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Geron poleaxed as partner J&J abandons only pipeline drug

Geron poleaxed as partner J&J abandons only pipeline drug

Geron expects the transition of the complete imetelstat program to occur over approximately 12 months with operational support from Janssen,” said Scarlett. ... A lot will rest on data from the two trials that Geron hopes to present at the American

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  • J&J aiming for above-average growth thanks to stream of blockbusters J&J aiming for above-average growth thanks to stream of blockbusters

    Also name-checked in the R&D update was imetelstat for myelofibrosis, which J&J is co-developing with Geron for a number of indications under a $934m deal agreed in

  • First human embryonic stem cell trial

    Initiating the GRNOPC1 clinical trial is a milestone for the field of human embryonic stem cell-based therapies," said Geron president and CEO, Dr Thomas B Okarma. ... According to Geron, around 12, 000 people a year in the US receive spinal cord injuries

  • FDA lifts hold on stem-cell trial

    The US Food and Drug Administration has lifted its hold on Geron's phase I study of GRNOPC1 – the first-ever human embryonic stem cell-based therapy. ... The federal agency lifted the hold based on Geron's completion of an additional confirmatory

  • Switched on

    In January 2009 the FDA granted permission for Geron Corp to initiate a Phase I multicentre trial for its embryonic stem cell based therapy for spinal cord injuries (GRNOPC1).

  • University of Washington wins stem cell research grant

    The team collaborates with the US-headquartered biotechnology firm, Geron, in this area.

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Latest Intelligence

  • Deal Watch September 2016 Deal Watch September 2016

    95. Geron / J&J. Licence. Exclusive worldwide rights to Geron's oligonucleotide backbone chemistry, as well as novel amidates for RNAi.

  • Deal Watch table for November 2014 Deal Watch table for November 2014

    Licence. 1, 051. Geron Corporation / J&J (Janssen). GRN163L, Imetelstat and tolerase inhibitor.

  • Pharma deals during November 2014 Pharma deals during November 2014

    Good news at last. Days after finally getting the FDA's go-ahead to resume development of its lead candidate, imetelsta, for myelofibrosis and myelodysplastic syndrome, Geron has signed a deal

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Latest appointments

  • V Bryan Lawlis joins board of KaloBios V Bryan Lawlis joins board of KaloBios

    Dr Lawlis is current president and CEO of Itero Biopharmaceuticals and is a director at several other life sciences companies including Biomarin Pharmaceutical, Geron, and Sutro Biopharmaceuticals.

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