Sydney, Australia – Longas Technologies Pty Ltd (‘Longas’), a developer of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies, has provided details on its Morphoseq™ library prep and associated software technology at the ‘Sequencing, Finishing and Analysis in the Future’ meeting, May 21 – 23, Santa Fe, NM, USA, that enables long read sequencing on short read NGS platforms.
New York, US and Vienna, Austria - HOOKIPA Pharma Inc. (“HOOKIPA”), a company developing a new class of immunotherapeutics, targeting infectious diseases and cancers based on its proprietary arenavirus platform, today reported recent business highlights and financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.
SYDNEY, Australia – The Board of Imugene Limited today announced the appointment of leading biotechnology executive and entrepreneur Dr Jens Eckstein as a Non-Executive Director, effective 20 May 2019.
Maastricht, The Netherlands – Cristal Therapeutics, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing targeted nanomedicines for the treatment of cancer and other diseases with high unmet patient need, today announced three upcoming poster presentations that highlight CPC634 positive data from its three phase 1 safety and biodistribution studies at the ASCO 2019 meeting, Chicago, Illinois May 31st - June 4th.
Sydney, Australia – Longas Technologies Pty Ltd (‘Longas’), a developer of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies, today emerges from stealth mode, unveiling its Morphoseq™ technology and announcing the appointment to CEO of Nick McCooke, who built and led the team at Solexa that pioneered NGS prior to the company being acquired by Illumina.
Lehi, UT and Buffalo Grove, IL - Civica Rx (Civica, Inc.) and Xellia Pharmaceuticals today announced they have signed a product supply agreement under which Xellia will manufacture essential antibiotics, including Vancomycin and Daptomycin, for Civica’s member health systems. Shortages of these anti-infective medications are impacting patient care in hospitals across the United States
New York, US and Vienna, Austria - HOOKIPA Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: HOOK), a company developing a new class of immunotherapeutics targeting infectious diseases and cancers based on its proprietary arenavirus platform, today announced that it has achieved a further research milestone in its collaboration and license agreement with Gilead Sciences, Inc. (“Gilead”) for development of a therapeutic hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine. Based on the terms of the agreement, HOOKIPA is entitled to a milestone payment from Gilead.
IRVINE, Calif. and BASEL, Switzerland – Urovant Sciences (Nasdaq: UROV), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapies for urologic conditions, has announced that Dr. David Staskin presented positive, Phase 3 pivotal data demonstrating safety and efficacy of vibegron during a plenary session at the 2019 American Urological Association Annual Meeting (AUA) in Chicago on Sunday 5th May. Vibegron is an investigational novel, once-daily oral beta-3 adrenergic agonist being evaluated as a treatment for adults with symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB). Dr. Staskin, a leading urologist with St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, and an Associate Professor of Urology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, is a key investigator for vibegron.
Ghent, Belgium – Confo Therapeutics, an emerging drug discovery company, today announces the completion of a €30 million ($33.4 million) Series A financing. The investment was led by BioGeneration Ventures (BGV) and co-led by Wellington Partners, with the addition of new investors Fund+ and Perceptive Advisors. Existing investors Capricorn Health-Tech Fund, Qbic, Participatie Maatschappij Vlaanderen NV (PMV), MINTS (University of Michigan), V-Bio Ventures and VIB also took part in the current financing round.
London, UK – Engitix Ltd, a company pioneering the development of both tissue-specific and disease-specific human extracellular matrix (ECM) for accelerating and improving the drug discovery process, today announces the appointment of Gino Van Heeke, PhD, as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), effective 7th May.
Milan, Italy - WISE Srl, a medical device company developing next-generation implantable leads for neuromonitoring and neuromodulation, has enrolled its first patient in the pivotal clinical study of its WISE Cortical Strip.
Geneva, Switzerland - AMAL Therapeutics (AMAL), a Swiss biotech developing novel, peptide-based therapeutic cancer vaccines, today announces that it has entered into a collaborative agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim. AMAL will conduct an international Phase Ib clinical study, referred to as KISIMA-01, to evaluate the combination of its lead candidate, ATP128, with Boehringer Ingelheim’s anti-PD1 compound, BI754091, in Microsatellite Stable (MSS) patients with stage IV colorectal cancer.
Clinigen Group plc (AIM: CLIN, ‘Clinigen’ or the ‘Group’), the global pharmaceutical and services company, has appointed James (‘Jim’) Meyer as General Manager, Commercial Medicines, US, with immediate effect.
HOUSTON and LONDON – Cell Medica, a leader in next-generation cellular immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer, today announced that collaborators from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital presented the latest preclinical data generated as part of the development program for CMD-502, an off-the-shelf CAR-NKT therapy candidate for R/R CD19 expressing B-cell malignancies, at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) in Washington, D.C.1
CAMBRIDGE, UK – Mission Therapeutics (“Mission”), a drug discovery and development company focused on treating mitochondrial diseases, fibrosis and neurodegenerative disorders by selectively inhibiting deubiquitylating enzymes (DUBs), today announced the appointment of Dr. James Summers as an independent member to its Board of Directors, with immediate effect.
HOUSTON and LONDON – Cell Medica, a leader in next-generation cellular immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer, today announced that its collaborators from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital presented the latest positive progress in the GINAKIT2 trial for children with R/R high risk neuroblastoma at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) in Washington, D.C.*
Cambridge, United Kingdom – Congenica, the global clinical decision support platform provider, today announced it has raised a further £13.25 ($17.1) million in additional equity investment, led by Parkwalk Advisors. The round attracted new strategic investors, including Digital China Health Technologies Corporation Limited (DCHealth), alongside follow-on funding from existing investors. The total amount raised across its B round financings is now £23.3 ($30.1) million.
Basel, Switzerland - ALENTIS Therapeutics (“ALENTIS”), a Swiss-French biotech company developing novel therapeutics in advanced liver disease and cancer, announced today the completion of a Series A financing of CHF 12.5million (Euro 11.1m; USD 12.5m). The Swiss venture capital firms BioMedPartners and BB Pureos Bioventures co-led the round and were joined by BPI France, Schroder Adveq and the German High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF).
New York, US and Vienna, Austria – HOOKIPA Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: HOOK), a company developing a new class of immunotherapeutics targeting infectious diseases and cancers based on its proprietary arenavirus platform, today announced the appointment of David R. Kaufman, M.D., Ph.D., to its Board of Directors.
London, UK – Rexgenero, a regenerative medicine company pioneering the development of advanced cell-based therapies to treat critical limb ischaemia (CLI), today presented an update on its two Phase III SALAMANDER trials being conducted across Europe for its lead development programme REX-001 to treat CLI in patients with diabetes.
Cambridge, United Kingdom – Congenica, the global diagnostic decision support platform provider, congratulates its co-founder and Scientific Director, Dr Matthew Hurles, FMedSci FRS, who has been elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society, the UK’s most prestigious scientific organisation.
New York, US and Vienna, Austria - HOOKIPA Pharma Inc. (“HOOKIPA”), a company developing a new class of immunotherapeutics, targeting infectious diseases and cancers based on its proprietary arenavirus platform, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 6,000,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $14.00 per share. In addition, HOOKIPA has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 900,000 additional shares of common stock at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. The gross proceeds from the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses, are expected to be $84 million, excluding any exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares.