21:22 , Jan 18, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Politics, Policy & Law

Pharma falling off budget cliff

Three strong arms are lining up in Washington to take turns whacking the biopharma piñata. Divisions within the industry, a lack of new ideas, and resistance to change are making a bad situation worse for...
20:35 , Jan 18, 2019 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

FDA panel split on Zynquista's benefit-risk profile

An FDA panel was split down the middle about the benefit-risk profile for Zynquista sotagliflozin from Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX) as an adjunct to insulin for Type I diabetes. The agency's Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs...
03:40 , Jan 18, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Product R&D

Modality moves at Vertex

In licensing a suite of newly discovered gene editing tools, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. is broadening its options for solving problems that its core small molecule technology can’t address. On Jan. 3, Vertex announced a deal...
21:46 , Jan 17, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  InDesign Layouts

Public funding highlights

Public funding highlights Selected developments and initiatives in 4Q18 from major sources of public funding including National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.K.’s Medical Research Council (MRC), the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), the Canadian Institutes...
19:52 , Jan 17, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Regulation

Products on shutdown standby

Products on shutdown standby On Jan. 14, FDA said it has reserves to continue drug reviews for five more weeks if the government shutdown continues. There are at least six PDUFA dates for new products...
18:57 , Jan 17, 2019 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Sanofi expands multitargeting toolbox with Biomunex deal

Sanofi (Euronext:SAN; NASDAQ:SNY) has expanded its toolbox for developing multispecific modalities through a licensing deal with Biomunex Pharmaceuticals (Paris, France). The deal gives Sanofi access to Biomunex's Plug-and-Play BiXAb platform, which generates bi-specific and multispecific...
23:26 , Jan 15, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Sanofi expands multitargeting toolbox with Biomunex deal

Sanofi (Euronext:SAN; NASDAQ:SNY) has expanded its toolbox for developing multispecific modalities through a licensing deal with Biomunex Pharmaceuticals (Paris, France). The deal gives Sanofi access to Biomunex's Plug-and-Play BiXAb platform, which generates bi-specific and multispecific...
23:43 , Jan 14, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Politics & Policy

House begins campaign to publicize and politicize drug pricing

Requests for pricing and cost information sent Monday by the House Oversight and Reform Committee to a dozen biopharma companies mark the start of what is certain to be a sustained campaign by House Democrats...
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...
18:17 , Jan 11, 2019 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Regeneron, Sanofi narrow focus of immuno-oncology deal

By narrowing the focus of a 2015 immuno-oncology deal, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN) gains more freedom to play in its combinations sandbox as partner Sanofi (Euronext:SAN; NASDAQ:SNY) turns to other immuno-oncology agents in its pipeline....