• 11 November 2015

    Genkyotex, the leading developer of selective NOX inhibitors, announced today that GKT137831, its lead NOX1&4 inhibitor, was granted Orphan Drug designation for the treatment of systemic sclerosis from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

  • 4 November 2015

    Arsanis, Inc., a development- stage biopharmaceutical company focused on monoclonal antibody therapeutics for severe infectious diseases, today announced that David Mantus, Ph.D., has joined the company as Executive Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical and Technical Operations. Dr. Mantus will oversee all facets of Arsanis’ global regulatory affairs, including filings and interactions with the major regulatory authorities around the world as well as clinical operations, manufacturing and quality. Dr. Mantus will report to Rene Russo, PharmD, BCPS, Arsanis’ Chief Development Officer.

  • 23 October 2015

    Sequana Medical AG, a privately held medical device company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative implantable pump systems that manage excess fluid within the body, announced today that it has raised CHF 9 million ($9.3 million) in a Series C extension round. Existing investors including NeoMed Management AS, VI Partners AG, Biomed Invest AG, Capricorn Health-tech Fund, Entrepreneurs Fund and Life Science Partners participated for a total of CHF 5.3M, with a further CHF 3.7M raised from new investors including Salus Partners SA and Quest for Growth NV. Sequana Medical will use these funds to expand current business for its proven fluid management systems through new indications in heart disease and to pursue U.S. marketing approvals.

  • 20 October 2015

    Wilson Therapeutics AB, a privatelyheld biopharmaceutical company, today announced that Andrew Kay has been appointed as Chairman of its Board of Directors. The company’s previous Chairman, Hugh Rienhoff, M.D. will continue to advise the company as a consultant.

  • 29 September 2015

    Genkyotex, the leading developer of selective NOX inhibitors, announced today that Dr. Ursula M. Ney has resigned as chief executive officer and as a member of the Board of Directors effective September 30th 2015. Genkyotex’s Board of Directors has promoted Elias Papatheodorou to the role of acting Chief Executive Officer and Dr. Philippe Wiesel to Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Mr. Papatheodorou joined Genkyotex in March 2015 as Chief Business Officer.