FDA's Accomplishments in 2005 Highlight BG Medicine's Role in Liver Toxicology Biomarker Study
In its recent report on accomplishments during this last year, the FDA highlighted their agreement in October of 2005 with Flagship portfolio company BG Medicine as an important example of their Critical Path initiative. You can read more about the project on its website.
Full text of the FDA's press release follows:
CombinatoRx Announces Discovery of Novel Synergistic Combination Leads for Glioblastoma
Data presented at AACR
New Opteron-based Star-P Software Brings Supercomputing to the Masses
ISC's interactive parallel computing platform to run on 64-bit AMD Opteron-based high performance computers
Doug Levinson Joins Flagship Ventures
We are pleased to announce the recent addition of Doug Levinson, PhD, to the Flagship Ventures team as Partner. He brings to Flagship’s venture investment and new venture creation activities over fifteen years of experience in the biotech industry.
CombinatoRx Reports Positive Results for CRX-170 in Phase 2 Proof-of-Concept Asthma Clinical Trial
Novel Combination Drug Candidate Demonstrates Clinical Benefit on Forced Expiratory Volume (FEV1)
Acceleron Pharma Appoints Matthew L. Sherman, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Sherman's Expertise in Building a Clinical Development Organization and Advancing Programs Through Regulatory Approval a Key Addition to the Management Team
5/16/2006 - Acceleron Pharma, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutics based on its novel tissue growth factor platform, today announced the appointment of Matthew L. Sherman, M.D. as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.
Ensemble Discovery Appoints Nick Terrett, PhD as Chief Scientific Officer
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2006--Ensemble Discovery Corporation today announced the appointment of Nick Terrett, PhD to the newly created role of Chief Scientific Officer. In this capacity, Dr. Terrett will oversee all of Ensemble Discovery's pharmaceutical research and development activities.
CombinatoRx Reports Second Positive Phase 2 Study with CRx-102
Achieved Primary Endpoint with Statistically Significant Reduction in C-Reactive Protein in Human Inflammatory Model
Helicos BioSciences Announces First "Early Access" Partnership with Institute for Systems Biology
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 7, 2006--Helicos BioSciences, a pioneer in high-speed, high-sensitivity sequencing, today announced a new partnership with the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) as the company's first "Early Access" program research collaborator. The ISB is an internationally renowned non-profit research institute dedicated to the study and application of systems biology. The partnership will allow the ISB access to Helicos' True Single Molecule Sequencing (tSMS(TM)) technology and protocols for use in its scientifically groundbreaking research projects.
Morphotek Announces Initiation of Phase II Clinical Studies For MORAb-003 in Ovarian Cancer
EXTON, Pa., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Morphotek, Inc. today announced initiation of Phase II efficacy studies in major cancer centers worldwide for its anti-cancer antibody MORAb-003. MORAb-003 is a monoclonal antibody that targets the folate receptor alpha (FRA), a target over-expressed in over 90% of ovarian cancers and a number of other solid tumors. The antibody works via suppression of FRA-mediated signal transduction and induces tumor-specific cytotoxicity by both antibody dependent cellular and complement mediated immune-effector mechanisms.