PanTher Reimagines Cardiology Interventions As Precision Oncology Platform (Requires login)
Emerging company profile: The US biotech is wrapping up a Phase I trial for its lead pancreatic cancer program at the end of this year and hopes to expand its precision drug-device combination platform to a range of other solid tumors. PanTher Therapeutics’ Sagitarri™ platform brings a novel spin to traditional oncology drugs, helping deliver active ingredients to the tumor without affecting the bloodstream leveraging interventional oncology procedures.
NEVY Awards Winner – “Emerging MedTech Company of the Year”
Last night the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) honored the winners of its ninth annual NEVY Awards, recognizing and celebrating the top innovators, investors and companies in the region. The theme this year highlighted the “heroes” of New England’s innovation ecosystem — the entrepreneurs and investors committed to leveraging science and technology for a better tomorrow. We’re honored to receive the recognition for “Emerging MedTech Company of the Year” among Boston’s top startups and late-stage companies at the 9th annual NEVY Awards! 💥A big thank you to the New England Venture Capital Association and their Academy members for the recognition and a shoutout to our team 🦸🏻♀️🦹 that made this win possible.
Becoming A Clinical-Stage Biotech (Requires login)
Life Science Leader’s October 2019 issue featured Laura Indolfi, CEO and co-founder of PanTher Therapeutics, in an article titled “Program Winners Look Back On Year Of Change.” Her company, which makes minimally invasive implantable devices that deliver direct, localized, and sustained cancer therapy to solid tumors, won the first Massachusetts Next Generation Initiative (MassNext-Gen), a competitive program to support women entrepreneurs in early-stage life sciences companies. In June of 2021, PanTher closed an oversubscribed $5.4M Series A round, which set the stage for the company’s first clinical trial. Life Science Leader asked her to share some of her learnings from this key milestone and from the company’s decision to expand its board.
Inside the Cambridge Biotech Boom
The PanTher Therapeutics team was included in a new documentary about the transformation of an unassuming neighborhood into the innovation and biotechnology ‘capital of the world’. Once shuttered manufacturing plants and vacant parking lots are now home to hundreds of biotechnology companies, nearly all the world’s major pharmaceutical firms, millions of square feet of lab space, tech giants from Google and Microsoft to Facebook and Twitter, and countless startups. And revolutionary, lifesaving therapies and drugs developed here have affected the lives of billions of people across the globe. Join us for the inside story of the rise of one of the world’s most extraordinary innovation clusters – a community now on the front lines of the battle against Covid-19.
PanTher Founders Honored by National Pancreas Foundation
PanTher founders Laura Indolfi, David Ting and Elazer Edelman received the “Visions of Hope Award” from the Massachusetts Chapter of The National Pancreas Foundation at the chapter’s “Party for a Cure – Boston Gala.” The event, which raised over $230,000 to support the NPF in research and its mission to find cures for all pancreatic diseases, was held at The Harvard Club located in Back Bay, Boston.
Massachusetts Next Generation Initiative (MassNextGen) Program Winners Look Back
In June of 2018, the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) announced the winners of the first Massachusetts Next Generation Initiative (MassNextGen), a competitive program to support women entrepreneurs in early-stage life sciences companies. Laura Indolfi of PanTher Therapeutics and Elizabeth O’Day of Olaris Therapeutics were two of the five women-led companies in that first cohort.