All news articles for November 2023

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Verici Dx receives boost with Thermo Fisher licensing deal

By Isabel Cameron

Verici Dx, a company developing advanced clinical diagnostics for organ transplant, has entered into a global licensing partnership with healthcare giant Thermo Fisher to develop an assay for pre-transplant kidney testing.

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Not-for-profit alliance advocates for life sciences collaboration

By Liza Laws

The Pistoia Alliance is a global, not-for-profit alliance that advocates for greater collaboration in life sciences R&D. It has just announced its four new strategic priorities made up of global pharma and tech representatives to deliver new project...

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IO Biotech enrolls 380 Patients in phase 3 advanced melanoma trial

By Isabel Cameron

IO Biotech, a clinical-stage biopharma company developing therapeutic cancer vaccines, has completed enrollment in its phase 3 trial for IO102-IO103, in combination with KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab), Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, in patients with advanced melanoma....

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Angle launches PD-L1 test to support cancer therapy studies

By Isabel Cameron

Angle, a liquid biopsy company with circulating tumour cell (CTC) diagnostic solutions for use in research, drug development and clinical oncology, has launched its Portrait PD-L1 test for the evaluation of PD-L1 protein expression on CTCs.

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WuXi Biologics bioconjugates spinout plans $470 million IPO

By Liza Laws

The Chinese contract research, development and manufacturing organization (CRDMO) WuXi XDC has launched a bid to raise up to HK$3.7 billion (US$470.3 million) in an initial public offering (IPO) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

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BioCina to manufacture pneumococcal vaccines in expanded partnership

By Jonathan Smith

The Australian biotech GPN Vaccines has expanded a partnership with compatriot contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) BioCina to scale up the manufacture of its lead candidate vaccine against pneumococcal diseases such as pneumonia,...

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Atara licenses T cell therapy to Pierre Fabre for up to $640 million

By Jonathan Smith

As it extends its cash runway, the cell therapy developer Atara Biotherapeutics has expanded a partnership with Pierre Fabre Laboratories to commercialize the off-the-shelf T-cell therapy tabelecleucel (tab-cel) for a rare form of blood cancer.