03:55 , Dec 14, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Product R&D

Gene therapy’s make or buy choice

Whether or not to bring manufacturing in-house for gene therapy companies is becoming a critical choice, as contract manufacturers struggle to keep up with demand. The trade-off for the upfront investment risk is control over...
19:59 , Nov 16, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Tools & Techniques

Benchtop manufacturing gets smaller

Publisher’s note: This story originally ran in the Nov. 15, 2018 issue of BioCentury Innovations , a comprehensive source of developments in translational research with knowledgeable perspectives on the key innovations, trends and opportunities in...
15:55 , Nov 16, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Financial News

Hillhouse, Quan lead $93M series B for immuno-oncology play NextCure

NextCure Inc. (Beltsville, Md.) raised $93 million on Nov. 13 in a series B round led by new investors Hillhouse Capital Management and Quan Capital to fund development of its two lead immuno-oncology candidates. PD-1...
22:43 , Nov 15, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Tools & Techniques

Benchtop manufacturing gets smaller

MIT scientists continue to break new ground in benchtop manufacturing systems for biologics. Published in Nature Biotechnology last month, the latest advance from the institute centered on an automated, closed system capable of producing clinical-grade...
11:33 , Nov 13, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Financial News

Hillhouse, Quan lead $93M series B for immuno-oncology play NextCure

NextCure Inc. (Beltsville, Md.) raised $93 million in a series B round led by new investors Hillhouse Capital Management and Quan Capital to fund development of its two lead immuno-oncology candidates. PD-1 pioneer Lieping Chen...
17:57 , Nov 9, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

NextCure, Lilly partner to find new immuno-oncology targets

PD-1 pioneer Lieping Chen's NextCure Inc. (Beltsville, Md.) partnered with Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE:LLY) to use the biotech's FIND-IO platform to discover immuno-oncology targets. FIND-IO identifies new targets on immune-suppressive macrophages, dendritic cells and...
21:44 , Nov 5, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

NextCure, Lilly partner to find new immuno-oncology targets

PD-1 pioneer Lieping Chen's NextCure Inc. (Beltsville, Md.) partnered with Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE:LLY) to use the biotech's FIND-IO platform to discover immuno-oncology targets. FIND-IO identifies new targets on immune-suppressive macrophages, dendritic cells and...
01:37 , Aug 10, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Finance

Super-sized ambitions

A trend toward super-sized initial financings is attracting a new set of deep-pocketed investors to the early stage space. These new players are making earlier commitments with hopes of guaranteeing larger ownership positions at an...
23:35 , Apr 5, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Management Tracks: CRISPR, Moderna

Gene editing company CRISPR Therapeutics AG (NASDAQ:CRSP) hired Steve Caffé as head of regulatory affairs. Caffé was SVP at Ra Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:RARX). mRNA company Moderna Therapeutics Inc. (Cambridge, Mass.) hired Megan Pace as chief...
18:36 , Jan 11, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Emerging Company Profile

Next, after T cells

PD-1 pioneer Lieping Chen is solving some of the unanswered questions from that breakthrough with his new company, NextCure Inc. The idea is to use myeloid cell factors to boost the effectiveness of other T...