20:49 , May 24, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

How Europe’s hotspots of innovation could fuel its rise as a global player in new modalities

It is clear that Europe has hotspots of innovation that are discovering and developing the next wave of new therapeutic modalities. Nearly every category of new modality has a European champion, with clusters forming around...
23:01 , May 22, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Preclinical News

SR-Tiget-led team boosts ‘don’t eat me’ signals on viral vectors to improve efficacy

Boosting surface levels of a "don't eat me" signal on lentiviral vectors could enable administration of lower gene therapy doses and prevent immune responses by shielding the vectors from phagocytosis. HIV-derived lentiviral gene therapy vectors...
23:21 , May 21, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

May 21 Company Quick Takes: Verily in deal with pharmas; plus Amryt-Aegerion, Prokaryotics

Verily, pharmas partner to develop clinical programs  The Verily Life Sciences LLC of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) partnered with Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS; SIX:NOVN), Otsuka Holdings Co. Ltd. (Tokyo:4578), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Sanofi (Euronext:SAN; NASDAQ:SNY) to...
20:54 , May 20, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Therapeutics

Aubagio and other DHODH inhibitors as epilepsy therapies

DISEASE CATEGORY: Neurology INDICATION: Epilepsy Patient sample, cell culture and mouse studies suggest inhibiting DHODH could help treat epilepsy. Metabolic modeling of transcriptome data from the cortex and hippocampus of epilepsy patients and two rat...
20:53 , May 20, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Therapeutics

Trivalent vaccination confers protection against three equine encephalitis viruses

DISEASE CATEGORY: Infectious disease INDICATION: Encephalitis Cell culture, mouse and macaque studies suggest a trivalent vaccine based on multiple proteins from Eastern, Western and Venezuelan equine encephalitis viruses could help prevent encephalitis caused by the...
00:48 , May 17, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Tools & Techniques

Leaning on exosomes, model-informed drug development gets closer to tailoring doses to each patient

Model-informed drug development is poised to move into personalized dosing, with a little help from exosomes. An August FDA workshop aims to shed light on when and how to use these precision dosing models in...
22:42 , May 15, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Clinical News

May 15 Clinical Quick Takes: Principia, Agios, Y-mAbs, Pfizer

Principia gets $30M from Sanofi for Phase IIb MS trial start  Principia Biopharma Inc. (NASDAQ:PRNB) said partner Sanofi (Euronext:SAN; NASDAQ:SNY) began a Phase IIb trial of SAR442168 to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis, triggering a $30...
00:46 , May 11, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Product Development

Now grown up, independent biotechs bulk up their platforms with more modalities

As the incoming class of independent biotechs look to build on their clinical and commercial successes, a handful are expanding beyond the technology that got them there, bringing in new modalities to complement their platforms...
23:09 , May 8, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Management tracks: Immunocore, Kyn, Engitix

Immunocore Ltd. (Abingdon, U.K.) brought on a third ex-AstraZeneca plc (LSE:AZN; NYSE:AZN) executive, hiring Mohammed Dar as head of clinical development and CMO. Dar was VP, clinical development oncology, R&D at AZ's MedImmune LLC subsidiary....
00:09 , May 8, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Regeneron falls after reporting EPS below the Street and disclosing patient deaths

Regeneron lost $2.4 billion in market cap Tuesday after reporting 1Q19 EPS well below consensus and disclosing two patient deaths in a Phase I trial evaluating its bispecific mAb targeting CD20 and CD3, REGN1979, in...