Sequenom has already made waves with its noninvasive prenatal diagnostic, revealing earlier this year that its technology could uncover signs of cancer in pregnant women. Now, the company is moving forward with its new liquid biopsy test, teaming up with the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center to use its tool to monitor cancer patients and match them with a suitable therapy.
Harpreet Singh, the CSO and co-founder of Germany's Immatics Biotechnologies, has been splitting his time between Germany and Houston in order to set up a new biotech company that will collaborate with some top researchers at MD Anderson on overcoming some of the limitations to the adoptive T cell therapies now in the immuno-oncology pipeline.
Hospira and healthcare IT firm Cerner are joining forces to develop the companies' infusion pump information platform, building on previous efforts to better integrate Hospira's infusion pumps with Cerner's electronic medical record systems.
AstraZeneca has struck its fourth immuno-oncology deal in as many weeks. The latest deal in the flurry of activity sees AstraZeneca hook up with Peregrine Pharmaceuticals to add another study to the burgeoning list of PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitor combination trials.
Market-access contractor DKSH has signed a deal with Actelion Pharmaceuticals to help the company bolster its position in Asia.
While San Diego-based Pfenex's primary focus isn't on vaccines, the company gained a big backer in the space Monday with the announcement that the U.S. government has agreed to work with the biotech on its anthrax vaccine candidate for bioterror protection.
Singapore-listed Asian American Medical Group said it paid S$19.6 million ($13.9 million) to buy 60% of Rich Tree Land to develop an oncology diagnostics and treatment center in Zhuhai, southern China.
Australia's Therapeutic Good Administration has registered mAb biosimilar Inflectra (infliximab) from Hospira, the company said in a press release, noting it sets the stage for reimbursement under the country's Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
An exit by Janssen Pharmaceuticals from a seven year alliance with Hutchison MediPharma (HMP) to develop a novel inflammation/immunology candidate, HMPL-507, will see the HK-based firm carry-on independently, according to a press release.
Guardant Health has been charging full speed ahead with its liquid biopsy technology, inking deals and scoring new funds to expand the reach for its test. In its latest foray the company is teaming up with Flatiron Health to build a cloud-based platform that draws on its genomics data to accelerate cancer drug development.