MinervaX announces positive results from Phase I trial in 240 healthy adult women with its innovative Group B Streptococcal (GBS) vaccine to prevent life-threatening infections in newborns.
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F2G Ltd, the UK-based antifungal drug discovery and development company, today announced the appointment of John H. Rex, MD, FACP to the position of Chief Medical Officer, effective from 2nd November 2016.
Dr Rex is a distinguished research scientist and a key opinion leader in the field of infectious disease therapy, in particular antifungal agents. He held the position of Senior Vice President and Head of Infection, Global Medicines Development at AstraZeneca until October 2016. Prior to joining AstraZeneca in 2003, Dr Rex was Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr Rex has been the Industry Representative on the US FDA Anti-Infective Drug Advisory Committee (2007-2011), has served as Chair of the Consensus Committee on Microbiology for the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI, formerly NCCLS), is a member of the Wellcome Trust Seeding Drug Discovery Committee, was formerly an Editor for Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy and currently serves on several editorial boards. He holds a BA in Biochemistry from Rice University as well as an MD from Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. Dr Rex has served as a non-executive director of F2G since September 2012 and is an Operating Partner at Advent Life Sciences.
OxThera AB, a Stockholm-based privately-held biopharmaceutical company, announces today that it has agreed on a EURO 32 million investment to complete the Oxabact® development program for treatment of Primary hyperoxaluria. The investment round is co-led by Life Sciences Partners, Netherlands, Ysios Capital, Spain, Sunstone Capital, Denmark, and Flerie Invest, Sweden, in addition to current shareholders Kurma Partners, France, Idinvest Partners, France, Stiftelsen Industrifonden, Sweden, and Brohuvudet, Sweden. This announcement bolsters OxThera’s position as a leader in developing therapies for Primary hyperoxaluria, a debilitating condition that, if untreated, leads to kidney damage and end-stage renal disease.
Alligator är ett forskningsbaserat bioteknikföretag som utvecklar innovativa immunaktiverande antikroppsläkemedel för tumörriktad immunterapi. Bolaget har sitt säte i Lund och hade 35 anställda per den 30 september 2016. Alligator är främst verksamt i de tidiga faserna av läkemedelsutvecklingen, från idéstadium till och med kliniska fas IIa-studier och Bolagets projektportfölj består främst av produktkandidaterna ADC-1013, ATOR-1015 och ATOR-1016. I augusti 2015 utlicensierades ADC-1013 till Janssen Biotech, Inc., ett Janssen-läkemedelsföretag inom Johnson & Johnson-koncernen, för vidareutveckling och kommersialisering. Bolagets aktier är noterade på Nasdaq Stockholm under kortnamnet ”ATORX”. För mer information, se http://www.alligatorbioscience.se.
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Sunstone Life Science Fund III portfolio company Rigontec, the leader in RIG-I targeting RNA therapeutics, has announced that Dr. Jörg Vollmer has joined the Company as Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Vollmer brings to Rigontec more than 17 years of drug discovery and development experience including leadership roles at Nexigen GmbH, Pfizer and Coley Pharmaceutical. Dr. Vollmer will be responsible for leading Rigontec’s R&D efforts and advancing the Company’s RIG-I-based platform focused on discovering and developing treatments for oncological and infectious diseases. He will report to Dr. Christian Schetter, CEO of Rigontec, and will be based in Munich.