Laura Indolfi Presents at MassBio 2019 Annual Meeting
Massachusetts is the epicenter of startup creation for biotech, but it’s not always easy to go from research to commercialization. Come hear founders and industry leaders on the panel “Advancing from ‘R’ to ‘D’: Various Routes to Building Successful Clinical-stage Companies” offer lessons learned on intelligently scaling your company amid rapid growth including when to partner, sell or IPO, or when to build or buy preclinical, manufacturing, and clinical development capabilities. PanTher CEO Laura Indolfi will be one of the panelists for this illuminating discussion hosted by the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council.
Amgen Awards PanTher with ‘Golden Ticket’ for LabCentral
Amgen and LabCentral announced that Kernal Biologics and PanTher Therapeutics each won the Amgen Golden Ticket at LabCentral. The two Golden Ticket winners were chosen by an Amgen internal committee and live audience members at a “Quick Pitch” event hosted by Amgen at its Cambridge, Mass., facility on Dec. 11, 2018. Six finalists pitched their business plans to attendees where the audience members’ votes served as input for the Amgen internal committee’s decision.
Startup Spotlight: PanTher’s drug-delivery patch aims to knock down the ‘wall’ of pancreatic cancer
PanTher was featured on the STAT Startup Spotlight in December. Kate Sheridan provided an overview of the company technology and its status highlighting the interest of large pharma companies into the disruptive technology of our early-stage start-up. “Wherever there has been a stage for biotech entrepreneurs this fall, Laura Indolfi has appeared. And wherever she is, major pharmaceutical companies have been, too. Indolfi’s company, Cambridge, Mass.-based PanTher Therapeutics, has already received awards linked to Bristol-Myers Squibb and Johnson & Johnson. And on Tuesday, she competed for — and won — one of Amgen’s Golden Tickets — a one-year pass into LabCentral, the noted Cambridge lab-sharing space where PanTher is already headquartered.”
PanTher Therapeutics Announces Agreement with MD Anderson Cancer Center and Appointment of Senior Clinical Advisor
PanTher Therapeutics, the biotech company developing drug-delivery platforms for unresectable, locally advanced solid tumors, today announced an agreement with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the appointment of a new senior clinical advisor. The collaboration will support preclinical testing of PanTher’s lead product for pancreatic cancer, PTM-101, and is intended to demonstrate readiness for future human clinical trials.
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center selects Laura Indolfi, CEO as MassNextGen Award winner
Laura Indolfi was named one of the five winners of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) Initiative for Women Entrepreneurs inaugural awards to support women in early-stage life sciences companies. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced the 2018 winners for the MLSC Massachusetts Next Generation Initiative (MassNextGen), a competitive program to support women entrepreneurs in early-stage life sciences companies. The public-private partnership, a five-year, $1.1 million commitment, focuses on empowering women and diversity in the next generation of life sciences entrepreneurs. Five women-led companies were selected as awardees through the MassNextGen program. Awardees represent a wide range of applications to improve human health. All five companies will receive access to a network of executive coaches for a year.
CEO of PanTher Therapeutics to speak at “How to advance in Biotech”
Drug development relies on years of experience across the industry and exposure to multiple upstream and downstream elements in order to be prepared for the challenges in our unique field. If you’re a young person working in drug or device development, what are the roles that will give you a broad set of experiences to prepare you for an eventual CEO role? Join us as we will discuss what needs to be done, and where you should put your energy today to be a leader in the field tomorrow. Hear from experts across the industry, from the investors who know what they’re looking for when it comes to biotech leadership, the experienced CEO’s who know what it takes, and some of the young people on the front lines of successful biotech startups.