BC Extra | Jan 16, 2020
Company News

Jan. 15 Company Quick Takes: Japan Tobacco gets rights to Dermavant therapy; plus Clovis, BMS, Recordati, BeiGene, Insilico-Pfizer, Novartis

Japan Tobacco gets Japanese rights to Dermavant’s dermatology therapy  Japan Tobacco Inc. (TOKYO:2914) licensed from Dermavant Sciences exclusive rights to develop and commercialize tapinarof in Japan for dermatology indications including psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. The...
BC Extra | Jan 14, 2020
Company News

Treadwell emerges with two clinical cancer compounds, $27M seed from Tio

Cancer play Treadwell debuted Monday as Tio Bioventures’s first portfolio company with $27 million in seed funding and a pair of differentiated oral small molecules that are already in the clinic. Founded last year, Tio...
BioCentury | Jan 13, 2020
Finance

All chips on immuno-oncology is not a good gamble

While first-generation immuno-oncology therapies are only the tip of the iceberg of what immune reprogramming promises to do for patients, the massive investment in the space has entered bubble territory, with the inflating number of...
BC Extra | Jan 11, 2020
Company News

Jan. 10 Company Quick Takes: Nektar gains on expanded BMS deal; plus Nurix-Sanofi, Amunix-Roche, Sorrento, Alderaan, Keytruda, Akari, Moderna

BMS, Nektar adding more combo trials to bempeg/Opdivo deal  Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY) and Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) will start two new registrational trials under an expanded partnership in which they are developing Nektar's bempegaldesleukin (NKTR-214)...
BC Extra | Jan 8, 2020
Company News

Management tracks: Fred Hutch taps BMS CSO Lynch; plus GSK, Rubius, Provention, Antengene, Revitope, Compugen, Wellington, Adamas, Arcturus and Turnstone

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center hired Thomas Lynch as president and director, effective next month. Lynch was CSO of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY). He succeeds Gary Gilliland, who announced in September his plans to step...
BC Extra | Jan 7, 2020
Company News

BeiGene looks to carve out niche in China for tislelizumab

As it looks to roll out what will be at least the sixth marketed PD-1 inhibitor in China, BeiGene hopes the therapy’s differentiated efficacy profile and commercial infrastructure will help the company carve a niche...
BioCentury | Jan 4, 2020
Targets & Mechanisms

SIGLECs go from homing beacons to next-generation checkpoints

Propelled by growing understanding of their biology, and an expression pattern that goes well beyond T cells, SIGLEC proteins are rising as the next set of checkpoint targets to challenge PD-1. The sugar-binding proteins could...
BC Extra | Jan 2, 2020
Politics & Policy

Drug price hikes would have been impossible under pending bipartisan legislation backed by White House, Democrats

The latest round of increases in the list prices of drugs highlights how pending bipartisan legislation could force biopharma companies to rethink their business models. In what has become a predictable biannual event, manufacturers announced...
BC Extra | Dec 31, 2019
Company News

Dec. 31 Company Quick Takes: A first for BeiGene; plus MorphoSys, Junshi-CSPC, Acceleron-Fulcrum and Solasia-EditForce

First-ever China approval for homegrown BeiGene drug  China’s National Medical Products Administration approved anti-PD-1 mAb tislelizumab from BeiGene Ltd. (NASDAQ:BGNE; HKSE:6160) to treat classical Hodgkin lymphoma in a third-line setting. The approval is the first...
BC Extra | Dec 31, 2019
Politics & Policy

China’s expanded list of drugs for centralized procurement comes with new rules

Following the nationwide expansion of China’s pilot program for centralized procurement of generics and off-patent originator drugs, Beijing is adding a second group of 33 drugs and unveiling new rules that could increase the number...
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BC Extra | Jan 16, 2020
Company News

Jan. 15 Company Quick Takes: Japan Tobacco gets rights to Dermavant therapy; plus Clovis, BMS, Recordati, BeiGene, Insilico-Pfizer, Novartis

Japan Tobacco gets Japanese rights to Dermavant’s dermatology therapy  Japan Tobacco Inc. (TOKYO:2914) licensed from Dermavant Sciences exclusive rights to develop and commercialize tapinarof in Japan for dermatology indications including psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. The...
BC Extra | Jan 14, 2020
Company News

Treadwell emerges with two clinical cancer compounds, $27M seed from Tio

Cancer play Treadwell debuted Monday as Tio Bioventures’s first portfolio company with $27 million in seed funding and a pair of differentiated oral small molecules that are already in the clinic. Founded last year, Tio...
BioCentury | Jan 13, 2020
Finance

All chips on immuno-oncology is not a good gamble

While first-generation immuno-oncology therapies are only the tip of the iceberg of what immune reprogramming promises to do for patients, the massive investment in the space has entered bubble territory, with the inflating number of...
BC Extra | Jan 11, 2020
Company News

Jan. 10 Company Quick Takes: Nektar gains on expanded BMS deal; plus Nurix-Sanofi, Amunix-Roche, Sorrento, Alderaan, Keytruda, Akari, Moderna

BMS, Nektar adding more combo trials to bempeg/Opdivo deal  Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY) and Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) will start two new registrational trials under an expanded partnership in which they are developing Nektar's bempegaldesleukin (NKTR-214)...
BC Extra | Jan 8, 2020
Company News

Management tracks: Fred Hutch taps BMS CSO Lynch; plus GSK, Rubius, Provention, Antengene, Revitope, Compugen, Wellington, Adamas, Arcturus and Turnstone

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center hired Thomas Lynch as president and director, effective next month. Lynch was CSO of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY). He succeeds Gary Gilliland, who announced in September his plans to step...
BC Extra | Jan 7, 2020
Company News

BeiGene looks to carve out niche in China for tislelizumab

As it looks to roll out what will be at least the sixth marketed PD-1 inhibitor in China, BeiGene hopes the therapy’s differentiated efficacy profile and commercial infrastructure will help the company carve a niche...
BioCentury | Jan 4, 2020
Targets & Mechanisms

SIGLECs go from homing beacons to next-generation checkpoints

Propelled by growing understanding of their biology, and an expression pattern that goes well beyond T cells, SIGLEC proteins are rising as the next set of checkpoint targets to challenge PD-1. The sugar-binding proteins could...
BC Extra | Jan 2, 2020
Politics & Policy

Drug price hikes would have been impossible under pending bipartisan legislation backed by White House, Democrats

The latest round of increases in the list prices of drugs highlights how pending bipartisan legislation could force biopharma companies to rethink their business models. In what has become a predictable biannual event, manufacturers announced...
BC Extra | Dec 31, 2019
Company News

Dec. 31 Company Quick Takes: A first for BeiGene; plus MorphoSys, Junshi-CSPC, Acceleron-Fulcrum and Solasia-EditForce

First-ever China approval for homegrown BeiGene drug  China’s National Medical Products Administration approved anti-PD-1 mAb tislelizumab from BeiGene Ltd. (NASDAQ:BGNE; HKSE:6160) to treat classical Hodgkin lymphoma in a third-line setting. The approval is the first...
BC Extra | Dec 31, 2019
Politics & Policy

China’s expanded list of drugs for centralized procurement comes with new rules

Following the nationwide expansion of China’s pilot program for centralized procurement of generics and off-patent originator drugs, Beijing is adding a second group of 33 drugs and unveiling new rules that could increase the number...
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