TIAP announced today the significant expansion of its flagship LAB150 drug discovery and development program with the addition of Amgen as a strategic and financial partner. Read full press release: https://bwnews.pr/3D3DUXb
LAB150 was created in 2017 with Evotec as the first North American BRIDGEs program to accelerate the development of novel therapeutics from our Members. Today’s announcement not only provides pre-seed capital of US$14M to these emerging drug development projects but also significant expertise and mentorship to our local scientists and innovators from ...
TIAP portfolio company Zucara Therapeutics moves their lead program targeting diabetes into Phase II clinical trials. Read more here.
Why this news is important:
Zucara has achieved the development milestones required to secure the remaining funds available from its previously announcedUS$21 million Series A Financing.
Zucara plans to file an investigational new drug (“IND”) application for a Phase 2 trial by year end, with initiation of first patient dosing expected in Q1 2023.
ZT-01 has the potential to become the first therapeutic designed ...
Zucara Therapeutics announced highly positive results from its proof-of-concept Phase 1b trial of ZT-01 in people with Type 1 diabetes (“T1D”). Please see the press release here. Why this news is important:
This trial confirms ZT-01’s mechanism of action in restoring glucagon release in patients with T1D.
First-in-class ZT-01, meaningfully restored glucagon release in nearly 90% of treated patients compared to placebo (p<0.0001). This therapy has the potential to become the first therapeutic to prevent hypoglycemia in people with insulin-dependent diabetes.
Positive results from this trial will enable Zucara to further evaluate ZT-01 in a multi-center Phase 2 ...
November 2, 2020: Zucara Therapeutics Inc., a diabetes life sciences startup funded by TIAP and adMare BioInnovations, announced today that it has received funding from NRC IRAP and MITAS for its expansion into the development of ZT-01, a somatostatin receptor 2 antagonist (“SSTR2a”), to Type 2 Diabetes (“T2D”).
Red more here: https://bit.ly/34QRAn6
TIAP portfolio company Forbius announced on August 24, 2020 that they have entered into an acquisition deal with Bristol Myers Squibb. BMS is adding lead TGF-beta asset to its portfolio.
TIAP was one of the earliest investors and partners with Forbius in 2011/12. This is a big win for Forbius CEO Dr. Tikhomirov and the Canadian research and innovation community. Forbius (formerly Formation Biologics) is a clinical-stage protein engineering company that designs and develops biotherapeutics for the treatment of cancer and fibrotic ...
Toronto, Ontario, June 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners (TIAP) announced today the launch of a new LAB150 project aimed at developing a novel therapeutic agent for immuno-oncology. The research for the promising new approach comes from Dr. Jean Gariépy and his lab at Sunnybrook Research Institute, a TIAP Member institution.
The last several years has seen the introduction of a new blockbuster class of drugs for treating cancers – specifically, the immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs). These drugs act ...
TORONTO, May 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners (TIAP), Evotec SE and AmorChem II Fund L.P. (AmorChem) are pleased to announce a $1.75M investment into a drug development project focused on a rare skin disease called Netherton Syndrome, that affects one in 200,000 newborns worldwide.
The project was initiated in partnership with a group of scientists from Sinai Health’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI) in Toronto, Canada and focuses on a specific group of enzymes called tissue kallikreins. These proteins ...
– Proceeds to Fund Development of ZT-01 Through Phase 2 Clinical Trials –
– Series A Financing led by the Perceptive Xontogeny Venture Fund –
TORONTO, March 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zucara Therapeutics Inc., a diabetes life sciences company developing the first once-daily therapeutic to prevent insulin-induced hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels), today announced that it has closed a US$21 million Series A Financing led by the Perceptive Xontogeny Venture Fund (“PXV Fund”).
The proceeds from the financing will fund Phase 1 and ...
Mechelen, Belgium and Toronto, Canada; 15 January 2020, 7.30 CET – Galapagos NV (Euronext & NASDAQ: GLPG) and Fibrocor Therapeutics Inc. (Fibrocor) today announced an expanded collaboration focused on novel targets in fibrosis, with Galapagos taking an equity stake in Fibrocor.
Fibrocor is a privately held Canadian company specializing in the development of tissue-specific therapeutics to treat fibrotic diseases of the kidney, liver, lung and other organs. To date, the company has successfully identified a suite of novel targets in fibrosis through ...
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 ...