Participating Companies


Affimed N.V. [AFMD] US$237 MM MCap
NK cell en­gager AFM13 (CD30/CD16A) to en­ter a Phase 2 reg­is­tra­tion study in CD30-pos­i­tive pe­ripher­al T cell lym­pho­ma and an in­vesti­ga­tor-spon­sored study by MDACC of AFM13 com­bined with al­lo­gene­ic NK cells in re­lapsed/re­frac­to­ry CD30-pos­i­tive lym­pho­ma. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Amarin Corporation [AMRN] US$2,791 MM MCap
Com­mer­cial­iz­ing Vas­ce­pa, the first and on­ly pure EPA ome­ga-3 fat­ty acid ap­proved to low­er trig­lyc­eride lev­els in adults. Pre­sent­ed (+) da­ta from RE­DUCE-IT CV Out­comes trial at AHA. 2019 gui­dance of $380-420M, or 66-83% high­er y/y. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Apexigen
CD40 ag­on­ist mAb; 170+ pts dosed (mono & com­bi sett­ings). 7 on­go­ing Ph 2s, undis­closed oc­u­lar dis­ease pro­gram in Ph 3. AACR: Ph 1b da­ta (w/Park­er Inst); col­labs w/BMY, MDACC, Yale, et al [more in­for­ma­tion]
Arcellx
Clin­i­cal stage de­vel­op­ment of Anti­gen Re­cep­tor Com­plex T-cells (ARC-T) that are read­i­ly si­lenced, ac­ti­vat­ed and re­pro­grammed in vi­vo by ad­min­is­tra­tion of a tu­mo-tar­get­ing anti­gen pro­tean called a sparX. Backed by NEA, No­vo, SR One, Take­da, So­las­ta, Quan, Clough, Mi­rae, JVC and LG. [more in­for­ma­tion]
AsclepiX Therapeutics
AX­T107 de­mon­s­trat­ed ef­fi­ca­cy and dura­bil­i­ty in rab­bit and mouse mod­els that is su­pe­ri­or to stan­dard of care Eye­lea. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Asklepion Pharmaceuticals
Pri­vate, fo­cused on the de­vel­op­ment of IV Cit­rul­line for rare pe­di­a­tric dis­eas­es. First in­di­ca­tion, the pre­ven­tion of sig­ni­f­i­cant se­que­lae of pe­di­a­tric acute car­diopul­mo­nary by­pass-in­duced lung in­jury, Ph 3 trial is on­go­ing. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Assembly Biosciences, Inc. [ASMB] US$688 MM MCap
Tar­get­ing HBV w/ oral core in­hibi­tors - po­ten­tial to in­crease cure rates. Lead can­di­date 731 in Ph 2: +ive safe­ty and de­creas­es in cc­cD­NA pop with pts ex­pect­ed to be with­drawn from treat­ment in 2020 and fol­lowed for sus­tained vi­ral DNA sup­pres­sion off ther­a­py. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Bellus Health [BLU] US$622 MM MCap
BEL­LUS' lead prod­uct can­di­date, BLU-5937, is be­ing de­vel­oped for the treat­ment of chron­ic cough (Phase II an­nounced Ju­ly 2020) and chron­ic pru­ri­tus (Phase II planned to be­gin 1H20). [more in­for­ma­tion]
Biohaven Pharmaceuticals, Inc [BHVN] US$3,513 MM MCap
NURTEC® ODT ap­proved in 1Q20. To­p­line re­sults ex­pect­ed 1Q20 in Ph 3 study of tro­r­ilu­zole for mi­graine pre­ven­tion. To­p­line re­sults ex­pect­ed 2Q20 in Ph 2/3 study of tro­r­ilu­zole for OCD. ~$600M to­tal in cash on hand, in­clud­ing re­cent $282.3M raise to sup­port NURTEC ODT launch. [more in­for­ma­tion]
BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. [BCLI] US$192 MM MCap
NurOwn® au­tol­o­gous cell ther­a­py plat­form for neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive dis­eas­es. Lead can­di­date for ALS, Ph2 eval­u­at­ed 60 ALS pts w fa­vor­able safe­ty/tol­er­a­bil­i­ty. Ph3 cur­rent­ly en­rolling 200 pts across 6 US cen­ters; top-line da­ta ex­pect­ed in mid-2020. Phase 2 trial in pro­gres­sive MS on­go­ing at Cleve­land Clin­ic and Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty - to­p­line da­ta mid-2020. [more in­for­ma­tion]
CASI Pharmaceuticals Inc. [CASI] US$271 MM MCap
Suc­cess­ful launch of EVOMELA® (mel­pha­lan for in­jec­tion, mul­ti­ple myelo­ma) in Au­gust 2019, the on­ly mel­pha­lan com­mer­cial­ly avai­l­able in Chi­na; ad­vanc­ing de­vel­op­ment of an­ti-CD19 T-cell ther­a­py (CNC­T19) in B-NHL and B-ALL, an­ti-CD38 mAb (CID-103) in mul­ti­ple myelo­ma, fo­cused on be­com­ing Chi­na’s ma­jor he­ma­tol­o­gy on­col­o­gy com­pany; [more in­for­ma­tion]
Cellular Biomedicine Group, Inc. [CBMG] US$288 MM MCap
Vali­dates CB­MG's in-house cell man­u­fac­tur­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties de­vel­oped in part­n­er­ship with Gen­er­al Elec­tric and Ther­mo Fish­er. CB­MG's pro­pri­e­tary im­muno-on­col­o­gy pipe­line in­cludes BC­MA, CD22, TCR-T for HCC and TIL for the treat­ment of NS­CLC and other solid tu­mors. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Genfit SA [GNFTF] US$202 MM MCap
$155m Mar 2019 US IPO; FDA BTD for Ela­fi­branor (4/19); (+) 36-mo DSMB rec for cont­in­u­a­tion of Ph 3 study in NASH; da­ta by YE [more in­for­ma­tion]
Hutchison China MediTech Ltd ("Chi-Med") [HCM] US$2,917 MM MCap
Chi-Med has a port­fo­lio of 8 drugs in clin­i­cal de­vel­op­ment from own dis­cov­ery en­gine in its In­no­va­tion plat­form and a cash gen­er­at­ing Com­mer­cial plat­form with 2,500+ sales reps. Glob­al col­lab­o­ra­tion with As­traZene­ca in two reg­is­tra­tion en­abling studies with savol­i­tinib in Ta­gris­so re­frac­to­ry lung can­cer that is MET+ and EGFRm+ (glob­al) and MET Ex­on 14 dele­tion NS­CLC (Chi­na). [more in­for­ma­tion]
Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH
Im­mat­ics com­bines the dis­cov­ery of true tar­gets for can­cer im­munother­a­pies with the de­vel­op­ment of the right T cell re­cep­tors with the goal of en­abling a ro­bust and spe­cif­ic T cell re­sponse against th­ese tar­gets. We are com­mitt­ed to de­liv­er­ing the pow­er of T cells and to un­lock­ing new av­enues for pa­tients in their fight against can­cer. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Kadmon Holdings, Inc. [KDMN] US$735 MM MCap
Plat­form of ROCK in­hibi­tors. ROCK2 in­hibi­tor in reg­is­tra­tion trial in cGVHD; pri­mary anal­y­sis and up­date from FDA meet­ing on planned NDA sub­mis­sion exp 2Q20; NDA fil­ing exp 2020. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Kineta Inc.
