Plexxikon

Plexxikon selects Clinipace to manage trials

Friday, March 18, 2011 10:51 AM

Plexxikon, a company focused on the discovery and development of novel small molecule pharmaceuticals to treat human disease, has selected Clinipace Worldwide, a digital CRO, to manage all aspects of four clinical trials comprising a phase I healthy volunteer study, a phase Ib rheumatoid arthritis (RA) study and two phase II oncology studies. 
  
“We chose Clinipace Worldwide to manage these important clinical trials based on Clinipace’s commitment to customer service,” said Paul Lin, MD, MBA, director of business development at Plexxikon. “Plexxikon’s programs are highly differentiated from its competition, and we needed a highly differentiated CRO to get the job done.”

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WIRB Copernicus Group

Plexxikon initiates phase II trial

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 10:50 AM

Plexxikon has treated its first patient in a phase II trial in Hodgkin lymphoma with PLX3397. This agent is an oral, selective inhibitor that down-modulates two key cell types thought to mediate the progression of Hodgkin lymphoma tumors: macrophages and mast cells.

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Daiichi Sankyo acquires Plexxikon

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 12:35 PM

In another sign that biotechnology companies with promising pipelines are able to forge rich buyout deals, Japanese pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo has announced it will pay $805 million upfront and up to $130 million in near-term milestones for Plexxikon, a tiny oncology developer, according to Fierce Biotech.

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