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University of Dundee secures grant to discover new antibacterial drugs
University of Dundee in the UK has been awarded almost £1m to boost efforts to identify new new antibiotics to tackle bacterial infections.
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Ignyta to explore strategic options for cancer candidate taladegib
Ignyta is exploring strategic options for taladegib and has entered into an amended and restated license, development and commercialization agreement with Eli Lilly and Company for the taladegib oncology program.
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BioLineRx acquires UK cancer immunotherapeutics company Agalimmune
Clinical-stage biopharmaceutical firm BioLineRx has purchased Agalimmune, a private UK-based company with an anti-cancer immunotherapy platform.
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GSK, Regeneron to mine gene data from 500000 volunteer participants in UK
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals announced a major research initiative among the Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC), U.K. Biobank and GSK to generate genetic sequence data from the 500,000 volunteer participants in the U.K. Biobank resource.
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Pierre Fabre, H-Immune partner on immuno-oncology therapeutics
French pharma Pierre Fabre has entered into a strategic research partnership with H-Immune to develop immuno-oncology therapeutics using the latter’s technology platform to generate lead candidates of fully human antibodies.
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X-Chem, Ono to collaborate on multi-target drug discovery
X-Chem, a biotechnology firm focused on developing novel small molecule therapeutics by applying its innovative drug discovery platform, has entered into a partnership with Ono Pharmaceutical.
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SalvaRx to invest in Rift Biotherapeutics
SalvaRx, a subsidiary of SalvaRx Group, has agreed to invest in Delaware-based biotechnology company Rift Biotherapeutics which focuses on the development of antibodies for use in oncology.
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Circassia signs deal for US rights to two AstraZeneca COPD drugs
By PBR Staff Writer
UK-based Circassia Pharmaceuticals has agreed to pay up to $230m for certain US commercial rights for Tudorza and Duaklir, two drugs developed by AstraZeneca to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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Cell Medica raises £60m to advance multiple cancer programmes
Cellular immunotherapy company, Cell Medica has secured £60m in a Series C financing round with participation from existing investors Touchstone Innovations, funds managed by Woodford Investment Management, and funds managed by Invesco Perpetual.
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Scientists link noncoding genetic variants to neurodevelopmental disorders
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and Radboud University in Nijmegen found that genetic variation in the non-coding DNA may lead to language impairments in children and other neurodevelopmental disorders such as schizophrenia, autism, and bipolar disorder.
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CRISPR Therapeutics licenses cell engineering platform from MaxCyte
CRISPR Therapeutics and Casebia Therapeutics, its joint venture with Bayer, have signed a licensing agreement for a cell transfection platform from MaxCyte.
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Daiichi Sankyo enters into drug discovery and licensing deal with Heptares
Daiichi Sankyo has signed an agreement with Heptares Therapeutics to discover and develop small-molecules for the treatment of pain.
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Scientists use kiss of death to neutralize disease-causing proteins
By PBR Staff Writer
Scientists at the University of Dundee in Scotland have discovered how to destroy undruggable cancer proteins that lead to several strains of the disease.
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Google’s venture arm leads $51.7m investment in Spero Therapeutics
Spero Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical firm engaged in the development of novel therapies to treat bacterial infections, has completed a $51.7m Series C preferred financing led by new investor GV (formerly Google Ventures).
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Heat Biologics to acquire controlling stake in Pelican Therapeutics
Heat Biologics has agreed to buy an 80% controlling stake in Pelican Therapeutics, a privately held immuno-oncology company engaged in the development of agonists to TNFRSF25, a differentiated T cell costimulatory receptor.
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