Tag Archives: Dewpoint Therapeutics

Bio Roundup: MESO’s Miss, Pfizer’s Cancer Bet, Vaccine Promise & More

Amid the bombast of Tuesday’s presidential debate, viewers caught some discussion about the response to the coronavirus pandemic and efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. In the crosstalk, the president made an unsupported claim that we are weeks away from having vaccines. It’s true that some pharmaceutical companies are already manufacturing their COVID-19 vaccine candidates […]

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Bio Roundup: Moderna Publishes, Life Science Cash, AdComm Votes & More

If it seems like biotech investments have defied the financial headwinds of the pandemic, maybe it’s because they have. In the second quarter, 16 of the top 25 largest early-stage venture capital deals were investments in life science companies. The figures come from the National Venture Capital Association and financial research firm Pitchbook. This week […]

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Dewpoint, Merck Team Up to Tackle HIV Using Condensate Know-How

Dewpoint Therapeutics has signed its second biopharma partnership, teaming up with Merck to explore the potential of using its discoveries around “droplets” of biomolecules that form inside cells to create a new HIV treatment. The companies’ aim is an ambitious one: develop a drug candidate that could prove curative, rather than suppress the infection as […]

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Daré Bioscience Inks Deal With Bayer for Non-Hormonal Contraceptive

Daré Bioscience launched in 2015 with the aim of assembling a portfolio of novel women’s health products intended to pique interest from major pharmaceutical companies. Now the San Diego-based company has inked its first deal with Big Pharma, signing an agreement with German biopharma Bayer for its lead asset, a monthly non-hormonal form of birth […]

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Biotech Roundup: Gottlieb v. Juul, Solid Slumps, Avidity Gets $100M & More

Lung injuries connected to the use of electronic cigarettes have topped 2,000 and killed 40 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s still unclear whether the cases are tied to legally sold products or devices modified by e-cigarette users, but the CDC this week identified a “potential toxin of concern”—Vitamin E […]

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Bayer and Dewpoint Ink Deal for Drugs R&D at New Frontier of Biology

[Updated, 12:15 p.m. See below.] Inside of a cell, some proteins and RNA are concentrated in liquid droplets that assemble in formation during a variety of cellular functions. Dewpoint Therapeutics is making headway understanding the role these droplets play in disease, and that work now has Bayer as a research partner. Bayer and Dewpoint on […]

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Bio Roundup: Alzheimer’s Fail, Drug Price Plan, Gene Therapies & More

Pharmaceutical companies typically raise prescription drug prices at the start of each year and this year was no different. The increases were the latest reminder that, despite President Trump’s fiery campaign rhetoric, the administration had done little to actually lower drug prices. But a new plan aimed at the secretive rebate deals between pharma companies […]

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Dewpoint Debuts with $60M to Target Protein Droplets Linked to Disease

An exciting new area of cell biology research that has emerged in only the last decade has already spawned a startup, which launches today with $60 million in Series A financing. Dewpoint Therapeutics seeks to develop drugs that target a kind of liquid droplet widely found inside cells. These droplets (think bubbles of oil in […]

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