BioCentury | Jun 23, 2020
Distillery Therapeutics

Blocking cGAS signaling for alcohol-related liver disease

DISEASE CATEGORY: Hepatic INDICATION: Liver disease Targeting the cGAS-IRF3 signaling pathway by inhibiting cGAS or the gap junction protein GJB1 could treat alcohol-related liver disease. In liver samples from alcoholic-related liver disease patients, high cGAS...
BioCentury | Jul 18, 2019
Financial News

Kronos parlays diverse pipeline into $105M series A

The speed at which Kronos assembled a broad small molecule platform against hard-to-target hormone receptors, transcription factors and E3 ligases enabled it to raise a $105 million A round led by seed investors Vida Ventures...
BioCentury | Dec 14, 2018
Clinical News

Syros' SY-1425 plus Vidaza leads to 63% ORR in biomarker-positive AML cohort

Syros Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:SYRS) reported Phase II data from a cohort of eight evaluable newly diagnosed, biomarker-positive acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) patients showing that tamibarotene (SY-1425) plus Vidaza azacitidine from Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ:CELG) led to...
BioCentury | Nov 16, 2018
Tools & Techniques

Benchtop manufacturing gets smaller

Publisher’s note: This story originally ran in the Nov. 15, 2018 issue of BioCentury Innovations , a comprehensive source of developments in translational research with knowledgeable perspectives on the key innovations, trends and opportunities in early...
BioCentury | Nov 15, 2018
Tools & Techniques

Benchtop manufacturing gets smaller

MIT scientists continue to break new ground in benchtop manufacturing systems for biologics. Published in Nature Biotechnology last month, the latest advance from the institute centered on an automated, closed system capable of producing clinical-grade...
BioCentury | Nov 6, 2018
Distillery Therapeutics


INDICATION: Renal cancer Patient sample and mouse studies suggest promoting expression of IRF9 and STAT2 could help treat clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). In patients, low levels of IRF9 in tumor samples were associated...
BioCentury | Oct 3, 2018
Translation in Brief

New Therapeutic Targets and Biomarkers: September 2018

New Therapeutic Targets and Biomarkers: September 2018 Select top therapeutic targets and biomarkers covered by BioCentury or added to the BCIQ database in September. Therapeutic targets are defined as any protein, gene or other molecule...
BioCentury | Sep 21, 2018
Tools & Techniques

Precision for pancreatic cancer

Real-time sequencing and organoid-based screens in pancreatic cancer could place new targets and biomarkers in the hands of drug developers looking for ways to side-step KRAS, a gene mutated in 90% of patients. Because KRAS...
BioCentury | Aug 30, 2018
Translation in Brief

Turning off the inflammasome

In a July Nature paper , a team from the University of California San Diego identified CMPK2 as a potential target for inflammatory diseases involving NLRP3 inflammasomes and may launch a spinout to develop the findings....
BioCentury | Apr 12, 2018
Translation in Brief

Viral variant vaccine

A team from Duke-NUS Medical School rapidly developed a live-attenuated Zika vaccine candidate by exploiting genetic errors to identify a strain with high viremia and reduced propagation. The approach could speed development of live vaccines...
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