New data on a variety of blood disorder therapies announced at the 62nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting moved company shares on Dec. 7. Shares of Fate Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:FATE) hit a record high, rising 37.8% to $83.77 by day's end on news of clinical activity for one candidate in refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
CAR T therapy developer JW Therapeutics Co. Ltd. launched a HK$2.325 billion (US$300 million) IPO in Hong Kong by issuing 97.7 million shares at HK$23.8 apiece on Nov 3. The listing is set to help the company’s march toward the goal of winning the first CAR T product approval in China.
Shanghai-based Fosun Kite Biotechnology Co. Ltd. secured another $20 million investment from Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co. Ltd. and Kite Pharma Inc., which each contributed $10 million. The fund will support further clinical trials and manufacturing of its CAR T candidates, including FKC-876, which looks likely to become the first CAR T therapy approved in China.