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ImmunityBio’s Patrick Soon-Shiong Discusses Quest to Orchestrate NK and T Cells

Biospace news - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 02:00
Dr. Soon-Shiong and ImmunityBio are on the final leg of what they hope will be the FDA approval of their drug N-803 (anktiva) for the treatment of bladder cancer.

Kyowa Kirin Could Sell $1B in Assets as it Advances PI3K Inhibitor

Biospace news - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 02:00
According to reports citing “people familiar with the matter,” Kyowa Kirin, a specialty pharma company, could be lining up the sale of $1 billion worth of assets on the international market.

Moderna Plans Trial Testing COVID-19 Vaccine in Youngest Babies

Biospace news - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 02:00
Moderna's study, dubbed BabyCove, is expected to begin recruiting in September and will include up to 700 babies three to six months of age.

With Positive Data, Checkpoint Looks to Add Second Indication to BLA

Biospace news - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 02:00
Checkpoint Therapeutics announced that its checkpoint inhibitor cosibelimab is showing positive objective response rate data in patients with locally advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

ADC Space Continues to Thrive with Four More Companies Linking Up

Biospace news - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 02:00
This week sees Exelixis, BioInvent, ImmunoGen and Oxford BioTherapeutics coming together to develop antibody-based therapies for cancer.

Trial Automation, Education Lapse Consequences of COVID-19 for Cancer Research

Biospace news - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 02:00
Frederick National Laboratories, the American Cancer Society and other leaders are picking up the pieces - both good and bad - as COVID-19 becomes endemic.

Emulate Launches Colon Intestine-Chip Assay to Predict Therapeutic Efficacy in IBD

Biospace news - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 02:00
The model has been validated against clinically relevant IBD therapies to demonstrate efficacy and mechanism of action, enabling drug developers to gain more accurate therapeutic insights.

Global Roundup: Clover's COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Reaches Phase III

Biospace news - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 02:00
Clover dosed the first participants in a Phase III study of its COVID-19 booster shot, while Global Access Diagnostics, Orbit Discovery, Proximie and more provide business and pipeline updates.

How to Get an Internship in Biopharma

Biospace news - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 02:00
Applying to your first biopharma internship may feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Discover how to find, prepare for and be successful in a biopharma internship in our guide.

Boehringer Ingelheim signs option to acquire Trutino Biosciences

World Pharma News - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 10:00
Boehringer Ingelheim announced the signing of an option to acquire Trutino Biosciences Inc. (the "Transaction"), a San Diego-based biotech company.

Trutino Biosciences is a pre-clinical stage biotech company dedicated to the discovery and development of next-generation cytokine therapies to treat immuno-oncology and autoimmune diseases.

In Tough Biotech Market, Third Rock Raises New $1.1B Fund

Biospace news - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 02:00
Third Rock Ventures Fund VI, providing the company with $1.1 billion to invest in new life science companies. This brings Third Rock to a total of $3.8 billion across its venture funds.

MorphoSys Adds HIBio to Busy Collaboration Week

Biospace news - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 02:00
MorphoSys is having a busy week after entering into an equity participation agreement with HIBio and a supply agreement and clinical collaboration with Pfizer and Incyte.

COVID-19 Research: Paxlovid Disappoints in Standard-Risk Setting, Nasal Spray Offers New Hope

Biospace news - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 02:00
​​​​​​​Biopharma has been stepping up research and drug development against COVID-19 -though results haven't always been encouraging. Here are the latest stories from this space:

WHO to Rename Monkeypox Due to Stigma, Discrimination

Biospace news - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 02:00
The World Health Organization is giving the monkeypox virus a new name soon in an attempt to quell the stigma and discrimination that might go with it.

Leveling the Racial Playing Field for Bone Marrow Transplants

Biospace news - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 02:00
Black/African American hematological cancer patients tend to have the worst outcomes. This is partly driven by a lack of access to allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant and available donors.

BioSpace, BIO Reports Reflect Diversity Struggles in Biopharma

Biospace news - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 02:00
Representation of women in biotech is nearing parity, but this is not reaching the executive level, where there is still stark disparity.

Oxford University Researchers Identify Gene Linked to Chronic Pain

Biospace news - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 02:00
Researchers at Oxford University have identified a gene linked to pain. The discovery opens possibilities to develop drugs or gene therapies to help treat patients who suffer from chronic pain.

Immunic Touts Favorable Phase II Results for MS Treatment

Biospace news - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 02:00
Immunic released favorable updated results for the Phase II EMPhASIS clinical trial investigating the safety and efficacy of vidofludimus calcium to treat relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

China Update: Pharma Downplays Challenges, Seeing Innovation Instead

Biospace news - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 02:00
Despite geopolitical tensions, the pharmaceutical industry sees China as a land of opportunity and some largely surmountable challenges.

Jazz and Redx Tout IND Acceptance while Omega Seeks First

Biospace news - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 02:00
Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Redx Pharma and Omega Therapeutics are pushing forward with their cancer treatments with Investigational New Drug approval and IND application submission.