00:31 , May 10, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Product Development

The time is now: novel partnerships and funding models for accelerating science to the marketplace

We are in a golden age of biopharmaceutical development, enabled by the convergence of technology and science. But much of the gold is left unmined because mechanisms are not deployed to develop all compounds that...
14:00 , Apr 17, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Emerging Company Profile

Nocion: Targeting pain neurons and nothing else

With a $27 million series A co-led by Canaan and F-Prime Capital announced Wednesday, Nocion thinks it could replace opioids in a range of tissue-localized indications, starting with cough. The company is aiming to minimize...
20:04 , Feb 4, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Management tracks: PhRMA, Amgen, Apellis

Sanofi (NASDAQ:SNY; Euronext:SAN) CEO Olivier Brandicourt became chairman of PhRMA. Brandicourt was chairman-elect and succeeds Robert Bradway, who is chairman and CEO of Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). PhRMA named Giovanni Caforio chairman-elect. Caforio is chairman and...
23:50 , Jan 28, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Management tracks: Ironwood reveals board for new companies

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:IRWD) named Mark Currie as incoming president of its spinout Cyclerion Therapeutics Inc. Currie will also join Ironwood's board following the separation, which is on track to occur this half. He is...
22:06 , Jan 23, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Vertex fires COO Smith for personal misconduct

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTX) said Wednesday it has terminated COO and interim CFO Ian Smith due to "personal behavior that violated Vertex’s Code of Conduct and values and is unrelated to the Company’s financial and...
00:23 , Jan 12, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

We all fall down

After an exuberant third quarter that put biotech indexes near their 2015 highs, all market cap tiers fell in 4Q18, eliminating the first nine month’s gains and losing $291.2 billion in aggregate value. Median losses...
01:26 , Jan 4, 2019 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

FDA approves Acorda's Inbrija for Parkinson's

FDA approved Inbrija levodopa inhalation powder from Acorda Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ACOR) to treat "off" periods in Parkinson's disease patients receiving carbidopa/levodopa. The approval comes after multiple delays and gives Acorda a new product to bring...
00:05 , Jan 4, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Translation in Brief

Testing reflex vs. reality in pain

A Dana-Farber Cancer Institute team has challenged the assumptions behind standard pain models, suggesting their use contributes to poor clinical translation of pain therapies and advocating adoption of behavioral tests reflecting pain sensation instead of...
19:53 , Dec 24, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

FDA approves Acorda's Inbrija for Parkinson's

Acorda Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ACOR) said FDA approved its Inbrija levodopa inhalation powder to treat "off" periods in Parkinson's disease patients receiving carbidopa/levodopa. The approval comes after multiple delays and gives Acorda a new product to...
20:31 , Sep 14, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Acorda loses Amprya appeal, reports Inbrija PDUFA delay

Acorda Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ACOR) fell $10.30 (37%) to $17.25 the week of Sept. 10 following setbacks related to multiple sclerosis drug Ampyra dalfampridine and Parkinson's disease candidate Inbrija levodopa inhalation powder (CVT-301). On Sept. 10,...