Participating Companies

Abliva Ab [ABLI:ST] SKr222 MM MCap
Fo­cused on rare and se­vere pri­mary mi­to­chon­drial dis­eas­es (PMD). KL1333, a NAD+ reg­u­la­tor, to ac­cel­er­ate in­to piv­o­tal studies in 2H21 based on pos­i­tive FDA feed­back; ini­tial re­sults from Ph1b in PMD pa­tients exp. in 1Q21. NV354, an en­er­gy re­place­ment ther­a­py for Leigh Syn­drome, in IND-en­abling studies. [more in­for­ma­tion]
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [ACRX] $156 MM MCap
Launched DSU­VIA (sufen­tanil sublin­gual tablet 30 mcg) in the US in 2019 for acute pain se­vere enough to re­quire opi­oid anal­gesic (adult pa­tients in cer­ti­fied med­i­cal­ly su­per­vised health­care sett­ings). Al­so de­vel­op­ing Za­lvi­so (Ph 3 com­plet­ed) in the US as an in­no­va­tive pa­tient-con­trolled anal­ge­sia sys­tem for mod­er­ate-to-se­vere acute pain in med­i­cal­ly su­per­vised sett­ings. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Achilles Therapeutics
cNeT (clo­n­al neoanti­gen) pro­cess builds on TILs, com­bined with abil­i­ty to iden­ti­fy pt-spe­cif­ic clo­n­al neoanti­gens and gen­er­ate per­so­n­al­ized T-cell ther­a­pies. Sep19 GBP100 mil­lion Se­ries B w/ RA, Syn­co­na, For­bion, In­vus, Per­cep­tive + Red­mile. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Adrenomed AG
Pre­ci­sion medicine, car­dio­vas­cu­lar and Sep­sis, Adre­cizumab Ph 2, bio­mark­er-guid­ed, mon­o­clo­n­al anti­body for sep­tic shock; fi­nal da­ta re­leased late Novem­ber: Ear­ly ap­pli­ca­tion of Adre­cizumab leads to a rapid and sta­tis­ti­cal­ly sig­ni­f­i­cant im­prove­ment of fluid bal­ance, sys­temic or­gan func­tion and > 50% rel­a­tive re­duc­tion of all cause mor­tal­i­ty af­ter 28 days and 90 days com­pared to place­bo on top of SoC. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Affibody
Pro­pri­e­tary Af­fi­body® molecules and Al­bu­mod plat­forms. Lead can­di­date is an IL-17 with pos­i­tive Ph2 52wk da­ta in pso­ri­a­sis and Ph2 IND for lead in­di­ca­tion uvei­tis will be filed in Q1 2021. In ad­di­tion, the com­pany has an on­go­ing re­la­tion­ship with In­ma­gene in Chi­na. Backed by In­ves­tor AB. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Affimed N.V. [AFMD] $1,186 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]
AM-Pharma B.V.
Raised $195M in equi­ty and debt in 2019/2020 af­ter re­sults from Ph 2 in 300+ pts de­mon­s­trat­ed ro­bust sig­ni­f­i­cant im­prove­ment of 40%+ OS in re­cAP group. TL safe­ty & fu­til­i­ty anal­y­sis on first 400 pts Q1 2022. Ex­pects to com­plete tgt en­roll­ment & an­nounce pri­mary end­point da­ta of 28-day all-cause mor­tal­i­ty in 2023, or as ear­ly as 2022 based on in­ter­im anal­y­s­es. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Amarin Corporation [AMRN] $2,011 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. First 9mo rev’s of 2020 ~$450M. [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]
Aptorum Group [APM] $96 MM MCap
Ap­to­rum is Hong Kong based, US list­ed com­pany (Mcap $100m) fo­cused on gen­er­at­ing late stage clin­i­cal can­di­dates by de­vel­op­ing al­ready ap­proved drugs for new or­phan in­di­ca­tions, as well as in­fec­tious dis­eas­es. Pipe­line – • SACT-1 for Neu­roblas­to­ma – ph2/3 trial planned for 2H’20 • SACT-COV­19 – COVID-19 treat­ment - pre­clin­i­cal [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 tu­mor-tar­get­ing anti­gen pro­tein 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 Eylea. [more in­for­ma­tion]
AxoGen [AXGN] $792 MM MCap
Ax­o­gen is a pi­oneer in the re­gen­er­a­tive medicine mar­ket, with a prod­uct port­fo­lio for pe­ripher­al nerve re­pair. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Bellus Health [BLU] $352 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]
BerGenBio [BGBIO:OS] NKr2,745 MM MCap
De­vel­op­ing first-in-class se­lec­tive Axl ki­nase in­hibi­tors for liquid and solid can­cers, lead can­di­date is bem­cen­tinib (BG­B324) in four com­pany-spon­sored trials. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Biohaven Pharmaceuticals, Inc [BHVN] $4,900 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]
BioShin
New­ly in­cor­po­rat­ed (Nov 2018), whol­ly owned sub­si­diary of Bio­haven Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals. Shang­hai-based, led by ex-BMY ex­ec and Bio­haven’s Chief of Corp Strat­e­gy & BD, Don­nie Mc­Grath, Bioshin aims to de­vel­op and com­mer­cial­ize Bio­haven’s late-stage mi­graine and neu­rol­o­gy port­fo­lio in Chi­na and other APAC mar­kets. [more in­for­ma­tion]
BioXcel Therapeutics, Inc. [BTAI] $859 MM MCap
BX­CL501 (sublin­gual dexmede­to­mi­dine): Met pri­mary, key se­condary and ex­plo­ra­to­ry end­points in two piv­o­tal Phase 3 trials for the for the acute treat­ment of ag­i­ta­tion in pa­tients with schi­zophre­nia (SERENI­TY I) and bipo­lar di­s­or­der (SERENI­TY II). Phase 1b/2 trial (TRAN­QUIL­I­TY) on­go­ing for the acute treat­ment of ag­i­ta­tion as­so­ci­at­ed with ge­ri­a­tric de­men­tia. [more in­for­ma­tion]
