Longaevus Technologies Ltd. has announced the spin-off of Elastin Biosciences following breakthrough preclinical results of three of its assets. Elastin Biosciences has successfully conducted experiments and identified three novel drug combinations that inhibit elastin degradation and foster its deposition, leading to an increase in elastin expression by 5-fold, and improving aortic elasticity in aged mice in vivo.
Emris Pharma, a recent spin-off of Hadasit Medical Research Services and Development Ltd. and Yissum Research Development Co., has started development of a new topical drug to treat skin toxicities caused by epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors used to treat cancer.
Flagship Pioneering Inc. has unveiled Ampersand Biomedicines, a company creating programmable medicines that are safer, more tolerable and effective by acting at the site of disease. Flagship has initially committed US$50 million to advance Ampersand's Address, Navigate, Design (AND) Platform and develop an initial pipeline of medicines across a range of disease areas.