Bit Bio Ltd. has announced the addition to its portfolio of ioGlutamatergic Neurons MAPT N279K and ioGlutamatergic Neurons MAPT P301S disease models for frontotemporal dementia (FTD), and early access to its ioGABAergic Neurons for neurological diseases, including epilepsy, schizophrenia, autism and Alzheimer's disease.
Nona Biosciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of HBM Holdings Ltd., has entered into a collaboration agreement with Dragonfly Therapeutics Inc. based on Nona's proprietary fully human heavy chain only antibody (HCAb) transgenic mice platform to discover and develop fully human heavy chain only antibodies for bispecific/multi-specific therapeutic antibody generation.
Sunshine Biopharma Inc. has entered into a collaboration agreement with a leading lipid nanoparticle (LNP) formulation company to advance the development of Sunshine's mRNA-based anticancer macromolecule, K1.1.
Myc-associated factor X (MAX), the protein that forms dimers with Myc, could hold the key to blocking one of the most intractable oncogenes. Scientists at the University of Chicago have designed a synthetic molecule that effectively mimics a module of MAX's binding domain. In parallel, the Omomyc protein OMO-103, developed by researchers at the Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO) in Barcelona, successfully completed a phase I clinical trial. From different therapeutic perspectives, both approaches corner Myc and predict the advance of this slow line of research.
A new method for controlling naturally magnetized bacteria has improved the prospects of applying them as vehicles for intratumoral delivery of cancer drugs and in hyperthermia therapy. The advance will provide a better way of directing the movement of systemically administered bacteria, using external magnetic fields to target them to tumors sited deep in the body. It also points to a possible route for engineering existing bacteria-based anticancer constructs for better targeting.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. has elected to exercise its right to advance a therapeutic antibody candidate, discovered in partnership with Abcellera Biologics Inc. as part of a multitarget collaboration between the companies, into further preclinical development.
Researchers from the University of Zaragoza and Promontory Therapeutics Inc. have discovered that PT-112, which has a multimodal mechanism of action, could have different clinical applications in cancer treatment due to its effects on mitochondria in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). PT-112 is an immunogenic small molecule currently in phase II development in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). The researchers designed PT-112 to target advanced solid tumors, such as thymus, small-cell, non-small-cell lung or CRPC.
Diwali, the Festival of Light, marks different events depending on where it is celebrated. In some areas of India, it marks the return of Lord Rama to his birthplace of Ayodhya after defeating the demon Ravana.