BioCentury | May 1, 2020

CHMP backs new therapy for 1L AML, triple combos for asthma

EMA’s CHMP this month recommended four new medicines for approval, including a new front-line therapy for AML and triple combination therapies for asthma. The agency recommended approval for Daurismo glasdegib from Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) to...
BioCentury | Mar 11, 2020

FDA postpones meetings and inspections, grounds staff to combat COVID-19

FDA is postponing meetings, cancelling most travel and halting most foreign inspections as part of U.S. government-wide steps to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Janet Woodcock, director of FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER),...
BioCentury | Feb 21, 2020
Product Development

Feb. 20 Product Development Quick Takes: Priority Review puts BioMarin on track to score first hemophilia gene therapy approval in U.S.; plus Gilead-CDC, Genfit

BioMarin's hemophilia gene therapy gets Priority Review  BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRN) could become the first company to have a hemophilia gene therapy approved in the U.S. FDA accepted and granted Priority Review to a BLA...
BioCentury | Aug 2, 2019

Digital platforms that could make real-world data usable

As real-world data grows in importance so does the need to stitch together disparate data sources in a way that makes the information usable. A recent meeting co-hosted by FDA and the Duke Margolis Center...
BC Extra | May 2, 2019
Clinical News

May 2 Clinical Quick Takes: Biogen, GSK, Celgene/bluebird, Genkyotex

Biogen's ALS candidate reduces SOD1 protein levels in CSF  Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) will present on May 7 at the American Academy of Neurology meeting the interim Phase I/II data of tofersen that had prompted it...
BioCentury | Apr 6, 2019

Big caps under pressure

Biogen’s fall in the wake of its decision to discontinue late-stage trials of Alzheimer’s therapy aducanumab is yet another reminder that large caps are in dire need of new pipeline products, and could serve as...
BC Innovations | Apr 2, 2019
Distillery Therapeutics

New glucocorticoid to treat steroid-resistant asthma

DISEASE CATEGORY: Inflammation INDICATION: Asthma In vitro and mouse studies identified a glucocorticoid ligand of GCCR that could help treat steroid-resistant asthma. Optimization of a previously reported synthetic glucocorticoid and in vitro testing in binding...
BC Extra | Oct 31, 2018
Company News

GSK cuts some respiratory targets, keeps others in play

GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE:GSK; NYSE:GSK) cut three respiratory programs against targets largely ignored by the rest of the industry after all three failed to meet efficacy targets in Phase II trials. The pharma disclosed the pruning...
BioCentury | Apr 27, 2018

Independent opportunities

The scenario the U.K. is trying to avoid is a full disconnect from EMA when the Brexit curtain falls. But a clean break from the agency could create opportunities for the U.K.’s Medicines and Healthcare...
BC Extra | Oct 25, 2017
Company News

GSK's interest in expanding consumer healthcare business concerns investors

In its 3Q17 earnings call, GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE:GSK; NYSE:GSK) reiterated its strategy to expand its consumer healthcare business, sparking investor concerns of a possible dividend cut. GSK lost $2.29 to $38.19 in New York, and...
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