In Conversation: John Mumm, Chief Executive Officer, Deka Biosciences

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John Mumm is a serial biotechnology entrepreneur who, as a young researcher, demonstrated the importance of the cytokine, interleukin -10 (IL-10), in activating the immune system to destroy tumors. That research led to the use of Pegylated IL-10 to treat patients with pancreatic cancer and other solid tumors through his work at ARMO Biosciences, a company he founded and was later acquired by Eli Lilly in 2018.

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 [….]

Trevena’s AT1 receptor-selective agonist TRV027 Aimed at COVID-19 in Two Studies

Trevena AT1 TRV027
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Trevena Inc.’s novel AT1 receptor-selective agonist TRV027 will be included in an international, adaptive Phase II/III study as a potential treatment for COVID-19 patients. The study is being supported by multiple international governments and global research organizations.

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.

ATCC Announces Award of HIV Reagent Program

ATCC is a premier global biological materials and information resource and standards organization and the leading developer and supplier of authenticated cell lines and microorganisms.
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ATCC, the world’s premier biological materials management and standards organization, today announced that it has been awarded a three-year, $9.86 million task order contract by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, to manage and operate its HIV Reagent Program, formerly known as the AIDS Reagent Program. ATCC is tasked to supply the HIV/AIDS research community with no-cost, high-quality materials supporting the development and evaluation of therapeutics, vaccines, and diagnostics.