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Allogene Therapeutics enters collaboration with Notch Therapeutics

Collaboration Includes Exclusive Rights and Targets for Initial Applications in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Leukemia and Multiple Myeloma Notch to Receive Upfront Payment, Research Funding and an Equity Investment Plus Development and Commercial Milestones and Royalties on Net Sales SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and TORONTO, Nov. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allogene Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALLO), a clinical-stage biotechnology company pioneering the development of allogeneic CAR T (AlloCAR T™) therapies for cancer, and Notch Therapeutics Inc., an immune cell therapy company creating universally compatible, allogeneic ... Read more

Zealand Pharma Acquires Encycle Therapeutics

Our portfolio company, Encycle Therapeutics, has been acquired by Danish Zealand Pharma. The transaction strengthens the leadership of Zealand Pharma (NASDAQ: ZEAL) in peptide therapeutics and in targeting gastrointestinal diseases with the addition of a pre-clinical, orally-delivered macrocycle peptide (integrin alpha-4-beta-7 inhibitor). Encycle is founded on research coming from University of Toronto - a TIAP member institution. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2W2hH4N   Read more

TIAP Enters Partnership to Establish Venture Capital Fund

TIAP and DAYLI Partners, a leading biotech venture caital firm in South Korea, are collaborating on the creation of a new venture capital fund focused on biotech and health sciences in Canada. The joint investment team will identify & invest in seed stage companies primarily in Ontario with a portion of the fund allocated to Korean companies with high potential to expand to Ontario. Read more here: http://bit.ly/35FH40K   Read more

AmacaThera, a TIAP Portfolio Company, Closes Seed Financing Round

TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AmacaThera Inc. (www.amacathera.ca) is pleased to announce the closing of its US $3.6M seed financing round. A first close of the round was led by Sprout BioVentures/ Viva Biotech with participation from Grey Sky Venture Partners, and the round was recently completed with an investment by Toronto-based Lumira Ventures. Commenting on the closing of the round, Dr. Molly Shoichet, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of AmacaThera stated: "We are thrilled to have the Lumira team as part ... Read more

Amgen Deal in Re$earch Money

In their September 11, 2019 online edition as part of their "Innovation this Week" newsletter, Re$earch Money talked about TIAP's partnership agreement with Amgen: "A few days after celebrating its 10th anniversary and changing its name to Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners (TIAP), the commercialization organization formerly known as MaRS Innovation announced a new collaboration with the biotechnology company Amgen. The aim of the collaboration is to identify and jointly fund disruptive technologies derived from discovery research conducted in Toronto and managed by ... Read more

BetaKit Article on Amgen Partnership

Jessica Galang of BetaKit, a Canadian online publication on start-up news and tech innovation, writes about TIAP's recently announced strategic partnership with Amgen.  Read more here: http://bit.ly/2lSDVYE   Read more

MaRS Innovation Announces Name Change to Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners

Toronto, ON, Sept. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MaRS Innovation is pleased to announce that, on its 10th anniversary, it has changed its name to Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners (TIAP) to reflect its refined focus on venture building and growth to advance its Members’ health science innovations . The organization was created as a not-for-profit organization in 2008 by a visionary agreement among 14 of Toronto’s top academic research institutions - including University of Toronto and affiliated teaching hospitals, Ryerson U., York ... Read more

Zucara Therapeutics Secures Grant from GlycoNet

Toronto & Vancouver, Canada:  Zucara Therapeutics Inc., a life sciences company developing the first once-daily therapeutic to prevent hypoglycemia in people with type 1 diabetes and other types of insulin-dependent diabetes, has secured a grant of $69,000 from Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) to expand and validate the model for its lead drug candidate “ZT-01” from type 1 diabetes (T1D) to type 2 diabetes (T2D). Zucara Therapeutics will match the funding with an additional $85,000 in cash and in-kind contributions, including scientific ... Read more

LAB150 adds two projects: Cystic Fibrosis and Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Toronto, ON, Feb. 27, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MaRS Innovation announced today the concurrent launch of two new LAB150 projects. These projects build on breakthroughs in disease-focused scientific research by prominent teams at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University of Toronto, both of which are Members of MaRS Innovation. LAB150 is a partnership between MaRS Innovation and Evotec AG with the goal of accelerating academic research towards commercial outcomes by providing funding and access to pharmaceutically validated platforms ... Read more

Fibrocor Therapeutics enters deal with Galapagos NV

Toronto, ON, Jan. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fibrocor Therapeutics, a privately held Canadian company, and Galapagos NV, a Belgo-Dutch pharmaceutical research company, have announced the formation of a partnership for the development of therapeutics to treat fibrotic diseases of the kidney and other organs. In 2017 MaRS Innovation founded, and subsequently seed-funded, Fibrocor. The company is based on research from two of MaRS Innovation’s Member institutions, St. Michael’s Hospital and Sinai Health Systems – specifically, from the labs of Drs. Richard ... Read more
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