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News Article | May 1, 2017
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--H3 Biomedicine Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company specializing in the discovery and development of precision medicines for oncology and a member of Eisai’s global Oncology Business Group, announced today that Lihua Yu, Ph.D., has been promoted to Chief Data Sciences Officer (CDSO). Dr. Yu previously served as H3 Biomedicine’s Vice President, Data Science and Information Technology. “Lihua’s appointment to Chief Data Sciences Officer fills a critical element in H3’s step towards building a comprehensive oncology pipeline and supporting the next generation of novel cancer drugs,” said Markus Warmuth, M.D., President and CEO of H3 Biomedicine. “Lihua’s proven commitment and expertise in establishing and expanding the use of data technology at H3 helped fuel the company’s growth through the integration of data science and cancer genomics, which has rapidly generated a superior informatics analysis engine.” In her new role, Dr. Yu will oversee H3 Biomedicine’s computational biology and data mining activities, including the management of the company’s cancer genomics and pharmacogenomics data. Additionally, she will supervise the identification and integration of all data analysis capabilities for discovery, preclinical and clinical data. Dr. Yu will also lead the Discovery Informatics team in developing genomics data management, integration, and exploration solutions to enable data mining and utilization across the company. Dr. Yu has over 17 years of experience in computational biology and bioinformatics, as well as deep knowledge in the area of cancer genomics and predictive biomarkers. Before joining H3 Biomedicine in 2011, Dr. Yu spent 12 years with AstraZeneca’s research and development unit, helping to build and deliver the multinational pharmaceutical company’s oncology bioinformatics capabilities. During her time there, she provided bioinformatics support to key areas of oncology drug discovery programs, including target identification and patient selection initiatives. “I am honored to serve as CDSO at such an exciting and pivotal time in the company’s trajectory. H3 continues to leverage distinct insights from cancer genomic data and patient information to advance our projects,” said Dr. Yu. “The strength of our science and success of our efforts to date are a direct result of H3’s understanding of and ability to explore genomic data through a BioIT eco-system, which remains an integral part of our genomics driven cancer drug discovery and development programs.” H3 Biomedicine is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biopharmaceutical company specializing in the discovery and development of precision oncology treatments, which was established as a subsidiary of Eisai's U.S. pharmaceutical operation Eisai Inc. Leveraging this collaboration with Eisai Co., Ltd., who through this partnership provides essential research funding and access to the capabilities and resources of this global pharmaceutical company, H3 Biomedicine combines long-term vision with operational independence. Using modern synthetic chemistry, chemical biology, and human genetics, H3 Biomedicine seeks to bring the next generation of cancer treatments to market with the goal of improving the lives of patients. For more information, please visit http://www.h3biomedicine.com/.


CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--H3 Biomedicine Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company specializing in the discovery and development of precision medicines for oncology and a member of Eisai’s global Oncology Business Group, today announced that is has extended its multi-year collaboration with Foundation Medicine, Inc. for the discovery and development of precision medicines in oncology, which was signed in February 2015 (http:/bit.ly/2plSOPS). H3 and Foundation Medicine will continue to build upon the progress the two companies have made during the collaboration. The companies will collaborate to interrogate the FoundationCORETM dataset, with the goal of expanding the translation of ongoing H3 programs and identifying new, actionable cancer drivers. “Having access, through Foundation Medicine, to a high quality, large scale data set for identification of novel driver events and clinical translation helps create a competitive edge for H3 within the current oncology drug development market,” said Markus Warmuth, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of H3 Biomedicine. “The collaboration with Foundation Medicine has broadened the scope of our clinical programs and has pointed us in new, unique directions and we look forward to continuing this successful collaboration.” “The genomics data in FoundationCORE is a better reflection of patients seeking treatment in current clinical practice compared with publicly available data sets, and it will continue to evolve as new therapies are adopted,” said Lihua Yu, Vice President of Data Science and IT at H3 Biomedicine. “Thorough computational analysis beyond variant calls allows us to connect genomic aberrations with disease context which can directly impact the trajectory of our pipeline.” About H3 Biomedicine Inc. H3 Biomedicine is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biopharmaceutical company specializing in the discovery and development of precision oncology treatments, which was established as a subsidiary of Eisai’s U.S. pharmaceutical operation, Eisai Inc. Using modern synthetic chemistry, chemical biology, and human genetics, H3 Biomedicine seeks to bring the next generation of cancer treatments to market with the goal of improving the lives of patients. For more information, please visit https://www.h3biomedicine.com. FoundationCORETM is a trademark of Foundation Medicine, Inc.


