BioCentury | Apr 23, 2020
Product Development

Roche reveals trial failures

Along with its 1Q20 earnings, Roche disclosed negative readouts in three clinical trials. Following a futility analysis, Roche (SIX:ROG; OTCQX:RHHBY) stopped the Phase III V1aduct trial of V1a receptor antagonist balovaptan (RG7314) to treat adults...
BioCentury | Jan 10, 2020
Product Development

Seeking structural endpoints for OA

As the first disease-modifying therapies for osteoarthritis enter late-stage development, companies are testing new endpoints that can capture effects on joint structure instead of relying on traditional pain-related readouts. Most are converging on MRI imaging...
BioCentury | Sep 6, 2019
Emerging Company Profile

Cullgen: boosting the breadth of E3 ligases for protein degradation

Cullgen is expanding the toolbox of E3 ubiquitin ligases that can be used to target and degrade cancer-associated proteins by looking beyond widely used ligases. With its ubiquitin-mediated, small molecule-induced targeted elimination (uSMITE) technology, Cullgen...
BC Innovations | Aug 23, 2019
Targets & Mechanisms

New targets in osteoarthritis are about more than just pain

New biological insights and increased recognition from FDA are transforming osteoarthritis from a testing ground for new pain therapies into its own high-priority indication. At least two mechanisms with disease-modifying potential for osteoarthritis (OA) have...
BioCentury | May 24, 2019
Product Development

Why quizartinib hiccup at ODAC shouldn’t derail Daiichi’s 2025 cancer drug goals

FDA's ODAC may have given the thumbs down to Daiichi’s quizartinib, but a stocked pipeline and another ongoing trial of the candidate suggest it’s more of a hiccup than a hurdle in the Japanese pharma’s...
BC Innovations | Jan 23, 2019
Distillery Therapeutics


INDICATION: Leukemia; cancer Cell culture and mouse studies identified an MDM2 protein degrader that could help treat leukemia and other cancers. Chemical synthesis and testing of analogs of an MDM2 inhibitor tool compound linked to...
BC Week In Review | Jan 18, 2019
Company News

MD Anderson collaborating with Ascentage, Nanobiotix on clinical testing of cancer assets

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled two new partnerships with China's Ascentage Pharma Group International (Suzhou, China) and France's Nanobiotix S.A. (Euronext:NANO) for clinical testing of their respective cancer assets. MD Anderson's...
BC Extra | Jan 7, 2019
Politics & Policy

Bipartisan bill to streamline U.S. response to foreign theft of IP may hasten clarity on biotech impact

As the biopharma industry awaits guidance from the government on the scope and potential impact of proposed technology export controls, a new congressional bill could help speed the process. Members of the Senate Select Committee...
BC Innovations | Aug 9, 2018
Translation in Brief

Identifying the ubiquitinators

A team at University of Dundee and Newcastle University has developed a mass spectrometry-based screening platform to identify ubiquitin ligases and compounds that modulate them. The approach uses the uptake of ubiquitin by enzymes rather...
BC Innovations | Aug 8, 2018
Distillery Therapeutics


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...
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