CalciMedica
Fo­cused on CRAC chan­nel for the treat­ment of acute and se­vere in­flam­ma­to­ry dis­eas­es. CalciMed­i­ca’s lead com­pound Aux­o­ra has de­liv­ered promis­ing Phase 2 re­sults in se­vere COVID-19 pneu­mo­nia and acute pan­cre­ati­tis. A Phase 2/3 clin­i­cal trial of Aux­o­ra in up to 400 pa­tients with se­vere COVID-19 pneu­mo­nia is on­go­ing, and a Phase 2b trial of Aux­o­ra in pa­tients with acute pan­cre­ati­tis and a dose es­ca­lat­ing phase 2 study in ven­ti­lat­ed ARDS pa­tients with COVID-19 and other pneu­mo­nia are ex­pect­ed to com­mence soon. [more in­for­ma­tion]
CASI Pharmaceuticals Inc. [CASI] $263 MM MCap
Co-com­mer­cial as­set CNCT-19/CD19 CAR-T (part­nered w/ Ju­ven­tas): on­go­ing Ph 1 trials in B-NHL and B-ALL, exp to ini­ti­ate reg­is­tra­tion trials by YE 2020. Exp to ini­ti­ate Ph 1 study for CID-103 (an­ti-CD38 mAb) in EU in Q1 2021. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [CPRX] $455 MM MCap
Fir­dapse ap­proved for Lam­bert-Ea­ton Myas­thenic Syn­drome (LEMS) with 3Q20 rev­enue of $29.2M. Top SMA Type 3 proof of con­cept trial ex­pect­ed to read­out by YE 2020. Fir­dapse long act­ing for­mu­la­tion de­vel­op­ment cont­in­ues. Studies for 2 ad­di­tio­n­al neu­ro­mus­cu­lar in­di­ca­tions are ex­pect­ed to com­mence by YE 2020. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Celularity
Pro­duc­tize al­lo­gene­ic cells and tis­sues de­rived from the post­par­tum pla­cen­ta and have the abil­i­ty to aug­ment im­mu­ni­ty and longevi­ty by am­pli­fy­ing the body's abil­i­ty to fight dis­ease, heal and re­gen­er­ate it­self, en­abling pa­tients to be­gin treat­ment more quick­ly, re­sult­ing in a bet­ter med­i­cal out­come. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Clerio Vision, Inc.
Nov­el oph­thalmic tech­nol­o­gy to treat re­frac­tive er­ror ad­dress­ing mul­ti-bil­lion mar­kets in con­tact lens­es (pres­by­opia) and corneal vi­sion cor­rec­tion (non sur­g­i­cal fla­p­less las­er so­lu­tion). Based on No­bel Prize win­n­ing fem­to-se­cond las­er tech­nol­o­gy de­vel­oped by Bausch & Lomb and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Roch­ester. [more in­for­ma­tion]
CureVac AG [CVAC] $19,179 MM MCap
Ger­man mR­NA com­pany with a di­ver­si­fied pipe­line; Ph 2a trial on­go­ing with COVID-19 vaccine can­di­date, CVn­CoV. Glob­al Ph 2/3 trial en­rolling ap­prox. 36,500 par­ti­ci­pants with re­sults ex­pect­ed 1Q21. Three other pro­grams in Ph 1: CV8102 (cu­ta­neous me­lano­ma, ade­noid­cys­tic car­ci­no­ma, squa­mous cell can­cer of skin, head & neck), CV9202 (NS­CLC) and CV7202 (Ra­bies). mR­NA-based anti­body de­liv­ery deal with Genmab (Dec'19). Other strate­g­ic part­n­er­ships in­clude GSK and CRIS­PR Tx. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Enko Chem
The com­pany spe­cial­izes in dis­cov­er­ing small molecules for the con­trol of agri­cul­tu­r­al­ly im­por­tant pests, herbs and fun­gus that da­m­age the crop by pro­duc­ing tox­ic com­pounds and de­crease the qual­i­ty of the crop, en­abling farm­ers to max­i­mize re­source ef­fi­cien­cy and elim­i­nate or min­i­mize prod­uct hazards to cre­ate durable pro­grams for agri­cul­ture pro­duc­tiv­i­ty. [more in­for­ma­tion]
ESSA Pharma Inc. [EPIX] $786 MM MCap
1Q20 IND sub­mis­sion for lead as­set, EPI-7386, a small molecule tar­get­ing n-ter­mi­nal do­main of an­dro­gen re­cep­tor for mCR­PC. First pa­tient dosed in EPI-7386 Phase 1 study in mCR­PC pa­tients fail­ing se­cond gen­er­a­tion an­tian­dro­gens by 2Q20. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Exicure [XCUR] $167 MM MCap
Cavro­toli­mod (AST-008) in Ph2 trials for pa­tients with Merkel Cell Car­ci­no­ma and Cu­ta­neous Squa­mous Cell Car­ci­no­ma, with Ph1b da­ta pre­sent­ed at AACR 2020. XCUR-FXN in pre­clin­i­cal de­vel­op­ment for pa­tients with Frie­dreich's Ataxia, us­ing ge­net­i­cal­ly tar­get­ed SNA ther­a­pies to re­move FXN tran­scrip­tion block­age. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Faraday Pharmaceuticals
Chron­ic and acute agents to pre­vent car­di­ac and skele­tal mus­cle loss by mo­d­u­lat­ing neu­ro­hu­mo­ral path­ways and res­tor­ing metabolic flex­i­bil­i­ty: lead can­di­date FDY-5301 Ph 3 ready for reper­fu­sion in­jury fol­low­ing heart at­tack (AMI). $57M raised to date from Arch Ven­ture Part­n­ers, Po­laris Part­n­ers, WRF, Os­age [more in­for­ma­tion]
Galera Therapeutics [GRTX] $188 MM MCap
Clin­i­cal stage bio­phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pany fo­cus­ing on trans­form­ing ra­dio­ther­a­py in can­cer. Lead as­set GC4419 is a po­tent, high­ly se­lec­tive small molecule dis­mu­tase mimet­ic be­ing de­vel­oped for se­vere oral mu­cosi­tis, cur­rent­ly in Phase 3 with Break­through Ther­a­py Desig­na­tion. To­p­line re­sults ex­pect­ed in 1H21. Top line re­sults in Phase 1b/2a in se­cond as­set, GC4419 in pan­cre­at­ic can­cer ex­pect­ed in 2H20. GC4419 ex­pect­ed to ini­ti­ate in Phase 1b/2a in lung can­cer in 2H20. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Genfit SA [GNFT] $193 MM MCap
