Broncus Holding Corp. subsidiary Broncus Hangzhou is acquiring Chinese medical device company Hangzhou Jingliang in the form of an equity transfer agreement for ¥5.4 million (US$758,000). The move will strengthen Broncus’ R&D capabilities in the flexible robotic space and will allow the company to offer pulmonology diagnostics and therapeutic solutions covering the complete product life cycle.
Gibson Oncology LLC and Purdue Research Foundation have synthesized DNA topoisomerase I (Topo1) inhibitors and/or Myc proto-oncogene protein promoter G-quadruplex (MycG4) ligands reported to be useful for the treatment of cancer.
Most patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) develop acquired drug resistance to EGFR inhibitors. Osimertinib, a third-generation inhibitor, often sees its therapeutic effect reduced due to the C797S mutation of EGFR exon 20, which blocks the binding of Cys797 to osimertinib.
Researchers from Multitude Therapeutics Inc. have reported the preclinical profile of AMT-253, a MUC18-targeting antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) under development for the treatment of melanoma. It comprises the anti-MUC18 humanized antibody pAb253-H linked to T1000 exatecan payload and showed superior antitumor efficacy than the traditional vc-MMAE-based ADC AMT-253-M.