Participating Companies

Acceleron Pharma Inc [XLRN] US$2,763 MM MCap
The com­pa­nies have mul­ti­ple Ph2 and Ph3 trials on­go­ing for chron­ic ane­mia in ad­di­tio­n­al pa­tient pop­u­la­tions of MDS and be­ta-tha­lassemia, as well as myelo­fi­bro­sis. The com­pany ex­pects to re­port to­p­line re­sults from Ph2 clin­i­cal trials in PAH (so­tater­cept) and CMT (ACE-083) in Q1 2020. [more in­for­ma­tion]
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [ACRX] US$139 MM MCap
Launched DSU­VIA (sufen­tanil sublin­gual tablet 30 mcg) in the US in 1Q19 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
Car­dio­vas­cu­lar and Sep­sis, Adre­cizumab Ph 2, bio­mark­er-guid­ed, mon­o­clo­n­al anti­body for sep­tic shock; com­plet­ed en­roll­ment Sept 2019; da­ta 1Q 2020 [more in­for­ma­tion]
Pro­pri­e­tary Af­fi­body® molecules and Al­bu­mod plat­forms. Lead can­di­date is an IL-17 with pos­i­tive Ph2 12wk da­ta in pso­ri­a­sis. Al­so has a Ph1 FcRn for b-cell au­toim­mune dis­eas­es part­nered with ALXN. Rev­enue gen­er­at­ing from ear­li­er li­censed as­sets. Backed by In­ves­tor AB. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Affimed N.V. [AFMD] US$221 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.
Treat­ing sep­sis as­so­ci­at­ed acute kid­ney in­jury (AKI) with pro­pri­e­tary re­com­bi­nant al­ka­line phos­pha­tase (re­cAP). Re­sults from Ph 2 trial in 300+ pts, de­mon­s­trat­ed rel­a­tive im­prove­ment of 40%+ OS in re­cAP group. Ini­ti­at­ing piv­o­tal Ph 3 in SA-AKI pa­tients in Q1 20 (P end­point: Day 28 all-cause mor­tal­i­ty). First in­ter­im anal­y­sis exp Q1 2021. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Amarin Corporation [AMRN] US$7,257 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]
Phase 3 ready, Tevere­lix, a long act­ing in­jectable pep­tide GnRH an­ta­g­on­ist. Lead in­di­ca­tion for pros­tate can­cer, fol­lowed by be­nign pro­stat­ic hy­per­pla­sia (BPH), acute uri­nary re­ten­tion (AUR), uterine fi­broids and en­dometrio­sis. Over 450 sub­jects have been dosed over 850 times to date with no se­ri­ous ad­verse re­ac­tions and good lo­cal tol­er­ance. [more in­for­ma­tion]
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
Ap­to­rum is a phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pany ded­i­cat­ed to de­vel­op­ing and com­mer­cial­iz­ing a broad range of ther­a­peu­tic and di­ag­nos­tic tech­nolo­gies to tack­le un­met med­i­cal needs. Ap­to­rum is pur­su­ing ther­a­peu­tic and di­ag­nos­tic pro­jects in neu­rol­o­gy, in­fec­tious dis­eas­es, gas­troen­terol­o­gy, on­col­o­gy and other dis­ease ar­eas; [more in­for­ma­tion]
Cur­rent en­gi­neered im­mune cell ther­a­pies of­ten tar­get tu­mors through a mono-spe­cif­ic re­cep­tor that is con­sti­tu­tive­ly ex­pressed and ac­tive. In con­trast, Ar­cel­lx has de­vel­oped 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. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Ascentage Pharma [6855.HK]
As­cen­t­age Phar­ma has built a pipe­line of eight clin­i­cal drug can­di­dates, in­clud­ing a nov­el, high­ly po­tent Bcl-2/Bcl-xL in­hibi­tor, as well as can­di­dates aimed at IAP and MD­M2-p53 path­ways, and next-gen­er­a­tion ty­ro­sine ki­nase in­hibi­tors. The com­pany has been con­duct­ing 28 Phase I/II clin­i­cal trials to eval­u­ate the eight drug can­di­dates in the Unit­ed States, Aus­tralia, and Chi­na. [more in­for­ma­tion]
AsclepiX Therapeutics
AX­T107 de­mon­s­trat­ed ef­fi­ca­cy and dura­bil­i­ty in rab­bit and mouse mod­els that is su­pe­ri­or to stan­dard of care Eye­lea. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Assembly Biosciences, Inc. [ASMB] US$540 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]
Aurinia Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [AUPH] US$2,067 MM MCap
**NOTE MEET­INGS AT ZEP­PELIN HO­TEL** Re­cent­ly an­nounced pos­i­tive AU­RO­RA Phase 3 trial re­sults de­mon­s­trat­ing Vo­clos­porin, a next gen­er­a­tion calcineurin in­hibi­tor, su­pe­ri­or­i­ty over stan­dard of care in Lu­pus Nephri­tis. [more in­for­ma­tion]
AxoGen [AXGN] US$483 MM MCap
