Genentech

Roche becomes majority shareholder in Foundation Medicine

Thursday, April 9, 2015 01:41 PM

Roche has become a majority shareholder of Foundation Medicine, a molecular information company based in Cambridge, Mass. Roche purchased approximately 15.6 million shares of common stock through a tender offer from Foundation Medicine stockholders at a price of $50 per share.

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Quest Diagnostics

Broad Institute, Calico collaborate on aging

Friday, March 20, 2015 01:56 PM

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has entered into a partnership with Calico around the biology and genetics of aging and early-stage drug discovery. The partnership will support several efforts at the Broad Institute to advance the understanding of age-related diseases and to propel the translation of these findings into new therapeutics.

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23andMe to create therapeutics group, names Richard Scheller CSO

Thursday, March 12, 2015 01:03 PM

23andMe, a personal genetics company based in Mountain View, Calif., has created a new therapeutics group and has named Richard Scheller, Ph.D., to lead it as chief science officer and head of therapeutics. Scheller retired in December 2014 from a 14-year career at Genentech, where he was executive vice president of research and early development.

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Dr. Anita J. Chawla joins CytRx board of directors

Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:46 PM

CytRx, a biopharmaceutical R&D company specializing in oncology, has appointed Anita J. Chawla, Ph.D., to its board of directors. Chawla brings over 25 years of experience as an economist in the health care industry to CytRx, with a proven track record helping pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and diagnostic companies achieve their product development and commercialization objectives.

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Turing Pharmaceuticals launched

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 11:32 AM

Turing Pharmaceuticals officially has launched. New York-based Turing will focus on developing and commercializing innovative treatments for serious diseases and conditions across a broad range of therapeutic areas, for which there currently are limited or no treatment options.

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FDA grants Genentech’s cobimetinib Priority Review for melanoma

Thursday, February 19, 2015 01:00 PM

The FDA has accepted and granted Priority Review for Genentech’s, a member of the Roche Group, NDA for cobimetinib in combination with Zelboraf (vemurafenib) for the treatment of people with BRAF V600 mutation-positive advanced melanoma. The FDA will make a decision on approval by Aug. 11.

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Adimab, Sanofi collaborate on bispecific antibodies

Monday, February 9, 2015 12:20 PM

Adimab, a Lebanon, N.H.-based technology company focused on the discovery of fully human antibodies and bispecifics, has announced a multi-target discovery and optimization collaboration with Sanofi. Adimab will use its proprietary platform to generate bispecific molecules against multiple targets. Sanofi will have the right to develop and commercialize all therapeutic antibodies and bispecifics resulting from the collaboration.

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23andMe, Genentech partner to analyze genomic data for Parkinson’s

Thursday, January 8, 2015 01:00 PM

23andMe, a privately held personal genomics and biotechnology company based in Mountain View, Calif., has inked an agreement with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, to generate whole genome sequencing data for approximately 3,000 people in 23andMe’s Parkinson’s disease community. The goal of the collaboration is to identify new therapeutic targets for treating Parkinson’s disease.

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Global oncologists share insights into cancer immunology

Monday, November 24, 2014 08:00 AM

Cancer immunotherapy has become one of the hottest fields of clinical research in decades.

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Cancer Innovation Coalition calls for reinvigorated U.S. cancer innovation

Friday, October 31, 2014 02:10 PM

The Cancer Innovation Coalition (CIC) has gone to Capitol Hill to call for early legislative and regulatory action in 2015 that will reinvigorate cancer innovation in the U.S.

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