Shi H.,Peking University | Fang L.,Peking University | Tan C.,Peking University | Shi L.,Peking University | And 5 more authors.
Journal of the American Chemical Society | Year: 2011

Development of a gold-catalyzed tandem reaction of 1,7-diynes with both internal and external nucleophiles was realized, which constructed five chemical bonds, two rings, and two stereogenic centers in a single step. Based on the novel cascade transformation, we achieved a unified strategy toward the stereoselective total syntheses of C-15 oxygenated drimane-type sesquiterpenoids and their analogues, which provided the natural products kuehneromycin A, antrocin, anhydromarasmone, and marasmene as a proof-of-concept study. © 2011 American Chemical Society.


Zhang P.,Tsinghua University | Wang Y.,Tsinghua University | Bao R.,Tsinghua University | Luo T.,H3 Biomedicine Inc. | And 2 more authors.
Organic Letters | Year: 2012

Enantioselective total syntheses of katsumadain and katsumadain C were achieved concisely through a biomimetic approach. Assembly of styryl-2-pyranone (3) and monoterpene 6 via acid-promoted regio- and stereoselective C-C bond formation afforded katsumadain (2), which underwent the photoinduced [2 + 2] dimerization in a head-to-tail mode to furnish katsumadain C (1). © 2011 American Chemical Society.


News Article | February 21, 2017
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--H3 Biomedicine Inc., a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the discovery and development of precision medicines for oncology and a member of Eisai’s global Oncology Business Group, announced today that Peter G. Smith, Ph.D., will become the company’s chief scientific officer, effective March 1, 2017. Dr. Smith transitions to his new position from vice president, Drug Discovery Biology. “Since joining H3 shortly after the company’s inception, Pete has been essential to the rapid success of the company and a driving force behind our pre-clinical and clinical advancements,” said Dr. Markus Warmuth, president and CEO of H3 Biomedicine. “Under Pete’s scientific leadership, H3 brought forward its first two oncology drug candidates and established a robust pre-clinical program that shows enormous promise.” In his role as chief scientific officer, Dr. Smith will be responsible for setting the scientific strategy and priorities for H3 Biomedicine, as well as overseeing day-to-day research operations. “I am grateful for this recognition of my contributions to H3, and am honored to be part of such a transformative company,” said Dr. Smith. “It has been a privilege to help H3 advance from a young, discovery-stage company to one with a strong clinical footprint and the potential to grow that even further over the next few years.” Dr. Smith joined H3 Biomedicine in 2011 as the director of Target Biology, and soon advanced to the position of vice president, Drug Discovery Biology. Within this capacity, he led a multidisciplinary team of scientists towards the identification and early development of novel small molecule oncology therapeutics. Under Dr. Smith’s leadership, H3’s scientific team has delivered two clinical stage compounds (H3B-8800 and H3B-6527), and a third pre-clinical compound which is scheduled for clinical introduction in Q2 2017. Dr. Smith came to H3 Biomedicine from Millennium Pharmaceuticals/Takeda Oncology in Cambridge, Mass., where he held positions of increasing scientific and management responsibility in the oncology discovery group. Prior to Millennium, Dr. Smith served as a post-doctoral researcher at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School; at the Molecular Medicine Unit, St James’s University Hospital, University of Leeds, U.K.; and at the Cancer Research Unit, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. Dr. Smith earned a Ph.D. from the Cancer Research Unit at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. and a B.Sc. in pharmacology from the University of Sheffield, U.K. About H3 Biomedicine Inc. H3 Biomedicine is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biopharmaceutical company specializing in the discovery and development of precision oncology treatments, which was established as a subsidiary of Eisai’s U.S. pharmaceutical operation, Eisai Inc. Using modern synthetic chemistry, chemical biology, and human genetics, H3 Biomedicine seeks to bring the next generation of cancer treatments to market with the goal of improving the lives of patients. For more information, please visit www.h3biomedicine.com.


