BridgeBio Pharma Appoints Sanuj Ravindran, M.D., and Eric Michael David, M.D. as CEOs-in-Residence to Lead Dermatology and Gene Therapy Programs

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — BridgeBio Pharma, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has strengthened its executive leadership team with two key hires who will join the company as CEOs-in-residence. Sanuj Ravindran, M.D., will serve as CEO of PellePharm, Inc. and will focus on dermatological and international programs across the BridgeBio portfolio. Eric Michael David, […]

PellePharm Appoints Sanuj K. Ravindran, M.D., as President and Chief Executive Officer

MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PellePharm, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to targeting rare genetic dermatological conditions at the source, today announced the appointment of Sanuj K. Ravindran, M.D., to the position of president and chief executive officer. In parallel, Dr. Ravindran will join BridgeBio Pharma, PellePharm’s lead investor, as CEO-in-Residence, to advance its broader orphan dermatology […]

FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation and Orphan Drug Designation to PellePharm for Topical Patidegib in Gorlin Syndrome

MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PellePharm, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to targeting rare genetic dermatological conditions at the source, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted both Breakthrough Therapy Designation and Orphan Drug Designation to topical patidegib for reduction of the life-long serious clinical morbidity and disease burden of persistently developing […]

Preclinical Data Demonstrates Potential of Eidos Therapeutics’ Lead Compound for the Treatment for Transythyretin Amyloidosis

Data presented at AHA 2017 Scientific Sessions PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Eidos Therapeutics, a subsidiary of BridgeBio Pharma, today announced that recently presented preclinical data highlight the potential of AG10 to treat TTR amyloid cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM). These data were shared publicly for the first time yesterday as oral podium presentations at […]

MD Anderson and BridgeBio Pharma Launch Navire Pharma to Develop Targeted Therapy for Patients with Difficult-to-Treat Cancer

HOUSTON and PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and BridgeBio Pharma today announced the launch of Navire Pharma, a biopharmaceutical company aimed at developing novel small-molecule inhibitors of a tyrosine-protein phosphatase called SHP2 for genetically-driven and treatment-resistant cancer. BridgeBio has committed $30 million and a team of senior business managers to the company, while MD Anderson, through its Institute […]

Eidos Therapeutics Initiates First Clinical Study for AG10 Targeting Transthyretin Amyloidosis, Appoints Camille Landis as Chief Business Officer

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Eidos Therapeutics, a subsidiary of BridgeBio Pharma, today announced dosing of the first healthy adult cohort in the first-in-human, Phase 1 clinical trial of AG10 (NCT03294707). Eidos is developing AG10 as a targeted therapeutic for transthyretin (TTR) amyloidosis (ATTR). Eidos’ first clinical trial will evaluate AG10’s overall safety, tolerability and […]

Bridgebio Pharma Expands Investor Base, Raising an Additional $135 Million, and Discloses Genetic Disease Pipeline Programs

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — BridgeBio Pharma, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today provided further detail on its growing pipeline of genetic disease assets and announced a new financing of $135 million, with potential to access significant additional capital via insiders. New investor Viking Global Investors and existing investor KKR co-led the round and were joined by existing […]

PellePharm Announces Topline Results from Phase 2 Study of Topical Patidegib in Gorlin Syndrome Basal Cell Carcinomas and Third Closing of a $20 Million Series B Financing

MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PellePharm, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to targeting hedgehog-driven disorders at the source, today announced topline data from its phase 2 trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of topical patidegib in patients with Gorlin Syndrome, a rare genetic disease that causes patients to develop multiple basal cell carcinomas (BCCs). PellePharm intends to […]

BridgeBio Pharma Launches Eidos Therapeutics to Develop Targeted Therapy for Fatal Heart Disease

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — BridgeBio Pharma today announced the launch of Eidos Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing a novel small-molecule treatment for transthyretin (TTR) amyloidosis. BridgeBio has committed $27 million and seasoned R&D executives to advance Eidos’ lead compound, AG10. “TTR amyloidosis is a progressive, fatal disease without an FDA-approved therapy. Patients and their families currently rely on […]