Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Myriad Genetics Launches Pharmaceutical Subsidiary


SALT LAKE CITY--Myriad Genetics recently formed a new subsidiary, Myriad Pharmaceuticals, to develop therapeutic lead compounds for certain common diseases with large potential markets. The new subsidiary will use drug targets discovered with the company's protein interaction technology, ProNet, to identify candidates for preclincal development.

The new subsidiary will be led by Adrian Hobden, former director of biotechnology ventures at Glaxo Wellcome.

Hobden said the new subsidiary "expects that the correct choice of targets, using Myriad's strengths in genetics, bioinformatics, and protein interaction technology, will result in both safer drugs and drugs that are able to prevent either development or further progression of disease."

Filed under

The Scan

CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern"

CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern."

From FDA to Venture Capital

Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post.

Consent Questions

Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles.

Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes

In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more.