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Ambit Bioscience can be characterized as “the kinase enzyme inhibitor company”. It has generated about 8,000 inhibitors of enzymes that regulate key cellular processes like growth, proliferation, differentiation, and survival. Its lead product, Quizartinib, is finishing a successful program of Phase I and Phase II trials. A Phase III trial launch in relapsed / refractory acute myeloid leukemia (RR AML) is planned for early 2014.
AMBI has two other inhibitors in early development. AC410 has completed a Phase I trial in healthy volunteers; it is aimed at autoimmune and allergic diseases. AC708 is very potent and very precise but must undergo further testing before human trials. Management is currently focusing most of the resources on Quizartinib rather than advancing other programs.
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Corinne Jordan is an entrepreneurial-minded technical and marketing business collaborator with a particular passion for art and design. She has 16 years of demonstrated success delivering solution-based strategies in the public and private sectors. Corinne has also spent the last decade coaching and mentoring start-ups and preexisting companies ranging from software development to developing public personas.
To Corinne, creative brainstorming is the wellspring of solution and invention. This attitude allowed Corinne the honor of working on several disruptive technologies, which are commonplace today.
Corinne has also led several projects in the creation phase for clients such as: Heineken; Stan Kramien, the magician; the U.S. Poker Tour; A-America; Krames-Staywell; NAPMW; and Source Rates among many others.
Lastly, Corinne held board-level and C-level positions within several companies and wrote for numerous finance publications and journals in the areas of business development, marketing, branding, social media and regulation.
In her role at BioWatch News, Corinne will combine her lifelong passion for the sciences with her extensive design training, and her background in business development, to continually push the envelope on the future vision of our publication and the value we offer to our subscribers.
Mike Hoak is an entrepreneur who is passionate about world-changing technologies. In his role at BioWatch, he will be taking an engineering-focused approach to company analysis and developing the technologies that will enable us to better convey our research.
Prior to joining BioWatch News, Mike led the engineering team at several start-ups where he played a critical role in analyzing, designing, and engineering scalable products that solved customer problems. At his last company, CX.com, he architected and led the development of their back-end scalable infrastructure.
In his free time, Mike loves to give back to the next generation by mentoring and running community-building events through Dragon Curve. He also provides strategic, tactical, and pitch coaching for companies as they develop their ideas, raise funds, and take products to market. Some of the companies that he has coached include Spiral Genetics, Ziibra, and Immusoft.
Alan Leong has had a professional passion for the life sciences industry for almost 20 years. He enjoys watching the commercial life science and engineering industries bring hope, health, and life our world. He started as an industry and technology analyst for a life science consultancy and segued into other similar positions throughout his career.
In his role at BioWatch, Alan will take a venture analyst’s approach to examining the companies we choose to highlight. He favors young companies that have winning business models. This has been reflected in his inclination towards companies that are developing drugs for orphan indications. He also delights in learning about the commercial science behind promising game changers.
Prior to BioWatch News, Alan was the co-founder and Director of Research for Biotech Stock Research (BSR): a boutique service for life science investors. Over its 12 years of operations, he published over 1,500 pages for BSR and wrote over 45 main feature stories plus numerous alerts, company updates, and annual reviews.
Currently Alan is also a professor for the UW Foster School of Business. Over the years, Alan has taught entrepreneurship, technology forecasting, and venture investing. He is also the recipient of multiple teaching awards and was the founding director for the Center for Student Entrepreneurship at UW Bothell.
Alan has taught, mentored, and advised 100 start-ups and scale-ups in an array of industries from consumer retail to biotechnology. He also enjoys holding events in support of Dragon Curve—one of the largest entrepreneur communities in the State of Washington.
Omar has had an extensive career that spans several decades and stretches coast-to-coast across the U.S. Dubbed the “Art Leprechan,” Omar creates happiness and entertainment wherever he goes with his illustrations.
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