Three New Members with Ties to Johns Hopkins Appointed to National Cancer Advisory Board by President Biden

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WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden announced the appointment of seven distinguished clinicians and researchers to the National Cancer Advisory Board, which plays an important role in guiding the Director of the National Cancer Institute in setting the course for the national cancer research program. President Biden is committed to ending cancer as we know it – including by making sure his Administration is investing in research and development that will help advance breakthroughs to prevent, detect, and treat diseases like cancer. The National Cancer Advisory Board will compliment the Administration’s efforts to build on the spirit and learnings of the Cancer Moonshot, which President Biden led in the Obama-Biden Administration.

2021 Technology Showcase

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Hear from inventors from the National Cancer Institute and the Frederick National Laboratory about technologies primed for commercialization and/or collaboration; great opportunity for biotech stakeholders and companies of all sizes, [….]

National Cancer Institute and Frederick National Laboratory Technology Showcase

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OVERVIEW: *Free, half-day virtual event. *Hear from inventors from the National Cancer Institute and the Frederick National Laboratory about technologies primed for commercialization and/or collaboration; great opportunity for biotech stakeholders [….]

Ascentage Pharma and Innovent Biologics Reach Multifaceted Strategic Agreement Totaling $245M

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Ascentage Pharma (6855.HK), a globally focused biopharmaceutical company engaged in developing novel therapies for cancers, chronic hepatitis B (CHB), and age-related diseases, and Innovent Biologics (1801.HK, “Innovent”), today announced a multifaceted strategic collaboration.

NCI Tech Opportunities Webinar: New HIV Vaccine to Treat and Prevent HIV

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TTC is planning a technology opportunities webinar on July 13, 2021 from 11:00 am – noon, EST. Attendees will hear from the NCI’s Dr. Genoveffa Franchini about a new HIV [….]

Gaithersburg’s Sirnaomics Secures $105 Million in Series E Financing to Fund Development of Novel RNAi Therapeutics

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Proceeds to Fund Development of Novel RNAi Therapeutics for Cancers, Viral Infections, Fibrosis, and Metabolic Diseases

NCI Technology Opportunities Webinar: “Complete Tumor Regression Seen in Colon Cancer and Leukemia Animal Models with a Novel High Efficacy Fluorinated Cytidine Therapeutic Compound”

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The National Cancer Institute (NCI), Technology Transfer Center (TTC) will host a webinar to highlight a cancer therapeutic technology for collaborative development and/or licensing. The webinar presented by the technology inventor, Dr. Joel Morris, will highlight NCI’s novel, therapeutic fluorinated cytidine compound that shows high efficacy against colon cancer and leukemia. Studies indicated that the therapeutic compound can produce complete regression in xenograph mouse models with minimal effects on body weight. Registration is free.

Gaithersburg’s miRecule Inc. closes $5.7M to Create Breakthrough RNA Therapies for Cancer and Muscular Dystrophy

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miRecule, Inc. (“miRecule”), an emerging biotech company focused on the development of cutting-edge RNA therapeutics, announced today it has closed over $5.7M in seed funding. The funding round was led by Alexandria Venture Investments, along with Boutique Venture Partners, Pathway Bioventures, Alumni Ventures Group, and national angel investors, with additional funding coming from the Maryland Momentum Fund and the FSHD Society. This funding includes a non-dilutive $2M Phase II SBIR grant from the National Cancer Institute.

WindMIL Therapeutics Appoints Dr. Kimberly Noonan as Chief Science & Technology Officer

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WindMIL Therapeutics, a clinical-stage company developing marrow-infiltrating lymphocytes (MILs®) for cancer immunotherapy, today announced the appointment of Co-Founder Kimberly Noonan, PhD, MPH, to Executive Vice President, Chief Science & Technology Officer. In this role, Dr. Noonan’s leadership will expand to include WindMIL’s efforts in manufacturing and manufacturing science and technology (MS&T).