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AstraZeneca CEO Knighted by Queen for COVID-19 Leadership

Biospace news - Thu, 06/02/2022 - 02:00
AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot has been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours for his contribution to life sciences and leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gene-Editing the Microbiome: The Limitless Possibilities

Biospace news - Thu, 06/02/2022 - 02:00
Eligo Bioscience has thought of a way to solve the dysbiosis between our bodies and our microbiomes – gene editing. BioSpace spoke with Eligo Co-founder and CEOXavier Duportet, Ph.D.

Regeneron to Buy Sanofi’s Stake in Libtayo for $900M Upfront

Biospace news - Thu, 06/02/2022 - 02:00
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals announced intentions to acquire Sanofi’s stake in a drug they developed together, Libtayo (cemiplimab).

Roche, Repare Ink $1.2B Deal for Development of Cancer Therapy

Biospace news - Thu, 06/02/2022 - 02:00
Repare Therapeutics announced a global cancer collaboration valued at up to $1.2 billion with Swiss pharma giant Roche for the development and commercialization of camonsertib.

Atreca Slashes One-Fourth Of Workforce in Reorganization Strategy

Biospace news - Thu, 06/02/2022 - 02:00
Atreca is reducing its staff count by over 25%, covering current employees and open roles, and revising its operating plan to reflect these cost-cutting measures.

Upstream Bio Dives into Severe Asthma Space with $200M in Series A Financing

Biospace news - Thu, 06/02/2022 - 02:00
Upstream Bio is focusing its efforts on an experimental treatment for severe asthma licensed from Astellas Pharma.

Evonik to Build $220M Lipid Plant in U.S. for mRNA-Based Therapies

Biospace news - Thu, 06/02/2022 - 02:00
In partnership with the U.S. government, Evonik Industries is investing more than $200 million to build a lipid manufacturing facility in the United States.

Seattle’s Sana Biotech Shifts Manufacturing to Bothell, Washington, Adds Key Leaders

Biospace news - Thu, 06/02/2022 - 02:00
Seattle-based Sana Biotechnology is moving on from its current Fremont, California manufacturing facility, inking a lease deal to develop a manufacturing plant in Bothell, Washington.

Another Journal Retracts Paper Co-Authored by Cassava Sciences Key Collaborator

Biospace news - Thu, 06/02/2022 - 02:00
Cassava Sciences is reeling after another journal retracted an article co-authored by a key collaborator on its experimental Alzheimer's disease therapeutic, simufilam.

Novel TCR Therapy Shows Tentative Promise Against Pancreatic Cancer

Biospace news - Thu, 06/02/2022 - 02:00
Researchers at the Earle A. Chiles Research Center have successfully shrunk a woman’s pancreatic cancer tumors using a novel immunotherapy.

Global Roundup: Memo Therapeutics Takes Aim at BKV Infections

Biospace news - Thu, 06/02/2022 - 02:00
Biopharma and life sciences organizations from across the globe provide updates on their pipelines and businesses.

Money on the Move: Sapience Scores $41m Backed by BMS, NexPoint

Biospace news - Thu, 06/02/2022 - 02:00
Most money moves happened in Europe this week, including a government-backed award for Parkinson’s disease research and seed funding for an RNA platform.

Outbreak Updates: Monkeypox Highlights Animal-to-Human Interface, Dogs Sniff Out COVID-19

Biospace news - Thu, 06/02/2022 - 02:00
Monkeypox is not COVID-19, but both are viral diseases that are front-and-center in the world of public health and epidemiology. Here's a look at the latest news on both outbreaks.

How to Attract and Keep Top Talent in the Pharma Industry

Biospace news - Thu, 06/02/2022 - 02:00
The increased resignation of employees is making it difficult for companies to keep up with production and meet deadlines. Here are the best ways to attract and keep top talent in the pharma industry.