Updates from Syncona and our portfolio companies
Freeline, a biotechnology company focused on developing curative gene therapies for chronic systemic diseases, today announces that Anne Prener has completed her strategic objective of bringing Freeline into the clinic with two programs and is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer. Under Anne’s leadership, the Company has made excellent progress, enrolling several cohorts of patients in a Phase 1/2 study for Haemophilia B and preparing to enroll patients in its Fabry program in the coming weeks.
Building a team of leading experts in the field of Regulatory T cell-based therapy and biology London, 13 June 2019 – Quell Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on developing engineered T regulatory (Treg) cell therapies, announces the appointment of Iain McGill, as Chief Executive. Iain is a leading pharmaceutical executive with extensive relevant experience having spent the majority of his 25 years in the industry in the area of solid organ and cell transplantation.
OMass Therapeutics (“OMass”), a drug discovery company using structural mass spectrometry to discover novel medicines, today announced the appointment of Jonathan Montagu as a Non-Executive Director. Jonathan brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in both biotechnology and high-technology industries.
Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging diagnostics company, today announced upcoming presentations at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Annual Meeting (SNMMI), from June 22 – 26, 2019 in Anaheim, Ca. Highlighted presentations encompass clinical use of Axumin® (fluciclovine F 18) injection; investigational use of 18F-fluciclovine; and initial clinical experience by the Technical University of Munich with 18F-rhPSMA-7, an investigational Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen-targeted radiohybrid PET imaging agent representative of the family of rhPSMA agents that Blue Earth Diagnostics exclusively licensed in 2018.
Autolus Therapeutics plc (Nasdaq: AUTL), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation programmed T cell therapies, today announced that management will participate in the following investor conferences in June:
Freeline, a biotechnology company focused on developing curative gene therapies for chronic systemic diseases, presented pre-clinical data of FLT190, a novel proprietary AAV gene therapy to treat Fabry Disease at the 6th Update on Fabry Disease in Prague, Czech Republic.
Freeline, a biotechnology company focused on developing curative gene therapies for chronic systemic diseases, has secured a collaborative grant of £1.3 million from Innovate UK to lead a supply chain model and delivery development project in partnership with Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services (Symbiosis) and the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGTC). The project is intended to create a UK based novel viral vector supply chain and to increase the speed of the Freeline production cycle by over 25%.
Blue Earth Diagnostics, a leading molecular imaging diagnostics company, today announced expanded access to Axumin® (fluciclovine (18F)) in Europe. The first commercial production of Axumin in Belgium occurred recently, with the first Belgian patients being dosed. This follows the first administration of Axumin in Luxembourg earlier this year. Axumin is the first and only PET imaging agent approved in the European Union for use in in men with suspected recurrent prostate cancer. Axumin is commercially available in Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, France, Norway, the Czech Republic, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Austria with further European countries set to follow soon.
OMass Therapeutics (“OMass”), a drug discovery company using structural mass spectrometry to discover novel medicines, today announced the appointment of Rosamond Deegan MBA, as Chief Executive Officer. Ros brings more than 20 years’ experience in drug discovery and development leadership in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry, both in the UK and the US.
Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging diagnostics company, today announced results from early clinical experience in Germany with positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging using a lead radiohybrid Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen-targeted compound (18F-rhPSMA-7) by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in two presentations at AUA2019. Blue Earth Diagnostics acquired exclusive rights to a broad family of rhPSMA agents in 2018.