More News! One third of FDA-approved drugs cause safety concerns

Try as we might, we can’t cover all the biotech news out there! Here’s a roundup of news that didn’t make the cut this week.

Marco Diaz Segura
  • Dusseldorf spin-out NUMAFERM has secured seed financing to advance its bacteria-based peptide production platform.
Oleksii G
  • Nearly one third of drugs approved by the FDA cause concern for safety after entering the market
  • AB Science has received a request from a watchdog to suspend clinical trials for masitinib in mastocytosis until it complies with Good Clinical Practice standards
Brian Lasenby
  • Roman researchers have collaborated on a nano-slingshot to launch drugs into cells. If only there were videos!
  • Kite’s CAR-T program now has a patient death on its hands, caused by the same brain swelling that drove Juno to jettison its own program. Novartis is still in the lead

Images from Brian Lasenby, Eric Axelson, Marco Diaz Segura, Oleksii G /

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