De­vel­op­ment of ela­fi­branor in PBC: on­go­ing en­roll­ment for Ph 3 clin­i­cal trial EL­A­TIVE™. Com­mer­cial­iza­tion of NIS4™ for NASH di­ag­no­sis. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Geron Corporation [GERN] $455 MM MCap
First-in-class telom­erase in­hibi­tor, ime­tel­s­tat. Com­pelling Phase 2 da­ta sup­ports two on­go­ing Phase 3 clin­i­cal trials – one in low­er risk MDS and the other in re­frac­to­ry MF. High­ly ex­pe­ri­enced de­vel­op­ment team with pre­vi­ous ime­tel­s­tat clin­i­cal and reg­u­la­to­ry ex­pe­ri­ence and cash re­sources ex­pect­ed to be suf­fi­cient to fund op­er­a­tions through the end of 2022. [more in­for­ma­tion]
HaemaLogiX
Pro­pri­e­tary, dif­fer­en­ti­at­ed B cell tar­gets en­gaged via anti­body and CAR-T pro­grams Kap­paMab & Lamb­daMab tar­get ac­ti­vat­ed plas­ma cell anti­gens (KMA/LMA); Kap­paMab plus RevDex vs. RevDex Ph 2b in MM, da­ta 1H20; Kap­pa CAR-T Ph 1 Q120 in MM; Ca­pac­i­ty for du­al-tar­get­ing via CD-19, BC­MA, etc; Lamb­daMab in pre­clin­i­cal for amy­loi­do­sis [more in­for­ma­tion]
Hangzhou Chance Pharmaceuticals
Chance fo­cus­es on in­ha­la­tion prod­ucts with pro­pri­e­tary tech­nolo­gies. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Heidelberg Pharma AG [HPHA:DB] €241 MM MCap
Hei­del­berg Phar­ma AG (HPHA, Frank­furt Stock Exchange), based in La­den­burg, Ger­many, is a lead­ing biotech com­pany pi­oneer­ing the use of its AT­AC (Anti­body Tar­get­ed Amanitin Con­ju­gate) plat­form to de­vel­op nov­el can­cer treat­ments with a unique mode of ac­tion ef­fec­tive at spe­cif­i­cal­ly killing both in­ac­tive and di­vid­ing can­cers cells and over­com­ing tu­mor re­sis­tance mech­anisms. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Humanigen Inc. [HGEN] $899 MM MCap
Hu­mani­gen is de­vel­op­ing Lenzilumab, an an­ti-GM-CSF ther­a­py. Mul­ti­ple on­go­ing trials for the treat­ment of COVID-re­lat­ed ARDS in­clud­ing the AC­TIV-5 trial con­duct­ed by the NIH. Lenz orig­i­nal­ly de­vel­oped to stop cy­tokine storm in CAR-T pa­tients. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Immatics NV [IMTX] $759 MM MCap
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]
Impact Therapeutics Inc
Im­pact Ther­a­peu­tics is a pri­vate­ly held clin­i­cal-stage bio­phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pany and ded­i­cates to the dis­cov­ery and de­vel­op­ment of tar­get­ed an­ti-can­cer ther­a­peu­tics based on syn­thet­ic lethal­i­ty. [more in­for­ma­tion]
IN8bio, Inc.
IN­8bio is cur­rent­ly con­duct­ing two in­vesti­ga­tor-ini­ti­at­ed Phase 1 clin­i­cal trials for both of its lead gam­ma-del­ta T cell prod­uct can­di­dates: INB-200 for the treat­ment of new­ly di­ag­nosed glioblas­to­ma, which is a dif­fi­cult to treat brain tu­mor that pro­gress­es rapid­ly, and INB-100 for the treat­ment of pa­tients with acute leukemia un­der­go­ing he­ma­topoi­et­ic stem cell tran­s­plan­ta­tion. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Inozyme Pharma [INZY] $448 MM MCap
Lead can­di­date INZ-701 is an en­zyme re­place­ment ther­a­py de­signed to treat cal­ci­fi­ca­tion di­s­or­ders of the cir­cu­la­to­ry sys­tem, bone and kid­ney for which in­suf­fi­cient treat­ment op­tions cur­rent­ly ex­ist. ENP­P1 and ABC­C6 de­fi­cien­cy Phase 1/2 ini­ti­a­tions ex­pect­ed H1'2021 with re­sults H2'2021. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Invetx
In­vetx is build­ing the world’s pre­mi­er biotech­nol­o­gy plat­form for pro­tein-based ther­a­peu­tics in an­i­mal health to trans­form stan­dards of care in ve­t­eri­nary medicine. The In­vetx team of high­ly ex­pe­ri­enced R&D lead­ers from both hu­man biotech and an­i­mal health is sup­port­ed by best-in-class biotech­nol­o­gy part­n­ers and an ex­ten­sive net­work of in­dus­try ex­perts, ve­t­eri­nary sci­en­tists and clini­cians. In­vetx is a pri­vate com­pany head­quar­tered in Bos­ton, Mas­sachusetts. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Iovance Biotherapeutics [IOVA] $4,431 MM MCap
Late-stage cell ther­a­py com­pany uti­l­iz­ing pro­pri­e­tary au­tol­o­gous tu­mor in­fil­trat­ing lym­pho­cytes (TILs) to at­tack solid tu­mors. The com­pany is con­duct­ing piv­o­tal stage trials in me­tastat­ic me­lano­ma and ad­vanced cer­vi­cal can­cer with BLAs ex­pect­ed 2020. [more in­for­ma­tion]
ISA Pharmaceuticals BV
is an im­munother­a­py com­pany de­vel­op­ing ra­tio­n­al­ly de­signed, ful­ly syn­thet­ic im­munother­a­peu­tics against can­cer and per­sis­tent vi­ral in­fec­tions. The Com­pany has built a pro­pri­e­tary im­munother­a­py plat­form based on the Syn­thet­ic Long Pep­tide (SLP®) con­cept and AM­PLI­VANT®tech­nol­o­gy. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Junshi Biosciences [1877:HK]
