20:15 , May 10, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Financial News

New Eisai venture arm to focus on digital tech, dementia, cancer

As Eisai looks to digital technologies for dementia drug discovery, the Japanese pharma’s newly launched venture arm has made its first investment and backed Tokyo-based digital healthcare company Allm. Eisai Co. Ltd. (Tokyo:4523) said the...
01:42 , May 4, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Product Development

How the amyloid hypothesis holds its grip

By now, two things are clear about the amyloid hypothesis of Alzheimer’s disease: one is that the amyloid peptide is somehow involved; the other is that it’s a terrible target. β amyloid has had an...
01:39 , May 4, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Product Development

Amyloid: how did we get here and what can we learn?

Unlike any other theory in drug development, the amyloid hypothesis of Alzheimer’s disease has maintained an almost cult-like following, despite two decades littered with a long line of late-stage failures and not a single success....
17:44 , Nov 16, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

AbbVie strengthens early stage neurology focus with Mission deal

Mission Therapeutics Ltd. (Cambridge, U.K.) and AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) partnered to develop deubiquitinase inhibitors for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. The deal is the second in as many weeks for AbbVie for early stage neurology candidates....
18:45 , Nov 9, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

AbbVie gains Parkinson’s pipeline from BioArctic

AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) gained exclusive, worldwide rights to a pipeline of antibodies targeting α-synuclein (SNCA) to treat Parkinson’s disease for $50 million through an option exercise with BioArctic AB (SSE:BIOA B). The deal is valued...
22:27 , Nov 2, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

AbbVie gains Parkinson’s pipeline from BioArctic

AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) gained exclusive, worldwide rights to a pipeline of antibodies targeting α-synuclein (SNCA) to treat Parkinson’s disease for $50 million through an option exercise with BioArctic AB (SSE:BIOA B). The deal is valued...
16:51 , Oct 26, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

Data raise possibility BAN2401 primarily benefits Alzheimer’s subgroup

Eisai Co. Ltd. (Tokyo:4523) and Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) presented detailed data for BAN2401 that allayed some concerns that the placebo arm had driven a false efficacy signal in the Phase II Study 201 to treat...
23:09 , Oct 25, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Clinical News

Data raise possibility BAN2401 primarily benefits Alzheimer’s subgroup

Eisai Co. Ltd. (Tokyo:4523) and Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) presented detailed data for BAN2401 Thursday that allayed some concerns that the placebo arm had driven a false efficacy signal in the Phase II Study 201 to...
01:14 , Oct 6, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Large cap comeback

The biotech sector continued to be a stock pickers’ market through 3Q18 as there was a near even split between global biotech stocks that gained and lost value in the quarter. While 1H18 saw investors...
16:50 , Jul 27, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

Biogen, Eisai's BAN2401 slows cognitive decline by 30% in Phase II Alzheimer's trial

Eisai Co. Ltd. (Tokyo:4523) and Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) presented highly anticipated detailed results for BAN2401 at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference showing that the anti-β-amyloid therapy slowed cognitive decline by as much as 30%. However,...