BioCentury | Feb 18, 2020

Regulatory Roundup: PharmaMar-Jazz, BioCryst products under FDA review; plus EU approvals of Vyndaqel, Beovu; and more

FDA is reviewing a pair of candidates to treat lung cancer and hereditary angioedema, while the European Commission has approved a new competitor for Eylea in wet AMD and expanded another drug's label to treat...
BC Extra | Nov 6, 2019
Company News

Nov. 5 Company Quick Takes: Takeda licenses MD Anderson CAR NK cell portfolio; plus Myriad, Canbridge, BioCryst-Torii and Strongbridge

MD Anderson, Takeda partner for CAR NK cell therapies  The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center partnered with Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (Tokyo:4502; NYSE:TAK) to develop and commercialize up to four allogeneic CAR NK...
BioCentury | Jun 29, 2019

All eyes on new modality launches, cancer and rare disease data in 3Q19

While the typical summer lull means fewer catalysts in the third quarter, investors will be keeping a close eye on launches of new modality drugs. Of special interest to multiple buysiders is the launch of...
BC Extra | May 21, 2019
Clinical News

BioCryst makes case for oral HAE therapy even as Phase III data disappoint investors

Despite reporting Phase III efficacy data for its oral hereditary angioedema therapy that fell short of marketed injectable therapies to prevent HAE attacks, BioCryst believes the demand for an oral option will enable BCX7353 to...
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...
BioCentury | Jan 25, 2019

Venrock spreads HAE bets

Venrock is broadening its portfolio of oral hereditary angioedema therapy investments by leading a $23 million series B round that will allow Attune Pharmaceuticals to move its lead plasma kallikrein (KLKB1) inhibitor into Phase II...
BioCentury | Jan 5, 2019

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...
BC Week In Review | Sep 21, 2018
Clinical News

BioCryst's oral HAE candidate reduces attack symptom severity in Phase II

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:BCRX) reported data from 33 evaluable patients treated for a total of 95 acute attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE) in the Phase II ZENITH-1 trial showing that a single 750 mg dose...
BC Innovations | May 31, 2018
Emerging Company Profile

Oral route for HAE

The team behind Firazyr icatibant has reunited to develop an oral version of the drug that could give hereditary angioedema patients the alternative to injectables they’ve been asking for. Pharvaris B.V. brings together team members...
BioCentury | Jan 27, 2018

All together now

Promising proof-of-concept data from BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. and a management team from Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc. with the requisite market know-how proved the right combination for a merger of two of the industry’s longest-standing independent small...
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