevent COVID-19, with nearly 550 vaccines and therapies in development, according to BioCentury’s COVID-19 Resource Center . On Monday, AbCellera Biologics Inc. and Eli Lilly and...
BioCentury | Jun 2, 2020
Product Development

Phase I start marks first for anti-SARS-CoV-2 mAbs, first for AbCellera

A COVID-19 mAb from Eli Lilly and AbCellera has become the first against the virus to start human trials and is also the Vancouver-based company’s first product to enter the clinic. While the Phase I...
BioCentury | Jun 1, 2020
Product Development

Ibrance failure in adjuvant breast cancer opens door for Novartis, Lilly

The failure of Pfizer’s second-best-selling drug Ibrance in a pivotal trial as an adjuvant treatment for breast cancer opens a window for rival drugs in an indication that could have been a major growth opportunity...
BioCentury | May 30, 2020
Product Development

May 29 ASCO Quick Takes: Investors sour on Arvinas’ targeted degraders; plus MacroGenics, Karyopharm, Blueprint

Targeted degrader company Arvinas takes hit on updated proof of concept data  Arvinas Inc. (NASDAQ:ARVN) shed nearly $500 million in market cap Friday after updated Phase I/II data showed no new responses among 12 additional...
BioCentury | May 28, 2020
Finance

Fresh off Lilly deal, AbCellera readies to deploy $105M to streamline antibody-based R&D

Days after expanding a deal with Eli Lilly, AbCellera has raised $105 million in a series B round to speed its partners’ path to the clinic by expanding its own R&D capabilities. CEO Carl Hansen...
BioCentury | May 27, 2020
Product Development

Non-human primate data sending Junshi, Lilly COVID-19 mAb to clinic

A Chinese Academy of Sciences team has provided evidence showing a mAb against SARS-CoV-2 from Lilly and Junshi is effective in monkeys -- a first for any COVID-19 mAb, according to the researchers -- and...
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