10x Genomics Inc. began distribution of its new Visium Spatial Gene Expression for FFPE (formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded) assay in the U.S., giving researchers access to whole transcriptome spatial gene expression across entire FFPE tissue samples. The assay allows researchers to overcome the challenges in transcriptome analysis created by FFPE processing.
TORONTO – Nanology Labs Inc. has raised C$3 million (US$2.49 million) in seed funding to advance development of a polymer-lipid platform that transports nanoparticles into human cells where they “reprogram” hypoxic or oxygen-deprived cancer tumors.
Beigene Ltd. unveiled positive interim results from its Alpine phase III trial comparing its small-molecule BTK inhibitor, Brukinsa (zanubrutinib), to Abbvie Inc.’s Imbruvica (ibrutinib), lending validity to one of the company’s most important development programs.
Genhouse Bio Co. Ltd. closed a series A financing round to raise more than ¥200 million (US$31 million) to support phase I studies of KRAS inhibitor GH-35 and SHP2 inhibitor GH-21 in China. The startup expects to enroll patients in trials testing the two compounds in the second half of this year, CEO Wang Kuifeng told BioWorld in an exclusive interview.
New and updated preclinical and clinical data presented by biopharma firms at the European Hematology Association 2021 Virtual Congress, including: Abbvie, Acceleron, Agios, Alexion, Aptose, Autolus, Beigene, Bergenbio, Bluebird, BMS, Caelum, Celyad, Constellation, Curis, Editas, Equillium, Forma, Genentech, Global Blood, Imago, Imara, Immunicum, Keros, Menarini, Mustang, Novartis, Oryzon, Protagonist, Ryvu.
Navigation Sciences Inc. has enrolled the initial patient in the first-in-human clinical feasibility trial of the Navisci system designed for surgeons to be able to remove probable early-stage lung tumors in minimally invasive surgery, integrating augmented reality (AR) and advanced software with surgical instruments.
Suzhou Zelgen Biopharmaceuticals Co. Ltd. won approval from China’s NMPA for Zepsun (donafenib tosylate) to treat patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma who have not received systemic treatment. The small-molecule drug, independently developed by Zelgen, is a multitarget kinase inhibitor.
At the 2021 virtual annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), results of the VISION trial testing the addition of Novartis AG’s radiopharmaceutical Lutetium-177-PSMA-617 (Lutetium-PSMA) to individualized standard-of-care regimens in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer improved both overall survival and radiographic progression-free survival.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. has released top-line phase III results from its CAR T therapy Breyanzi (lisocabtagene maraleucel) that could support its use earlier in patients with refractory large B-cell lymphoma, outperforming standard stem cell transplant therapy.