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Sierra Oncology brings on former Aimmune CEO to the helm; Flagship woos ex-Novartis exec Fabrice Chouraqui

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? Momelotinib-focused Sierra Oncology, which launched a Phase III trial in November for myelofibrosis patients, has made Stephen Dilly its president and CEO, effective June 1. Dilly was previously the CEO at Aimmune from 2014 until what w… […]

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Gossamer Bio Announces Early Encouraging Safety and Biomarker Data from Phase 1/2 Study of GB1275 at American Society of Clinical Oncology 2020 Virtual Scientific Program

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)—- $GOSS–Gossamer Bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: GOSS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, acquiring, developing and commercializing therapeutics in the disease areas of immunology, inflammation and onco… […]

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Ligand Announces Icagen’s Expansion of Collaboration with Roche to Develop and Commercialize Therapies for Neurological Diseases

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: LGND) and Icagen, a Ligand Company, announced today the expansion of Icagen’s license agreement with Roche to develop and commercialize small molecule ion channel modulators for t… […]

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Cardiff Oncology Data Continues to Demonstrate Efficacy of Onvansertib in Patients with KRAS-Mutated Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Presented at ASCO

– Positive data presented at ASCO follows announcement of Fast Track Designation granted by the FDA for onvansertib in second-line treatment of patients with KRAS-mutated mCRC- 89% overall clinical benefit achieved – objective response rate (ORR) of … […]

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Data Affirming Biocept’s Target Selector(TM) Platform Identifies Cancer Mutations in Cerebrospinal Fluid Presented at ASCO 2020 Virtual Scientific Program

Target Selector(TM) platform shown to be potentially more sensitive than standard-of-care cytology in detecting mutations of brain metastases in cerebrospinal fluid

SAN DIEGO, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Biocept, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOC), a leading comme… […]

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Forecasting a Pandemic

Natasha Martin’s heart stopped when she first saw a photo from Wuhan, China, depicting a huge hospital ward of patients on ventilators—all unable to breathe on their own due to an unusual pneumonia caused by a n… […]

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HemaFlo Therapeutics, Inc. Engages VENTURE.co Brokerage Services for $7.5 MM Private Placement Offering

Company Focused on Finding an Effective Solution for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Venture.co Brokerage Services, LLC (“VENTURE.co”) today announces a private capital investment opportunity into HemaFlo Ther… […]

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Cardiff Oncology Announces Fast Track Designation Granted by the FDA to Onvansertib for Second-Line Treatment of KRAS-Mutated Colorectal Cancer

– The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reviewed the Company’s request for Fast Track designation and concluded that investigation of onvansertib, in combination with FOLFIRI/bevacizumab, for second-line treatment of patients with KRAS-mutated metasta… […]

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La Jolla feels the burn of rival malaria approval; With another $10B, Bayer could finally weed out its herbicide problem

? La Jolla Pharmaceutical‘s shares $LJPC tumbled about 20% to $5.48 on Wednesday morning after another company — Maryland-based Amivas — was granted FDA approval for an IV formulation of an artesunate product for malaria. Artesunate is the active ingre… […]

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Nucleus Biologics Unveils World’s First Online Portal for Instantaneous Custom cGMP Cell Culture Media Configuration

SAN DIEGO, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Nucleus Biologics, a leader in precision cell culture, today announced the availability of NB-Lux™, an online configuration and ordering platform for cell culture media. Designed for developers of cell therapi… […]

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Retired USMC Captain, Derek Herrera, to Take Chairman Role for MVPvets, a Nonprofit That Helps Military Veterans Find Careers in Medical Device and Life Science Industries

SAN DIEGO, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — MVPvets, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that assists and prepares transitioning military veterans for meaningful employment in life science companies, announced the appointment of new Chairman of its Board o… […]

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Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services Signs Manufacturing Agreement with Humanigen for Lenzilumab, Currently in FDA-Approved Phase III Study for COVID-19

SAN DIEGO, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services (“Aji Bio-Pharma”), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing services, is pleased to announce it has entered into a manufacturing agreement w… […]

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Sorrento Receives FDA IND Clearance to Initiate a Phase I Clinical Trial of its CD38 Antibody-Drug Conjugate (ADC) STI-6129 for Patients with Amyloidosis

SAN DIEGO, May 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SRNE, “Sorrento”) today announced it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its investigational new drug (IND) application for STI-6… […]