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LiquiGlide Announces FDA Device Master File (MAF) for Its Breakthrough Technology to Enable Accelerated Development of Medical Devices

LiquiGlide, the inventors of a breakthrough technology that's revolutionizing products, packaging, processes, and patient experiences by eliminating the friction between solids and liquids, has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted a Device Master File (MAF) from LiquiGlide's biomedical division for its novel, patented coating platform.

6/16/2021

ROYALTY PHARMA ANNOUNCES $2.025 BILLION STRATEGIC FUNDING PARTNERSHIP WITH MORPHOSYS

Royalty Pharma plc (Nasdaq: RPRX) and MorphoSys AG (FSE: MOR; Nasdaq: MOR) today announced a $2.025 billion strategic funding partnership as part of MorphoSys’ $1.7 billion acquisition of Constellation Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: CNST). This partnership is expected to fuel the expansion of the combined company’s capabilities to help enable the development and potential approvals of important cancer treatments.

6/2/2021

ADC Therapeutics’ ZYNLONTA™ (loncastuximab tesirine-lpyl) Added to National Comprehensive Cancer Network® Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for B-cell Lymphomas

ADC Therapeutics SA (NYSE: ADCT), a commercial-stage biotechnology company leading the development of novel antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) to treat hematological malignancies and solid tumors, today announced ZYNLONTA™ (loncastuximab tesirine-lpyl) has been included in the latest National Comprehensive Cancer Network® Clinical Practice Guidelines (NCCN Guidelines) in oncology for B-cell Lymphomas.

5/6/2021

Cibus Welcomes the European Commission’s Landmark Study on New Genomic Techniques (NGTs) that Includes Cibus’ Gene Editing Technologies

SAN DIEGO – May 4, 2021 – Cibus, a leader in precision gene editing and trait development in agriculture, welcomes the published findings of the European Commission’s New Genomics Techniques (NGTs) study.

5/5/2021

Intra-Cellular Therapies Announces FDA Acceptance of CAPLYTA® (lumateperone) sNDAs for the Treatment of Bipolar Depression

Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ITCI), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics for central nervous system (CNS) disorders, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review its supplemental New Drug Applications (sNDAs) for lumateperone, an investigational agent for the treatment of depressive episodes associated with bipolar I or II disorder (bipolar depression) as monotherapy and as adjunctive therapy with lithium or valproate.

5/3/2021

LiquiGlide Announces New Partnerships and Latest Funding Round as Frictionless Future Becomes a Reality

The company's $13.5M round and additional partnerships with Colgate, the Mibelle Group and Yves Béhar prove technology's ability to create market-viable solutions for no-waste products, packaging, and manufacturing processes.

4/27/2021

Colgate's New High-Tech Nonstick Toothpaste Tubes Help You Squeeze Out Every Drop

Today LiquiGlide, the company spun out of MIT’s Varanasi Research Group to develop ways to manufacture and commercialize the technology, announced a new $13.5 million round of funding. But more importantly for consumers, the company also revealed a new partnership with Colgate.

4/27/2021

ADC Therapeutics Announces FDA Approval of ZYNLONTA™ (loncastuximab tesirine-lpyl) in Relapsed or Refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

ADC Therapeutics SA (NYSE: ADCT) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ZYNLONTA™ (loncastuximab tesirine-lpyl) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory (r/r) large B-cell lymphoma after two or more lines of systemic therapy, including diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) not otherwise specified (NOS), DLBCL arising from low grade lymphoma and high-grade B-cell lymphoma.

4/23/2021

FibroGen Receives Rare Pediatric Disease Designation from the U.S. FDA for Pamrevlumab for the Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

FibroGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: FGEN) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Rare Pediatric Disease (RPD) Designation for the company’s anti-CTGF antibody, pamrevlumab, for the treatment of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

4/15/2021

FibroGen Receives Fast Track Designation from the U.S. FDA for Pamrevlumab for the Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

FibroGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: FGEN) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for the company’s anti-CTGF antibody, pamrevlumab, for the treatment of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

4/12/2021

VERIGRAFT was selected as a finalist in the 2021 Lyfebulb-CSL Behring Innovation Challenge

The goal of the 2021 Lyfebulb-CSL Behring Innovation Challenge: Thriving with Transplantation is to source innovative solutions to improve outcomes and experiences for all those affected by transplantation.