Has a di­ver­si­fied R&D pipe­line com­pris­ing 21 drug can­di­dates with ther­a­peu­tic ar­eas cov­er­ing can­cer, metabolic, au­toim­mune, neu­ro­log­i­cal, and in­fec­tious dis­eas­es. Prod­uct types in­clude mon­o­clo­n­al anti­bodies, fu­sion pro­teins, anti­body-drug con­ju­gates, and small molecule drugs. With a com­bined 33,000L fer­men­ta­tion ca­pac­i­ty in two GMP-fa­cil­i­ties at Shang­hai and Suzhou. JS001, or tori­pal­imab, is ap­proved by the NM­PA and the first mar­ket­ed an­ti-PD-1 mAb anti­body self-de­vel­oped by a PRC com­pany. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Kadmon Holdings, Inc. [KDMN] $622 MM MCap
Aug 30 PD­U­FA da­ta for belu­mo­sudil (cGVHD) fol­low­ing pos­i­tive pri­mary anal­y­sis re­sults (May 2020); ob­served ORRs of 73% and 74% in 200mg QD and 200mg BID arms, re­spec­tive­ly. Ini­ti­at­ing 12-15 pt open-la­bel Ph 2 in pa­tients w dif­fuse cu­ta­neous sys­temic scle­ro­sis in Q1 2021. First 3-pt dose co­hort suc­cess­ful­ly com­plet­ed in on­go­ing dose-es­ca­la­tion Ph 1 (an­ti-PD-L1/IL-15 fu­sion pro­tein) in pa­tients w me­tastat­ic or lo­cal­ly ad­vanced solid tu­mors; en­roll­ment on­go­ing in next dose lev­el. Cont­inu­ing IND-en­abling ac­tivi [more in­for­ma­tion]
KAHR
The com­pany lead prod­uct, DSP107, is a CD47-41BB tar­get­ing com­pound that si­mul­ta­ne­ous­ly tar­get can­cer cells, weak­en their in­nate de­fens­es and ac­ti­vate an ef­fec­tive, lo­cal re­sponse of both in­nate (by block­ing ‘Don’t eat me’ sig­nals) and adap­tive im­mu­ni­ty (by pro­vid­ing co-sti­m­u­la­tion sig­nal to T and NK cells). [more in­for­ma­tion]
Kaleido BioSciences [KLDO] $302 MM MCap
Har­ness­ing pro­pri­e­tary small molecule chem­istry plat­form to de­vel­op mi­cro­biome metabolic ther­a­pies (MMT) in in­di­ca­tions span­n­ing I-O, ni­tro­gen metabolism, metabolic dis­eas­es, and CNS. To­p­line da­ta ex­pect­ed in 1Q21 from mul­ti-cen­ter (K031) clin­i­cal study of KB109 in out­pa­tients with mild-to-mod­er­ate COVID-19 dis­ease and from study with Mas­sachusetts Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal (K032). To­p­line da­ta from clin­i­cal study of KB295 in ap­prox­i­mate­ly 30 pa­tients with mild-to-mod­er­ate UC ex­pect­ed mid-2021, to­p­line da­ta from UNL [more in­for­ma­tion]
Keros Therapeutics [KROS] $1,366 MM MCap
Our lead pro­tein ther­a­peu­tic prod­uct can­di­date, KER-050, is be­ing de­vel­oped for the treat­ment of cy­tope­nias, in­clud­ing ane­mia and throm­bo­cy­tope­nia, in pa­tients with myelodys­plas­tic syn­drome and myelo­fi­bro­sis. [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. $360M+ deal with Ge­nen­tech for KCP506, Ph1 non-opi­oid for chron­ic pain. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Kintor Pharma [9939-hk]
Two Ph3s on­go­ing in Chi­na: Piv­o­tal monother­a­py and com­bo with abi­raterone and a Ph2 on­go­ing in US for mCR­PC (with breast and other AR-driv­en can­cers be­hind). Ad­di­tio­n­al pipe­line in­cludes a top­i­cal AR for alope­cia and ear­li­er-stage tar­gets in­clud­ing ALK-1 and hedge­hog. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Landos Biopharma [LABP] $407 MM MCap
Based on ex­ten­sive pre­clin­i­cal studies, Lan­dos has vali­dat­ed a unique mech­anism of ac­tion in­volv­ing LAN­CL2 that ex­erts po­tent an­ti-in­flam­ma­to­ry ef­fects with an out­s­tand­ing safe­ty pro­file. Lead as­set BT-11 Phase 2 in­ter­im read out in mid-2020 in UC. [more in­for­ma­tion]
LianBio
Lian­Bio col­lab­o­rates with world-class part­n­ers across a di­verse ar­ray of ther­a­peu­tic and ge­o­graph­ic ar­eas to build out a pipe­line based on dis­ease rel­e­vance and the abil­i­ty to im­pact pa­tients with trans­for­ma­tive mech­anisms and pre­ci­sion-based ther­a­peu­tics. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Lineage Cell Therapeutics Inc. [LCTX] $369 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]
Marker Therapeutics [MRKR] $173 MM MCap
A clin­i­cal-stage im­muno-on­col­o­gy com­pany with the po­ten­tial to sig­ni­f­i­cant­ly dis­rupt the cur­rent cell ther­a­py land­s­cape. Mark­er's cur­rent Mul­ti­TAA cell ther­a­py is look­ing to ini­ti­ate a Phase II study in AML in 2020 with en­roll­ment com­ple­tion an­ti­ci­pat­ed in 2H20. The com­pany al­so has a T-cell vaccine pro­gram, cur­rent­ly be­ing studied in breast can­cer. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Maxcyte [MXCT:LN]
glob­al cell ther­a­py com­pany pro­vid­ing pro­pri­e­tary non-vi­ral cell en­gi­neer­ing tech­nol­o­gy for the next gen­er­a­tion of cell-based ther­a­pies in­clud­ing gene edit­ing and im­muno-on­col­o­gy. Max­Cyte may be seen as a play on the cell ther­a­py mar­ket with its blue chip client base. [more in­for­ma­tion]
MEI Pharma, Inc. [MEIP] $405 MM MCap
