22:06 , May 7, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

May 7 Company Quick Takes: Akcea, Bicycle/DDF, Arbutus, Celgene/Sutro, MDGH, Pfizer, Sanofi/Regeneron

Akcea's Waylivra approved in EU  The European Commission granted conditional approval to Waylivra volanesorsen from Akcea Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:AKCA) and Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:IONS) as an adjunct to diet in adult patients with familial chylomicronemia...
16:51 , Apr 22, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Poseida's sea change

Rather than execute the IPO it proposed in January, Poseida has instead raised a $142 million series C round that includes a $75 million contribution from Novartis. CEO Eric Ostertag told BioCentury that Poseida has...
19:26 , Mar 1, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Emerging Company Profile

Siolta: Seeding the microbiome

Backed by Khosla Ventures and about a decade of research connecting the microbiome to allergic diseases, Siolta Therapeutics Inc. has its bacterial cocktail in a Phase I trial to prevent the onset of asthma in...
01:53 , Feb 8, 2019 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Via Merck KGaA Deal, GSK adds to growing immuno-oncology pipeline

Two months after announcing it would pay $5.1 billion for Tesaro Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE:GSK; NYSE:GSK) has partnered with Merck KGaA (Xetra:MRK) in another deal to bolster its immuno-oncology pipeline. GSK is paying the German...
23:39 , Feb 5, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Via Merck KGaA deal, GSK adds to growing immuno-oncology pipeline

Two months after announcing it would pay $5.1 billion for Tesaro Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE:GSK; NYSE:GSK) has partnered with Merck KGaA (Xetra:MRK) in another deal to bolster its immuno-oncology pipeline. GSK is paying the German...
18:17 , Jan 11, 2019 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Regeneron, Sanofi narrow focus of immuno-oncology deal

By narrowing the focus of a 2015 immuno-oncology deal, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN) gains more freedom to play in its combinations sandbox as partner Sanofi (Euronext:SAN; NASDAQ:SNY) turns to other immuno-oncology agents in its pipeline....
00:11 , Jan 8, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Regeneron, Sanofi narrow focus of immuno-oncology deal

By narrowing the focus of a 2015 immuno-oncology deal, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN) gains more freedom to play in its combinations sandbox as partner Sanofi (Euronext:SAN; NASDAQ:SNY) turns to other immuno-oncology agents in its pipeline....
04:19 , Jan 4, 2019 |  BC Week In Review  |  Financial News

TCR2 seeks IPO as first program slated to enter clinic

Looking to bring at least one of its cell therapy programs to the clinic in 2019, TCR2 Therapeutics Inc. (Cambridge, Mass.) filed on Dec. 28 to raise $100 million in an IPO on NASDAQ. TCR2...
13:43 , Jan 3, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Therapeutics

Pulmonary

INDICATION: Pulmonary fibrosis Patient sample and mouse studies suggest inhibiting MUC5B polymerization could help treat pulmonary fibrosis. In lung samples from IPF patients, epithelial cell levels of MUC5B, which forms polymeric gels in alveoli, and...
22:56 , Dec 28, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Financial News

TCR2 seeks IPO as first program slated to enter clinic

Looking to bring at least one of its cell therapy programs to the clinic next year, TCR2 Therapeutics Inc. (Cambridge, Mass.) filed on Friday to raise $100 million in an IPO on NASDAQ. TCR2 is...