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Artios collaborates with Novartis; Scholar Rock eyes Phase III trial; Novavax starts crossover arms in Covid-19 trials; Volastra nabs $44M

Apr 8, 2021

Artios Pharma announces collaboration with Novartis to tap next-generation DDR cancer therapies Artios Pharma Limited, a leading DNA Damage Response (DDR) company exploitin...

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Amgen to acquire Rodeo for $55M; Novartis expands radioligand portfolio; Organon acquires Alydia for $240M; Forma announces positive FT-4202 dose levels

Apr 1, 2021

Amgen to acquire Rodeo Therapeutics for USD 55 Million Upfront  Amgen Inc. and Rodeo Therapeutics Corporation announced a deal under which Amgen will take over Rodeo, ...

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Asher Bio raises $55M; Roche halts Huntington’s phase 3 trial; Novartis’ radioligand hits goal in phase 3; EpimAb raises $120M in Series C

Mar 25, 2021

Asher Bio raises USD 55 Million in Series A financing Asher Biotherapeutics, a biotechnology company developing exactly targeted immunotherapies for cancer and other diseas...

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GBT strikes a deal with Sanofi; Lilly’s IL-23 inhibitor shows promise; Glooko raises $30M; FDA uplifts hold on Solid’s DMD gene therapy

Mar 18, 2021

Global Blood Therapeutics strikes a deal with Sanofi for sickle cell disease programs As Global Blood Therapeutics works to bring its sickle cell disease drug, Oxbryta, to ...

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Novavax targets COVID-19 approval; Iktos collaborates with Pfizer; AbbVie bags option to acquire Mitokinin; Presage inks new pact with Merck

Mar 4, 2021

Novavax targets approval for the COVID-19 vaccine in the US Novavax is targeting a second-quarter FDA filing for emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine. The aim hints the U....

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Beam makes USD 120M bet; GRAIL and Quest announce the collaboration; Brain organoids mimic infant’s brains; Improvement in T cells to kill cancer

Feb 25, 2021

Beam adds to drug delivery stable with USD 120 Million GuideTx buy Beam Therapeutics has taken over a startup whose technology could proffer the biotech’s genetic medicin...

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Bluebird suspends gene therapy trials; Cortexyme tripped up by FDA hold; Guardant Health launches surveillance blood test; Enhertu scores approval

Feb 18, 2021

Bluebird suspends gene therapy trials after two sickle cell patients develop cancer Bluebird bio has stopped two clinical trials of its sickle cell disease gene therapy aft...

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Verily – Janssen collaboration; Enhancing the response in pancreatic cancer; Avrobio gene therapy eradicates toxic substrate; Gut microbiome responsible for Multiple Sclerosis

Feb 11, 2021

Verily collaborates with Janssen to launch COVID-19 immune response study Verily is partnering with Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen division to witness the body’s earli...

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Plaque psoriasis drug outshines in phase III trial; Immunovant announces pause in trial of IMVT-1401; Prothena brings AL amyloidosis drug back; Canon Medical expands its MRI AI programs

Feb 4, 2021

Plaque psoriasis drug outshines the competition in phase III trial Bristol Myers Squibb’s psoriasis drug, the TYK2 inhibitor outshone placebo and Amgen’s Otezla in a se...

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Nirogy rises with $16.5M; Iterum presents a new drug application to FDA; Gut Bacteria proffer insight into molecules protection; TScan adds another $100M for cancer trials

Jan 28, 2021

Nirogy Therapeutics rises with USD 16.5 Million to target metabolite transporters Nirogy Therapeutics Inc., a privately-held biotechnology company developing novel small mo...

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Unshackling TP53 in leukaemia with a novel combo; Merus receives funds for cancer research pact; Vera Therapeutics bags $80M; Gritstone appends COVID-19 to the pipeline.

Jan 21, 2021

Unshackling the TP53 in leukaemia with a novel combination approach. Drugs that target the cancer-promoting proteins MDM2 and BET have been attempted in acute myeloid leuka...

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Gilead and Vir collaborate; Tessera scores $230M; Teladoc & Dexcom bring CGM Tech; Verve unveils lead candidate

Jan 14, 2021

Gilead and Vir Biotechnology Establish Clinical Collaboration  Gilead Sciences, Inc. and Vir Biotechnology, Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a clini...

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Ikena bags $120M; Terns raises $87M for NASH; Ribometrix Genentech Collaboration; Hologic acquires Biotheranostics

Jan 7, 2021

Ikena secures USD 120 Million to advance a growing pipeline of cancer drugs Ikena Oncology has bagged USD 120 million to develop its expanding pipeline of cancer drugs. The...

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Improving cancer immunotherapy; Senseonics’ Eversense delayed; FDA acknowledges Alkermes’ Resubmission; 3D breast ultrasound improves diagnosis

Dec 31, 2020

Improving cancer immunotherapy by recovering a warning system Cancer cells, most of the time, develop tactics to elude the immune system. A research team that is led by sci...

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NIH awards $107M for COVID-19 testing tech; GSK secures rights; Roche’s bispecific matches Eylea; Research Updates in Leukemia, solid tumors

Dec 24, 2020

NIH awards USD 107 Million for radical COVID-19 testing tech  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded over USD 107 million for radical approaches to testing fo...

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