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It’s Wednesday at the 2018 JP Morgan Healthcare Conference and the last full day of the meeting. 

San Francisco Cable Car

It’s also our last day for a rolling blog; we hope you’ve enjoyed our coverage and commentary this year.

If you want to catch up on what we’ve written about, do check out our posts form Day 1 (Link) and Day 2 of JPM18 (Link).

We’re also continuing our series of CEO interviews. Check out the latest with Michael Gilman, PhD from Obsidian Therapeutics (Link).

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It’s Tuesday at the 2018 JP Morgan Healthcare conference in San Francisco…

Rain in San Francisco

Each day of #JPM18 we’re doing a rolling blog post which we’re updating throughout the day with commentary and insights on the company presentations we’re covering.

While we’re not giving a blow-by-blow account, we will be commenting on noteworthy news, and what we learn about pharma/biotech corporate strategy going into 2018.

For those of you who like to catch up with the final summary of each day’s highlights, you can read our post and commentary around Day 1 here (Link).

We’ve also posted a new interview with the Syros CEO, Dr Nancy Simonian, as part of our ASH/JPM18 crossover series.  Syros are presenting on Thursday but had data last month at both SABCS and ASH.

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As part of our #JPM18 coverage we like to feature up and coming companies to watch out for, one of these is Syros Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SYRS). In this post we take a look at what’s on the horizon for the company in 2018?

Myelofibrosis has certainly been in the news this week with Celgene acquiring Impact Biosciences for fedratinib and both Celgene and Incyte presenting their annual update at the JP Morgan Healthcare conference in San Francisco.

Yesterday at JPM, Syros and Incyte announced a new collaboration to explore myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN):

“… The companies have entered into a target discovery, research collaboration and option agreement. Under the agreement, Syros will use its proprietary gene control platform to identify novel therapeutic targets with a focus in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), and Incyte will receive options to obtain exclusive worldwide rights to intellectual property resulting from the collaboration for up to seven validated targets. Incyte will have exclusive worldwide rights to develop and commercialize any therapies under the collaboration that modulate those validated targets.”

Given the need to find new targets and potential combination agents to partner with JAK2 inhibitors such as ruxolitinib (Jakafi), this deal makes a lot of sense.

It also leaves Syros and Incyte with space to continue developing their existing pipelines in the usual fashion without any undue commitment or conflict.

Syros are a company we have been following for three years now, with several updates on BSB, including thought leader and C-suite interviews.

With new data presented at ASH and SABCS last month, it was a good time for an update on this topic, so we sat down with Dr Nancy Simonian (CEO) for a chat about where they are and where they are going with their current small molecule pipeline ahead of their presentation at JPM18.

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It’s Day 1 of the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco

San Francisco Trolley CarIn light of the success of our rolling blog from last years’ JPM conference (link to #JPM17 coverage), we’ve decided to repeat the concept again this year.

Throughout the day (schedule permitting) we’ll be updating the post with commentary around news from San Francisco that catches our attention.

If you want to follow along yourself and listen to the company presentations, here’s the link to the JPM18 webcasts and conference agenda (link).

As an aside, in our coverage we will be using JPM followed by the last two digits of the year of the meeting i.e. #JPM18, last year it was #JPM17, and the year before that #JPM16. This is how the “BioTwitter” community commonly refers to the meeting, and we will be continuing that tradition, notwithstanding the fact that JP Morgan have announced a different “official” Twitter hashtag.

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