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Companies To Watch: Leading Biosciences
Companies To Watch: Leading Biosciences Leading Biosciences is applying the science of digestive proteases to treating or preventing multiple diseases and conditions, starting with delayed return of post-surgical bowel function (ileus) and adhesion with its lead product candidate, coded LB1148.  Continue Reading...
  • Athira’s Whole-Patient Drug Development
    Athira’s Whole-Patient Drug Development

    One company is atypical in the industry for its use of patient and caregiver input to guide its drug-development journey. That shows in the program for its lead drug entering later-stage trials in treating Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Meeting Business Challenges By Design, Not Accident
    Meeting Business Challenges By Design, Not Accident

    The story of the business challenges faced by Diasome Pharmaceuticals as it develops its insulin-enhancing delivery technology, which seeks to correct a long-known deficiency in subcutaneous injection of insulin.

  • Companies To Watch: Bioharmony Therapeutics
    Companies To Watch: Bioharmony Therapeutics

    Bioharmony Therapeutics is developing novel, “lysin-based” antimicrobials. The company is out to change the world of antibiotics, not by tweaking an old formula, but by advancing an entirely new mode of action.

  • Companies To Watch: Angion
    Companies To Watch: Angion

    Angion is developing a small molecule mimetic of the hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), which works to protect kidney and other organ cells from damage due to disease, physical injury, and indirect consequences of surgery and trauma.

  • Companies To Watch: Synlogic
    Companies To Watch: Synlogic

    Synlogic is an early-stage developer of “synthetic biotic” medicines — therapeutics consisting of beneficial microbes genetically engineered to treat rare metabolic diseases.

  • GlycoMimetics Aiming At Tough Targets
    GlycoMimetics Aiming At Tough Targets

    An exclusive interview with Rachel King, a business person dedicated to a science-driven sector, who is CEO of GlycoMimetics, an oncology-focused biotechnology company.

  • Companies To Watch: Provention Bio
    Companies To Watch: Provention Bio

    This 15-person virtual biotech is trying to stop immune-mediated disease early, before it becomes a chronic condition.

  • Medicines360 On A Mission For Women
    Medicines360 On A Mission For Women

    Medicines360 is using all its developed-world revenue to extend access to essential medicines to all women, regardless of the economic and healthcare circumstances in their part of the world.

  • Garo Armen And Audacity At Agenus
    Garo Armen And Audacity At Agenus

    Garo Armen, CEO of Agenus and a long-time pharma industry veteran, has shown the instincts for simple money-making on one hand and the humanitarian side of biopharma on the other.

  • Companies To Watch: Vyome Therapeutics
    Companies To Watch: Vyome Therapeutics

    Vyome Therapeutics has built platforms and is developing products that address antibiotic resistance in severe skin conditions.

  • Industry Explorers Blaze On: Howard Fillit
    Industry Explorers Blaze On: Howard Fillit

    An in-depth look at  the career and accomplishments of Howard Fillit, M.D., who has long led the exploration of Alzheimer’s disease outside and inside of the biopharma industry.

  • Companies To Watch: Azitra
    Companies To Watch: Azitra

    Azitra is a small, young, early-stage company developing microbial biotherapeutics for conditions arising on the skin that can be addressed by using the microbiome.

  • Companies-To-Watch 2018 Annual Roundup
    Companies-To-Watch 2018 Annual Roundup

    At the end of every year since we began the monthly column, Companies to Watch, I have gone back to the featured companies and asked each one to send me a short assessment of its progress since it appeared in Life Science Leader.

  • Three “Others” Of The New Oncology
    Three “Others” Of The New Oncology

    An in-depth look at three developers that exemplify the range of new approaches and alternatives in the IO combo space: Oncosec Medical, Heat Biologics, and Rexahn.

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Wayne Koberstein is a 30-year veteran of the publishing industry, with extensive experience in publishing, communications, and business development. Wayne has interviewed and profiled more than 300 top executives in pharmaceutical companies, as well as major regulatory and health care leaders, around the world. He has also created special media projects and conferences, in addition to serving widely as speaker, moderator, and advisor for industry meetings.