Broa­d­en­ing zan­delis­ib de­vel­op­ment ac­tiv­i­ty in­cludes ad­di­tion of margi­nal zone lym­pho­ma arm to TI­DAL to sup­port ex­pan­sion of an ac­cel­er­at­ed ap­pro­val strat­e­gy if suc­cess­ful, the ini­ti­a­tion of a Phase 3 study in se­cond line fol­lic­u­lar and margi­nal zone lym­pho­mas in mid-2021, and plans to sup­port se­lect in­vesti­ga­tor-ini­ti­at­ed trials, ini­tial­ly in first-line DL­B­CL. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Merus NV [MRUS] $885 MM MCap
Mul­ti­clon­ics® are man­u­fac­tured us­ing in­dus­try stan­dard pro­cess­es and have been ob­served in pre­clin­i­cal and clin­i­cal studies to have sev­er­al of the same fea­tures of con­ven­tio­n­al hu­man mon­o­clo­n­al anti­bodies, such as long half-life and low im­muno­genic­i­ty. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Minoryx Therapeutics
Oral PPARg ag­on­ist, lerigl­i­ta­zone, de­mon­s­trat­ed clin­i­cal ben­e­fit of sig­ni­f­i­cant­ly re­duc­ing pro­gres­sion of cere­bral le­sions and myelo­pa­thy symp­toms in piv­o­tal Phase 2/3 study re­sults in X-ALD pts w Adreno­myeloneu­ro­pa­thy (AMN), 6MWT end­point was not met; on­go­ing dis­cus­sions with reg­u­la­tors re: ap­pro­val. Phase 2 da­ta in Frie­drich’s Ataxia showed mo­d­u­la­tion of the Fra­taxin path­way and res­to­ra­tion of the bioen­er­get­ics de­fic­its in FR­DA pa­tients. VC in­ves­tors in­clude Kur­ma, Ysios, Fund+, Roche, Id­in­vest, etc [more in­for­ma­tion]
Monte Rosa Therapeutics
Next-gen­er­a­tion molec­u­lar glue-based tar­get­ed pro­tein degra­da­tion plat­form de­vel­op­ing small molecule ther­a­peu­tics that se­lec­tive­ly de­grade dis­ease-caus­ing pro­teins. Tar­get­ing the un­drug­gable pro­teome in on­col­o­gy and non-on­col­o­gy in­di­ca­tions via AI based de­gron pre­dic­tion. Ex­ten­sive in vi­vo da­ta to date has de­mon­s­trat­ed po­tent an­ti-tu­mor ac­tiv­i­ty. Lead pro­gram fo­cused on GSP­T1, a key reg­u­la­tor and vul­n­er­a­bil­i­ty of Myc-in­duced trans­la­tio­n­al ad­dic­tion. DC se­lec­tion for lead pro­gram ex­pect­ed in 2021. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Nanobiotix SA [NBTX] $539 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] $517 MM MCap
Lead pro­gram NL-201: is a du­al-act­ing IL-2 and IL-15 ag­on­ist im­munother­a­py for can­cer, de­signed to im­prove tol­er­a­bil­i­ty and ac­tiv­i­ty by elim­i­nat­ing the al­pha re­cep­tor bind­ing in­ter­face (IND com­plet­ed 4Q20). First de no­vo pro­tein ther­a­peu­tic ev­er cre­at­ed. [more in­for­ma­tion]
NeuroRx
Lead­ing Re­lief Ther­a­peu­tics Ph 2 trial of Avip­tadil to treat COVID-19 in­duced ARDS in the US. In Phase 3 with read­out ex­pect­ed mid-Jan­uary 2021. Al­so de­vel­op­ing first Glx tar­get­ed an­tide­pres­sant to ad­dress sui­ci­dal­i­ty in bipo­lar de­pres­sion. NRX-101 is in Ph 2b/3 de­vel­op­ment, (Break­through Desig­na­tion, SPA and Fast Track Desig­na­tion by FDA) for Se­vere Bipo­lar De­pres­sion in pts w Acute Sui­ci­dal Idea­tion and Be­havior. [more in­for­ma­tion]
NexImmune, Inc. [NEXI] $544 MM MCap
Mul­ti-anti­gen-spe­cif­ic T cell ther­a­py. Syn­thet­ic nano­par­ti­cles de­c­o­rat­ed w a com­bo of mul­ti­ple tu­mor rel­e­vant anti­gens and co-sti­m­u­la­to­ry sig­nals en­gag­ing di­rect­ly w tar­get­ed T cells. Two Ph 1's on­go­ing. [more in­for­ma­tion]
NorthSea Therapeutics
First-in class, oral, struc­tu­ral­ly en­gi­neered fat­ty acids [SE­FAs] ad­dress­ing NASH (pos­i­tive Ph2b in­ter­im re­sults) and as­so­ci­at­ed metabolic di­s­or­ders via unique tar­get­ing of path­ways reg­u­lat­ing metabolism, oxida­tive stress, in­flam­ma­tion, and fi­bro­sis. $40m Se­ries B (Jan 2020) with ven­Bio Part­n­ers (lead) and Sofin­no­va In­vest­ments. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Oncopeptides AB [ONCO:ST] SKr9,191 MM MCap
Po­ten­tial ap­pro­val for Melflufen (Yga­lo) 1Q21. First in class pep­tide-drug con­ju­gate (PDC) that tar­gets aminopep­ti­das­es and rapid­ly re­leas­es alky­lat­ing agents in­to tu­mor cells. H2H ver­sus Po­m­alyst com­plet­ed en­roll­ment Sep '20. [more in­for­ma­tion]
OncoResponse
The com­pany's tech­nol­o­gy lev­er­ages the hu­man im­mune sys­tem to iden­ti­fy ful­ly hu­man mon­o­clo­n­al anti­bodies and dis­cov­er nov­el tar­gets that will lead to the de­vel­op­ment of anti­body-de­rived ther­a­peu­tics for the treat­ment of can­cer, pro­vid­ing a larg­er num­ber of can­cer pa­tients with the ben­e­fit of im­munother­a­py. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Oncorus [ONCR] $361 MM MCap
On­corus is the lead­er in next-gen­er­a­tion on­co­lyt­ic im­munother­a­pies. The com­pany's lead pro­gram is a Ph1 oHSV with com­ple­men­tary pay­loads to en­cour­age im­mune sti­m­u­la­tion (PD1, CCL4, IL12, FLT3, CT­LA4). Se­condary pro­grams in­clude syn­thet­ic virus­es that do not need to be dosed in­tra-tu­mo­ral­ly. [more in­for­ma­tion]
OnKure Therapeutics, Inc.
