Seres Therapeutics, Inc. Announces First Patient Dosed in Phase 2 Study of SER-109 for the Prevention of Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults

Seres Therapeutics, Inc. Announces First Patient Dosed in Phase 2 Study of SER-109 for the Prevention of Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults

May 28, 2015

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seres Therapeutics, Inc., a leading microbiome therapeutics platform company, announced today the enrollment and dosing of the first patient in its Phase 2 clinical study of SER-109, an investigational oral microbiome therapeutic for the prevention of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in adults. The objective of the Phase 2 study is to further assess the efficacy and safety of SER-109, Seres’ leading development candidate.

Pronutria Biosciences Raises $39 Million in Series C Financing

Pronutria Biosciences Raises $39 Million in Series C Financing

May 28, 2015

Proceeds will Advance Clinical Development Programs for Multiple Therapeutic Areas

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – May 28, 2015 – Pronutria Biosciences, a clinical stage biotechnology company pioneering a new class of therapeutics to mediate amino acid biology, today announced the successful completion of a $39 million Series C financing led by new investor Fidelity Management & Research Company and joined by founding investor Flagship Ventures among others.

Juno Therapeutics and Editas Medicine Announce Exclusive Collaboration to Create Next-Generation CAR T and TCR Cell Therapies

Juno Therapeutics and Editas Medicine Announce Exclusive Collaboration to Create Next-Generation CAR T and TCR Cell Therapies

May 27, 2015

Alliance combines Editas’ genome editing technology and expertise and Juno’s extensive CAR T and TCR platforms

Visterra Partners with A*STAR to Develop VIS513, a Monoclonal Antibody for Dengue

Visterra Partners with A*STAR to Develop VIS513, a Monoclonal Antibody for Dengue

May 21, 2015

- Key Development Activities of the Collaboration Will Be Conducted in Singapore -

Editas Medicine Presents Data from Multiple Therapeutic Discovery Programs Emerging from its Genome Editing Platform at the ASGCT Annual Conference

Editas Medicine Presents Data from Multiple Therapeutic Discovery Programs Emerging from its Genome Editing Platform at the ASGCT Annual Conference

May 18, 2015

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Editas Medicine, a leading genome editing company, today announced data from several emerging therapeutic discovery programs, as well as data from advancements in its technology platform. Together these data demonstrate the breadth of research underway at Editas Medicine to translate the promise of genome editing technology into new medicines. The data were presented at the 18th Annual American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) Meeting in New Orleans.

FDA Fast Track Designation Granted to Luspatercept for the Treatment of Patients with Beta-Thalassemia

FDA Fast Track Designation Granted to Luspatercept for the Treatment of Patients with Beta-Thalassemia

May 18, 2015

SUMMIT, N.J. & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) and Acceleron Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:XLRN) today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designations to luspatercept for two separate indications; the use of luspatercept for the treatment of patients with transfusion dependent beta-thalassemia and the use of luspatercept for the treatment of patients with non-transfusion dependent beta-thalassemia. Celgene and Acceleron are jointly developing luspatercept.

Agios Announces FDA Fast Track Designation Granted to AG-120 for Treatment of Patients with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia with an IDH1 Mutation

Agios Announces FDA Fast Track Designation Granted to AG-120 for Treatment of Patients with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia with an IDH1 Mutation

May 18, 2015

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:AGIO), a leader in the fields of cancer metabolism and rare genetic disorders of metabolism, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to AG-120 for the treatment of patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) who harbor an isocitrate dehydrogenase-1 (IDH1) mutation.

Denali Therapeutics Launches with Initial Investment to Discover and Develop Treatments for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Denali Therapeutics Launches with Initial Investment to Discover and Develop Treatments for Neurodegenerative Diseases

May 14, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, 2015 – Denali Therapeutics Inc. (“Denali”), a new biotechnology company focused on developing effective therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, announced today that it has launched with an initial investment commitment of $217 million. Denali is based on the collaboration of world-class scientists, industry experts and investors.

Selecta and Genethon Collaborate to Create Next Generation Gene Therapies Using Selecta’s Synthetic Vaccine Particle Platform

Selecta and Genethon Collaborate to Create Next Generation Gene Therapies Using Selecta’s Synthetic Vaccine Particle Platform

May 13, 2015

Collaboration to pioneer first-of-a-kind gene therapies enabling multiple dosing

Sanofi Exercises Option on Second Therapeutic Program with Selecta Biosciences to Develop an Antigen-Specific Immunotherapy Based on Synthetic Vaccine Particle Technology

Sanofi Exercises Option on Second Therapeutic Program with Selecta Biosciences to Develop an Antigen-Specific Immunotherapy Based on Synthetic Vaccine Particle Technology

May 13, 2015

Celiac disease program added to 2012 alliance addressing immune disorders related to food and airborne allergens

Selecta eligible to receive payments totaling up to $300 million as well as up to double digit tiered royalties on product sales of immune tolerance product for each program under the alliance