→ Kadmon shares $KDMN spiked on some Phase II data they’re touting on on a ROCK2 inhibitor for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. It’s a small study and fairly hard to read without any p values, but the biotech pointed to a median decline in forced vital capacity of 48 mL at week 24, compared to a median decline of 175 mL in patients treated with best supportive care.
→ Following a European patent, Cellectis $CLLS has been granted two US patents to bolster business potential for its CAR-T treatments. The patents were issued for “the invention of certain uses of RNA-guided endonucleases” — think CRISPR/Cas9 — for the genetic engineering of T cells which are then used to fight cancer. The French biotech intends to make these patents available for licensing to companies wanting to use CRISPR tech in T cells.
→ Bristol-Myers Squibb $BMY is jumping on board the microbiome discovery platform at San Diego-based Sirenas. They’ll be collaborating on discovery work related to some undisclosed therapeutic targets.
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