Da­m­age or tran­sec­tion to pe­ripher­al nerves. Q1 revs $23.3M, 35% growth YoY; exp 2019 rev bt $109-$114M [more in­for­ma­tion]
Bellus Health [BLU] US$487 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] NKr1,261 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] US$2,804 MM MCap
sub­mitt­ed NDAs for Zy­dis ODT (oral­ly dis­solv­ing tablet) and tablet for­mu­la­tions of rimege­pant in 2Q19. PD­U­FA date for Zy­dis ODT set for 1Q20. Late stage glu­ta­mate mo­d­u­la­tion plat­form (ad­dress­ing Neu­ro­log­ic/Neu­ropsychi­a­tric In­di­ca­tions); late stage MPO plat­form (ad­dress­ing Neu­roin­flam­ma­tion) [more in­for­ma­tion]
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] US$315 MM MCap
Mul­ti­ple key trial read­outs in 2020: BX­CL501 (sublin­gual dexmede­to­mi­dine) for acute treat­ment of ag­i­ta­tion in Schi­zophre­nia and Bipo­lar pa­tients piv­o­tal Phase 3 trial read­outs and BX­CL701 (in­nate im­mu­ni­ty ac­ti­va­tor) for Pros­tate Can­cer (tNEPC) Phase 1b/2 dou­ble com­bo w/Keytru­da trial ef­fi­ca­cy read­out [more in­for­ma­tion]
CASI Pharmaceuticals Inc. [CASI] US$292 MM MCap
an­nounced $2.7m rev­enue in 3Q. NM­PA re­view in progress for ZE­VALIN® and MAR­QI­BO® (in-li­censed from Spec­trum). 3Q: li­censed oc­treotide for dev/dist in Chi­na (SOC for acrome­ga­ly). 2Q: acq'd ex­clu­sive WW rights to com­mer­cial­ize an­ti-CD19 T-cell ther­a­py (CNC­T19) in Chi­na + ex­clu­sive WW rights to nov­el an­ti-CD38 mAb (CID-103). [more in­for­ma­tion]
Catabasis Pharmaceuticals Inc [CATB] US$71 MM MCap
Rare dis­ease pipe­line, with lead prod­uct Edasa­lonex­ent in Ph 3 trial in Duchenne mus­cu­lar dys­tro­phy re­gard­less of mu­ta­tion type. North Star Am­bu­la­to­ry As­sess­ment as the pri­mary end­point based on Phase 2 re­sults and FDA in­put. Top-line re­sults ex­pect­ed in 2020. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [CPRX] US$410 MM MCap
Fir­dapse ap­proved for Lam­bert-Ea­ton Myas­thenic Syn­drome (LEMS) with 3Q19 net rev­enues of $30.9M and FY19 gui­dance of ap­prox $100M. Key Fir­dapse trial read­outs in 1H20: Phase 3 trial for MuSK-MG and SMA Type 3 proof of con­cept trial. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. [CLDX] US$38 MM MCap
I-O pipe­line of Abs, ADCs, im­mune sys­tem mo­d­u­la­tors and vaccines tar­get­ed to spe­cif­ic pa­tient pop­u­la­tions. STIC da­ta on an­ti-CD40; col­lab with Mer­ck. [more in­for­ma­tion]
CellMax Life
The com­pany is cur­rent­ly fo­cused on col­orec­tal can­cer (CRC) screen­ing us­ing the clin­i­cal­ly vali­dat­ed CMx plat­form, a blood biop­sy test plat­form that de­tects pre-can­cer­ous le­sions (ade­no­mas) in as lit­tle as two tea­spoons of blood (less than 10mL). [more in­for­ma­tion]
CerSci Therapeutics
De­vel­op­ing a new gen­er­a­tion of non-opi­oid medicines to treat acute post-op­er­a­tive and chron­ic neu­ro­path­ic pain. Lead pro­gram in Phase 1, CT-044, tar­get­ing re­ac­tive spe­cies that cause neu­ro­n­al ion chan­nel hy­per-sen­si­ti­za­tion, known to trig­ger pain. [more in­for­ma­tion]
CureVac AG
Cure­vac is a pri­vate Ger­man com­pany with mR­NA plat­form, di­ver­si­fied pipe­line, and three lead pro­grams in ph1: CV8102 (vari­ous can­cer in­di­ca­tions), CV9202 (NS­CLC) and CV7202 (Ra­bies). Last fi­nanc­ing round done at over $1bn. Other com­pa­nies in the space: MR­NA, TBIO, BN­TX. [more in­for­ma­tion]
DBV Technologies [DBVT] US$1,042 MM MCap
Vi­askin® Peanut is the Com­pany’s lead prod­uct can­di­date de­signed to po­ten­tial­ly re­duce the risk of life-threat­en­ing al­ler­g­ic re­ac­tions due to ac­ci­den­tal ex­po­sure to peanuts. An in­vesti­ga­tio­n­al non-in­va­sive, once-dai­ly, epi­cu­ta­neous patch, Vi­askin Peanut seeks to de­liv­er mi­cro­gram quan­ti­ties of peanut anti­gen to ac­ti­vate the im­mune sys­tem. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Enzo Biochem, Inc. [ENZ] US$121 MM MCap
