Tech Transfer Roundup: Roivant Taps Research Labs For New Gene Therapies
In tandem with Roivant, Cincinnati Children’s launches spinout Aruvant focused on hematologic disorders and separately teams with BridgeBio on genetic disease therapies. Roivant spinout Axovant licenses gene therapy candidates from University of Massachusetts.
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Plus agreements involving Hansoh/GHDDI, BriaCell/UMBC, Novartis/UC Berkeley, NeoPhore/Memorial Sloan Kettering, GEn1E/UM-Baltimore, ValoTx/University of Helsinki and Sosei/Cancer Research UK.
Roivant and Pfizer launched Priovant to develop the oral drug brepocitinib for dermatomyositis, lupus and other autoimmune diseases, but Roivant also cut programs to extend its cash runway.
Wugen has worked on its platform in stealth mode while co-founders at Washington University in St. Louis tested initial product WU-NK-101 in AML. Its new funding will support company-sponsored trials.