Issue Date: May 30, 2016
Thunderbolt licenses Astellas B-cell program
Thunderbolt Pharma has become the first company created by Vitesse Biologics, a drug development collaboration formed by Baxalta, Mayo Clinic, and Velocity Pharmaceutical Development. Thunderbolt has acquired a BAFF/APRIL dual antagonist program from Astellas Pharma. With the three Vitesse partners contributing financially, Thunderbolt will develop the dual antagonists for B-cell-mediated disorders including systemic lupus erythematosus. Baxalta, Mayo Clinic, Velocity, and Astellas are all shareholders in Thunderbolt.
- Chemical & Engineering News
- ISSN 0009-2347
- Copyright © American Chemical Society