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Ebola roundup: J&J invests $200M in R&D, Glaxo says vaccine will come too late

As the Ebola outbreak continues with deadly momentum, drugmakers are working at lightning speed to develop a vaccine.

Genentech pays $150M upfront to partner on NewLink's immuno-oncology drug

Biotech powerhouse Genentech is going all in with Ames, IA-based NewLink Genetics, partnering on an early-stage cancer program which has been billed as an important example of a new class of checkpoint inhibitor. And Genentech says that it plans to build a portfolio of programs pairing this therapeutic with Roche's closely watched PD-L1 drug.

NewLink Ebola vaccine trial begins in U.S. while Glaxo takes its jab to Mali

The race is on to test an experimental Ebola vaccine as West Africa grapples with an out-of-control outbreak and the U.S. scrambles to rectify breaches in protocol after a patient with the virus died at a Dallas hospital and a healthcare worker tested positive for the infection.

ASCO preview: What's the outlook for cancer vaccines?

The cancer vaccine field has seen its share of late-stage disappointments and outright flops, but a number of hopefuls are lining up to present new research backing their experimental shots at this year's upcoming American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Northwest Bio, NewLink proceed with cancer vax trials to mixed reviews

A pair of biotechs will proceed with cancer vaccine studies thanks to recent recommendations from data-monitoring committees. Their announcements drew mixed results from investors, with Northwest Biotherapeutics' shares soaring and NewLink Genetics' sinking. But as they forge ahead, both companies will have to shake off the looming specters of failed cancer vaccine trials past.

Northwest Bio jumps as Phase III trial keeps on rolling

In contrast to NewLink Genetics, Northwest Biotherapeutics' interim analysis was a boon to the company's investors, as word that its Phase III trial of a personalized cancer vaccine was going according to plan sent its shares up as much as 10%.

NewLink's cancer vaccine brings hopeful investors back down to earth

After an interim analysis, NewLink Genetics is planning to keep on keeping on with a Phase III study of its cancer vaccine. But that news came as an apparent disappointment to investors, who hoped the drug's promise would result in an early trial termination, and the biotech's shares fell more than 12% on Friday morning.

Hastings, McGirr to sit on Relypsa board

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NewLink Genetics takes the stage at ASCO

NewLink Genetics presented updates on its cancer vaccines, HyperAcute Pancreas (algenpantucel-L) and HyperAcute Lung (tergenpumatucel-L), at the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2012 Annual Meeting.

Vax-chemo combo offers some hope in pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is hard to treat, but adding a cancer vaccine to standard chemotherapy could boost survival.