Aum Bets On Asia-To-Global Oncology Model
Emerging Company Profile: Singapore-based Aum Biosciences hopes to disrupt early stage oncology drug development with an Asia-pivoted model, and the fledgling firm has struck interesting alliances to progress its plans.
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Plus deals involving Takeda/OrigiMed, Amcure/Hinova, AUM/Newsoara, Taiho/Lung Therapeutics, 3D Medicines/Aravive, HitGen/Baiyunshan, Dong-A/Jiangsu Hengrui, and Crescita/Juyou.
TB Alliance CEO Mel Spigelman discusses a range of new and evolving aspects pertaining to the three-drug BPaL regimen for highly drug-resistant TB, including the ZeNix trial results and adding a licensee for pretomanid. He also notes how COVID-19 has had a “terrible impact” on efforts to tackle the TB pandemic.
With fast-tracked development and deployment of COVID-19 vaccines yielding results, experts call for similar urgency and funding impetus to progress new vaccines for TB, which still claims 4,000 lives daily. Over 15 candidates have been in development for years, with hope now abounding around the potential of new platforms like mRNA to accelerate efforts.