Eli Lilly and AbCellera announced the dosing of the patients suffering from COVID-19 with antibody candidate - LY-CoV555. LY-CoV555 is a neutralizing IgG1 monoclonal antibody (mAb) that targets the spikes of the proteins of SARS-CoV-2. So far, COVID-19 has taken the lives of more than 372,000 people g...Find More
Fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) belongs to the serine hydrolase family of enzymes. The identification of this enzyme was led by the discovery and characterization of fatty acid amides, including anandamide and oleamide, as a fundamental class of endogenous signaling molecules. FAAH serves as the major metabolic re...Find More
Idera's dermatomyositis drug missed primary endpoint in phase 2 Idera’s toll-like receptor (TLR) antagonist, IMO-8400, failed to meet its primary endpoint in a phase 2 trial carried on adults with dermatomyositis. Data has shown that the drug was meant to block TLR 7, 8 and 9 but failed to beat placebo in making a s...Find More
ImmusanT upgrading the management ahead of phase 2 celiac vaccine trial ImmusanT has upgraded its senior staff by appointing Daiichi Sankyo’s SVP for internal medicine therapeutics, Ken Truitt, M.D., as its new chief medical officer. The management is also boosted with new VPs in program management and clinical oper...Find More
Zymeworks Daiichi I-O deal could potentially be worth USD 485 million Zymeworks and Daiichi Sankyo teamed up in 2016 on bispecific antibodies at that time the financial details were kept under the curtains. The pair is now entering into a new license agreement with a potential deal worth of around USD 484.7 million....Find More
Atara Biotherapeutics hires ex-Genentech SVP to lead its global R&D program Atara Biotherapeutics recently hired Dietmar Berger, M.D., Ph.D., as its R&D global head. During the time in Genentech, Berger was involved in the approval of several drugs including the PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitor Tecentriq. Berger w...Find More
Horizon Discovery declines Abcam’s USD 367 million takeover bid Horizon Discovery has recently rejected a buyout bid worth USD 367 million from Abcam. Horizon Discovery is an expert in gene editing technique and has issued a strong rejection to the offer of Abcam. Horizon’s board believes that the bid undervalues th...Find More
Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription (STAT ) is a family of cytoplasmic transcription factors comprising of 7 members-STAT1, STAT2, STAT3, STAT4, STAT5a, STAT5b, and STAT6. The STAT factors are activated by tyrosine kinase which could be either receptor associated as Janus Kinase (JAKs) or intrinsic tyro...Find More
Novo Holdings optimistic about investments in life sciences Novo Holdings is planning to increase its investment in early & late stage biotechs. Its focus will be mainly in the U.S. and Europe. They are optimistic about the investment in life-science companies with their past experience. NMD gets USD 47 million...Find More
Precise pathological diagnosis is crucial for proper management of patients suffering from cancer. There are approximately 100 known tumor types of the central nervous system. Due to Large number of tumor type standardization of the diagnostic process is very challenging. Researchers are now working on a completely ...Find More
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