BC Extra | Mar 28, 2019
Financial News

Antidepressant developer ATAI raises $43M series B round

With an aim to develop "formerly stigmatized" drugs for mental health disorders, ATAI said it raised $43 million in a series B round. In January, ATAI Life Sciences AG (Berlin, Germany) acquired Perception Neuroscience, giving...
BC Innovations | Nov 21, 2013
Distillery Therapeutics

Indication: Neurology

This week in therapeutics Indication Target/marker/pathway Summary Licensing status Publication and contact information Neurology Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Chromosome 9 open reading frame 72 (C9orf72) Studies in patient samples and mice suggest antisense oligonucleotides targeting...
BC Innovations | Nov 7, 2013
Cover Story

ALS antisense oligonucleotides

Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. has teamed up with a trio of academic groups to develop antisense therapeutics for the largest subset of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, 1-3 and all three teams have converged on a...
BC Innovations | Apr 11, 2013
Distillery Techniques

Technology: Disease models

This week in techniques Approach Summary Licensing status Publication and contact information Disease models Mammalian cell and fruit fly models for neurodegeneration induced by GGGGCC repeats Mammalian neuronal cells and fruit flies that express GGGGCC...
BC Innovations | Feb 2, 2012
Distillery Therapeutics

Indication: Musculoskeletal disease

Indication Target/marker/pathway Summary Licensing status Publication and contact information Musculoskeletal disease Muscular dystrophy MicroRNA-21 (miR-21) Patient sample and mouse studies suggest inhibiting miR-21 could help treat muscular dystrophy. In muscle biopsies from patients with Duchenne...
BC Innovations | Feb 2, 2012
Distillery Therapeutics

Indication

Indication Target/marker/pathway Summary Licensing status Publication and contact information Cancer Bladder cancer Keratin 14 (KRT14) Patient sample studies suggest KRT14 could help predict bladder cancer prognosis. In two sets of gene and protein expression data...
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