Kine­ta (Pri­vate) - whol­ly owned pre­clin­i­cal an­ti-VIS­TA (in­nate im­mune tar­get) anti­body re­pro­grams the tu­mor mi­croen­vi­ron­ment and is dif­fer­en­ti­at­ed from other im­munother­a­pies by block­ing sup­pres­sive cells in cold tu­mors. $520M deal with Pfiz­er for its small molecule RIG-I im­munother­a­py and $360M+ deal with Ge­nen­tech for KCP506, pre­clin­i­cal, non-opi­oid for chron­ic pain. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Lineage Cell Therapeutics [LCTX] US$154 MM MCap
Cell ther­a­py com­pany with 3 cl­ni­cal pro­grams 1) OpRe­gen, an RPE tran­s­plant ther­a­py in Ph1/2a de­vel­op­ment for the treat­ment of dry-AMD. 2) OPC1, an oli­go­den­dro­cyte pro­gen­i­tor cell ther­a­py for acute spi­nal cord in­juries with Or­phan and RMAT desig­na­tions. 3) VAC2, an al­lo­gene­ic can­cer im­munother­a­py of anti­gen-pre­sent­ing den­drit­ic cells cur­rent­ly in a Ph 1 for NS­CLC con­duct­ed by CRUK. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Nanobiotix SA [NANO:PA] €151 MM MCap
Nano­bi­otix is a lead­ing, clin­i­cal-stage nanomedicine com­pany pi­oneer­ing new ap­proach­es to sig­ni­f­i­cant­ly change pa­tient out­comes by bring­ing nano­physics to the heart of the cell. Nano­bi­otix’s Im­muno-On­col­o­gy pro­gram has the po­ten­tial to bring a new di­men­sion to can­cer im­munother­a­pies. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Neoleukin Therapeutics [NLTX] US$468 MM MCap
Lead pro­gram NL-201: cy­tokine mimet­ic (ne­oleukin) to ac­ti­vate im­mune cells for can­cer im­munother­a­py; first de no­vo pro­tein ther­a­peu­tic ev­er cre­at­ed. IND planned for 2020. Po­ten­tial for best-in-class IL-2/IL-15. [more in­for­ma­tion]
NeuroRx
De­vel­op­ing the first Glx tar­get­ed an­tide­pres­sant to ad­dress sui­ci­dal­i­ty in bipo­lar de­pres­sion. Lead can­di­date, NRX-101 is in Phase 2b/3 de­vel­op­ment, ini­ti­at­ed in Ju­ly 2019 (Break­through, SPA and Fast Track by FDA) for Se­vere Bipo­lar De­pres­sion in pts w Acute Sui­ci­dal Idea­tion and Be­havior. Re­port­ed Phase 2 ef­fi­ca­cy and safe­ty da­ta for NRX-011 in De­cem­ber 2018. [more in­for­ma­tion]
PAION AG [PAIOF] US$143 MM MCap
Remi­ma­zo­lam: short-act­ing anes­thet­ic. Ph 3 study in pro­ce­du­ral se­da­tion in US. Safe­ty da­ta in ASA III/IV pa­tients in Ph 3 colonos­copy study and Ph 3 bron­chos­copy study. US ap­pro­val filed by part­n­er Cos­mo Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals in June 2019. Ini­ti­at­ed Ph 3 in gen­er­al anes­th­e­sia in EU in Ju­ly 2018, exp com­ple­tion 2020. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Pharming Group NV [PHARM:AS] €878 MM MCap
RU­CON­EST (rhC1INH), the on­ly re­com­bi­nant en­zyme re­place­ment ther­a­py mar­ket­ed for acute Hered­i­tary An­gioede­ma (HAE) at­tacks and be­ing de­vel­oped for large un­met in­di­ca­tions. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Pharvaris
Phar­varis is fo­cused on bring­ing an oral bradykinin B2 re­cep­tor an­ta­g­on­ist to pa­tients for use as an al­ter­na­tive to in­ject­ed ther­a­pies for hered­i­tary an­gioede­ma (HAE) and other B2 re­cep­tor-me­di­at­ed in­di­ca­tions. Phar­varis us­es small molecules to ad­vance po­tent, oral­ly avai­l­able com­pounds tar­get­ing HAE. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [PIRS] US$173 MM MCap
An­ti­calins (en­gi­neered lipo­calin pro­teins) for re­sp & on­co dis­eas­es. Im­mi­nent da­ta for AZN-part­nered PRS-060 in­haled IL4 for mod-to-se­vere asth­ma. Cash of $128MM in the bank as of March 2019. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Pliant Therapeutics, Inc.
