BioCentury | Oct 23, 2020
Product Development

What’s next for targeted protein degradation

...pursuing early-stage programs targeting the transcription factors BCL6...
BioCentury | Oct 20, 2020
Deals

Oct. 19 Quick Takes: Genesis, Genentech in AI drug discovery deal; plus Endo-BioSpecifics, Gemini, Catalyst-Jacobus, ONK, Venclexta

Genesis and Genentech collaborate to identify drug candidates using AIStanford spinout and AI platform company Genesis Therapeutics Inc. entered into a collaboration agreement with the Genentech Inc. unit of Roche (SIX:ROG; OTCQX:RHHBY) to identify drug candidates...
BioCentury | Aug 18, 2020
Product Development

Unity outlines path forward for anti-aging programs after Phase II osteoarthritis failure

After the failure of its lead anti-aging program in osteoarthritis, Unity believes more objective clinical endpoints and robust preclinical data for its next-in-line ophthalmology candidate mean that program won’t suffer the same fate in the...
BioCentury | Jul 13, 2020
Finance

BeiGene’s billions to support new launches, deep pipeline

By enriching its coffers with a further $2.1 billion from existing shareholders, BeiGene gains a formidable cash position as it brings to market a handful of products in the U.S. and China and advances a...
BioCentury | Mar 23, 2020
Product Development

March 23 Quick Takes: Venclexta combo hits in AML; plus Jardiance rebuffed, Zolgensma approved in Japan and Zealand-Boehringer

Venclexta combo shows survival benefit in AML Partners Roche (SIX:ROG; OTCQX:RHHBY) and AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) said Venclexta venetoclax plus azacitidine significantly improved overall survival and composite complete remission rate among acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) patients...
BioCentury | Mar 3, 2020
Product Development

March 2 Quick Takes: FDA Priority Review for MorphoSys-Incyte lymphoma therapy; plus Pfizer-Lilly, Merck, AbbVie, Novartis, Cerovene

Priority Review for MorphoSys follows Incyte deal FDA accepted and granted Priority Review to a BLA for tafasitamab from MorphoSys AG (NASDAQ:MOR; Xetra:MOR) to treat relapsed or refractory diffuse large B cell lymphoma in combination...
BioCentury | Feb 15, 2020
Translation in Brief

COVID-19 therapy from Emory and diagnostic from Sherlock co-founders; plus Genentech, Homology and more

Emory, UNC to test nucleoside analog against COVID-19 The Emory Institute for Drug Development and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are conducting preclinical studies of nucleoside analog to treat COVID-19, an Emory University...
BioCentury | Feb 14, 2020
Product Development

AML’s growing options

For acute myelogenous leukemia patients, 2017 marked the end of a more than 40 year drought in which chemotherapy was the only treatment option. In the last three years, eight new AML therapies have come...
BioCentury | Jan 30, 2020
Distillery Therapeutics

Targeted Bcl-XL degrader identified to treat ALL, TNBC and SCLC

DISEASE CATEGORY: Cancer INDICATION: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL); breast cancer; small cell lung cancer A University of Florida team led by Dialectic Therapeutics Inc. co-founders Guangrong Zheng and Daohong Zhou showed the company’s lead candidate,...
BioCentury | Dec 11, 2019
Tools & Techniques

Editas shows better gene editing using Cas9 alternative for sickle cell, thalassemia

Editas is using an alternative to Cas9 to develop a differentiated sickle cell and β thalassemia CRISPR gene therapy. Preclinical data presented Monday at ASH suggest that ex vivo gene editing could be more effective...
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