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Editas' Latecomer SCD Therapy Shows Promise in Two Patients

Biospace news - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 02:00
Editas Medicine released positive proof of concept data Tuesday morning from the first patients dosed with its experimental CRISPR-based gene therapy for sickle cell disease.

Entact Bio Draws $81M Financing for Protein Enhancement Platform (Updated)

Biospace news - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 02:00
Entact Bio launched with $81 million Tuesday to advance its protein enhancement platform.

MEI Abandons PI3K Inhibitor, 30% of Staff in Strategic Shift

Biospace news - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 02:00
MEI Pharma, Inc. will have a strategic realignment that would see at least 30% of its workforce laid off and a pivot towards two of its earlier clinical-stage assets.

Progress Flickers in Women’s Healthcare as Femtech Builds Traction

Biospace news - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 02:00
The worldwide market for therapeutics designed specifically for conditions and diseases that affect mainly women is expected to exceed $65 billion by 2027. BioSpace looks at three femtech leaders.

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies: There’s a New Cell Therapy Employer in Thousand Oaks

Biospace news - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 02:00
FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies is offering unique opportunities to join one of the top global CDMOs focused on solving some of the most complex healthcare challenges.

New clue discovered for how and why cancer cells spread

World Pharma News - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 11:00
An international team of researchers has uncovered a new mechanism that enables cancer cells to move throughout the body, providing a potential new target to stop metastasis, which is responsible for 90 per cent of cancer deaths.

In findings published in Nature, the team identifies that cancer cells move faster when they are surrounded by thicker fluids, a change that occurs when lymph drainage is compromised by a primary tumour.

FDA Outlines Path Forward for Verve’s Lead Candidate, VERVE-101

Biospace news - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 02:00
Monday, Verve Therapeutics revealed that the FDA has officially requested several buckets of additional safety information to lift the hold on its lead candidate, VERVE-101.

Janssen Bows Out as Contender for Horizon Therapeutics Buyout

Biospace news - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 02:00
Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) is no longer in the running to acquire rare disease player Horizon Therapeutics, the company announced Saturday. This leaves Amgen and Sanofi at the bidding table.

Protracted Job Searches Exact Weighty Mental Health Toll

Biospace news - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 02:00
Whether a job search is voluntary or not, months of interviews, wrangling over pay and benefits and evaluating options has a weighty psychological toll.

SonoThera Bags $60M for Ultrasound-Guided, Non-Viral Gene Therapy

Biospace news - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 02:00
​​​​​​​SonoThera closed its Series A round of financing Monday, counting $60.75 million in earnings and will use these proceeds to advance its ultrasound-guided, non-viral gene therapy platform.