BioCentury | Jul 17, 2020
Emerging Company Profile

Acepodia: linking antitumor antibodies to immune cells

Acepodia is using its antibody-cell conjugation platform to link tumor-targeting antibodies to the surface of cell therapies while avoiding genetic engineering. The platform, which has the potential for cost savings compared with CAR T therapy,...
BioCentury | Mar 14, 2020
Emerging Company Profile

Indapta harnesses natural NK cell subset to create allogeneic cancer therapy

Indapta is sidestepping genome engineering for its universal NK cells, a strategy that not only reduces manufacturing costs but also broadens the number of cancer patients it could treat relative to genetically edited allogeneic NK...
BioCentury | Aug 10, 2019
Product Development

Eat this, don’t eat that: CD47 companies’ first hurdle

The rush to drug CD47 shows no signs of abating, with five companies launching clinical programs for cancer this year and three moving forward on the back of encouraging Phase I data. The differentiator may...
BioCentury | Jul 25, 2019
Distillery Therapeutics

Innate Pharma's trifunctional NK cell engagers for multiple cancers

DISEASE CATEGORY: Cancer INDICATION: Lung cancer; lymphoma; solid tumors Innate Pharma S.A. showed that its trifunctional NK cell engager platform could be deployed against lymphoma, lung cancer and solid tumors. The trifunctional NK cell engagers...
BioCentury | Jul 3, 2019
Clinical News

July 3 Clinical Quick Takes: GSK starts Phase III otilimab RA program; plus Unum, Xofluza and more

Otilimab triggers milestone for MorphoSys MorphoSys AG (Xetra:MOR; NASDAQ:MOR) will receive a milestone payment of €22 million ($27.7 million) after partner GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE:GSK; NYSE:GSK) started the Phase III ContRAst program of otilimab to treat...
BioCentury | Jan 26, 2019
Product Development

Target wide, test narrow in lupus

While last year’s spate of clinical misses in lupus leave the field still in search of optimal targets, the 2019 outlook isn’t all doom. Companies with shots on goal are using sharper endpoints and aiming...
BioCentury | Sep 28, 2018
Emerging Company Profile

Stopping chain swapping

By controlling how antibody chains pair, Elstar Therapeutics Inc.’s platform can produce multispecific antibodies at yields comparable to methods for manufacturing monospecific antibodies. The company develops multispecific antibodies with up to four functional domains that...
BioCentury | Sep 7, 2018
Emerging Company Profile

Leveraging cross-linking

Lyvgen Biopharma Co. Ltd. is using its xLinkAb platform to develop mAbs that agonize T cell or dendritic cell co-stimulatory receptors with better safety and selectivity for tumors than competing mAbs. According to founder and...
BioCentury | May 11, 2018
Financial News

Provention plans IPO, reveals MacroGenics deal

Autoimmune and infectious disease company Provention Bio Inc. (Lebanon, N.J.) proposed on May 9 to raise up to $50 million in an IPO underwritten by MDB Capital Group. The company's pipeline includes several candidates in-licensed...
BioCentury | May 10, 2018
Financial News

Provention plans IPO, reveals MacroGenics deal

Autoimmune and infectious disease company Provention Bio Inc. (Lebanon, N.J.) proposed to raise up to $50 million in an IPO underwritten by MDB Capital Group. The company's pipeline includes several candidates in-licensed from other companies...
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