News Article | November 15, 2016
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--H3 Biomedicine Inc., a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the discovery and development of precision medicines for oncology and a member of Eisai's global Oncology Business Group, announced today that data from the company’s lead cancer program were presented at the 2016 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Meeting in San Diego, Calif. The oral presentation detailed pre-clinical findings from the company’s lead cancer compound, H3B-8800, demonstrating its potential efficacy in models of spliceosome mutant myeloid malignancies including a novel patient-derived xenograft system for chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML). Also collaborating in this program along with H3 Biomedicine, were additional cancer research groups from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York, NY) and Moffitt Cancer Center, (Tampa, Fla.). “The data presented at ASH highlights the continued progress of our H3B-8800 program and establishes the clinical rationale for development of the compound in myeloid malignancies which has recently begun clinical trials,” said Markus Warmuth, M.D., Chief Executive Officer and President of H3 Biomedicine. “Approximately 50% of myelodysplastic syndrome, secondary AML and CMML patients harbor a spliceosome mutation and these populations are in need of new treatment options.” H3’s ASH presentation provides an overview of the pre-clinical discovery of H3B-8800, an orally available modulator of the SF3b complex that shows potent splicing modulation in vitro and preferential cell killing of spliceosome mutant cells. “Our deep expertise in RNA biology has uncovered a mechanistic rationale for the targeted treatment of spliceosome mutant cancers with H3B-8800,” said Pete Smith, PhD, Vice President, Biology for H3Biomedicine. “The data presented at ASH demonstrates the compelling activity of H3B-8800 in cell line and patient-derived xenograft models of spliceosome mutant hematological malignancies.” H3B-8800 is currently in Phase I clinical trials in advanced myeloid malignancies. The early clinical studies will evaluate safety, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and efficacy in patients with mutations in SF3B1, SRSF2, U2AF1 and ZRSR2 spliceosome genes. About H3B-8800 H3B-8800 is an oral, potent, and selective small molecule modulator of splicing factor 3b subunit 1 (SF3B1) that is being developed by H3 Biomedicine as a potential anticancer therapeutic agent. In pre-clinical studies, H3B-8800 showed dose dependent modulation of canonical and aberrant splicing when dosed orally at tolerated doses. More importantly, oral administration of H3B-8800 demonstrated preferential antitumor activity in several pre-clinical xenograft models carrying spliceosome mutations. H3 Biomedicine’s lead research and discovery programs in splicing are designed to develop drugs that target the vulnerabilities related to deregulated RNA homeostasis in cancer. About H3 Biomedicine Inc. H3 Biomedicine is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biopharmaceutical company specializing in the discovery and development of precision oncology treatments, which was established as a subsidiary of Eisai's U.S. pharmaceutical operation, Eisai Inc. Using modern synthetic chemistry, chemical biology, and human genetics, H3 Biomedicine seeks to bring the next generation of cancer treatments to market with the goal of improving the lives of patients. For more information, please visit http://www.h3biomedicine.com/.


Byron S.A.,Translational Genomics Research Institute | Loch D.C.,Queensland University of Technology | Wellens C.L.,Translational Genomics Research Institute | Wortmann A.,Queensland University of Technology | And 5 more authors.
Molecular Cancer | Year: 2012

Background: Melanoma is the most lethal form of skin cancer, but recent advances in molecularly targeted agents against the Ras/Raf/MAPK pathway demonstrate promise as effective therapies. Despite these advances, resistance remains an issue, as illustrated recently by the clinical experience with vemurafenib. Such acquired resistance appears to be the result of parallel pathway activation, such as PI3K, to overcome single-agent inhibition. In this report, we describe the cytotoxicity and anti-tumour activity of the novel MEK inhibitor, E6201, in a broad panel of melanoma cell lines (n = 31) of known mutational profile in vitro and in vivo. We further test the effectiveness of combining E6201 with an inhibitor of PI3K (LY294002) in overcoming resistance in these cell lines.Results: The majority of melanoma cell lines were either sensitive (IC50 < 500 nM, 24/31) or hypersensitive (IC50 < 100 nM, 18/31) to E6201. This sensitivity correlated with wildtype PTEN and mutant BRAF status, whereas mutant RAS and PI3K pathway activation were associated with resistance. Although MEK inhibitors predominantly exert a cytostatic effect, E6201 elicited a potent cytocidal effect on most of the sensitive lines studied, as evidenced by Annexin positivity and cell death ELISA. Conversely, E6201 did not induce cell death in the two resistant melanoma cell lines tested. E6201 inhibited xenograft tumour growth in all four melanoma cell lines studied to varying degrees, but a more pronounced anti-tumour effect was observed for cell lines that previously demonstrated a cytocidal response in vitro. In vitro combination studies of E6201 and LY294002 showed synergism in all six melanoma cell lines tested, as defined by a mean combination index < 1.Conclusions: Our data demonstrate that E6201 elicits a predominantly cytocidal effect in vitro and in vivo in melanoma cells of diverse mutational background. Resistance to E6201 was associated with disruption of PTEN and activation of downstream PI3K signalling. In keeping with these data we demonstrate that co-inhibition of MAPK and PI3K is effective in overcoming resistance inherent in melanoma. © 2012 Byron et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.


Ren W.,Tsinghua University | Bian Y.,Tsinghua University | Zhang Z.,Tsinghua University | Shang H.,Tsinghua University | And 6 more authors.
Angewandte Chemie - International Edition | Year: 2012

Let's swap: A scalable, atom-economic, enantio-, and diastereoselective synthetic route to trisubstituted γ-butyrolactones based on a Wagner-Meerwein-type dyotropic rearrangement of cis-β-lactones is described (see scheme). This methodology was applied in efficient and protecting-group-free formal syntheses and total syntheses of various xanthanolide natural products. Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.


CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--H3 Biomedicine Inc., a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the discovery and development of precision medicines for oncology and a member of Eisai's global Oncology Business Group, announced today that data from the company’s lead cancer compound, H3B-8800, will be presented at the 2016 American Society of Hematology (AASH) Meeting and Exposition in San Diego, December 3-6, 2016. The oral presentation will detail H3B-8800’s potential efficacy in models o

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