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Weekly Life Science News Round Up: 11th – 15th April

A round-up of the latest news from the Life Science industry; including Clinical Research, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and more news from 11th – 15th April 2022.

Versant Ventures launches Cimeio Therapeutics with $50 million series A

Versant Ventures announces the debut of Cimeio Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing a novel approach to cell therapies.

Autigen announces collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim to discover and develop novel treatments for hearing loss

Autigen announces today that it has signed a research collaboration and license agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim to discover, develop, and commercialize transformative therapies for patients with SNHL.

Venomtech announces new drug development collaboration with Charles River

Venomtech is collaborating with Charles River Laboratories to help drug developers explore venom-derived compounds for a wide range of therapeutic targets.

EdiGene enters research collaboration with Peking University Cancer Hospital to advance the development of targeted therapy for colorectal cancer

EdiGene has entered into a research collaboration with Peking University Cancer Hospital to understand gene mutation frequency and clinicopathologic features of patients with advanced colorectal cancer in China.

Achilles Therapeutics announces manufacturing expansion in the UK and partnership for manufacturing in the US

Achilles Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing precision T cell therapies to treat solid tumors, announces clinical manufacturing expansion in the UK and the US

CliniSys acquires ApolloLIMS to grow community and public health diagnostics capability

CliniSys announces it has acquired ApolloLIMS, a leading provider of laboratory information management systems based in Nashville, Tennessee, and with specialist expertise in clinical, public health, toxicology and molecular diagnostics.

Chimeron Bio enters into manufacturing agreement with FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies to advance its RNA oncology candidates

Chimeron Bio announces it has entered into a manufacturing agreement with FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB) to advance the company’s Oncology portfolio to the clinic.

Revolutionary UK machine learning biotech firm agrees deal to develop new cancer treatments

Etcembly has agreed a partnership with leading Norwegian firm Zelluna to engineer T-cell receptors (TCRs) from Zelluna’s pipeline against an undisclosed cancer target.

Neonatal diagnostics company InfanDx AG launches US operations

InfanDx AG announces that it has set up US operations to gain access to the US market for its HypoxE® test.

Engitix announces expanded collaboration and licensing agreement with Takeda to develop new anti-fibrotic therapies in inflammatory bowel disease

Engitix enters into an agreement with Takeda to expand an existing collaboration to now include the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for fibrostenotic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Biognosys and NeoGenomics expand global strategic partnership initiatives on multiple discovery proteomics solutions supporting biopharma R&D

Biognosys announce a global strategic partnership agreement with NeoGenomics, a leading provider of oncology testing and global contract research services.

Alzamend Neuro contracts with Altasciences and iResearch Atlanta to manage and conduct its Phase IIA study in patients with Alzheimer’s

Alzamend Neuro announce that is has contracted with Atlasciences Clinical Kansas and iResearch Atlanta, LLC to manage and conduct, respectively, its Phase IIA multiple ascending dose (“MAD”) study in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease.

Scailyte AG announces a partnership with Sirona DX for AI-driven end-point specific single-cell analysis

Scailyte and Sirona DX announce a strategic partnership to accelerate the development of Advanced Therapies.

Abzena opens a new biologics testing lab to support partners programs

Abzena announces the opening of a new Biologics Testing Laboratory situated in close proximity to Abzena’s Biologics process development and manufacturing hub in San Diego, California.

CureVac and GSK enter into pandemic preparedness contract with German government

CureVac and GSK announce that they have entered into a contract with the German federal government to supply mRNA vaccines within a broader tender for pandemic preparedness in Germany.


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Last Updated: 14-Apr-2022