October 19, 2018 - Fierce Biotech
The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy has teamed up with Xyphos Biosciences to advance next-generation CAR-T therapies. Like others in the field, the Parker Institute and Xyphos are working to improve on the blunt force of the initial CAR-Ts by creating more controllable therapies free from the safety issues and efficacy limitations of their predecessors.
October 18, 2018 - Fierce Biotech
After having invested in Morphic Therapeutic's A and B rounds, AbbVie is pulling the trigger on an R&D deal. The drugmaker is ponying up $100 million for the option to exclusively license multiple programs from Morphic that target fibrotic diseases. Under the agreement, Morphic will carry out R&D work on its fibrosis drugs through IND-enabling studies.