De­vel­op­ing epi­ge­net­ic can­cer ther­a­pies in­clud­ing HDAC in­hibi­tors. Lead as­set OKI-179 is a class 1 HDAC in­hibi­tor in Ph 1. [more in­for­ma­tion]
PharmaMar SA [PHM:ES]
Rev­enue gen­er­at­ing with marine-de­rived and nov­el MoA on­col­o­gy prod­ucts. Yon­delis (soft tis­sue sar­co­ma and ovarian can­cer) com­mer­cial­ized with di­rect sales-force in EU and part­n­er­ship in US with Janssen. Signed li­cens­ing agree­ment with Jazz Phar­ma for lur­binecte­din in the US - up­front pay­ment of $200M, $100mm on ap­pro­val and up to $550M sales mile­s­tones. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Pharming Group NV [PHARM:AS] €687 MM MCap
re­cent in-li­cense from No­var­tis of late stage drug Le­ni­olis­ib for APDS (ul­tra-rare im­mun­od­e­fi­cien­cy con­di­tion), rhC1INH for new larg­er in­di­ca­tions in­clud­ing COVID-19, pre-eclamp­sia, AKI and ad­di­tio­n­al pipe­line prod­uct from tech­nol­o­gy plat­form: re­com­bi­nant al­pha-Glu­cosi­dase for Pompe dis­ease. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Photocure ASA [PHO:OS] NKr3,549 MM MCap
Rev­enue-gen­er­at­ing urol­o­gy-fo­cused com­pany. Lead prod­uct, Hexvix®/Cysview® im­proves de­tec­tion of blad­der can­cer un­der blue light cys­tos­copy (BLC), which can re­duce dis­ease re­cur­rence and pro­gres­sion rates. Hexvix®/Cysview® is in­clud­ed in clin­i­cal consen­sus guide­lines and re­mains on a strong growth path. Rev­enues in 2020 to­taled $31M. Re­cent­ly suc­cess­ful­ly launched the Eu­ro­pean Hexvix op­er­a­tions, con­soli­dat­ing the Com­pany’s prod­uct franchise glob­al­ly. Pho­to­cure is head­quar­tered in Os­lo, Nor­way and list­ed on [more in­for­ma­tion]
Pliant Therapeutics, Inc. [PLRX] $1,080 MM MCap
Fo­cused on dis­cov­er­ing and de­vel­op­ing ther­a­pies for the treat­ment of fi­bro­sis. Pliant's lead prod­uct can­di­date, PLN-74809, is an oral small-molecule du­al se­lec­tive in­hibi­tor of avß6 and avß1 in­te­grins that is in de­vel­op­ment for the treat­ment of idio­path­ic pul­mo­nary fi­bro­sis, and pri­mary scle­ros­ing cholan­gi­tis. Se­cond prod­uct can­di­date, PLN-1474, is a small-molecule se­lec­tive in­hibi­tor of avß1 for the treat­ment of liv­er fi­bro­sis as­so­ci­at­ed with NASH, which Pliant has part­nered with No­var­tis. [more in­for­ma­tion]
PROSION
A phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal drug dis­cov­ery com­pany with pro­line de­rived mo­d­ules (ProMs) as the world’s first PRM struc­ture mim­ick­ing build­ing blocks. The com­pany de­vel­ops a new class of drugs and is able to ad­dress yet un­drug­gable con­sid­ered tar­gets that are re­lat­ed to vari­ous in­di­ca­tions. For its first of many use-cas­es, PRO­SION has al­ready shown a re­mark­able in vi­vo ef­fect of its ProM-based an­ti-me­tastat­ic in­hibi­tor – both in pan­cre­at­ic and breast can­cer xeno­graft ro­dent mod­els. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Protagonist Therapeutics [PTGX] $1,139 MM MCap
Pro­pri­e­tary pep­tide tech­nol­o­gy plat­form to de­vel­op oral tar­get­ed ther­a­py-based drugs and in­jecta­bles for rare dis­eas­es. PTG-300 in­jectable hep­cidin mimet­ic Ph 2 trials on­go­ing in po­ly­cythemia ve­ra and hered­i­tary he­mochro­ma­to­sis; pos­i­tive up­dat­ed Ph 2 re­sults in PV pre­sent­ed at ASH 2020. PN-943 oral GI-re­strict­ed al­pha-4-be­ta-7 an­ta­g­on­ist Ph 2 in ul­cer­a­tive coli­tis study sites ac­ti­vat­ed; PTG-200, part­nered w/ Janssen, oral GI-re­strict­ed IL-23R an­ta­g­on­ist Ph 2 Crohn’s dis­ease study on­go­ing. [more in­for­ma­tion]
R2 Technologies
Head­quar­tered in Sil­i­con Val­ley, R2 fo­cus­es on the de­vel­op­ment and com­mer­cial­iza­tion of ground­break­ing tech­nolo­gies for aes­thet­ic providers and con­sumers. Based on the li­censed ex­clu­sive in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty from Mas­sachusetts Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal to mo­d­u­late me­lanin pro­duc­tion, R2 Tech­nolo­gies was found­ed in 2014 by Pansend Life Sci­ences and Blos­som In­no­va­tions. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Rigel Pharmaceuticals [RIGL] $614 MM MCap
