BioCentury | May 1, 2020
Regulation

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...
BC Extra | Aug 28, 2019
Clinical News

Aug. 28 Clinical Quick Takes: InDex's cobitolimod hits Phase IIb endpoint in UC; plus AstraZeneca and Mitsubishi

InDex's UC therapy heading for Phase III  InDex Pharmaceuticals Holding AB (SSE:INDEX) is planning Phase III testing of cobitolimod after the DNA-based immunomodulatory sequence (DIMS) therapy met the primary endpoint in the Phase IIb CONDUCT...
BioCentury | Jun 29, 2019
Finance

Biotech backs down in 2Q19

In a reversal from 1Q19, biotech stocks across all market cap tiers fell in the second quarter, leading to a total loss of $22.3 billion. However, the year-to-date change in market cap remains well in...
BC Extra | Jun 19, 2019
Company News

June 19 Company Quick Takes: Catalent takes over manufacturing site from BMS; plus Lynparza, Myriad, Amgen and more

Catalent buys Italian facility from BMS  Catalent Inc. (NYSE:CTLT) will buy an Italian manufacturing facility from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY) for an undisclosed amount. Catalent will manufacture oral solid, biologics and sterile products at the...
BC Week In Review | Jan 15, 2019
Company News

AZ's Bohen departing after cancer-focused tenure

AstraZeneca plc (LSE:AZN; NYSE:AZN) said Sean Bohen is leaving as CMO and EVP of global medicines development after a tenure marked by mixed results for the pharma's checkpoint inhibitor. Shortly after Bohen joined the pharma...
BC Extra | Jan 14, 2019
Company News

AZ's Bohen departing after cancer-focused tenure

AstraZeneca plc (LSE:AZN; NYSE:AZN) said Sean Bohen is leaving as CMO and EVP of global medicines development after a tenure marked by mixed results for the pharma's checkpoint inhibitor. Shortly after Bohen joined the pharma...
BC Week In Review | Nov 9, 2018
Company News

AZ looks to new medicines to drive growth

AstraZeneca plc (LSE:AZN; NYSE:AZN) said Nov. 8 it will look to 10 new drugs to support a return to growth. The pharma reported 3Q18 product sales of $5.3 billion, up 9% at constant exchange rates...
BC Extra | Nov 8, 2018
Company News

AZ looks to new medicines to drive growth

AstraZeneca plc (LSE:AZN; NYSE:AZN) said Thursday it will look to 10 new drugs to support a return to growth. The pharma reported 3Q18 product sales of $5.3 billion, up 9% at constant exchange rates from...
BioCentury | Oct 6, 2018
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...
BC Week In Review | Sep 21, 2018
Clinical News

AZ says Phase IIIb data of Bevespi Aerosphere in COPD are 'inconsistent with previous data'

AstraZeneca plc (LSE:AZN; NYSE:AZN) said Bevespi Aerosphere glycopyrrolate/formoterol fumarate met one of three primary endpoints in the Phase IIIb AERISTO trial to treat moderate to very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Bevespi Aerosphere was...
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