$100m revs in F18. Pi­oneer in molec­u­lar di­ag­nos­tics (Dx), lead­ing con­ver­gence of clin­i­cal lab­o­ra­to­ries, life sci­ences and IP through de­vt of unique Dx plat­form tech­nolo­gies pro­vid­ing nu­mer­ous ad­van­tages over pre­vi­ous stan­dards. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Epigenomics AG [EPGNY] US$56 MM MCap
Blood-based can­cer de­tec­tion com­pany with DNA methy­la­tion bio­mark­er tech­nol­o­gy. De­vel­ops/com­mer­cial­izes Dx prod­ucts across mul­ti­ple can­cer in­di­ca­tions w/high med­i­cal need. Lead, Epi pro­Colon: blood-based screen­ing test de­tect­ing col­orec­tal can­cer. FDA ap­proved, mar­ket­ed in US, EU, Chi­na et al. [more in­for­ma­tion]
ESSA Pharma Inc. [EPIX] US$119 MM MCap
ES­SA Phar­ma Inc is a pre-clin­i­cal stage phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pany fo­cused on the de­vel­op­ment of small molecule drugs for the treat­ment of cas­tra­tion-re­sis­tant pros­tate can­cer. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Evofem Biosciences, Inc. [EVFM] US$240 MM MCap
Evofem Bio­s­ciences (EVFM) is de­vel­op­ing Am­pho­ra®, a Mul­ti­pur­pose Vag­i­nal pH Reg­u­la­tor (MVP-R) and non-hor­mo­n­al, on-de­mand, wo­m­an-con­trolled vag­i­nal gel for birth con­trol and the pre­ven­tion of uro­geni­tal ac­qui­si­tion of cer­tain STIs. Dec 2019 an­nounced pos­i­tive to­p­line re­sults of Ph 2b trial of Am­pho­ra for the pre­ven­tion of ch­lamy­dia and gon­or­rhea. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Faraday Pharmaceuticals
El­e­men­tal re­duc­ing agents for crit­i­cal care treat­ment to pre­vent car­di­ac and skele­tal mus­cle loss: lead can­di­date FDY-5301 is Ph 3 ready in Reper­fu­sion In­jury post Acute My­o­car­dial In­farc­tion, Ph 2 un­der­way in Mus­cle Weak­ness fol­low­ing To­tal Knee Re­place­ment, Ph 2 ready in ICU-Ac­quired Weak­ness. Sig­ni­f­i­cant ad­di­tio­n­al treat­ment ap­pli­ca­tions with limit­ed to no com­pe­ti­tion. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Se­lec­tive in­hibi­tors of TGF Be­ta & EGFR path­ways. AACR: (+) Ph 1 da­ta. 3 on­go­ing Ph 2 trials (SCCHN, NS­CLC, TN­BC); ad­dl Ph 1 trials in IO, Sys­temic Scle­ro­sis & Myelo­fi­bro­sis [more in­for­ma­tion]
Freenome Holdings, Inc.
CRC blood Dx with next da­ta 1Q20. $160M Se­ries B led by RA and Po­laris with Per­cep­tive T. Rowe, Roche Ven­tures, Kais­er Per­ma­nente, and the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­e­ty’s Bright­Edge Ven­tures. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Galera Therapeutics [GRTX] US$315 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. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Genfit SA [GNFTF] US$763 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]
Geron Corporation [GERN] US$272 MM MCap
First-in-class telom­erase in­hibi­tor, ime­tel­s­tat. Start­ed Phase 3 trial Au­gust 2019 in low­er risk MDS. Top-line re­sults ex­pect­ed mid-year 2022. Se­cond po­ten­tial in­di­ca­tion in re­lapsed/re­frac­to­ry MF. Pre­par­ing for End of Phase 2 meet­ing by end of Q1 2020. Ex­pect de­ci­sion re­gard­ing whether to pur­sue po­ten­tial late-stage de­vel­op­ment in MF af­ter the FDA meet­ing. In-house ta­l­ent and cash re­sources suf­fi­cient to sup­port cur­rent de­vel­op­ment plans. [more in­for­ma­tion]
The lead can­di­date, Gatipo­tozumab, tar­gets TA-MUC1 and is in the clin­ic for the treat­ment of solid tu­mors in com­bi­na­tion with an an­ti-EGFR anti­body. Gly­co­tope’s tech­nol­o­gy pro­vides a plat­form for the de­vel­op­ment of ad­di­tio­n­al clin­i­cal and pre-clin­i­cal pro­grams with an ar­ray of modes of ac­tion pro­vid­ing a unique of­fer­ing in the im­muno-on­col­o­gy and on­col­o­gy space. [more in­for­ma­tion]
GW Pharmaceuticals PLC [GWPH] US$3,540 MM MCap
GW has estab­lished a world lead­ing po­si­tion in the de­vel­op­ment of plant-de­rived cann­abi­noid ther­a­peu­tics through its proven drug dis­cov­ery and de­vel­op­ment pro­cess­es, in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty port­fo­lio and reg­u­la­to­ry and man­u­fac­tur­ing ex­per­tise. GW has de­vel­oped an oral for­mu­la­tion of pu­ri­fied cann­abi­di­ol (CBD), ap­proved as Epi­di­olex® in the U.S. by the U.S. [more in­for­ma­tion]
