Micromet

Syncona, UCLB form Autolus cancer immunotherapy company

Friday, January 23, 2015

Syncona, a London-based subsidiary of the Wellcome Trust, and UCL Business, the wholly-owned technology transfer company of University College London (UCL), have announced the creation of Autolus, a London-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of next-generation engineered T-cell therapies for hematological and solid tumors. Autolus is founded upon the work of Dr. Martin Pule, an academic clinical hematologist and thought-leader in T-cell engineering. Syncona has committed $33.5 million to Autolus in a Series A financing. Dr. Christian Itin, former CEO of Micromet, has joined the company as chairman.

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Cytos Biotechnology appoints Itin as CEO

Friday, October 12, 2012

Cytos Biotechnology, a Swiss biotech company focused on the development of CYT003 in allergic asthma, has appointed Dr. Christian Itin as chief executive officer. The board of directors will propose to the company’s shareholders that Itin be elected as member of the board, and it is intended that he will become chairman.

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Amgen to Acquire Micromet

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Amgen, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., will acquire Rockville, Md.-based Micromet for $11 per share in cash, or approximately $1.16 billion. The deal was unanimously approved by both the Amgen and Micromet boards of directors.

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Micromet collaborates with Amgen

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Micromet has entered into a collaboration agreement with Amgen for the research of BiTE antibodies against three undisclosed solid tumor targets. Amgen will have the right to pursue development and commercialization of BiTE antibodies against up to two of these targets, to be selected by Amgen.

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