21:15 , Mar 5, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Techniques

Vascularized kidney organoids for modeling renal disease

TECHNIQUES CATEGORY: Disease models TECHNOLOGY: 3-D models Vascularized kidney organoids could be used to study kidney development and model renal diseases. The organoids are generated in three steps: culturing human pluripotent stem cells with fibroblast...
20:01 , Nov 2, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Takeda proposes divestment of Shire GI candidate, announces loans

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (Tokyo:4502) said it proposed to the European Commission a potential divestment of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis candidate SHP647 once it completes its acquisition of Shire plc (LSE:SHP; NASDAQ:SHPG). The move...
01:23 , Mar 31, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Strategy

Refashioning Takeda

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.’s potential acquisition of Shire plc appears to be timed to take advantage of the chance to acquire products and a global footprint on the cheap. The combination would create a global...
19:58 , Aug 4, 2017 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Shire evaluating neurology pipeline

In its 2Q17 earnings report, Shire plc (LSE:SHP; NASDAQ:SHPG) said it will evaluate options for its neurology franchise, with the potential of spinning out the company’s core ADHD business into an independent public company. The...
23:20 , Aug 3, 2017 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Shire evaluating neurology pipeline

In its 2Q17 earnings report, Shire plc (LSE:SHP; NASDAQ:SHPG) said it will evaluate options for its neurology franchise, with the potential of spinning out the company’s core ADHD business into an independent public company. The...
21:34 , Aug 3, 2017 |  BC Innovations  |  Translation in Brief

New Therapeutic Targets and Biomarkers: July 2017

New Therapeutic Targets and Biomarkers: July 2017 Select top therapeutic targets and biomarkers covered by BioCentury or added to the BCIQ database during July 2017. Therapeutic targets are defined as any protein, gene or other...
19:21 , Jul 13, 2017 |  BC Innovations  |  Translation in Brief

Mind over matter

In the latest link between the GI tract and the CNS, a team from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine has identified the synaptic organizers CADM1 and CADM2 as targets in the gut-brain axis...
18:05 , Jul 10, 2017 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Therapeutics

Endocrine / Metabolic

INDICATION: Obesity Human sample and mouse studies suggest inhibiting CADM1 in the brain could help treat obesity. In brain tissue samples from non-obese surgery patients and postmortem subjects, levels of CADM1 in the hypothalamus were...
00:56 , Mar 29, 2017 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

CM-24: Ph I terminated

Merck terminated an open-label, dose-escalation, U.S. and Israeli Phase I trial evaluating CM-24 in combination with Keytruda pembrolizumab in 27 patients. The company said CM-24 showed no signs of efficacy in the trial and that...
19:44 , Mar 23, 2017 |  BC Extra  |  Clinical News

Merck ends development of cCAM compound

Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) terminated development of oncology candidate CM-24 , spokesperson Pamela Eisele told BioCentury. Eisele said the mAb showed no signs of efficacy in a dose-ranging Phase I study in combination with...