I-O; nov­el tgts in Mul­ti­ple Myelo­ma. Kap­paMab (MM) Ph 2b, da­ta 1H20. Kap­paMab Car-T en­ter­ing clin­ic 2019. Kap­paMab & Lamb­daMab tar­get cell sur­face pro­teins KMA and LMA on ab­nor­mal plas­ma cells. Kap­paMab: com­plete & par­tial re­spons­es in Ph 1 & 2a. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Hutchison China MediTech Ltd ("Chi-Med") [HCM] US$3,132 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]
I-Mab Biopharma
I-Mab Bio­phar­ma is a Chi­na based bio­phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal with fo­cus on de­vel­op­ing in­no­va­tive bi­o­log­ics in the ar­eas of im­muno-on­col­o­gy and au­toim­mune dis­ease for the glob­al mar­kets, in­clud­ing Chi­na; [more in­for­ma­tion]
Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH
Im­mat­ics is build­ing a broad pro­pri­e­tary and part­nered pipe­line of au­tol­o­gous (AC­Tolog, ACTengine), al­lo­gene­ic (AC­Tal­lo) and Bis­pe­cif­ic TCR ap­proach­es, with 4 on­go­ing Phase 1/2 trials in col­lab­o­ra­tion with MD An­der­son Can­cer Cen­ter. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Impact Therapeutics Inc
Based in Chi­na, IM­PACT is com­mitt­ed to the dis­cov­ery and de­vel­op­ment of best-in-class ther­a­peu­tics to treat can­cer and other life-threat­en­ing dis­eas­es. IM­PACT is a clin­i­cal-stage com­pany with a unique small-molecule drug dis­cov­ery and de­vel­op­ment plat­form tar­get­ing DDR. IM­PACT's lead­ing pro­gram, PARP in­hibi­tor IM­P4297, is cur­rent­ly un­der­go­ing phase I trials in Aus­tralia and Chi­na. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Innate Pharma [IPHA] US$572 MM MCap
Three-pronged ap­proach to on­col­o­gy treat­ment us­ing mAbs. 1) Im­mune Check­point In­hibi­tors: mo­n­al­izumab, an­ti-NKG2A (CD94) co-de­vel­oped with AZN for H&N and CRC in Ph2 de­vel­op­ment (en­ter­ing Ph3 in 2020); pre­clin­i­cal an­ti-Si­glec-9 al­so part­nered with AZN. 2) Tu­mor Anti­gen Tar­get­ing: Lu­mox­i­ti (CD22) ap­proved for HCL (com­mer­cial launch 2H19); Ph2 la­cu­tamab in S&ea­cute;zary Syn­drome (FTD); Ph2 la­cu­tamab in MF & PT­CL (up­dates ex­pect­ed 2H20); three ad­di­tio­n­al pre­clin­i­cal as­sets, two part­nered with AZN, one col­lab­o­ra­tion w [more in­for­ma­tion]
Iovance Biotherapeutics [IOVA] US$2,808 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]
Junshi Biosciences [1877:HK]
The com­pany has a pipe­line com­pris­ing of 13 prod­uct can­di­dates (7 in IO, 2 in metabolic, 3 in au­toim­mune and 1 in neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­eas­es). JS001, or tori­pal­imab, is a near com­mer­cial-stage can­di­date and the first an­ti-PD-1 mon­o­clo­n­al anti­body de­vel­oped by a PRC com­pany to file IND ap­pli­ca­tion and NDA with the NM­PA. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Kadmon Holdings, Inc. [KDMN] US$698 MM MCap
Plat­form of ROCK in­hibi­tors. ROCK2 in­hibi­tor in reg­is­tra­tion trial cGVHD; en­roll­ment com­ple­tion exp 2H19; ini­tial anal­y­sis exp YE. Ph 2 ini­ti­a­tion in scle­ro­der­ma exp in 2019. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Kiadis Pharma [K3P:FF] €53 MM MCap
high-dose in­fu­sions. Off-the-shelf plat­form based on cells from unique uni­ver­sal donor. Ad­junct I-O with HSCT, K-NK002 pro­vides lym­pho­cyte in­fu­sions w NK cells from ha­ploID fam­i­ly mem­ber. Ini­ti­at­ing Ph 1/2 in HSCT sett­ing (n=63) and Ph 1/2a in AML R/R sett­ing in 2020. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Kiadis Pharma N.V. [KDS-AMS]
Ad­dress­ing blood can­cers: NK-cell plat­form ad­min­is­tered as ad­junc­tive I-O on top of HSCT. High-dose po­tent NK cells ex­pand­ed/ac­ti­vat­ed w pa­tent­ed PM21 nano­par­ti­cles. Up­com­ing mile­s­tones: 2020 -- K-NK trial ini­ti­a­tions (r/r AML & HSCT), 2021- K-NK in­ter­im da­ta (HSCT) [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]
Klox Technologies, Inc.
