Avedro Expands Patent Portfolio with Licenses from Caltech and IROC Innocross

Avedro Expands Patent Portfolio with Licenses from Caltech and IROC Innocross

April 14, 2015

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avedro Inc., a Boston-based ophthalmic pharmaceutical and medical device company announced today that it has significantly expanded its patent portfolio. Avedro obtained an exclusive license to a patent held by the California Institute of Technology in the field of corneal cross-linking using ultraviolet light. This method patent (U.S. Patent No. 8,414,911) covers two key cross-linking applications: accelerated cross-linking and corneal cross-linking used during refractive surgery.

Blend Therapeutics Appoints Drew Fromkin as President and Chief Executive Officer

Blend Therapeutics Appoints Drew Fromkin as President and Chief Executive Officer

April 13, 2015

Company to Accelerate Development of Cancer Product Pipeline, with Filing of IND for Lead Product Candidate in Q2 2015

Study Published in Future Microbiology Demonstrates Significant Cost and Survival Benefits for T2 Biosystems' T2Candida Panel for Sepsis

Study Published in Future Microbiology Demonstrates Significant Cost and Survival Benefits for T2 Biosystems' T2Candida Panel for Sepsis

April 8, 2015

LEXINGTON, Mass., April 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- T2 Biosystems, Inc. (Nasdaq:TTOO), a company developing innovative diagnostic products to improve patient health, today announced that results from an analysis on the impact of using the company's T2Candida® Panel were published in Future Microbiology.

Agenus Acquires Celexion Assets and Expands Its Antibody Discovery Platform

Agenus Acquires Celexion Assets and Expands Its Antibody Discovery Platform

April 8, 2015

SECANT® yeast display technology to provide speed and cost advantages

Combination with Agenus’ mammalian Retrocyte DisplayTM technology to result in a uniquely powerful antibody platform

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ: AGEN) an immunology company developing innovative treatments for cancers and other diseases, today announced the acquisition of key antibody assets of Celexion, LLC, a privately held Cambridge, Mass. biotech company.

Acceleron Pharma Appoints Dr. Francois Nader as Chairman of its Board of Directors

Acceleron Pharma Appoints Dr. Francois Nader as Chairman of its Board of Directors

April 6, 2015

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Acceleron Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:XLRN), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapeutic candidates that regulate cellular growth and repair, today announced the appointment of Francois Nader, M.D., M.B.A, as the Chairman of its Board of Directors. Dr. Nader joined the Acceleron Board in December 2014.

BIND Therapeutics Announces Extension of Global Collaboration with Pfizer Inc. to Develop and Commercialize Multiple Accurins

BIND Therapeutics Announces Extension of Global Collaboration with Pfizer Inc. to Develop and Commercialize Multiple Accurins

April 2, 2015

- Progress made on preclinical research; Collaboration goals on track -

Flagship Ventures Closes $537 million for its Fifth Fund

Flagship Ventures Closes $537 million for its Fifth Fund

March 26, 2015

Up-sized Fund for Cambridge Venture Firm Focused on Healthcare and Sustainability

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Flagship Ventures, a leading venture capital and venture creation firm focused on innovations in healthcare and sustainability, announced it has raised $537 million for Flagship Ventures Fund V, its largest fund since its founding in 2000. The new investment brings Flagship's aggregate funds under management to $1.4 billion.

Agios Pharmaceuticals Announces Orphan Drug Designation of AG-348 for Treatment of Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Agios Pharmaceuticals Announces Orphan Drug Designation of AG-348 for Treatment of Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

March 24, 2015

 - PK deficiency is a severe and rare genetic disease with currently no approved or disease modifying treatments -

Pronutria Biosciences™ Appoints Dr. Christopher Wright as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Pronutria Biosciences™ Appoints Dr. Christopher Wright as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

March 24, 2015

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pronutria Biosciences™ Inc., a biotechnology company developing a new class of therapeutics to mediate amino acid biology, announced today the appointment of Dr. Christopher Wright as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Wright will lead the company's global clinical development and medical affairs.

Syros Pharmaceuticals Announces New Research Published on Role of Cell Signaling Pathways in Gene Control

Syros Pharmaceuticals Announces New Research Published on Role of Cell Signaling Pathways in Gene Control

March 20, 2015

- Paper in Molecular Cell by Syros scientific founders validates approach to therapeutic gene control in cancers with signaling and transcriptional dependencies-