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Relay Therapeutics Announces Dosing of First Patient in First-in-Human Trial of RLY-2608 and Initiation of Expansion Cohorts for First-In-Human Trial of RLY-4008

01/07/2022

Doses first patient in first-in-human trial of RLY-2608, a pan-mutant and isoform-selective PI3Kα inhibitor Selects 70 mg once-daily dose for RLY-4008 and initiates expansion cohorts in patients with FGFR2-altered solid tumors, including cholangiocarcinoma and breast cancer Excerpt from the Press Release: CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Relay Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: RLAY), a…

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TCR² Therapeutics and Arbor Biotechnologies Establish Collaboration to Advance Allogeneic TRuC-T Cell Therapies

01/07/2022

Excerpt from the Press Release: CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TCR2 Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: TCRR), a clinical-stage cell therapy company with a pipeline of novel T cell therapies for cancer patients suffering from solid tumors, and Arbor Biotechnologies, a biotechnology company discovering and developing the next generation of genetic medicines, today announced…

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Sanofi to pay $1.2bn to acquire Amunix and its ‘stealth’ technology

01/06/2022

Sanofi will acquire Amunix’s next-generation protein engineering tech that allows biologic drugs to circulate in ‘stealth’ mode, becoming active only in diseased tissues Excerpt from the Press Release: Sanofi has agreed to purchase US-based immuno-oncology company Amunix Pharmaceuticals for $1bn upfront and another $225m in milestones. The deal brings with it Amunix’s proprietary ‘stealth’ technology…

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Lenzilumab Treatment Response in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients Correlates with C-Reactive Protein Levels

01/05/2022

Multi-variate analysis of LIVE-AIR Phase 3 data demonstrates that elevated baseline C-Reactive Protein (“CRP”) is the most predictive feature for progression to invasive mechanical ventilation (“IMV”) or death and may be a useful biomarker to guide therapeutic intervention Patients with baseline CRP<150 mg/L who received lenzilumab had a more than 2.5-fold higher likelihood to survive…

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BioMarin and Skyline Therapeutics Announce Strategic Collaboration to Develop Novel Gene Therapies for Cardiovascular Diseases

12/27/2021

Excerpt from the Press Release: SAN RAFAEL, Calif. and SHANGHAI, Dec. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) and Skyline Therapeutics (formerly Geneception), a gene and cell therapy company focused on developing novel treatments for unmet medical needs, today announced a multi-year global strategic collaboration for the discovery, development and commercialization of Adeno-Associated…

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Glycomine Announces First Dosing in Phase 1 Clinical Study of GLM101, a Potential Treatment for PMM2-CDG

12/24/2021

Excerpt from the Press Release: SAN CARLOS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Glycomine, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on developing new therapies for orphan diseases, today announced that the company has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of an Investigational New Drug (IND) application for GLM101 for the treatment of PMM2-CDG and has initiated dosing healthy volunteers…

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Apnimed Announces Dosing of First Patient in Phase 2 MARIPOSA Confirmatory Trial of AD109, a Potential Nighttime Oral Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

12/24/2021

– Study to Inform Phase 3 Program Design of AD109 and Advance Program for AD504 – Topline Results Expected Mid-2022 Excerpt from the Press Release: CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apnimed, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing oral pharmacologic treatments to address obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and related disorders, today announced the dosing of the first patient in the…

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Notable Presents Clinical Validation Data from Two Phase 2 Trials in Adult and Pediatric Acute Myelogenous Leukemia at the 63rd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting

12/23/2021

-Studies demonstrate high correlation between predicted response by Notable’s predictive precision medicines platform and actual clinical response, short-term and at one year- -Interim analyses of studies with MD Anderson Cancer Center and Texas Children’s Hospital investigators corroborate platform prediction data from Standford University collaboration- Excerpt from the Press Release: FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Notable Labs, Inc.…

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Vaxart to Test Cross-Reactivity of its COVID-19 Oral Tablet Vaccine Against Omicron

12/22/2021

Cross-reactivity will be assessed using samples from Phase II clinical participants and in a parallel animal challenge study Oral tablet’s immunogenicity profile suggests it may provide cross-protection against SARS-CoV-2 variants, including Omicron Excerpt from the Press Release: SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vaxart, Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT) said today it plans to…

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Kura Oncology Doses First Patient in Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of Tipifarnib in Combination with Tipifarnib in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

12/22/2021

– Preclinical data suggest HRAS and PI3Kα are co-dependent oncogenes in HNSCC – – Combination has potential to address up to 50% of patients with HNSCC – – Initial cohort comprised of patients with PIK3CA-dependent HNSCC – SAN DIEGO, Dec. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  Kura Oncology, Inc. (Nasdaq: KURA), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed…

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