Pro­pri­e­tary bio­pho­ton­ic sys­tem uti­l­izes mul­ti-LED ar­ray and chro­mophore con­vert­er gel to pro­mote skin re­pair. Acne & skin re­ju­ve­na­tion in­di­ca­tion ap­proved in EU and Ca­na­da, on­go­ing trials in wound heal­ing. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Landos Biopharma
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. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Lineage Cell Therapeutics [LCTX] US$503 MM MCap
3 clin­i­cal pro­grams in mar­kets with bil­lion dol­lar op­por­tu­ni­ties: 1) OpRe­gen, an RPE tran­s­plant ther­a­py in Phase 1/2a de­vel­op­ment for the treat­ment of dry-AMD. Pos­i­tive clin­i­cal re­sults re­port­ed from on­go­ing Phase 1/2a study for treat­ment of acute SCI. Pro­gram fo­cus in 2020 are man­u­fac­tur­ing en­hance­ments and meet­ing with FDA to pre­pare for the next study; [more in­for­ma­tion]
Marker Therapeutics [MRKR] US$139 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. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Medivir AB [MVIR B:ST] SKr936 MM MCap
Nu­cleotide-pro­drug plat­form: MIV-818, an oral pro­drug of the clin­i­cal­ly ef­fec­tive troxac­itabine, for HCC and MIV-828 for AML. Ad­vanced clin­i­cal pro­grams for part­ner­ing: Birini­pant, a bi­va­lent SMAC mimet­ic; Remeti­no­s­tat for CT­CL and Ph 3 ready MIV-711 for OA. [more in­for­ma­tion]
MEI Pharma, Inc. [MEIP] US$237 MM MCap
4 clin­i­cal-stage on­o­cl­o­gy can­di­dates, in­clud­ing pra­ci­no­s­tat (oral HDAC in­hibi­tor) in an on­go­ing glob­al reg­is­tra­tion trial, and ME-401 (oral PI3K del­ta in­hibi­tor) en­ter­ing a Ph 2 clin­i­cal trial which the com­pany in­tends to sub­mit to the FDA to sup­port an ac­cel­er­at­ed ap­pro­val mar­ket­ing ap­pli­ca­tion [more in­for­ma­tion]
Well­come Sanger In­sti­tute spi­nout; lead­er in mi­cro­biome ther­a­peu­tics and bio­mark­er dis­cov­ery, pipe­line in­cludes LBTs for UC and I-O, bio­mark­ers for IBD and I-O. £12m equi­ty raised to date; $534m IBD deal with Ge­nen­tech (June 2018); lead­ing mi­cro­biome in­ves­tor Sev­en­ture (joined Oc­to­ber 2018) [more in­for­ma­tion]
Minoryx Therapeutics
Oral PPAR&gam­ma; ag­on­ist, MIN-102, in Piv­o­tal Ph 2/3 for X-linked ALD and Ph 2 Frie­drich’s Ataxia; da­ta for both ex­pect­ed by end of 2020. VC in­ves­tors in­clude Kur­ma, Ysios, Fund+, Roche, Id­in­vest, etc [more in­for­ma­tion]
Nanobiotix SA [NANO:PA] €202 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$515 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]
The Com­pany re­port­ed Phase 2 ef­fi­ca­cy and safe­ty da­ta for NRX-011 in De­cem­ber 2018, suggest­ing po­ten­tial for NRX-101 in main­tain­ing re­mis­sion from sev­er­al bipo­lar de­pres­sion with acute sui­ci­dal idea­tion fol­low­ing an ini­tial sta­bi­l­iza­tion with ke­tamine. [more in­for­ma­tion]
NexImmune, Inc.
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 and as­so­ci­at­ed metabolic di­s­or­ders via unique tar­get­ing of path­ways reg­u­lat­ing metabolism, oxida­tive stress, in­flam­ma­tion, and fi­bro­sis. EU­R25m Se­ries A (Nov 2017) to fund NASH pro­gram, For­bion Cap­i­tal (lead), No­vo Seeds, NSV and Bio­gen­er­a­tion Ven­tures. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Oncimmune [ONC:LN] £24 MM MCap
Oncim­mune's pro­pri­e­tary plat­form is un­der­pinned by rapid bio­mark­er dis­cov­ery and a com­pre­hen­sive im­muno­genic pro­tein li­brary of over 8,000 anti­genic pro­teins. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Oncopeptides AB [ONCO:ST] SKr7,159 MM MCap
Melflufen (Yga­lo): alky­lat­ing pep­tide se­lec­tive­ly tar­gets MM; su­pe­ri­or ef­fi­ca­cy vs. SOC. In­ter­im da­ta at EHA (2018) from on­go­ing Ph2 study in late stage r/r MM showed ORR of ~32%. Fil­ing for AA ex­pect­ed in H1'20. [more in­for­ma­tion]
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]
Paradigm BioPharma [PBIGF] US$392 MM MCap
