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FierceBiotech | February 07, 2020
After getting off a $66 million series B round in September last year, hereditary angioedema (HAE) specialist Pharvaris has taken on a seasoned HAE developer to help lead its pipeline. The startup has nabbed former Takeda/Shire exec Peng Lu, M.D., Ph.D., as its chief medical officer; Lu comes from Shire after it has been subsumed into Japanese Big Pharma Takeda and follows a whole host of other execs who have hit the exit amid the merger. At Shire, she led the team that finished up the phase 3 p...
CELL AND GENE THERAPY
Helix | September 21, 2021
The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Helix have announced a strategic collaboration to develop a first-of-its-kind population genomics initiative in South Carolina called In Our DNA SC. The large-scale program is designed to improve health care outcomes by integrating genetic insights into clinical care and research. The statewide initiative will enroll 100,000 patients in genetic testing over the next four years at no cost to the patient.
The program will enable th...
FierceBiotech | February 12, 2020
ALX Oncology has raised $105 million. The series C round will support phase 2 trials of CD47 myeloid checkpoint inhibitor ALX148 in combination with other anti-cancer therapies. Multiple drug developers have gone after CD47 since evidence of its role in the interactions between cancer cells and the immune system became clear. The evidence suggested tumors evade immune attacks by upregulating CD47, leading researchers to posit that blocking the signal will expose cancer cells to a full-force offe...
IsoPlexis | May 26, 2021
IsoPlexis, the leader in functional single-cell proteomics, announced today the acquisition of a large intellectual property portfolio containing 86 patents related to DNA and RNA sequencing. These nucleic acids and sequencing technologies will be immediately integrated with IsoPlexis' single-cell proteomics platforms, enabling a variety of next-generation tests that include numerous 'omic modalities from every single cell.
This is the next step in the company's roadma...
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