BioCentury | Apr 4, 2020
Management Tracks

CureVac names Stéphenne chairman; plus Desmond-Hellmann to Pfizer’s board, Reagan-Udall, Kyowa Hakko, Assembly, BioCryst and more

CureVac AG said Deputy Chairman Jean Stéphenne will become chairman. He is the former president and chairman of the biologicals unit of GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE:GSK; NYSE:GSK). It's another management change for the biotech as it...
BioCentury | Mar 31, 2020
Product Development

COVID-19 roundup: Qiagen, BD-BioMedomics, Rendu, Vaxart, Cobra, GigaGen, Houston Methodist, Anaqua-WideTrial

FDA’s emergency use authorization for a Qiagen test Tuesday comes amid a flurry of advancements in therapeutic, vaccine and diagnostic COVID-19 programs, including GigaGen’s unveiling of a polyclonal antibody program derived from convalescent COVID-19 patients....
BioCentury | Mar 25, 2020
Product Development

Repurposing candidates for COVID-19 from UCSF, Aldeyra

A UCSF team has keyed in on more than five dozen compounds against nearly as many targets that could be repurposed to target the virus behind COVID-19. Meanwhile, a repurposing screen by Aldeyra could yield...
BioCentury | Mar 25, 2020
Product Development

COVID-19 roundup: Emergency use of Moderna vaccine could come earlier than expected; plus ASCO goes virtual, Galapagos pauses filgotinib trials and more

The overarching news was negative for biopharma Tuesday, with a fresh round of companies announcing trial delays. But Moderna offered a rare ray of light, hinting that its vaccine could be available sooner than many...
BioCentury | Mar 18, 2020
Product Development

Bay Area labs pare down to essentials following shelter-in-place directives

Despite a carve-out for biopharma companies in Tuesday’s shelter-in-place orders, San Francisco Bay Area life sciences labs are winding down research activities, pressing pause on a broad swath of preclinical activities in the U.S.’s second-largest...
BioCentury | Mar 14, 2020
Politics, Policy & Law

Patient access to new Alzheimer’s drugs will depend on diagnostic innovation and payment reform

If Biogen’s Alzheimer’s disease therapy aducanumab gets approved this year, it will set off a payment time bomb given the huge patient population, and the fact it almost exclusively falls in the Medicare age group....
BioCentury | Mar 14, 2020
Emerging Company Profile

Indapta harnesses natural NK cell subset to create allogeneic cancer therapy

Indapta is sidestepping genome engineering for its universal NK cells, a strategy that not only reduces manufacturing costs but also broadens the number of cancer patients it could treat relative to genetically edited allogeneic NK...
BioCentury | Mar 10, 2020
Politics, Policy & Law

We’ve moved on from nude women parties. The progress is much bigger than that.

Sunday was International Women’s Day. I looked back at a column I wrote in 2018 wondering how much of it was still relevant. Can something as fundamental as the situation for women in our industry...
BioCentury | Feb 29, 2020
Product Development

CRISPR-based diagnostics are poised to make an early debut amid COVID-19 outbreak

CRISPR could see its first direct application to human health much earlier than expected as the COVID-19 outbreak accelerates development timelines for CRISPR-based diagnostics. Diagnostic testing for COVID-19 is currently conducted with real-time PCR tests...
BioCentury | Feb 27, 2020
Product Development

Amgen banks on speed to maintain edge in two hot cancer spaces

Amgen has a first-mover advantage in two of the hottest areas of cancer R&D -- K-Ras and bispecific antibodies. To stay ahead, it’s banking on a combination of rapid clinical development and moving to earlier...
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BioCentury | Apr 4, 2020
Management Tracks

CureVac names Stéphenne chairman; plus Desmond-Hellmann to Pfizer’s board, Reagan-Udall, Kyowa Hakko, Assembly, BioCryst and more

CureVac AG said Deputy Chairman Jean Stéphenne will become chairman. He is the former president and chairman of the biologicals unit of GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE:GSK; NYSE:GSK). It's another management change for the biotech as it...
BioCentury | Mar 31, 2020
Product Development

COVID-19 roundup: Qiagen, BD-BioMedomics, Rendu, Vaxart, Cobra, GigaGen, Houston Methodist, Anaqua-WideTrial

FDA’s emergency use authorization for a Qiagen test Tuesday comes amid a flurry of advancements in therapeutic, vaccine and diagnostic COVID-19 programs, including GigaGen’s unveiling of a polyclonal antibody program derived from convalescent COVID-19 patients....
BioCentury | Mar 25, 2020
Product Development

Repurposing candidates for COVID-19 from UCSF, Aldeyra

A UCSF team has keyed in on more than five dozen compounds against nearly as many targets that could be repurposed to target the virus behind COVID-19. Meanwhile, a repurposing screen by Aldeyra could yield...
BioCentury | Mar 25, 2020
Product Development

COVID-19 roundup: Emergency use of Moderna vaccine could come earlier than expected; plus ASCO goes virtual, Galapagos pauses filgotinib trials and more

The overarching news was negative for biopharma Tuesday, with a fresh round of companies announcing trial delays. But Moderna offered a rare ray of light, hinting that its vaccine could be available sooner than many...
BioCentury | Mar 18, 2020
Product Development

Bay Area labs pare down to essentials following shelter-in-place directives

Despite a carve-out for biopharma companies in Tuesday’s shelter-in-place orders, San Francisco Bay Area life sciences labs are winding down research activities, pressing pause on a broad swath of preclinical activities in the U.S.’s second-largest...
BioCentury | Mar 14, 2020
Politics, Policy & Law

Patient access to new Alzheimer’s drugs will depend on diagnostic innovation and payment reform

If Biogen’s Alzheimer’s disease therapy aducanumab gets approved this year, it will set off a payment time bomb given the huge patient population, and the fact it almost exclusively falls in the Medicare age group....
BioCentury | Mar 14, 2020
Emerging Company Profile

Indapta harnesses natural NK cell subset to create allogeneic cancer therapy

Indapta is sidestepping genome engineering for its universal NK cells, a strategy that not only reduces manufacturing costs but also broadens the number of cancer patients it could treat relative to genetically edited allogeneic NK...
BioCentury | Mar 10, 2020
Politics, Policy & Law

We’ve moved on from nude women parties. The progress is much bigger than that.

Sunday was International Women’s Day. I looked back at a column I wrote in 2018 wondering how much of it was still relevant. Can something as fundamental as the situation for women in our industry...
BioCentury | Feb 29, 2020
Product Development

CRISPR-based diagnostics are poised to make an early debut amid COVID-19 outbreak

CRISPR could see its first direct application to human health much earlier than expected as the COVID-19 outbreak accelerates development timelines for CRISPR-based diagnostics. Diagnostic testing for COVID-19 is currently conducted with real-time PCR tests...
BioCentury | Feb 27, 2020
Product Development

Amgen banks on speed to maintain edge in two hot cancer spaces

Amgen has a first-mover advantage in two of the hottest areas of cancer R&D -- K-Ras and bispecific antibodies. To stay ahead, it’s banking on a combination of rapid clinical development and moving to earlier...
Items per page:
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