00:30 , Jan 19, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Celgene bolsters immuno-metabolism, immune cell toolbox with Kyn, Obsidian deals

Partnerships with Boston area biotechs Kyn Therapeutics Inc. and Obsidian Therapeutics Inc. announced late this week by Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ:CELG) indicate the big biotech is continuing to build its immuno-metabolism and immune cell therapy toolboxes...
04:50 , Nov 30, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Targets & Mechanisms

Revving up metabolism at ASH 2018

Cancer metabolism is a prominent theme at this year’s ASH meeting, with researchers broadening the tent from metabolic targets that drive hematologic malignancies to those that intersect with other hot topics, notably immuno-oncology and epigenetics....
03:21 , Nov 17, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Product Development

Betting Combos on Biomarkers

Despite lackluster monotherapy data at SITC from the latest tranche of immunotherapy candidates, drug developers are moving into combination trials with PD-1 and PD-L1 inhibitors based on biomarkers of pharmacodynamic activity. Results from the next...
16:02 , Nov 16, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

Nektar makes case for NKTR-214 optimism

On a Nov. 10 call with investors, Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) and a PI for the Phase I/II PIVOT-2 trial highlighted differences in patient demographics that could be critical for NKTR-214 plus Opdivo nivolumab to achieve...
22:55 , Nov 15, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Product R&D

Tempest takes PPAR alpha into cancer

Tempest Therapeutics Inc.’s first data from its preclinical PPARα program gave it the support it was looking for to repurpose the cardiovascular target for cancer. Tapping into the emerging field of cancer immuno-metabolism, Tempest is...
21:18 , Nov 12, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Clinical News

Nektar makes case for NKTR-214 optimism

On a call with investors Saturday, Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) and a PI for the Phase I/II PIVOT-2 trial highlighted differences in patient demographics that could be critical for NKTR-214 plus Opdivo nivolumab to achieve a...
19:46 , Nov 1, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Emerging Company Profile

Secarna’s next-gen oligos

Secarna Pharmaceuticals GmbH’s antisense oligonucleotides for immuno-oncology could have better tissue penetration than small molecules and antibodies against the same targets. The company was established in 2015 by the founders and investors who launched antisense...
19:46 , Oct 5, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Nektar falls on short seller report

Nektar Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:NKTR) fell $4.31 to $56.65 on Oct. 1 after short seller Plainview LLC released a report calling the value of the biotech's NKTR-214 zero. Nektar lost more than $740 million in market...
23:48 , Oct 1, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Clinical News

Nektar falls on short seller report

Nektar Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:NKTR) fell $4.31 to $56.65 on Monday after short seller Plainview LLC released a report calling the value of the biotech's NKTR-214 zero. Nektar lost more than $740 million in market cap...
03:04 , Jun 30, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Eyes on launches

The annual summer slowdown isn’t restricted to just the stock market this year, as the clinical catalyst calendar also appears to be on holiday in 3Q18. Buysiders are therefore turning their attention to a spate...