BioCentury | Apr 3, 2021
Product Development

Digging beyond the headlines at AACR 2021

BioCentury’s analysis of this year’s AACR meeting unearths orthogonal approaches to high-wattage targets KRAS and TIGIT, details on allogeneic and personalized cell therapies, and targeted protein degradation players beyond the usual suspects. In the run-up...
BioCentury | Feb 13, 2021
Product Development

Howdy partner: MD Anderson’s evolving industry collaboration strategy

The shifting balance between oncology candidates and patients available for trials, and the rise of complex modalities, is shaping the way MD Anderson builds partnerships and develops new assets. University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer...
BioCentury | Jan 12, 2021
Deals

Jan. 11 Quick Takes: Inmagene gains options to four Chi-Med immunology programs; plus Zai-Turning Point, Mirati-Resolution, GSK-Eligo, Biogen-Apple, Adaptive-AZ and more

Chi-Med, Inmagene partner on immunological indicationsHutchison China MediTech Ltd. (NASDAQ:HCM; LSE:HCM) granted Inmagene Biopharmaceuticals Co. Ltd. exclusive options to four immunological diseases programs for up to $95 million in development milestones, $135 million in commercial...
BioCentury | Jan 9, 2021
Finance

Targeted oncology is having a moment, again

The pandemic has only deepened the already heavily-weighted oncology focus of many portfolios, and it’s targeted oncology opportunities that are catching the eyes of buysiders in 2021. A combination of...
BioCentury | Dec 21, 2020
Finance

Dec. 21-23 Financial Quick Takes: Venture rounds for SomaLogic, ONL; plus Jacobio’s HK listing, Cullinan, Gracell and Zhaoke file for IPOs, and more

SomaLogic tops off recent series AProteomics company SomaLogic Inc. added another $81 million to the crossover-heavy series A financing it disclosed in November, bringing the round’s total to $214 million. New investors in the second close...
BioCentury | Dec 15, 2020
Deals

Genentech gets competitive in KRAS with early dealmaking push: Data Byte

It’s been a busy year for Genentech’s business development team as the company adds discovery and early clinical development deals. The latest deal — a partnership with Relay on a SHP2 inhibitor ...
BioCentury | Nov 20, 2020
Deals

China in-licensing play LianBio follows $310M crossover round with broad Pfizer deal

Pfizer’s deal with LianBio will provide the Perceptive-backed, cross-border start-up with a commercial infrastructure in China, while giving the pharma a drug hunter and development partner led by veteran China biotech executives Bing Li and Debra...
BioCentury | Oct 29, 2020
Finance

Perceptive-backed in-licensing play LianBio to cast a wide net with $310M crossover round

A $310 million crossover round will enable Chinese in-licensing play LianBio to “cast a wide net” as it looks to build a broad portfolio, Perceptive’s Adam Stone told BioCentury. Perceptive Advisors seeded,...
BioCentury | Oct 27, 2020
Product Development

Mirati impresses with KRAS inhibitor response rates, potential biomarker

Mirati’s shares rose to an all-time high on Monday after the company dropped the latest response rate data in the closely-watched KRAS inhibitor race, but it’s still too early to tell how adagrasib (MRTX849) will...
BioCentury | Oct 2, 2020
Finance

C4 is latest preclinical protein degradation IPO with big aftermarket gain

Public investors again showed their appetite for protein degradation companies Friday, as C4’s upsized IPO was the largest and best-received of three new NASDAQ listings.  Shares of C4 Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:CCCC), a preclinical company based...
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