BioCentury | May 29, 2020
Politics, Policy & Law

Proposed CMS rule for CAR Ts marks progress in reimbursing new technologies

It’s been four years since the first CAR T cell therapies were approved and inadequate reimbursement is still a barrier to access in the U.S. A new payment rule proposed by CMS aims to change...
BioCentury | Apr 23, 2020
Product Development

April 22 Quick Takes: Accelerated approval for Immunomedics’ Trodelvy; plus BioNTech-Pfizer, AskBio, Astellas, Merck KGaA, oNKo-Gilead, Myovant, Afyx and Sangam

Immunomedics’ Trodelvy approved for TNBC  FDA granted accelerated approval to Trodelvy sacituzumab govitecan from Immunomedics Inc. (NASDAQ:IMMU) for adult metastatic triple-negative breast cancer patients in the third-line setting. Immunomedics said continued approval of the TROP2-targeting...
BioCentury | Apr 10, 2020
Product Development

April 9 Quick Takes: BMS tops off CAR T patent win; plus approval for Braftovi plus Erbitux, Merck, BMS, Liquidia, Circassia-AZ, Bridge

Award swells to $1.2B, plus royalties, in Kite CAR T suit  Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY) and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will receive at least $1.2 billion from Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) after a...
BioCentury | Apr 3, 2020
Product Development

April 2 Quick Takes: Horizon takes out Curzion; plus Rgenta, Merck, Novartis-Aurobindo, Kite, Teneobio and Seattle Genetics

Horizon gains sclerosis candidate via Curzion deal  Horizon Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ:HZNP) acquired privately held Curzion Pharmaceuticals Inc., giving it LPAR1 antagonist HZN-825 (CZN001). Curzion’s shareholders received $45 million up front and are eligible for milestones...
BioCentury | Mar 2, 2020
Deals

Gilead shows deal appetite, taking out ‘don’t eat me’ play Forty Seven for $4.9B

If Gilead’s takeout of Forty Seven isn’t the transformative oncology deal some have expected under Chairman and CEO Daniel O’Day, the $4.9 billion acquisition does give the company a clinical candidate that has already begun...
BioCentury | Feb 21, 2020
Product Development

T regs are back - promising to do for autoimmunity what CAR Ts have done in cancer

Drug developers are giving regulatory T cells a second look as treatments for autoimmune disease. The difference this time is that they can leverage orthogonal benefits from CAR T cells in cancer, capitalizing on new...
BioCentury | Feb 21, 2020
Product Development

Gilead beefing up Corp Dev with new SVP role

Gilead is creating an SVP of corporate development position, a signal to investors that the company is answering the call for increased M&A. According to a posting on several recruitment sites, Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD)...
BioCentury | Feb 6, 2020
Finance

Feb. 5 Financial Quick Takes: Aimmune gets $200M Nestlé investment; plus Vineti, MaaT, Kezar, Ziopharm, Ikarovec

$200M for Aimmune as it expands allergy pipeline  Nestlé Health Science made a $200 million equity investment in Aimmune Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:AIMT), giving it a 19.9% stake in the allergy company based on its outstanding...
BioCentury | Feb 5, 2020
Deals

Gilead signals ‘urgency’ for M&A, working ‘night and day’ on coronavirus response

To execute on its plan to launch 10 transformative medicines in 10 years, Gilead will make M&A a priority in bolstering its pipeline, CEO Daniel O’Day said on the company’s earnings call Tuesday. The company...
BioCentury | Jan 14, 2020
Emerging Company Profile

Kyverna applies Tregs, CAR Ts to autoimmune diseases with $25M series A, Gilead deal

The team behind Cell Design Labs and its acquirers at Gilead are looking to capitalize on their T cell engineering platform again, bringing it into new indications with the launch of Kyverna. The company is...
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BioCentury | May 29, 2020
Politics, Policy & Law

Proposed CMS rule for CAR Ts marks progress in reimbursing new technologies

It’s been four years since the first CAR T cell therapies were approved and inadequate reimbursement is still a barrier to access in the U.S. A new payment rule proposed by CMS aims to change...
BioCentury | Apr 23, 2020
Product Development

April 22 Quick Takes: Accelerated approval for Immunomedics’ Trodelvy; plus BioNTech-Pfizer, AskBio, Astellas, Merck KGaA, oNKo-Gilead, Myovant, Afyx and Sangam

Immunomedics’ Trodelvy approved for TNBC  FDA granted accelerated approval to Trodelvy sacituzumab govitecan from Immunomedics Inc. (NASDAQ:IMMU) for adult metastatic triple-negative breast cancer patients in the third-line setting. Immunomedics said continued approval of the TROP2-targeting...
BioCentury | Apr 10, 2020
Product Development

April 9 Quick Takes: BMS tops off CAR T patent win; plus approval for Braftovi plus Erbitux, Merck, BMS, Liquidia, Circassia-AZ, Bridge

Award swells to $1.2B, plus royalties, in Kite CAR T suit  Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY) and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will receive at least $1.2 billion from Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) after a...
BioCentury | Apr 3, 2020
Product Development

April 2 Quick Takes: Horizon takes out Curzion; plus Rgenta, Merck, Novartis-Aurobindo, Kite, Teneobio and Seattle Genetics

Horizon gains sclerosis candidate via Curzion deal  Horizon Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ:HZNP) acquired privately held Curzion Pharmaceuticals Inc., giving it LPAR1 antagonist HZN-825 (CZN001). Curzion’s shareholders received $45 million up front and are eligible for milestones...
BioCentury | Mar 2, 2020
Deals

Gilead shows deal appetite, taking out ‘don’t eat me’ play Forty Seven for $4.9B

If Gilead’s takeout of Forty Seven isn’t the transformative oncology deal some have expected under Chairman and CEO Daniel O’Day, the $4.9 billion acquisition does give the company a clinical candidate that has already begun...
BioCentury | Feb 21, 2020
Product Development

T regs are back - promising to do for autoimmunity what CAR Ts have done in cancer

Drug developers are giving regulatory T cells a second look as treatments for autoimmune disease. The difference this time is that they can leverage orthogonal benefits from CAR T cells in cancer, capitalizing on new...
BioCentury | Feb 21, 2020
Product Development

Gilead beefing up Corp Dev with new SVP role

Gilead is creating an SVP of corporate development position, a signal to investors that the company is answering the call for increased M&A. According to a posting on several recruitment sites, Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD)...
BioCentury | Feb 6, 2020
Finance

Feb. 5 Financial Quick Takes: Aimmune gets $200M Nestlé investment; plus Vineti, MaaT, Kezar, Ziopharm, Ikarovec

$200M for Aimmune as it expands allergy pipeline  Nestlé Health Science made a $200 million equity investment in Aimmune Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:AIMT), giving it a 19.9% stake in the allergy company based on its outstanding...
BioCentury | Feb 5, 2020
Deals

Gilead signals ‘urgency’ for M&A, working ‘night and day’ on coronavirus response

To execute on its plan to launch 10 transformative medicines in 10 years, Gilead will make M&A a priority in bolstering its pipeline, CEO Daniel O’Day said on the company’s earnings call Tuesday. The company...
BioCentury | Jan 14, 2020
Emerging Company Profile

Kyverna applies Tregs, CAR Ts to autoimmune diseases with $25M series A, Gilead deal

The team behind Cell Design Labs and its acquirers at Gilead are looking to capitalize on their T cell engineering platform again, bringing it into new indications with the launch of Kyverna. The company is...
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