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Tech Transfer Roundup: Mustang, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Collaborate In Pediatric Glioblastoma
Partnership will test Mustang’s MB-101 with a second-generation oncolytic HSV-1 virus for potential in treating brain cancer. Canadian biotech launched by CCAB to fight the same cancer.
Genentech and Lodo will mine the soil microbiome to discover novel therapeutics. China’s Luye licenses commercial rights to AstraZeneca’s Seroquel franchise, while Sarepta picked up rights to gene therapy candidates from Myonexus, plus an option to acquire the company.
Brief profiles of these recently formed companies: Invenra, Cibiem, PharmAria, Scholar Rock, Sengenix, and Visum Therapeutics.
Once considered the high flying segment of the musculoskeletal industry, the spine industry has finally hit a wall as procedure volumes stall, implant prices tumble, and payors push back on authorizing expensive operations for back pain such as spinal fusion. As economic woes heighten, hand in hand with persistent unemployment just as health care and regulatory reforms kick in, many left the North American Spine Society meeting in early October wondering where the bright spots are in this industry.
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