Launch­ing Ph 3 ear­ly 2020 in OA pts w/bone mar­row ede­ma le­sions (BML). Pos­i­tive Ph2b re­sults in sub­jects w/OA & BML - stat sig im­prove­ment on pain re­duc­tion & BML vol­ume/grade re­duc­tions on MRI. Q12020: Ph 3 trial start (OA), da­ta from com­pas­sio­nate use trial (ex-NFL sub­jects w/OA) and joint IND sub­mis­sion to FDA/EMA for piv­o­tal trial in Mu­copolysacchari­do­sis. [more in­for­ma­tion]
PharmaMar SA [PHM:ES]
Re­cent­ly signed li­cens­ing agree­ment with Jazz Phar­ma for Lur­binecte­din in the US - up­front pay­ment of $200M, po­ten­tial reg­u­la­to­ry ap­pro­val mile­s­tone of $250M and up to $550M sales mile­s­tones. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Pharming Group NV [PHARM:AS] €891 MM MCap
De­vel­op­ment pipe­line in­cludes RU­CON­EST in new ver­sions (LCM), new li­cense from No­var­tis of late stage drug Le­ni­olis­ib for APDS (ul­tra-rare im­mun­od­e­fi­cien­cy con­di­tion), rhC1INH for new larg­er in­di­ca­tions in­clud­ing con­tract-in­duced nephro­pa­thy, pre-eclamp­sia and AKI, re­com­bi­nant al­pha-Glu­cosi­dase for Pompe dis­ease [more in­for­ma­tion]
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. POC was de­mon­s­trat­ed in a mon­key mod­el and it’s ap­pli­ca­ble to all pa­tients in HAE. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Photocure ASA [PHO:OS] NKr1,819 MM MCap
Pho­to­cure is a rev­enue-gen­er­at­ing com­mer­cial stage com­pany fo­cused on urol­o­gy. Lead prod­uct Hexvix/Cysview is an op­ti­cal imag­ing agent for im­proved de­tec­tion, re­duced dis­ease re­cur­rence and pro­gres­sion rates of blad­der can­cer. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [PIRS] US$178 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$205 MM MCap
PTG-300 in­jectable hep­cidin mimet­ic Ph 2 be­ta-tha­lassemia full re­sults ex­pect­ed 2020; PTG-300 Ph 2 trials on­go­ing in hered­i­tary he­mochro­ma­to­sis, po­ly­cythemia ve­ra, and MDS. 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]
Pulse Biosciences, Inc. [PLSE] US$296 MM MCap
Med-tech; bio­elec­tric medicine plat­form com­pany bring­ing to mar­ket its pro­pri­e­tary CellFX Sys­tem plat­form har­ness­ing its unique Nano-Pulse Sti­m­u­la­tion tech­nol­o­gy. Com­pany filed for 510(k) clear­ance with the FDA dur­ing 2019 based on strong clin­i­cal da­ta from mul­ti­ple ap­pli­ca­tion clin­i­cal studies in its first ap­pli­ca­tion area, aes­thet­ic der­ma­tol­o­gy. Clear­ance is ex­pect­ed dur­ing the first quar­ter of 2020 with com­mer­cial­iza­tion fol­low­ing prompt­ly. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Rigel Pharmaceuticals [RIGL] US$422 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] US$129 MM MCap
Or­phan lung dis­ease; Mol­gradex, Ph 3, in­haled GM-CSF: au­toim­mune pul­mo­nary alve­o­lar pro­tei­no­sis (aPAP), Ph 2a: non­tu­ber­cu­lous my­cobac­te­ria (NTM) lung in­fec­tion [more in­for­ma­tion]
Secarna Pharmaceuticals GmbH
Se­car­na`s unique­ly ef­fi­cient LNA­plus™ dis­cov­ery pro­cess is fu­eled by our pro­pri­e­tary and stream­lined Oli­go­fy­er™ bioin­for­mat­ics sys­tems large in-house cell li­brary and own in vit­ro screen­ing as­says For sub­se­quent pre-clin­i­cal de­vel­op­ment, Se­car­na`s molecule de­sign and se­lec­tion work is com­ple­ment­ed by part­n­er­ships with in­ter­na­tio­n­al­ly renowned cen­ters of ex­cel­lence across academia and in­dus­try. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Selecta Biosciences, Inc. [SELB] US$264 MM MCap
Im­mune tol­er­ance plat­form (Imm­TOR) de­vel­oped in com­bo with rare dis­ease ther­a­pies. SEL-212 (chron­ic re­frac­to­ry gout) in COM­PARE Ph 2 trial vs KRYS­TEXXA®; in­ter­im da­ta 1Q20. Gene tx pipe­line in pre­clin de­vel­op­ment with Imm­TOR where re-dos­ing re­quire. Ask­Bio and Spark col­labs. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Seneca Biopharma [SNCA] US$4 MM MCap
Stream­lined rab­bit anti­body plat­form fo­cused on im­muno­log­i­cal dis­eas­es. Lead pro­gram is a fast fol­low­er to Dupix­ent in Asth­ma and Atopic Der­mati­tis, en­ter­ing the clin­ic late 2020 in Chi­na and ear­ly 2021 in the US. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Sigilon Therapeutics, Inc.
