Amunix secures $117M to move lead candidate to clinical trials
March 4, 2021 -- Amunix Pharmaceuticals has raised $117 million in financing to fund the advancement of its lead T-cell engager candidate into the clinic. Read More
Amgen to acquire Five Prime Therapeutics for $1.9B
March 4, 2021 -- Amgen has agreed to acquire Five Prime Therapeutics for approximately $1.9 billion, adding Five Prime's pipeline of therapeutic antibodies to its oncology portfolio. Read More
Beckman Coulter launches new benchtop cell sorter
March 4, 2021 -- Beckman Coulter Life Sciences has launched its Cytoflex SRT benchtop cell sorter that features expanded laser and color options. Read More
Merck gets $269M to ramp up COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing
March 3, 2021 -- Merck has received about $269 million in U.S. funding to expand manufacturing capacity and supply of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccines and medicines. Read More
Century Therapeutics closes $160M to advance preclinical cell therapies
March 3, 2021 -- Century Therapeutics has closed $160 million in financing to advance its preclinical pipeline of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived chimeric antigen receptor-iT and CAR-i natural killer cell products. Read More
Caribou nabs $115M to advance CRISPR-edited cell therapies
March 3, 2021 -- Caribou Biosciences has completed $115 million in financing to further develop its next-generation CRISPR technology platform and advance its pipeline of allogeneic immune cell therapies for oncology. Read More
Promega launches new ADCC bioassay
March 3, 2021 -- Promega has partnered with BioIVT to develop a new bioassay to measure the antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) of antibodies during drug development and characterization. Read More
DNA Script to contribute to DARPA's mobile vaccine manufacturing platform
March 2, 2021 -- DNA Script has been selected by GE Research to join a collaboration to develop a rapid response, mobile medical manufacturing platform to enable on-demand production of nucleic acid-based vaccines and therapies. The project is part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program. Read More
Phio, AgonOx partner on T cell-based cancer immunotherapies
March 1, 2021 -- Phio Pharmaceuticals and AgonOx have announced a partnership to develop T cell-based cancer immunotherapies. Read More
Rebus Biosystems debuts its Epser spatial omics platform
March 1, 2021 -- Rebus Biosystems has debuted its Esper spatial omics platform to advance the study of tissue biology and innovations in neuroscience, cancer, infectious disease, and immunology research. Read More
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