17:04 , Aug 3, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

Otsuka's guadecitabine misses in Phase III for first-line AML

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) and its Astex Pharmaceuticals Inc. subsidiary said first-line treatment with guadecitabine (formerly SGI-110) missed the co-primary endpoints in the Phase III ASTRAL-1 trial to treat previously untreated acute myelogenous...
17:41 , Jul 31, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Clinical News

Otsuka's guadecitabine misses in Phase III for first-line AML

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) and its Astex Pharmaceuticals Inc. subsidiary said first-line treatment with guadecitabine (formerly SGI-110) missed the co-primary endpoints in the Phase III ASTRAL-1 trial to treat previously untreated acute myelogenous...
19:23 , Jun 20, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Techniques

Drug platforms

TECHNOLOGY: Gene therapy A four-compound cocktail could enhance the efficiency of CRISPR-based editing in pluripotent stem cells. The method involves CRISPR-based editing in pluripotent stem cells with systems based on CRISPR from Prevotella and Francisella 1...
21:13 , Apr 17, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Techniques

Disease models; drug properties

TECHNOLOGY: 3-D models; pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics 3-D human intestinal organoids could be used to test the PK properties of drug compounds. The organoids are generated by culturing human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in a medium containing fibroblast...
19:18 , Apr 13, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Novo Nordisk licenses sickle cell candidate from EpiDestiny

EpiDestiny Inc. (Solon, Ohio) granted Novo Nordisk A/S (CSE:NOVOB; NYSE:NVO) exclusive, worldwide rights to EPI01 to treat sickle cell disease (SCD) and beta-thalassemia. EpiDestiny is eligible for more than $400 million, comprising a $12 million...
22:20 , Apr 5, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Novo in deal for EpiDestiny's hematology candidate

EpiDestiny Inc. (Solon, Ohio) granted Novo Nordisk A/S (CSE:NOVOB; NYSE:NVO) exclusive, worldwide rights to EPI01 to treat sickle cell disease (SCD) and beta-thalassemia. EpiDestiny is eligible for more than $400 million, comprising a $12 million...
04:21 , Dec 9, 2017 |  BioCentury  |  Product Development

Multimodal meeting

This year’s clinical abstracts at the American Society of Hematology meeting hint at how newer treatment modalities -- cell therapies in cancer and gene therapies in hematology -- will branch out into new indications and...
02:10 , Dec 8, 2017 |  BC Innovations  |  Targets & Mechanisms

Epiphenomena at ASH

While it’s no surprise that cell therapy research is dominant in hematology, the emergence of epigenetics as an equally large focus at this year’s ASH meeting is more notable, reinforcing the resurgence of a field...
21:28 , Oct 3, 2017 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Therapeutics

Cancer

INDICATION: Gastric cancer Patient sample and mouse studies suggest inhibiting DNMT1 could help treat gastric cancer. In patients, high levels of DNMT1 in tumor samples were associated with disease progression and poor overall survival. In a...
19:58 , Sep 21, 2017 |  BC Innovations  |  Tools & Techniques

On your marks

With less fanfare than the first two waves, a quiet rise in activity is driving a revival of interest in epigenetics, despite little progress in solving the fundamental challenges that have dogged the field from...