BioCentury | May 29, 2020
Finance

Taiho’s new modality search engine

With its parent company focused on small molecules for cancer, Taiho Ventures is using a recently upsized fund to find cutting edge modalities that take Taiho Pharmaceutical beyond its internal expertise. President Sakae Asanuma established...
BioCentury | May 27, 2020
Deals

Arcus keeps its independence in deal that gives Gilead access to targets ripe for combinations

Gilead’s partnership with Arcus gives it access to a pipeline ripe for immuno-oncology combinations around closely watched targets, such as TIGIT. But the agreement doesn’t mirror Gilead’s last deal, in which partnering negotiations with Forty...
BioCentury | May 23, 2020
Product Development

Hot topics at ASCO 2020

Center stage at this year’s virtual ASCO meeting are a series of hot topics that demonstrate the transformative potential of a single data readout or regulatory update. Areas to watch include next-generation checkpoint targets, where...
BioCentury | Feb 27, 2020
Product Development

Feb. 26 Quick Takes: Takeda acquires PvP for celiac therapy; plus Lilly, Esperion, Supernus, Moderna, Taiho-Arcus, Twist-Sophia

Takeda gains another celiac candidate via PvP takeout   After PvP Biologics Inc. finished a Phase I trial demonstrating proof of concept of its celiac disease therapy, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (Tokyo:4502; NYSE:TAK) exercised its...
BioCentury | Oct 19, 2018
Finance

Taiho ups its stakes

After bumping up its evergreen fund from $50 million to $300 million, Taiho Ventures LLC plans to increase its stakes in its portfolio companies. The strategic venture arm of Taiho Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. launched in...
BC Week In Review | Oct 19, 2018
Financial News

Taiho Ventures increases investment pool to $300M

Taiho Ventures LLC increased its investment pool to $300 million from $50 million. The firm said it will focus the additional funds on oncology startups with drug discovery capabilities or unique platform technologies. Taiho Pharmaceutical...
BC Extra | Oct 16, 2018
Financial News

Taiho Ventures ups investments to $300M, to focus on oncology

Taiho Ventures LLC increased its investment pool to $300 million from $50 million. Taiho Ventures said it will focus the additional funds on oncology startups with drug discovery capabilities or unique platform technologies. Taiho Pharmaceutical...
BC Week In Review | Jul 20, 2018
Company News

Taiho exercises option for AB928

Taiho Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) exercised an option to develop and commercialize AB928 from cancer company Arcus Biosciences Inc. (NYSE:RCUS) in Japan and other Asian territories, excluding China. Arcus will receive an option exercise...
BC Week In Review | May 11, 2018
Clinical News

Arcus reports Phase I safety data for cancer candidate AB928

Arcus Biosciences Inc. (NYSE:RCUS) reported data from 85 healthy volunteers in a Phase I trial showing that single and multiple ascending doses of cancer candidate AB928 were well tolerated. Data were presented at the American...
BioCentury | Mar 24, 2018
Product Development

Optimism for A2A

Once considered solely a neurology target, the adenosine pathway has attracted interest in immuno-oncology based on its ability to control whether immune cells adopt a stimulatory or suppressive phenotype. The early results from A2A receptor...
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