4/8/2021

Royalty Pharma Acquires OXLUMO™ Royalty Interest From Dicerna for up to $240 Million

Royalty Pharma plc (Nasdaq: RPRX) (“Royalty Pharma”) and Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: DRNA) (“Dicerna”) today announced that Royalty Pharma has acquired Dicerna’s royalty interest in OXLUMO™ (lumasiran) for an upfront cash payment of $180 million and up to $60 million in contingent sales-based milestone payments.

4/8/2021

1910 Genetics Debuts with $26M to Accelerate the Design of Small Molecule and Protein Therapeutics Through AI, Computation and Biological Automation

Backed by M12 - Microsoft's Venture Fund and Playground Global, 1910 Genetics will scale its AI and biological automation platforms, build its world-class team, expand partnerships with biopharma companies and advance its pipeline of therapeutic programs

3/23/2021

Intra-Cellular Therapies Applies for FDA Approval of CAPLYTA® (lumateperone) for the Treatment of Bipolar Depression

ITCI submits Supplemental New Drug Applications (sNDAs) for the treatment of depressive episodes associated with bipolar I or II disorder both as monotherapy and as adjunctive therapy in adults.

2/22/2021

Cibus Announces Successful Field Trials for Disease Tolerant Trait in Canola

Cibus, a leader in precision gene editing in agriculture, today announced that its first field trials have confirmed greenhouse results of a non-GMO trait that provides tolerance to white mold (Sclerotinia). This milestone represents a major step in Cibus’ mission to breed a durable resistant plant with its Rapid Trait Development System (RTDSTM), as well as a breakthrough for a complex challenge that GMO and traditional technologies have been unable to fully address. This trait is among Cibus’ 14 trait products that the US Department of Agriculture, under its “Am I Regulated” process, has recently ruled were not subject to regulation under 7 CFR Part 340 and instead are regulated in the same manner as traits developed using conventional breeding practices.

1/12/2021

Existing Guidance Appropriate for Assessment of Genome Editing in Plants

Genome editing techniques that modify the DNA of plants do not pose more hazards than conventional breeding or techniques that introduce new DNA into a plant, an EFSA assessment concludes.

11/24/2020

ADC Therapeutics Announces FDA Accepts Biologics License Application and Grants Priority Review for Loncastuximab Tesirine for Treatment of Relapsed or Refractory Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma

ADC Therapeutics SA (NYSE: ADCT), a late clinical-stage oncology-focused biotechnology company pioneering the development and commercialization of highly potent and targeted antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) for patients with hematological malignancies and solid tumors, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted its Biologics License Application (BLA) for loncastuximab tesirine (Lonca) for the treatment of relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and granted priority review status. The FDA has set a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (“PDUFA”) target date of May 21, 2021.

11/20/2020

Royalty Pharma Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results

Royalty Pharma plc (Nasdaq: RPRX) today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2020 and updated full-year 2020 guidance for Adjusted Cash Receipts(1) (a non-GAAP financial measure).

11/10/2020

New Ventures Funds Rebrands as Scientia Ventures

New Ventures Funds has launched a new corporate brand identity and changed its name to Scientia Ventures. The new website for the firm can be found at: www.scientiavc.com. This reflects the broadening of the firm's strategic direction since launching its 3rd fund in 2017 to reflect its focus on transformational science and technology in healthcare.

10/2/2020

ADC Therapeutics Announces Presentation of Preliminary Findings from Phase 1b Clinical Trial of Camidanlumab Tesirine (Cami) in Advanced Solid Tumors at ESMO Virtual Congress 2020

ADC Therapeutics SA (NYSE: ADCT), a late clinical-stage oncology-focused biotechnology company pioneering the development and commercialization of highly potent and targeted antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) for patients with hematological malignancies and solid tumors, today announced the presentation of an on-demand e-poster titled “First-in-Human Study of Camidanlumab Tesirine (ADCT-301, Cami), an anti-CD25 Targeted Therapy in Patients with Advanced...

9/17/2020