BC Innovations | Nov 21, 2019
Distillery Therapeutics

Entinostat-derived LSD1 and HDAC dual inhibitor for pediatric glioma

DISEASE CATEGORY: Cancer INDICATION: Brain cancer An HDAC and LSD1 inhibitor could treat diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a subtype of pediatric brain cancer. A dual HDAC and LSD1 inhibitor tool compound, derived from the HDAC...
BC Extra | Nov 19, 2019
Company News

Alkermes expands CNS pipeline with Rodin acquisition

A mix of preclinical and clinical data spurred Alkermes' takeout of Rodin, which adds HDAC-targeting programs to the biotech's CNS arsenal. The deal comes less than a month after Alkermes plc (NASDAQ:ALKS) restructured to maintain...
BC Extra | Jul 12, 2019
Financial News

HitGen joins growing Shanghai IPO queue

The Shanghai Stock Exchange accepted an application from HitGen this week to list on its new science and technology innovation board. The small molecule discovery company proposed to sell at least 40 million shares and...
BioCentury | May 17, 2019
Product Development

Pushing China to the forefront: When a first-in-China regulatory strategy makes sense

As reforms in China shorten clinical and regulatory timelines for biotechs across the board, the country has a growing chance to become the first stop for regulatory approvals of first-in-class drugs. The decision to do...
BC Innovations | Mar 25, 2019
Distillery Therapeutics

IL-17RD or inhibition of ZEB1 to sensitize lung cancer to MEK inhibition

DISEASE CATEGORY: Cancer INDICATION: Lung cancer Patient sample, cell culture and mouse studies suggest IL-17RD or blocking ZEB1 via miR-200 expression or HDAC inhibition could sensitize lung cancer to MEK inhibitors. In tumor samples from...
BC Innovations | Nov 9, 2018
Tools & Techniques

HitGen’s DNA for small molecules

With more than 60 partnerships under its belt, HitGen Ltd. has become a major gateway for companies to access DNA-encoded library technology -- a high efficiency form of combinatorial chemistry that upstages high throughput screening....
BC Innovations | Aug 8, 2018
Distillery Therapeutics

Cancer

INDICATION: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) In vitro , cell culture and mouse studies identified a piperazine-based dual MDM2/HDAC6 inhibitor that could help treat NSCLC. Chemical synthesis and in vitro testing of conjugates consisting of analogs...
BioCentury | Jun 2, 2018
Product Development

Breaking from the herd

Behind the block of clinical studies on PD-1 and PD-L1 inhibitors, researchers are casting aside their herd mentality with a wide net of strategies to solve some of the most pressing problems in oncology, such...
BioCentury | Apr 13, 2018
Emerging Company Profile

Reversing Neuropathy

Regenacy Pharmaceuticals LLC is developing the selective histone deacetylase 6 inhibitor ricolinostat as the first disease-modifying therapy for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy. Regenacy was spun out of Acetylon Pharmaceuticals Inc. during its 2016...
BC Innovations | Feb 13, 2018
Distillery Therapeutics

Cardiovascular

INDICATION: Heart failure Patient sample, rat and mouse studies suggest inhibiting HDAC2 could help treat diastolic dysfunction. In postmortem myofibrils from heart failure patients, diastolic relaxation time was longer than in matched samples from unaffected...
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