Velosbio Inc., a San Diego-based company developing cancer therapies targeting receptor tyrosine kinase-like orphan receptor 1 (ROR1), has raised $137 million in series B financing to support development of its lead antibody-drug conjugate (ADC), VLS-101, and continued expansion of its pipeline.
Allogene Therapeutics Inc. investors will have to wait for an update in the second half of this year to find out more about whether off-the-shelf ALLO-501 can durably stand up to autologous CAR T-cell therapies, but early data disclosed at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting is creating buzz in the meantime.
The results from a study comparing San Diego-based Bionano Genomics Inc.’s Saphyr to traditional cytogenetic methods for the clinical analysis of leukemia genomes revealed that the system was 100% concordant with the standard of care for the detection of somatic chromosomal abnormalities.
Ten days after its JAK1 inhibitor, itacitinib, failed a phase III trial in acute graft-vs.-host-disease (GVHD), Incyte Corp. has finalized a deal that could provide an alternative growth path. It is paying Morphosys AG $750 million up front, investing $150 million in its stock and is on the hook for up to $1.1 billion in milestones for a 50% interest in U.S. rights to the CD19-targeting antibody tafasitamab (MOR-208) and for 100% of the rights in all other territories.
ORLANDO, Fla. – New phase I/II data from Autolus Therapeutics plc announced at the American Society of Hematology’s (ASH) annual conference show that AUTO-3, the first bicistronic CAR T targeting CD19 and CD22 followed by an anti-PD1, was well-tolerated in a phase I/II study.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Chimeric antigen receptor T (CAR T) cells have proved to be a major advance in treating patients with refractory B-cell malignancies so far. But, often, in approaching those issues "we solve one and we create another," Stephen Schuster, a doctor at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, told reporters at the 61st American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting Saturday.
The U.S. FDA's draft guidance for labeling and patient information for breast implants addresses concerns over anaplastic large cell lymphoma, but the draft also recommends biennial examination via ultrasound or MRI after five years, a recommendation that could prove a boon to makers of these imaging systems.