Topic: respiratory diseases
The series A equips Meissa to run phase 1 and 2 trials of a RSV vaccine while advancing other candidates based on its synthetic biology technology.
Sethi spent the past four years at AstraZeneca, rising to the post of chief physician scientist at its clinical discovery unit.
Hillrom will buy former Fierce 15 winner Breathe Technologies, maker of a wearable ventilator for people with lung conditions such as COPD.
Italian drugmaker Zambon has bought up Breath Therapeutics, developer of a custom inhaled drug delivery platform, in a deal worth up to €500 million.
The respiratory franchise bore the brunt of the cuts at a time when some GSK staff were questioning the wisdom of investing in the field.
The appointments are part of Verona’s efforts to prepare for phase 3 development of ensifentrine in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The study linked QVM149 to statistically significant improvements in lung function, leading Novartis to talk up its mooted blockbuster.
Genentech's lung-restricted JAK1 inhibitor reduced lung inflammation and airway symptoms in rodent models of asthma.
GlaxoSmithKline may exit the respiratory business and pull back in other areas to commit more cash to cancer R&D.
Bayer and Evotec partner Haplogen will work to identify new treatments, such as antivirals, for pulmonary diseases.