BioCentury | Apr 2, 2020
Product Development

COVID-19 roundup: EMA seeks to rein in chloroquine use; plus cash for CEPI, WHO’s SOLIDARITY grows, CytoDyn, EUSA, Chembio, PCR Biosystems and more

EMA said Wednesday that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine should only be used to treat COVID-19 in clinical trials or national emergency use programs to preserve availability for autoimmune indications, such as lupus. The agency’s statement came...
BioCentury | Mar 19, 2020
Product Development

Roivant pivots towards ARDS in COVID-19; plus Italian studies of repurposed anti-inflammatories, vaccine updates and more

Wednesday saw a full slate of clinical updates across the globe for vaccine and therapeutic candidates to address COVID-19, while HHS launched a new public-private partnership to ramp up emergency drug packaging capabilities. Roivant Sciences...
BioCentury | Feb 19, 2020
Finance

Eyeing IPO, Canbridge raises $98M to advance, commercialize products

Canbridge raised $98 million in a series D round to build out its commercial infrastructure in anticipation of two potential NDA approvals in mainland China this year. Canbridge also intends to solidify its rare disease...
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 | Dec 13, 2019
Preclinical News

Dec. 12 Preclinical Quick Takes: POC for Aptose blood cancer candidate, plus Penn-Acorn AI, Neurimmune-Biogen and Syndax

Efficacy for Btk, FLT3 inhibitor in blood cancers  In a pair of posters at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting in Orlando, Aptose Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:APTO; TSX:APS) and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer...
BC Extra | Jul 10, 2019
Clinical News

Michael Becker, patient advocate and biotech exec, dies at 50

Michael Becker, a former biotech entrepreneur and author who became a fierce patient advocate in his final years, passed away from metastatic HPV-related cancer. He was 50. Becker was president, CEO, CFO and director for...
BC Extra | May 15, 2019
Company News

Management tracks: Biogen’s McKenzie departing for CSL; plus Rubius, SanBio, Avita and more

Paul McKenzie is leaving Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) as EVP, pharmaceutical operations & technology to become COO of CSL Ltd. (ASX:CSL). A veteran of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY) and Merck & Co....
BC Extra | Mar 14, 2019
Preclinical News

Antibody-drug conjugate against ALK could selectively treat neuroblastoma

Researchers from CHOP and Celldex showed that an antibody-drug conjugate targeting ALK selectively kills neuroblastoma cells, suggesting the ADC could have a better safety profile than marketed drug dinutuximab. Unituxin dinutuximab from United Therapeutics Corp....
BioCentury | Jan 5, 2019
Finance

Ready to launch

  The proposed $74 billion takeout of Celgene Corp. by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. will not shift buysider attention away from upcoming and maturing drug launches heading into 2019, with plenty to track following a record...
BC Extra | Dec 11, 2018
Company News

Management tracks: Grail, EUSA

Cancer detection company Grail Inc. (Menlo Park, Calif.) appointed Catherine Friedman chairman. She succeeds Bill Rastetter, who will continue as a director. Friedman joined Grail's board last year and also serves on the board of...
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BioCentury | Apr 2, 2020
Product Development

COVID-19 roundup: EMA seeks to rein in chloroquine use; plus cash for CEPI, WHO’s SOLIDARITY grows, CytoDyn, EUSA, Chembio, PCR Biosystems and more

EMA said Wednesday that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine should only be used to treat COVID-19 in clinical trials or national emergency use programs to preserve availability for autoimmune indications, such as lupus. The agency’s statement came...
BioCentury | Mar 19, 2020
Product Development

Roivant pivots towards ARDS in COVID-19; plus Italian studies of repurposed anti-inflammatories, vaccine updates and more

Wednesday saw a full slate of clinical updates across the globe for vaccine and therapeutic candidates to address COVID-19, while HHS launched a new public-private partnership to ramp up emergency drug packaging capabilities. Roivant Sciences...
BioCentury | Feb 19, 2020
Finance

Eyeing IPO, Canbridge raises $98M to advance, commercialize products

Canbridge raised $98 million in a series D round to build out its commercial infrastructure in anticipation of two potential NDA approvals in mainland China this year. Canbridge also intends to solidify its rare disease...
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 | Dec 13, 2019
Preclinical News

Dec. 12 Preclinical Quick Takes: POC for Aptose blood cancer candidate, plus Penn-Acorn AI, Neurimmune-Biogen and Syndax

Efficacy for Btk, FLT3 inhibitor in blood cancers  In a pair of posters at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting in Orlando, Aptose Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:APTO; TSX:APS) and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer...
BC Extra | Jul 10, 2019
Clinical News

Michael Becker, patient advocate and biotech exec, dies at 50

Michael Becker, a former biotech entrepreneur and author who became a fierce patient advocate in his final years, passed away from metastatic HPV-related cancer. He was 50. Becker was president, CEO, CFO and director for...
BC Extra | May 15, 2019
Company News

Management tracks: Biogen’s McKenzie departing for CSL; plus Rubius, SanBio, Avita and more

Paul McKenzie is leaving Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) as EVP, pharmaceutical operations & technology to become COO of CSL Ltd. (ASX:CSL). A veteran of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY) and Merck & Co....
BC Extra | Mar 14, 2019
Preclinical News

Antibody-drug conjugate against ALK could selectively treat neuroblastoma

Researchers from CHOP and Celldex showed that an antibody-drug conjugate targeting ALK selectively kills neuroblastoma cells, suggesting the ADC could have a better safety profile than marketed drug dinutuximab. Unituxin dinutuximab from United Therapeutics Corp....
BioCentury | Jan 5, 2019
Finance

Ready to launch

  The proposed $74 billion takeout of Celgene Corp. by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. will not shift buysider attention away from upcoming and maturing drug launches heading into 2019, with plenty to track following a record...
BC Extra | Dec 11, 2018
Company News

Management tracks: Grail, EUSA

Cancer detection company Grail Inc. (Menlo Park, Calif.) appointed Catherine Friedman chairman. She succeeds Bill Rastetter, who will continue as a director. Friedman joined Grail's board last year and also serves on the board of...
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