17:36 , Mar 8, 2019 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

CHMP recommendations include Ondexxya, Waylivra

EMA's CHMP recommended a basket of approvals and label extensions on March 1, including Ondexxya andexanet alfa and Waylivra volanesorsen. The agency recommended conditional approval of Ondexxya from Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:PTLA) as the first...
22:10 , Mar 1, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

CHMP recommendations include Ondexxya, Waylivra

EMA's CHMP recommended a basket of approvals and label extensions Friday, including Ondexxya andexanet alfa and Waylivra volanesorsen. The agency recommended conditional approval of Ondexxya from Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:PTLA) as the first approved antidote...
20:11 , Mar 1, 2019 |  BC Week In Review  |  Financial News

Blackstone, Novartis spin out cardiovascular newco Anthos

Leading its first deal since acquiring Clarus Ventures, Blackstone has partnered with Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS; SIX:NOVN) to launch Anthos Therapeutics Inc. (Cambridge, Mass.) with $250 million and Novartis antithrombotic MAA868. In exchange for the compound,...
02:43 , Feb 28, 2019 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Akcea gains as Novartis exercises option for CV risk reduction therapy

Akcea Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:AKCA) added $4.57 (17%) to $31.91 on Feb. 25 after Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS; SIX:NOVN) exercised an option to license its antisense APOA1 inhibitor in a renewed attempt at CV risk reduction. Novartis...
19:38 , Feb 27, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Blackstone, Novartis spin out cardiovascular newco Anthos

Leading its first deal since acquiring Clarus Ventures, Blackstone has partnered with Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS; SIX:NOVN) to launch Anthos Therapeutics Inc. (Cambridge, Mass.) with $250 million and Novartis antithrombotic MAA868. In exchange for the compound,...
21:51 , Feb 25, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Akcea gains as Novartis exercises option for CV risk reduction therapy

Akcea Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:AKCA) added $4.57 (17%) to $31.91 on Monday after Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS; SIX:NOVN) exercised an option to license its antisense APOA1 inhibitor in a renewed attempt at CV risk reduction. Novartis is...
22:54 , Jan 15, 2019 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

FDA reviewing Pfizer's TTR amyloid cardiomyopathy therapy

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) said FDA accepted for review two NDAs for tafamidis to treat transthyretin (TTR) amyloid cardiomyopathy based on two forms of the compound. The NDA for the tafamidis meglumine form was granted Priority...
20:28 , Jan 14, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

FDA reviewing Pfizer's TTR amyloid cardiomyopathy therapy

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) said FDA accepted for review two NDAs for tafamidis to treat transthyretin (TTR) amyloid cardiomyopathy based on two forms of the compound. The NDA for the tafamidis meglumine form was granted Priority...
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...
02:49 , Jan 5, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  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...