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Whole Biome is a laboratory/computational platform company with technology capable of generating and analyzing the huge volumes of genomic and phenotypic data necessary to elucidate the functional components of the human microbiome. By targeting novel symbiotic functionality inherent in the human-microbial interface, Whole Biome has identified multiple therapeutic targets for: metabolic disease, atopic dermatitis, and pre-term labor. Whole Biome’s flagship microbiome therapeutic for type II diabetes has shown promising preclinical data and is anticipated to be tested in humans in 2016.
Cold Genesys is a clinical-stage company focusing on the development of oncolytic viruses and immunotherapies for cancer. In 2010, Cold Genesys acquired the rights to develop CG0070 from BioSante Pharmaceuticals. A phase I/IIa dose escalating clinical trial has already been completed in 35 patients with nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). With the promising results from the phase I study, Cold Genesys is currently investigating the company’s first oncolytic virus product, CG0070, in a phase II pivotal, single-arm clinical study with the FDA for NMIBC patients who have failed BCG therapy and refused cystectomy. In addition, Cold Genesys is exploring the use of CG0070 in combination with immune checkpoint modulators (ICMs) in various solid tumors.