Incyte finalizes the acquisition of Escient Pharmaceuticals

Incyte Completes Acquisition of Escient Pharmaceuticals

Incyte yesterday announced that it has completed its acquisition of Escient Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage drug discovery and development company advancing novel small molecule therapeutics for systemic immune and neuro-immune disorders. “The acquisition of Escient and its first-in-class oral MRGPR antagonists bolsters our Inflammation and Autoimmunity portfolio and our commitment to creating innovative solutions that address […]

Matica Bio designates Paul Kim as CEO

Paul Kim, Matica Bio's new CEO

Matica Biotechnology, Inc., a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) of cell and gene therapies (CGTs), yesterday announced the appointment of Paul Kim as chief executive officer (CEO). As incoming CEO, Kim will manage daily operations and provide strategic direction to Matica Bio as it rapidly expands its capacity and capabilities in the U.S. and […]

Synplogen collaborates with Ginkgo Bioworks

Synplogen and Ginkgo Bioworks Announce Plans to Accelerate Global DNA Manufacturing and Gene Therapy Platform Services in Japan

Synplogen Co., a synthetic biology startup spun out of Kobe University’s Graduate School of Science, Technology and Innovation that provides custom DNA synthesis and Gene Therapy Biofoundry services, and Ginkgo Bioworks, which is building the leading platform for cell programming and biosecurity, today announced that they have entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”). Together, Synplogen […]