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Kura sheds stealth mode with $60M for PhII cancer drug licensed from J&J

Four years after executing a $310 million deal to sell Intellikine to Takeda, biotech entrepreneur Troy Wilson is back, springing out of stealth mode with a new company that has a full team, $60 million in financing, a cancer drug in-licensed from Johnson & Johnson and a plan to start mid-stage development with two Phase II studies launching later in the year. And he's done it while working out an OTC listing that puts him in a public market with an eye to moving up to one of the national exchanges.

Juventas snaps up business development veteran

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Takeda picks up a pair of cancer drugs in $310M Intellikine buyout

Takeda Pharmaceutical has a new U.S. biotech to add to its portfolio of drug developers. The pharma outfit announced this morning that it will buy out La Jolla, CA-based Intellikine and scoop up its

Infinity inks $488M pact on Intellikine's PI3K portfolio

Infinity Pharmaceuticals, a 2005 Fierce 15 company, has scooped up the global development and commercialization rights to a portfolio of oral PI3K inhibitors developed by Intellikine, including one

Flush with cash, Intellikine pioneers PI3 kinase chemistry

La Jolla, CA-based startup Intellikine has quickly racked up 1,500 drug candidates that can influence the PI3 kinase pathway, an indication of the biotech company's intensity and a key reason it has

Intellikine garners $51M to fund PI3K programs

La Jolla, CA-based Intellikine has scooped up $51 million in venture fund commitments to support its work in one of the hottest fields in biomedical research. Novartis Bioventures led the financing