BioCentury | Mar 11, 2020
Product Development

Novo’s year of obesity

Novo Nordisk is set to deliver six clinical readouts in obesity in 2020. If successful, they could deliver Novo an opportunity to dramatically expand a mostly untapped market that could become a major future growth...
BioCentury | Feb 14, 2020
Product Development

Feb. 13 Product Development Quick Takes: Priority Review for BMS, Seattle Genetics, Deciphera therapies; plus Roche, Ipsen, Merck, Eisai and Amgen-Pfizer

August decision dates for BMS, Seattle Genetics, Deciphera  A trio of cancer therapies have received Priority Review from FDA with August PDUFA dates. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY) said FDA accepted a BLA for lisocabtagene maraleucel...
BC Week In Review | Nov 16, 2018
Company News

Arena licenses ralinepag to United, moves S1PR1 agonist to center stage

United Therapeutics Corp. (NASDAQ:UTHR) licensed exclusive, worldwide rights to pulmonary arterial hypertension compound ralinepag from Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARNA) in a Nov. 15 deal that highlights how far Arena’s come since it shifted its focus...
BC Extra | Nov 16, 2018
Company News

Arena licenses ralinepag to United, moves S1PR1 agonist to center stage

United Therapeutics Corp. (NASDAQ:UTHR) licensed exclusive, worldwide rights to pulmonary arterial hypertension compound ralinepag from Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARNA) on Thursday in a deal that highlights how far Arena’s come since it shifted its focus...
BC Week In Review | Aug 17, 2018
Clinical News

Eisai's Belviq does not increase MACE in CVOT for weight management drug

Eisai Co. Ltd. (Tokyo:4523) said Belviq lorcaserin met the primary safety endpoint by not increasing the incidence of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), comprising CV death, non-fatal myocardial infarction (MI) and non-fatal stroke, in the...
BC Week In Review | Aug 3, 2018
Company News

Eisai grants CY Biotech Greater China rights to lorcaserin

Eisai Co. Ltd. (Tokyo:4523) granted exclusive rights to CY Biotech Co. Ltd. (Taipei, Taiwan) to develop and market obesity drug lorcaserin (APD356) in Greater China, including Hong Kong and Macao. Under the deal, Eisai will...
BC Innovations | May 1, 2018
Distillery Therapeutics

Neurology

INDICATION: Addiction Rat studies identified a carboxamide-based 5-HT2C receptor positive allosteric modulator (PAM) that could help treat cocaine addiction. Chemical synthesis and in vitro activity testing of analogs of the 5-HT2C receptor PAM lincomycin yielded...
BC Innovations | Sep 21, 2017
Targets & Mechanisms

Appetite for GFRAL

Simultaneous publications from Eli Lilly and Co ., Johnson & Johnson and Novo Nordisk A/S identifying GFRAL as the receptor of the anti-obesity hormone GDF15 will undoubtedly accelerate therapeutic translation of the pathway. The race...
BC Week In Review | Jul 21, 2017
Clinical News

Phase III CAMELLIA-TIMI CVOT for Belviq ongoing

Eisai Co. Ltd. (Tokyo:4523, Tokyo, Japan) said an independent DMC recommended continuation of the Phase IIIb/IV CAMELLIA-TIMI 61 cardiovascular outcomes trial of Belviq lorcaserin (APD356) for chronic weight management. The DMC based its recommendation on...
BC Week In Review | Jan 6, 2017
Company News

Arena, Eisai deal

Arena amended its licensing agreement with Eisai, granting the Japanese pharma worldwide development and commercialization rights to obesity drug Belviq lorcaserin. Eisai will be responsible for all development and commercialization costs. Eisai already held rights...
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