Fo­cused on in­hibit­ing path­ways re­lat­ed to im­mune-me­di­at­ed and in­flam­ma­to­ry dis­ease. In April 2018, Rigel launched its first com­mer­cial prod­uct, TA­VALISSE (fos­ta­ma­tinib) in­to a $1 bil­lion US mar­ket for im­mune throm­bo­cy­tope­nia (ITP), a rare he­ma­to­log­i­cal di­s­or­der. TA­VALISSE is al­so in a piv­o­tal Phase 3 trial for an warm au­toim­mune he­mo­lyt­ic ane­mia (wAI­HA), a he­ma­to­log­ic di­s­or­der with no FDA-ap­proved ther­a­py. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Ryvu Therapeutics [RVU:WAR]
Po­ten­tial first in class CD­K8 in­hibi­tor for leukemias, lym­pho­mas, and solid tu­mors in Ph1b in AML and high-risk MDS, PIM/FLT3 ki­nase in­hibi­tor in Ph 1/2 in AML (part­nered w Me­nari­ni). Da­ta in 2020. Ear­ly stage pipe­line ad­dress­ing emerg­ing solid tu­mor tar­gets. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Savara Inc. [SVRA] $193 MM MCap
Or­phan lung dis­ease Com­pany; Mol­gradex, is an in­haled gran­u­lo­cyte-macrophage colony-sti­m­u­lat­ing fac­tor (GM-CSF) in Phase 3 de­vel­op­ment for au­toim­mune pul­mo­nary alve­o­lar pro­tei­no­sis (aPAP); study ex­pect­ed to start Q1 2021. Al­so, Phase 3 trial, AVAIL, is eval­u­at­ing per­sis­tent me­thi­cillin-re­sis­tant Sta­phy­lo­coc­cus au­reus (MR­SA) lung in­fec­tion in peo­ple liv­ing with cys­tic fi­bro­sis. Top line da­ta are ex­pect­ed ear­ly in 2021 [more in­for­ma­tion]
Secarna Pharmaceuticals GmbH
Se­car­na's unique­ly ef­fi­cient LNA­plus™ dis­cov­ery pro­cess is fu­eled by their pro­pri­e­tary and stream­lined Oli­go­fy­er™ bioin­for­mat­ics sys­tems large in-house cell li­brary and own in vit­ro screen­ing as­says. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Sol-Gel Technologies Ltd. [SLGL] $308 MM MCap
Com­mer­cial­iz­ing brand­ed gener­ic top­i­cal drug prod­ucts (skin dis­eas­es). Two pos­i­tive Phase 3 pro­grams, both with PD­U­FA dates in 2021: Ep­so­lay has po­ten­tial to be first FDA-ap­proved sin­gle-agent ben­zoyl per­oxide pre­scrip­tion drug prod­uct for rosacea (PD­U­FA date on April 26th). Twy­neo has po­ten­tial to be the first acne treat­ment that con­tains fixed dose com­bi­na­tion of BPO and treti­noin (PD­U­FA date on Au­gust 1st). [more in­for­ma­tion]
Sonnet Biotherapeutics, Inc. [SONN] $37 MM MCap
Son­net's in­ter­leukin-based can­di­date has been shown to en­hance pK (up to 10 fold) and im­prove tu­mor de­liv­ery with an in­crease in in vi­vo ef­fi­ca­cy (30 fold) as de­mon­s­trat­ed in a mice tu­mor mod­el. The Son­net plat­form de-risks the use of in­ter­leukins by great­ly ex­tend­ing their in vi­vo half-life, while al­so im­prov­ing their spe­ci­fic­i­ty to tu­mor tis­sue. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Spruce Biosciences [SPRB] $370 MM MCap
The com­pany’s lead prod­uct can­di­date, til­dac­er­font, is an in­vesti­ga­tio­n­al oral drug that is be­ing eval­u­at­ed in studies for the treat­ment of con­geni­tal adre­nal hy­per­pla­sia (CAH). The com­pany al­so plans to eval­u­ate til­dac­er­font in other dis­eas­es im­pact­ed by el­e­vat­ed ACTH or adre­nal an­dro­gens. [more in­for­ma­tion]
sterna biologicals
By tar­get­ing tran­scrip­tion fac­tors that play a cen­tral role in reg­u­lat­ing Th1- and Th2-driv­en in­flam­ma­to­ry mech­anisms, the Com­pany’s pro­pri­e­tary DNAzyme-based drug can­di­dates can in­ter­vene with up­stream in­flam­ma­to­ry pro­cess­es to ad­dress re­lat­ed dis­eas­es more ef­fec­tive­ly. Ster­na cur­rent­ly has four pro­grams in phase 2 de­vel­op­ment. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Strongbridge Biopharma [SBBP] $168 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]
Sutro Biopharma [STRO] $879 MM MCap
FolR&al­pha;-tar­get­ing ADC (STRO-002) Phase 1, ad­di­tio­n­al dose es­ca­la­tion da­ta in 4Q20. CD74-tar­get­ing ADC (STRO-001) Phase 1, ad­di­tio­n­al dose es­ca­la­tion da­ta in 4Q20. BMS col­lab­o­ra­tion Phase 1 clin­i­cal de­vel­op­ment up­date for CC-99712 (BC­MA-tar­get­ing ADC). Mer­ck col­lab­o­ra­tion up­date in 2020 on first cy­tokine deri­va­tive pro­gram. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Syneos Health [SYNH] $8,216 MM MCap
