17:36 , Sep 21, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

FDA approves Teva's Ajovy, second CGRP inhibitor to prevent migraine

FDA approved Ajovy fremanezumab-vfrm from Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. (NYSE:TEVA; Tel Aviv:TEVA) on Sept. 14 to prevent migraine in adults. The mAb targeting the calcitonin gene-related peptide ligand is the second in its class approved...
00:20 , Sep 15, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

FDA approves Teva's Ajovy, second CGRP inhibitor to prevent migraine

FDA approved Ajovy fremanezumab-vfrm from Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. (NYSE:TEVA; Tel Aviv:TEVA) to prevent migraine in adults. The mAb targeting the calcitonin gene-related peptide ligand is the second in its class approved in the indication. Teva...
21:51 , Sep 14, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Coda’s chemogenetic control

Coda Biotherapeutics Inc. could have first-mover potential in the chemogenetics space, and with a newly raised $19 million series A round, the company will move its first program toward the clinic. Seed investors MPM Capital...
17:28 , Sep 14, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Financial News

MPM, Versant launch gene therapy play Coda

Coda Biotherapeutics Inc. (South San Francisco, Calif.) debuted with a $19 million series A round led by seed investors MPM Capital and Versant Ventures. New investors Astellas Venture Management and Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS; SIX:NOVN) also...
15:18 , Sep 14, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

GNS, Amgen to use AI to explore patient response to mCRC drug Vectibix

GNS Healthcare Inc. (Cambridge, Mass), Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) and the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology (Boston, Mass.) partnered to use artificial intelligence to identify factors that drive and predict patient responses to Amgen’s metastatic...
13:08 , Sep 12, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Financial News

MPM, Versant launch gene therapy play Coda

Coda Biotherapeutics Inc. (South San Francisco, Calif.) debuted with a $19 million series A round led by seed investors MPM Capital and Versant Ventures. New investors Astellas Venture Management and Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS; SIX:NOVN) also...
00:00 , Sep 8, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Product Development

Data distribution

TransCelerate BioPharma Inc. is taking its data sharing initiative to the next level with a new platform that will integrate clinical and preclinical data sets in a single repository and provide new analytical tools. DataCelerate,...
17:49 , Sep 7, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Financial News

Seidenberg, Harper launch Westlake with $320M inaugural fund

Kleiner Perkins’ Beth Seidenberg launched a life science investment firm, dubbed Westlake Village BioPartners, with $320 million in committed capital for its first fund. Sean Harper, EVP and head of R&D at Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN),...
23:30 , Sep 5, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Financial News

Seidenberg, Harper launch Westlake with $320M inaugural fund

Kleiner Perkins’ Beth Seidenberg launched a life science investment firm Wednesday, dubbed Westlake Village BioPartners, with $320 million in committed capital for its first fund. Sean Harper, EVP and head of R&D at Amgen Inc....
03:01 , Sep 1, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Politics, Policy & Law

A pathway to Biopharma 3.0

As market and social forces continue to tighten around the biopharmaceutical industry, drug companies need to start evolving toward a new business model that both capitalizes on the potential of new technologies and accommodates society’s...