Topic: preclinical research
Neurodegenerative disease startup QurAlis has extended the seed round it first announced in April, bringing its total funding up to $5.5 million.
Intellia Therapeutics’ clinical development head, Adel Nada, left to serve as the first chief medical officer of Casebia Therapeutics.
Qpex Biopharma launched as a new infectious disease company, simultaneously obtaining $33 million and preclinical assets from The Medicines Company.
Nimbus Therapeutics promoted CFO Jeb Keiper to president and CEO, as it eyes clinical development for cancer, autoimmune and metabolic diseases.
DNAlite Therapeutics gathered $1.5 million in seed money for gene therapies that slip through the mucus typically blocking access to the GI tract.
Merck and HitGen upsized their licensing agreement to a full discovery collaboration, screening DNA-encoded libraries of billions of small molecules.
A startup exited stealth mode to push a new class of drugs that could help regenerate nerve cells’ insulating myelin sheaths in diseases such as MS.
Gilead’s senior director of clinical research, Adrian Ray, has moved to Nimbus Therapeutics to become its senior vice president of discovery biology.
Roche owes its pipeline to the separation of its research and early development units gRED and pRED—and it won’t be consolidating them anytime soon.
XenoGesis and BioAscent plan to integrate their drug discovery offerings.