PERTH, Australia – Following a AU$85 million (US$64.41 million) capital raise, Qbiotics Group Ltd. is progressing its oncology clinical program for lead candidate tigilanol tiglate, a natural product that is isolated from the seed of the Australian rainforest native shrub Fontainea.
ISA Pharmaceuticals BV has closed a €26 million (US$30.76 million) funding round to advance its cancer immunotherapy product, ISA-101b, in the clinic, as the company aims to tackle the low response rates that hold back this therapeutic approach.
Diagnostics startup Geneoscopy Inc. has enrolled the first patients its pivotal CRC-PREVENT clinical trial. The interventional study will assess the safety and efficacy of the company’s noninvasive, at-home, multifactor RNA screening test for the prevention of colorectal cancer.
I-Mab Biopharma Co. Ltd. announced collaborations with mRNA biotech company Immorna (Hangzhou) Biotechnology Co. Ltd. and AI-enabled R&D company Neox Biotech Co. Ltd., gaining access to transformative technologies to discover and develop oncology therapeutics.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a new set of guidelines regarding screening and treatment of cervical cancer, endorsing DNA testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) as the recommended test method.
In an exclusive licensing agreement, Astrazeneca plc will get the global rights to research, develop and commercialize protein stimulator of interferon genes, STING inhibitor compounds, from F-star Therapeutics Inc. Astrazeneca is responsible for currently preclinical STING inhibitor compounds from F-star, which retains rights to all its STING agonists in clinical development for treating cancer.
PERTH, Australia – Amaroq Therapeutics Ltd., a spinout out of the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, has launched after securing NZ$14 million (US$9.7 million) in seed funding to develop long non-coding RNAs as therapeutic targets and diagnostic markers to treat breast, colorectal and liver cancer.
Fresh from showcasing preliminary evidence for the tolerability and potential benefits of its anti-CD137 monoclonal antibody, LVGN-6051, at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting in June, Lyvgen Biopharma Holdings Co. Ltd. is gearing up to move its CD40 agonist LVGN-7409 to clinical trials in China after initial U.S. patient dosing.
Translationally controlled tumor protein (TCTP) is an immunomodulator that initiates development of an inflammatory milieu in the tumor microenvironment, where TCTP regulates high myeloid-derived suppressor cell activity, researchers have reported.
Healthcare Capital Corp. (HCC), a special purpose acquisition company, will combine with Alpha Tau Medical Ltd. to create a Nasdaq-listed company with an implied pro forma equity value of approximately $1 billion. Gross proceeds from the transaction, expected to close by year end 2021, are projected to total $367 million.