BioCentury | Jan 13, 2020
Politics, Policy & Law

Supreme Court declines to clean up its IP mess

Over the last decade the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a series of decisions on the patentability of diagnostics that have befuddled lower courts, stifled investment, and led former U.S. Patent and Trademark Director David...
BC Extra | Dec 14, 2019
Company News

Management Tracks: Alector hires new president, COO and appoints R&D committee co-chairs; plus Pyxis, Translate Bio, Canaan, PMV, Janpix, Kiadis and more

Neuroimmunology and immuno-oncology company Alector Inc. (NASDAQ:ALEC) hired Shehnaaz Suliman as president and COO and made Richard Scheller and Thomas Südhof co-chairs of its strategic portfolio advice and review committee. Suliman was SVP of corporate...
BC Extra | Oct 30, 2019
Company News

Management tracks: Vectura, Editas, Assembly, Camp4, Tempus, Passage Bio, Boundless Bio and Prometheus

Inhaled drug delivery platform company Vectura Group plc (LSE:VEC) hired Will Downie as CEO and executive director, effective Nov. 7. CFO Paul Fry has been serving as interim CEO since James Ward-Lilley stepped down in...
BC Extra | Oct 7, 2019
Company News

Oct. 7 Company Quick Takes: Editas-MaxCyte, Goldfinch-Takeda, Prometheus-Takeda, DBV and Galderma

Editas licenses MaxCyte tech to develop engineered cell medicines  Editas Medicine Inc. (NASDAQ:EDIT) licensed non-exclusive clinical and commercial rights to Flow Electroporation technology and ExPERT instruments from MaxCyte Inc. (LSE:MXCT) to develop engineered cell medicines,...
BC Extra | Sep 6, 2019
Company News

Management tracks: Prometheus, Step, Spero, NorthSea, Aristea, MODAG and more

Salix’s Mark McKenna will become CEO of gastroenterology and autoimmune disease company Prometheus Biosciences Inc. (San Diego, Calif.), formerly known as Precision IBD Inc. McKenna was president at Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd., a subsidiary of Bausch...
BC Innovations | May 10, 2019
Product Development

Congress pushes to reform patent eligibility, biotechs say not enough

Congress has taken the first step towards fixing a key problem with patent policy that has crippled the diagnostics industry and disrupted development of other life science inventions, but its proposed solution falls short for...
BC Extra | Mar 5, 2019
Financial News

Secura Bio closes $145M financing

Oncology company Secura Bio said Tuesday it closed a $145 million financing led by Athyrium Capital. Athyrium and the executive team of Secura Bio Inc. (Henderson, Nev.) provided the $55 million equity portion of the...
BC Extra | Feb 21, 2019
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...
BioCentury | Jan 25, 2019
Politics, Policy & Law

101 problems with patent eligibility

The U.S. diagnostics industry is being strangled, and other life science inventions are being hobbled by, ill-conceived and contradictory patent policies. The USPTO director has signaled he wants to help, but only Congress has the...
BioCentury | Sep 29, 2018
Politics, Policy & Law

Patent law 101

The director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Andrei Iancu, said last week that a fundamental aspect of patent law that affects life science patents is completely screwed up, and because Congress can’t be...
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BioCentury | Jan 13, 2020
Politics, Policy & Law

Supreme Court declines to clean up its IP mess

Over the last decade the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a series of decisions on the patentability of diagnostics that have befuddled lower courts, stifled investment, and led former U.S. Patent and Trademark Director David...
BC Extra | Dec 14, 2019
Company News

Management Tracks: Alector hires new president, COO and appoints R&D committee co-chairs; plus Pyxis, Translate Bio, Canaan, PMV, Janpix, Kiadis and more

Neuroimmunology and immuno-oncology company Alector Inc. (NASDAQ:ALEC) hired Shehnaaz Suliman as president and COO and made Richard Scheller and Thomas Südhof co-chairs of its strategic portfolio advice and review committee. Suliman was SVP of corporate...
BC Extra | Oct 30, 2019
Company News

Management tracks: Vectura, Editas, Assembly, Camp4, Tempus, Passage Bio, Boundless Bio and Prometheus

Inhaled drug delivery platform company Vectura Group plc (LSE:VEC) hired Will Downie as CEO and executive director, effective Nov. 7. CFO Paul Fry has been serving as interim CEO since James Ward-Lilley stepped down in...
BC Extra | Oct 7, 2019
Company News

Oct. 7 Company Quick Takes: Editas-MaxCyte, Goldfinch-Takeda, Prometheus-Takeda, DBV and Galderma

Editas licenses MaxCyte tech to develop engineered cell medicines  Editas Medicine Inc. (NASDAQ:EDIT) licensed non-exclusive clinical and commercial rights to Flow Electroporation technology and ExPERT instruments from MaxCyte Inc. (LSE:MXCT) to develop engineered cell medicines,...
BC Extra | Sep 6, 2019
Company News

Management tracks: Prometheus, Step, Spero, NorthSea, Aristea, MODAG and more

Salix’s Mark McKenna will become CEO of gastroenterology and autoimmune disease company Prometheus Biosciences Inc. (San Diego, Calif.), formerly known as Precision IBD Inc. McKenna was president at Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd., a subsidiary of Bausch...
BC Innovations | May 10, 2019
Product Development

Congress pushes to reform patent eligibility, biotechs say not enough

Congress has taken the first step towards fixing a key problem with patent policy that has crippled the diagnostics industry and disrupted development of other life science inventions, but its proposed solution falls short for...
BC Extra | Mar 5, 2019
Financial News

Secura Bio closes $145M financing

Oncology company Secura Bio said Tuesday it closed a $145 million financing led by Athyrium Capital. Athyrium and the executive team of Secura Bio Inc. (Henderson, Nev.) provided the $55 million equity portion of the...
BC Extra | Feb 21, 2019
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...
BioCentury | Jan 25, 2019
Politics, Policy & Law

101 problems with patent eligibility

The U.S. diagnostics industry is being strangled, and other life science inventions are being hobbled by, ill-conceived and contradictory patent policies. The USPTO director has signaled he wants to help, but only Congress has the...
BioCentury | Sep 29, 2018
Politics, Policy & Law

Patent law 101

The director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Andrei Iancu, said last week that a fundamental aspect of patent law that affects life science patents is completely screwed up, and because Congress can’t be...
Items per page:
1 - 10 of 194