Plat­form cell ther­a­py com­pany fo­cus­ing on sev­er­al chron­ic dis­eas­es (he­mophilia, T1D, ly­so­so­mal stor­age di­s­or­ders); 5 INDs exp in the next 2 years; 1st IND in Jan 2020 (He­mophilia A). Eli Lil­ly col­lab­o­ra­tion in T1D ($75m ini­tial com­mit­ment, $410 mile­s­tones & sin­gle to dou­ble dig­it roy­al­ties). En­gi­neer­ing cells to pro­duce cru­cial pro­teins/en­zymes/etc; en­cap­su­late cells in al­gi­nate sphere co­va­lent­ly bond­ed w/coat­ing that pre­vents fi­bro­sis & re­jec­tion; coat­ing dev'd at Bob Langer's Lab at MIT. Flag­ship Pi­oneeri [more in­for­ma­tion]
Sol-Gel Technologies Ltd. [SLGL] US$263 MM MCap
Com­mer­cial­iz­ing brand­ed gener­ic top­i­cal drug prod­ucts (skin dis­eas­es). 2 P3 read­outs in 2019: Rosacea: mid-2019; Acne: YE [more in­for­ma­tion]
Solebury Capital
Sole­bury Cap­i­tal LLC is a glob­al ad­vi­so­ry firm and reg­is­tered bro­k­er deal­er ex­clu­sive­ly fo­cused on the equi­ty cap­i­tal mar­kets. We pro­vide our cor­po­rate and fi­nan­cial spon­sor clients with in­de­pen­dent ad­vice, ex­pe­ri­enced judg­ment and tran­s­ac­tion ma­n­age­ment ser­vices – em­pow­er­ing them to make more ful­ly in­formed de­ci­sions at all points in the un­der­writ­ing pro­cess. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Solebury Trout
With al­most two de­cades of ex­pe­ri­ence in the biotech­nol­o­gy, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal, med­i­cal tech­nol­o­gy and life sci­ence tech­nol­o­gy sec­tors, the Trout Group of­fers its clients the knowl­edge base need­ed to clar­i­fy in­vest­ment themes and lev­er­age key re­la­tion­ships for in­creased ex­po­sure to the prop­er au­di­ence. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Sonnet Biotherapeutics, Inc.
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]
SphingoTec GmbH
The tests are be­ing im­ple­ment­ed on the Com­pany’s own point-of-care im­munoas­say an­a­lyz­er plat­form ac­quired form Sam­sung in 2018 that is ful­ly de­vel­oped and was orig­i­nal­ly launched in 2012 and was sold more than 1,800 times since then. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Stemline Therapeutics, Inc. [STML] US$339 MM MCap
EL­ZON­RIS, a com­mer­cial tar­get­ed ther­a­py di­rect­ed to IL-3 re­cep­tor (CD123), ap­proved for BPD­CN and on­go­ing trials in other in­di­ca­tions; SL-801 an oral small molecule re­v­ersi­ble in­hibi­tor of XPO1 in Ph 1 trial; and SL-701 an im­munother­a­peu­tic that com­plet­ed Ph 2 trial in pts w/2nd line GBM [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]
Au­to­ma­tion sys­tems and soft­ware for di­ag­nos­tics in­dus­try. In­s­talled base of >13,000 sys­tems across 20 fam­i­lies in­clud­ing PAN­THER (Ho­log­ic), Li­a­son XL (Di­a­Sorin), VI­DAS (BioMerieux) and AD­VIA (Sie­mens). Rev gen­er­at­ing and pro­f­itable; growth drivers in­cl prod­uct launch­es/ramp-ups, new tests; de­mo­graph­ics and out­sourc­ing in IVD in­dus­try. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Strongbridge Biopharma [SBBP] US$170 MM MCap
Rare dis­eas­es; Keveyis for PPP 2019 rev­enue gui­dance of $18-20M; Re­cor­lev 2nd Phase 3 top-line re­sults 1Q 2020; NDA sub­mis­sion exp 3Q 2020 [more in­for­ma­tion]
Sutro Biopharma [STRO] US$257 MM MCap
STRO-001, an­ti-CD74 ADC, for mul­ti­ple myelo­ma and lym­pho­mas is in Phase 1 and showed en­cour­ag­ing ini­tial safe­ty da­ta at EHA 2019. STRO-002 for ovarian and en­dome­trial can­cer is al­so in a Phase 1 trial. At the AACR-NCI-EORTC con­fer­ence in Oc­to­ber 2019, STRO-002 da­ta showed it was well tol­er­at­ed and de­mon­s­trat­ed ear­ly an­ti-tu­mor ac­tiv­i­ty in pa­tients with ad­vanced R&R ovarian can­cer. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Targovax [TRVX:OS] NKr497 MM MCap
Strong re­sults from Part 1 (ON­COS-102/Keytru­da com­bo) trial in an­ti-PD1 re­frac­to­ry me­lano­ma: 33% ORR in 9 pts: 1 CR, 2 PRs; in all 9 pts. Up­com­ing mile­s­tones: ran­domized da­ta, Ph 1b/2 (me­sothe­lio­ma, n=31) w/che­mo: Jan 2020; Ph 1, Part 2 da­ta (me­lano­ma comb w/Keytru­da, n=21): 1H2020; up­dates from col­lab part­n­ers in peri­toneal me­tas­ta­sis & pros­tate exp 2020 [more in­for­ma­tion]
