Arcellx Appoints Neeraj Teotia as Chief Commercial Officer

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Arcellx, a privately held clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has hired two new executives to join the company’s leadership team. Dr. Christopher Heery has been named Chief Medical Officer (CMO) where he will have responsibility for clinical, regulatory and medical affairs.

Arcellx Appoints Dr. Christopher Heery as Chief Medical Officer

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Arcellx, a privately held clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has hired two new executives to join the company’s leadership team. Dr. Christopher Heery has been named Chief Medical Officer (CMO) where he will have responsibility for clinical, regulatory and medical affairs.

Arcellx Closes $115 Million Series C Financing to Advance its Pipeline of Adaptive and Controllable Cell Therapies

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Arcellx, a privately held clinical- stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it raised $115 million in a Series C financing to advance its pipeline of adaptive and controllable cell therapies. The proceeds will support the company’s development of CART-ddBCMA, a BCMA-specific CAR-modified T-cell therapy currently in Phase 1 and anticipated to begin a pivotal trial in 2022. In addition, the funding will support initiation of clinical trials evaluating ACLX-001 and ACLX-002, cell therapies derived from Arcellx’s uniquely controllable ARC-SparX platform, in multiple myeloma (MM) and acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), respectively.

Arcellx Announces FDA Clearance of IND Application for ACLX-001, a Controllable Cell Therapy Utilizing the Company’s ARC-SparX Platform, for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

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Arcellx, a privately held clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the company’s Investigational New Drug (IND) application for ACLX-001, an engineered cell therapy for the treatment of multiple myeloma.

Cell and Gene Therapy’s Future a Complex Mix of Promise and Pitfalls

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At BioBuzz, we’ve written extensively about the promise of cell and gene therapeutics for both patients and the companies developing these revolutionary personalized medicines.

Six Biotechs to Watch in 2021

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2020 was an interesting year for the biotech industry and the BioHealth Capital Region as we adjusted to continue moving forward during the COVID-19 Pandemic. While the biggest stories in terms of dollars were related to the Coronavirus and funding to create a vaccine in record time, that didn’t stop other biotech companies from working hard to develop their research, science, and/or devices.

Arcellx Appoints Rami Elghandour as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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Arcellx, a privately-held clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing adaptive and controllable cell therapies, today announced the appointment of Rami Elghandour as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 22, 2021. Arcellx’s founder and CEO, David Hilbert, Ph.D., will transition to the new role of Chief Technical Officer.

Meet Your 2020 BioBuzz Award Winners

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Today, we are excited to announce the winners of our inaugural BioBuzz Awards. The BioBuzz Awards are a celebration of the exciting and groundbreaking work being done by the BioHealth Capital Region (BHCR) life science community and the individuals that make innovation happen across Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Announcing Finalists for 1st Annual BioBuzz Awards

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This year, more than ever before, we’ve seen just how important it is for us all to stay connected and work together to build a stronger biotech ecosystem. In the face of great adversity, the biotech community has risen to the challenge and formed new collaborations and partnerships to innovate and rapidly develop new medicines and tools to help us beat this pandemic.

Seeking Funding During a Pandemic: Panel Discusses Recent Trends in Life Science Capital

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COVID-19 has created significant challenges for the Venture Capital (VC) market and life science companies seeking funding during the pandemic. While the pandemic has undoubtedly added a new layer of risk to an inherently risky field, the fundamentals for what makes a company attractive to a VC have remained steady.