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eFFECTOR Therapeutics Announces Clinical Collaboration with Merck to Conduct a Phase 2 Combination T

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- eFFECTOR Therapeutics, Inc., a leader in the development of selective translation regulators (STRs) for the treatment of cancer, today announced it has entered into a clinical collaboration agreement with Merck (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada), through a subsidiary, to evaluate the combination of eFFECTOR's tomivosertib (eFT508), an oral, small molecule inhibitor of MNK1/2, with Merck's anti-PD-1 therapy, KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab), for the treatment of patients with metastatic triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). "The TNBC trial will expand the current tomivosertib Phase 2 clinical trial program, allowing eFFECTOR to explore a comb

FierceBiotech names Gossamer Bio as one of its “Fierce 15” biotech companies of 2018

San Diego, CA – October 2, 2018 – Gossamer Bio, Inc. (“Gossamer Bio”) today announced that it has been named by FierceBiotech as one of 2018’s Fierce 15 biotechnology companies, designating it as one of the most promising private biotechnology companies in the industry. “We are honored to be selected as a Fierce 15 company for 2018,” said Sheila Gujrathi, M.D., Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gossamer Bio. “We have an exciting portfolio of innovative clinical and research stage programs across multiple indications that leverage our deep mechanistic understanding of immunobiology. With a focus on immunology, inflammation and immuno-oncology, our world-class team is committed to appl