BioCentury | Jul 2, 2020
Emerging Company Profile

Bolt’s myeloid twist on ADCs charged up with $93.5M series C

Bolt’s $93.5 million series C round will enable the Stanford spinout to clinically test whether its myeloid-activating antibody conjugate can provide durable treatment to a broad swath of HER2-positive solid tumor patients. Led by Sofinnova...
BC Extra | Dec 11, 2019
Clinical News

AstraZeneca, Daiichi’s trastuzumab ADC sets new efficacy bar in breast cancer

Trastuzumab deruxtecan from AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo may have established a new threshold for efficacy in HER2+ breast cancer based on pivotal Phase II data. The data were better, in a sicker patient population, than...
BC Extra | Oct 21, 2019
Clinical News

Seattle Genetics at all-time high on strength of breast cancer readout

Seattle Genetics added more than $2 billion in market cap Monday after reporting pivotal survival data for breast cancer therapy tucatinib, a TKI targeting HER2 which is designed to have a favorable toxicity profile compared...
BC Innovations | Aug 28, 2019
Translation in Brief

Guiding antibody-drug conjugates from circulation to cytoplasm

A linchpin for the efficacy of antibody-drug conjugates is ensuring the payload travels from the circulation, to the endosomal pathway, and ultimately into the cytoplasm. A new study by Stanford University researchers uncovers biological pathways...
BioCentury | May 24, 2019
Product Development

Why quizartinib hiccup at ODAC shouldn’t derail Daiichi’s 2025 cancer drug goals

FDA's ODAC may have given the thumbs down to Daiichi’s quizartinib, but a stocked pipeline and another ongoing trial of the candidate suggest it’s more of a hiccup than a hurdle in the Japanese pharma’s...
BC Extra | May 8, 2019
Clinical News

AZ, Daiichi planning global submissions for breast cancer ADC

After AstraZeneca paid Daiichi $1.35 billion up front to jointly develop and commercialize the Japanese pharma’s trastuzumab deruxtecan (DS-8201), the partners reported Wednesday that the antibody-drug conjugate met the primary endpoint in the pivotal Phase...
BC Extra | May 3, 2019
Company News

May 3 Company Quick Takes: NHS England, Acacia, Insys, Novo, AZ

NHS strikes deal aimed at eliminating HCV in England  NHS England partnered with Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD), Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) and AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) to identify and treat individuals who are unaware they...
BioCentury | Apr 6, 2019
Finance

Big caps under pressure

Biogen’s fall in the wake of its decision to discontinue late-stage trials of Alzheimer’s therapy aducanumab is yet another reminder that large caps are in dire need of new pipeline products, and could serve as...
BC Extra | Mar 29, 2019
Company News

Daiichi gets $1.35B up front from AZ in antibody-drug conjugate deal

AstraZeneca will pay Daiichi Sankyo $1.35 billion up front to bolster one of the four platforms of its oncology unit, ADCs. Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd. (Tokyo:4568) and AstraZeneca plc (LSE:AZN; NYSE:AZN) announced Friday that they...
BC Innovations | Mar 7, 2019
Distillery Therapeutics

mir-515 inhibitor sensitizes HER2-negative breast and liver cancers to Kadcyla, Herceptin

DISEASE CATEGORY: Cancer INDICATION: Breast cancer; liver cancer In vitro and cell culture studies suggest an inhibitor of miR-515 could sensitize HER2-negative breast and liver cancers to anti-HER2 therapies. Chemical synthesis and in vitro testing...
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