Tech Transfer Roundup: MD Anderson Tackles Cancer In Alliances With UroGen, Xencor, Obsidian
In tandem with buying the rest of Kleo, Tonix licenses molecular degradation technology from Yale. Neurogene, University of Dundee partner on cell therapies for neurological disorders.
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The center is partnering with Obsidian to make autologous TILs work better after being infused back into patients by using IL-15, which may be less toxic than the high-dose IL-2 currently used.
Cancer deals involve City of Hope/Chimeric, CARISMA/NYU, Sorrento/Mayo Clinic, Rain/Drexel, Diaprost/Memorial Sloan Kettering, Alkido/University of Kentucky. Plus, research collaborations in brief.
Emerging Company Profile: Using IP licensed from Yale, Kleo is betting it can complement or replace existing immuno-oncology drugs, specifically Darzalex. In partnership with PeptiDream, it just unveiled its first candidate for clinical development.