→ Kala Pharmaceuticals has filed for an $86 million IPO, just weeks after the biotech reported positive top line data for a Phase III study of its lead ophthalmology drug KPI-121. In its S-1 the biotech — co-founded by MIT’s Bob Langer — says that it will file its first NDA before the end of this year, with another to follow in early 2018. And it’s in two more Phase III studies for dry eye disease with another formulation of the lead treatment.
→ OvaScience struggled hard last year, dropping its CEO, COO and 30% of its staff. Now they have named a new CEO, Christopher Kroeger. Kroeger previously spent over a decade at the venture firm The Aurora Funds, and before that he ran Cardioxyl, which was sold to Bristol-Myers in 2015 for its heart failure drug. Co-founder and Chairman Michelle Dipp, who stepped in to helm the company during its turbulence, is now taking an advisory role with the fertility company.
→ NantCell founder and recent appointee to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health IT Advisory Committee Patrick Soon-Shiong is embroiled in yet another legal battle asserting conflicts of interest in his business dealings. This time, the suit claims he and two colleagues are low-balling shareholders by attempting to purchase a startup, Altor, at $19 million less than its most recent valuation, taking advantage of their positions on the board of the startup.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".