Student researcher collaborating with Indigenous community to improve cancer screening


OICR is hosting Jayson Pomfret as part of a unique summer internship program. Excerpt from the Press Release: Jayson Pomfret understands that meaningful cancer research happens in the community as well as at the lab bench. Pomfret is an undergraduate student in Queen’s University’s Bachelor of Health Sciences program who wants to pursue a career…

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Astria Therapeutics Announces Publication of STAR-0215 Preclinical Data in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics


Excerpt from the Press Release: BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Astria Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATXS), a biopharmaceutical company developing STAR-0215 for the treatment of hereditary angioedema (HAE) and focused on life-changing therapies for rare and niche allergic and immunological diseases, today announced that preclinical data supporting STAR-0215’s profile as a potential long-acting therapy for hereditary angioedema (HAE) dosed once every three…

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Cantabio Pharmaceuticals Receives Additional Grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Testing Its Novel Redox DJ-1 Protein-based ELISA Platform for the Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease


Grant enables the application of Cantabio’s Redox DJ-1 ELISA platform for the quantification of specific oxidized states of DJ-1 in Parkinson’s disease patients’ bio-samples, such as iPSC-derived dopaminergic neurons, post-mortem brain tissue and plasma, for the development of a new biomarker potentially for early diagnosis of and tracking the progression of Parkinson’s disease Excerpt from…

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Blue Lake Biotechnology Doses First Child in Clinical Trial of Novel Intranasal Vaccine Against Respiratory Syncytial Virus


Excerpt from the Press Release: ATHENS, Ga. and LOS GATOS, Calif., June 29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Blue Lake Biotechnology, Inc., a clinical stage intranasal vaccine company harnessing the full breadth of the immune system to protect against serious infectious disease, announced that the first child has been dosed in its Phase 1/2a trial (NCT05655182) of…

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Anokion Announces Publication in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology Highlighting Safety and Preliminary Effects of KAN-101 in Celiac Disease in its ACeD Phase 1 Clinical Trial


KAN-101 represents the first agent to modulate the IL-2 biomarker associated with symptomatic responses to gluten exposure in celiac patients KAN-101 advancing in a Phase 1b/2 clinical trial in celiac disease and immune tolerance Excerpt from the Press Release: CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & LAUSANNE, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Anokion SA, a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on treating autoimmune disease…

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4DMT Presents Positive Interim Data from Aerosolized 4D-710 Phase 1/2 AEROW Clinical Trial in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis at the ECFS 46th Annual Meeting


Excerpt from the Press Release: EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 07, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 4D Molecular Therapeutics (Nasdaq: FDMT, 4DMT, or the Company), a clinical-stage biotherapeutics company harnessing the power of directed evolution for targeted genetic medicines, today announced positive interim clinical data from the 4D-710 Phase 1/2 AEROW clinical trial for the treatment of cystic…

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Gritstone bio Announces Publication of Interim Results from Phase 1 Study of Self-amplifying mRNA (samRNA) Vaccine Against COVID-19 in Nature Communications


— Potent and durable immunogenicity achieved with low dose self-amplifying mRNA vaccine (samRNA) candidate — — Immunity boosted for at least 6 months in previously vaccinated-older adults (administration post-primary series of Vaxzevria®, Comirnaty® or Spikevax®) — — Data underscore the potential of Gritstone’s samRNA candidates to serve as next-generation vaccines against COVID-19 and other infectious…

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Pipeline Therapeutics Receives IND Clearance from FDA to Initiate Phase 1 Study of PIPE-791


-Company on track to begin enrolling healthy volunteers in the second half of 2023- Excerpt from the Press Release: DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pipeline Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering precision neuroregeneration, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the company to initiate its Phase 1 clinical trial of PIPE-791 in healthy volunteers. The…

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Repare Therapeutics Reports Proof of Concept for Lunresertib (RP-6306) in Clinic, Initial Monotherapy Data from Phase 1 MYTHIC Clinical Trial and Early Insights from Ongoing Combination Trials


Findings from the ongoing Phase 1 MYTHIC study demonstrated a favorable and distinctive tolerability profile for monotherapy lunresertib Monotherapy antitumor activity observed, including confirmed partial response and several patients with long stable disease Identified both intermittent and continuous schedules to enable combination studies Encouraging early responses across gemcitabine, camonsertib and FOLFIRI clinical combinations Repare to…

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Epic Bio Presents Preclinical Data on EPI-321 for Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy at ASGCT 26th Annual Meeting


Oral presentation highlights EPI-321 effects on multiple clinically relevant markers – Excerpt from the Press Release: – Epic Bio, a biotechnology company developing therapies to modulate gene expression using compact, non-cutting dCas proteins, today presented promising preclinical data supporting development of EPI-321 for the treatment of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). The data were shared in…

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