Pliant has de­vel­oped a port­fo­lio of ful­ly-owned de­vel­op­ment can­di­dates fo­cused on in­hibit­ing the TGFb path­way through in­te­grin in­hi­bi­tion. Pliant has a strate­g­ic li­cens­ing and col­lab­o­ra­tion agree­ment with No­var­tis cov­er­ing the de­vel­op­ment and com­mer­cial­iza­tion of our pre­clin­i­cal liv­er fi­bro­sis pro­gram, PLN-1474 and up to three ad­di­tio­n­al ear­ly stage in­te­grin tar­gets. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Protagonist Therapeutics [PTGX] US$454 MM MCap
PTG-300 in­jectable hep­cidin mimet­ic Ph 2 trials on­go­ing in be­ta-tha­lassemia, hered­i­tary he­mochro­ma­to­sis, po­ly­cythemia ve­ra, and MDS; Phase 2 re­sults and first in­di­ca­tion choice for piv­o­tal study ex­pect­ed 2020. PN-943 oral GI-re­strict­ed al­pha-4-be­ta-7 an­ta­g­on­ist Ph 2 in ul­cer­a­tive coli­tis to be­gin ear­ly 2020; PTG-200, part­nered w/ Janssen, oral GI-re­strict­ed IL-23R an­ta­g­on­ist Ph 2 Crohn’s dis­ease study on­go­ing. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Quentis Therapeutics
Lead pro­gram is a first-in-class IRE1&al­pha; in­hibi­tor de­signed to boost an­ti-tu­mor im­mu­ni­ty in can­cer. Quen­tis is pur­su­ing ther­a­pies to ad­dress mul­ti­ple ER stress path­way tar­gets in the tu­mor mi­cro-en­vi­ron­ment, as well as in other dis­eas­es where ER stress plays an im­por­tant role. Quen­tis launched in Fe­bruary 2018 with a $48 mil­lion Se­ries A fi­nanc­ing. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Strongbridge Biopharma [SBBP] US$204 MM MCap
Rare dis­eas­es; Keveyis for PPP revs ~21.7M for 2019 and $26 - $27M for 2020. Re­cor­lev for en­doge­nous Cush­ing's syn­drome Ph 3 pub­lished with to­p­line place­bo-con­trolled Ph 3 3Q20. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Targovax [TRVX:OS] NKr613 MM MCap
Pre­lim­i­nary Ph1b da­ta of OV ON­COS-102+che­mo in me­sothe­lio­ma re­sults: com­bo mPFS=8.4 mos. vs. con­trol mPFS=6.8 mos.; 1L pts mPFS-8.9 mos. Up­com­ing mile­s­tones: up­dat­ed clin­i­cal & im­mune da­ta in Ph2 me­sothe­lio­ma (1H20); pre­clin­i­cal da­ta on next-gen OV w/ dou­ble trans­genes (1H20); and clin­i­cal da­ta from Ph1 me­lano­ma study, part 2 with ex­tend­ed dos­ing (2H20). [more in­for­ma­tion]
vTv Therapeutics, Inc. [VTVT] US$196 MM MCap
June 2019 pos­i­tive da­ta for TT­P399 as an add-on ther­a­py to in­sulin ther­a­py in a 12 week phase 1/2 trial in pa­tients with T1D. Re­sults from the se­cond part of the Ph2 study ex­pect­ed Q1 2020.&nb­sp;Re­cent­ly an­nounced the first pa­tient has been screened for the Ph2 proof of con­cept study eval­u­at­ing the safe­ty and ef­fi­ca­cy of azeli­ra­gon in pa­tients with mild Alzheimer's dis­ease and Type 2 Di­a­betes. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Yisheng Biopharma
De­vl bio­ther­a­peu­tics for can­cers and in­fec­tious dis­ease. Prod­ucts in de­vt in­clude Ph 1 IO prod­uct tar­get­ing solid tu­mors Ph 3 PI­KA vaccine tar­get­ing hep B and ra­bies in­fec­tions. [more in­for­ma­tion]