03:03 , Jan 26, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Product Development

Target wide, test narrow in lupus

While last year’s spate of clinical misses in lupus leave the field still in search of optimal targets, the 2019 outlook isn’t all doom. Companies with shots on goal are using sharper endpoints and aiming...
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...
00:48 , Oct 6, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Seeking validation

The final stretch of the year offers clinical catalysts and early launch data that could validate investments in hot immuno-oncology targets and large untapped markets. Late-stage readouts from Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. in cystic fibrosis and...
16:41 , Sep 7, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

AZ's anifrolumab misses in Phase III for lupus

AstraZeneca plc (LSE:AZN; NYSE:AZN) and its MedImmune LLC unit said anifrolumab (formerly MEDI-546) missed the primary endpoint in the Phase III TULIP 1 trial to treat systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Compared with placebo, anifrolumab failed...
18:15 , Aug 31, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Clinical News

AZ's anifrolumab misses in Phase III for lupus

AstraZeneca plc (LSE:AZN; NYSE:AZN) and its MedImmune LLC unit said anifrolumab (formerly MEDI-546) missed the primary endpoint in the Phase III TULIP 1 trial to treat systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Compared with placebo, anifrolumab failed...
17:21 , Mar 2, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

MedImmune spins out autoimmune play Viela

The MedImmune LLC subsidiary of AstraZeneca plc (LSE:AZN; NYSE:AZN) is spinning out six compounds into severe autoimmune disease play Viela Bio Inc. (Gaithersburg, Md.). Bing Yao, who is head of MedImmune’s Respiratory, Inflammation & Autoimmunity...
07:40 , Feb 28, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

MedImmune spins out autoimmune play Viela

MedImmune LLC is spinning out six compounds into severe autoimmune disease play Viela Bio Inc. (Gaithersburg, Md.). Bing Yao, who is head of the AstraZeneca plc (LSE:AZN; NYSE:AZN) subsidiary’s Respiratory, Inflammation & Autoimmunity (RIA) Innovative...
08:00 , Nov 16, 2015 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

Anifrolumab: Phase II data

A double-blind, international Phase II trial in 305 patients with seropositive moderate to severe SLE showed that 300 mg IV anifrolumab every 4 weeks met the primary endpoint of a greater proportion of patients achieving...
08:00 , Nov 16, 2015 |  BioCentury  |  Product Development

On SLE's trail

AstraZeneca plc's MedImmune LLC unit is following a clinical development trail for lupus candidate anifrolumab first blazed by Benlysta belimumab. The company hopes that its track record of successful mid-stage trials in the indication have...
02:25 , Nov 11, 2015 |  BC Extra  |  Clinical News

AZ reports Phase II SLE data

The MedImmune LLC unit of AstraZeneca plc (LSE:AZN; NYSE:AZN) said the lower of two doses of anifrolumab ( MEDI-546 ) showed a statistically significant improvement on the primary endpoint in a Phase II trial to...