Tessa Therapeutics
On­go­ing Ph III (na­sopha­ryn­geal can­cer), up­com­ing piv­o­tal Ph II (Hodgkin lym­pho­ma), and mul­ti­ple other clin­i­cal-stage pro­grams. GMP fa­cil­i­ty un­der con­struc­tion. Key col­lab­o­ra­tions: Bay­lor, Park­er Inst., St. Jude Chil­dren’s, and JV in Chi­na. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Urovant Sciences
Re­port­ed pos­i­tive long-term da­ta for lead prod­uct can­di­date, vibe­gron, an oral, once-dai­ly small molecule be­ta-3 ag­on­ist be­ing eval­u­at­ed for over­ac­tive blad­der (OAB). 12-week piv­o­tal phase 3 EM­POWUR study de­mon­s­trat­ed a fa­vor­able long-term safe­ty and tol­er­a­bil­i­ty pro­file and fur­ther im­proved treat­ment ben­e­fit over the 40-week ex­ten­sion. Al­so eval­u­at­ing vibe­gron in a phase 3 study for the treat­ment of OAB in men with be­nign pro­stat­ic hy­per­pla­sia and in a phase 2a study for ab­dom­i­nal pain as­so­ci­at­ed with irr [more in­for­ma­tion]
Vaccitech Limited
T cell im­munother­a­pies for in­fec­tious dis­eas­es (ID) and can­cer via CD8+ T cell in­duc­tion – spi­nout from Jen­n­er In­sti­tute. ChA­dOx (prime) and MVA (boost) pipe­line in­clud­ing piv­o­tal Ph2b for flu pro­phy­lac­tic in Q1 2020 and Ph1/2 POC for HPV and HBV im­munother­a­pies by Q1 2021, two can­cer im­munother­a­py pro­grams (per­so­n­al­ized vaccine and MAGE-NYE­SO ther­a­peu­tics) en­ter­ing clin­ic in 2020. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Vericel Corporation [VCEL] US$752 MM MCap
Re­cord Q3 MA­CI and Epi­cel revs of $30.5m (vs $22.5m in 2018). 2019 rev­enue gui­dance for MA­CI® and Epi­cel® raised to $112 to $116m. Ex­pand­ed MA­CI sales­force. Nexo­Brid BLA fil­ing tar­get­ed for 1H 2020. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Verrica Pharmaceuticals [VRCA] US$394 MM MCap
is an in­no­va­tive clin­i­cal-stage med­i­cal der­ma­tol­o­gy com­pany com­mitt­ed to iden­ti­fy­ing, de­vel­op­ing, and com­mer­cial­iz­ing nov­el phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal prod­ucts for the treat­ment of skin dis­eas­es and con­di­tions with sig­ni­f­i­cant un­met needs. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Viela Bio
De­vel­op­ing nov­el ther­a­pies for wide range of au­toim­mune and se­vere in­flam­ma­to­ry dis­eas­es, fo­cus­ing on shared crit­i­cal bi­o­log­i­cal path­ways to tar­get un­der­ly­ing cause of dis­ease [more in­for­ma­tion]
vTv Therapeutics, Inc. [VTVT] US$152 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]
Vyome Therapeutics Inc.
$22M fund raise Jan '19. Ad­vanced lead as­set VB-1953 to Ph 2 for mod­er­ate to se­vere acne. Pipe­line DART - du­al ac­tion over­com­ing an­timi­cro­bial re­sis­tance - and MRT - pa­tent­ed an­ti­fun­gal plat­form. Treat drug-re­sis­tant skin patho­gens. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Wave Life Sciences Ltd. [WVE] US$259 MM MCap
Top-line da­ta from first 3 clin­i­cal pro­grams, 1 in DMD and 2 in Hunt­ing­ton’s dis­ease, exp 2019. Da­ta read­outs from ad­dl pro­grams in DMD, ALS, and fron­totem­po­ral de­men­tia exp in 2020. Lev­er­ag­ing plat­form to ad­vance pro­grams across oph­thal­mol­o­gy and he­p­a­tol­o­gy. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Yichang Humanwell and Soehngen Consult
Yichang Hu­man­well is lead­ing in sev­er­al ther­a­peu­tic ar­eas, es­pe­cial­ly in anes­thet­ics and pain ma­n­age­ment in Chi­na, and is one of the largest providers of anes­thet­ics medicines in Asia. It ac­counts for 68% of the mar­ket share of nar­cot­ic drugs in 2018 in Chi­na, and its core prod­ucts in­clude in­jecta­bles of Fen­tanyl, Sufen­tanil, Remifen­tanil and Hy­dro­mor­phone. [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]
In ad­di­tion to its lead pro­gram, ZN-c5, an oral SERD for es­tro­gen re­cep­tor pos­i­tive, HER2-neg­a­tive breast can­cer, the Com­pany is de­vel­op­ing a broad pipe­line of on­col­o­gy can­di­dates, tar­get­ing ar­eas of ma­jor un­met med­i­cal need. [more in­for­ma­tion]