BioCentury | Jul 11, 2020
Management Tracks

Andrews joins Akcea as CMO; plus changes at Strongbridge, Abeona, Lyra, Kronos and more

Akcea Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:AKCA) said William Andrews will succeed Louis O’Dea as CMO. Andrews joins the rare disease company from Acer Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ACER), where he was CMO. Rare disease company Strongbridge Biopharma plc (NASDAQ:SBBP)...
BioCentury | Jun 19, 2020
Deals

Lyell, Pact combine T cell techs to take on solid tumors

Lyell and Pact think the union of their T cell engineering technologies could overcome the roadblocks hampering cell therapies for solid tumors. While the partners are still pursuing independent pipelines, the joint program could ultimately...
BioCentury | Jun 8, 2020
Deals

Why an AZ-Gilead megadeal doesn’t make sense for investors

While neither AstraZeneca nor Gilead has quashed rumors of merger discussions that circulated over the weekend, investors in both companies should hope the chatter amounts to nothing. Both companies declined to comment on a Bloomberg...
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)...
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BioCentury | Jul 11, 2020
Management Tracks

Andrews joins Akcea as CMO; plus changes at Strongbridge, Abeona, Lyra, Kronos and more

Akcea Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:AKCA) said William Andrews will succeed Louis O’Dea as CMO. Andrews joins the rare disease company from Acer Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ACER), where he was CMO. Rare disease company Strongbridge Biopharma plc (NASDAQ:SBBP)...
BioCentury | Jun 19, 2020
Deals

Lyell, Pact combine T cell techs to take on solid tumors

Lyell and Pact think the union of their T cell engineering technologies could overcome the roadblocks hampering cell therapies for solid tumors. While the partners are still pursuing independent pipelines, the joint program could ultimately...
BioCentury | Jun 8, 2020
Deals

Why an AZ-Gilead megadeal doesn’t make sense for investors

While neither AstraZeneca nor Gilead has quashed rumors of merger discussions that circulated over the weekend, investors in both companies should hope the chatter amounts to nothing. Both companies declined to comment on a Bloomberg...
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)...
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