23:20 , Dec 18, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Management tracks: AbbVie, Semma, Ziopharm

AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) unveiled a new executive leadership team. It includes EVP of R&D and CSO Michael Severino, who will become vice chairman and president and be responsible for R&D, HR, operations and the corporate...
15:56 , Nov 16, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Financial News

Ziopharm raises $50M in private placement

Immunotherapy company Ziopharm Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ:ZIOP) raised $50 million through the sale of 18.9 million units at $2.64 in a private placement on Nov. 12. Each unit comprises one share and a five-year warrant to...
22:35 , Oct 19, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Management tracks: AbbVie, Adverum

AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) said EVP and CFO William Chase will retire in mid-2019. Effective immediately, Chase becomes EVP of finance and administration until his retirement and VP and Controller Robert Michael will succeed Chase as...
23:10 , Oct 17, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Management tracks: Ziopharm, Merck

Immunotherapy company Ziopharm Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ:ZIOP) said CMO and EVP of R&D Francois Lebel will step down, effective Oct. 26. Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) hired Jim Scholefield as chief information and digital officer. He...
17:58 , Jun 22, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

FDA places hold on upcoming Phase I for point-of-care CAR Ts

FDA placed a clinical hold on an upcoming Phase I trial sponsored by Ziopharm Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ:ZIOP), which would be the first for its third-generation, point-of-care CAR T cells that require two days for manufacturing....
23:50 , Jun 18, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Clinical News

Hold for upcoming point-of-care CAR T trial sinks Ziopharm shares

FDA placed a clinical hold on an upcoming Phase I trial sponsored by Ziopharm Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ:ZIOP), which would be the first for its third-generation, point-of-care CAR T cells that require two days for manufacturing....
02:17 , Jun 9, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

ASCO ascent

Kinase inhibitor company Deciphera Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:DCPH) and cancer assay developer Genomic Health Inc. (NASDAQ:GHDX) each hit all-time highs in the wake of data readouts at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago....
20:38 , May 17, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Emerging Company Profile

Beyond B cells

PureTech Health plc subsidiary Vor Biopharma Inc. plans to combine CAR T therapies with hematopoietic stem cells modified to go unrecognized by CAR Ts. The approach could increase the types of immune cells that can...
18:54 , Mar 15, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Product R&D

Engineered to kill

Nkarta Inc. is betting that boosting NK cells’ intrinsic ability to discriminate between cancer and healthy cells will increase their efficacy as anti-cancer agents and lower their risk of toxicity compared with the more common...
22:43 , Jul 7, 2017 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Generalists needed

Following a nearly two-year political overhang on the biotech sector, buysiders believe sentiment once again may be turning positive and starting to catch up with the industry’s positive fundamentals. As evidence, they point to the...