Sy­neos Health® is an end-to-end, ful­ly in­te­grat­ed bio­phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal so­lu­tions com­pany that works dif­fer­ent­ly. At Sy­neos Health, all the dis­ci­p­lines in­volved in bring­ing new ther­a­pies to mar­ket, from clin­i­cal to com­mer­cial, work to­gether to cre­ate cus­tomer suc­cess. Our unique Bio­phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Ac­cel­er­a­tion Mod­el de­liv­ers val­ue across the small to mid-size to large cus­tomer cont­in­u­um. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Teon Therapeutics
Pipe­line of next-gen­er­a­tion can­cer ther­a­peu­tics tar­get­ing GPCRs in­clud­ing a high­ly-spe­cif­ic A2B an­ta­g­on­ist and EP4 an­ta­g­on­ist, both slat­ed to en­ter Phase 1b trials in 2021. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Utility Therapeutics
UTIL­I­TY has re­ceived the FDA’s QDIP (qual­i­fied in­fec­tious dis­ease prod­uct) desig­na­tion for both prod­ucts and plans to file an NDA in 2021 for pive­me­cil­li­nam for the treat­ment of un­com­pli­cat­ed UTIs. Pivme­cil­li­nam is cur­rent­ly re­c­om­mend­ed as a first-line ther­a­py in the cur­rent ID­SA (In­fec­tious Dis­ease So­ci­e­ty of Amer­i­ca) treat­ment guide­lines for un­com­pli­cat­ed UTIs. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Vaccitech Limited
Pro­pri­e­tary ChA­dOx (prime) and MVA (boost) tech­nol­o­gy plat­form in­duces and main­tains CD8+ T-cells at the max­i­mum lev­els pub­lished to date. Ph1/2 da­ta for HPV and HBV im­munother­a­pies ex­pect­ed 2H20. En­cour­ag­ing pros­tate can­cer, 5T4 im­munother­a­peu­tic da­ta re­cent­ly re­leased. Ph1/2 NS­CLC MAGE-NYE­SO im­munother­a­peu­tic en­ters clin­ic in Q1 2021. ChA­dOx COVID-19 vaccine out-li­censed to Ox­ford Uni/As­traZene­ca with post-pan­dem­ic rev­enue stream. $150M fund­ing at Jen­n­er In­sti­tute and com­pany raised $48M since for­ma­tion [more in­for­ma­tion]
Vericel Corporation [VCEL] $2,630 MM MCap
Ad­vanced cell ther­a­py; mar­ket­ing MA­CI (car­ti­lage re­pair) and Epi­cel (skin re­place­ment) in TAMs of $2b+. Q3 MA­CI and Epi­cel revs of $31.1m. Re­port­ed re­cord third quar­ter MA­CI rev­enue and to­tal rev­enues, and the se­cond high­est quar­ter­ly Epi­cel rev­enue in his­to­ry. Nexo­Brid PD­U­FA date of June 29, 2021. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Verrica Pharmaceuticals [VRCA] $374 MM MCap
Ver­ri­ca Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals is a der­ma­tol­o­gy ther­a­peu­tics com­pany de­vel­op­ing med­i­ca­tions for vi­ral skin dis­eas­es re­quir­ing med­i­cal at­ten­tion. Lead prod­uct, VP-102 for mol­lus­cum con­ta­gio­sum has a PD­U­FA date of Ju­ly 13, 2020. Phase 2 da­ta in ex­ter­nal geni­tal warts ex­pect­ed in 2H20. Ini­ti­a­tion of Phase 3 in com­mon warts in 1H20 and ini­ti­a­tion of Phase 2 in plan­tar warts in mid-2020. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Viela Bio [VIE] $2,913 MM MCap
UPLIN­ZA® (ine­bi­l­izumab, an­ti-CD19 mAb) on the mar­ket for the treat­ment of neu­romyeli­tis op­ti­ca spec­trum di­s­or­der (NMOSD). Ad­di­tio­n­al trials with ine­bi­l­izumab on­go­ing, in­clud­ing Ph 3 trials in myas­the­nia gravis and Ig­G4-re­lat­ed dis­ease. VIB7734, an­ti-ILT7 mAb, Ph 2 trial to ini­ti­ate in 1H21. Ph 2 trials on­go­ing for VIB4920 (An­ti-CD40L-Tn3 Fu­sion Pro­tein) in Sjo­gren's Syn­drome and kid­ney tran­s­plant re­jec­tion. [more in­for­ma­tion]
XOMA Corporation [XOMA] $420 MM MCap
Biotech roy­al­ty and mile­s­tone ag­gre­ga­tor with port­fo­lio of 65+ as­sets in >30 dis­closed in­di­ca­tions where R&D costs are borne by part­n­ers e.g. No­var­tis’s Is­cal­imab (CFZ533) an­ti-CD40 mAb in Ph2. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Zentalis [ZNTL] $1,874 MM MCap
Dis­cov­er­ing and de­vel­op­ing small molecule ther­a­peu­tics tar­get­ing fun­da­men­tal bi­o­log­i­cal path­ways of can­cers. Broad pipe­line of po­ten­tial­ly best-in-class on­col­o­gy can­di­dates, in­clud­ing ZN-c5, an oral se­lec­tive es­tro­gen re­cep­tor de­grad­er for ER+/HER2- breast can­cer, ZN-c3, a WEE1 in­hibi­tor, ZN-d5, a BCL-2 in­hibi­tor and ZN-e4, an EGFR in­hibi­tor. [more in­for­ma­tion]