BioCentury | Jun 24, 2020

AsclepiX aims for basket of retinal indications with $35M series A

AsclepiX intends to use its $35 million series A round for proof-of-concept studies of its lead product in three retinal disease indications, while also developing peptides into therapeutic candidates for oncology. Spun out of The...
BioCentury | Jun 20, 2020
Product Development

Regeneron’s commercial future

As its long-standing tie-up with Sanofi winds down, the main loss Regeneron faces is access to the pharma’s commercial footprint, as the biotech has yet to build one for itself. An analysis of Regeneron’s wholly...
BioCentury | May 6, 2020
Product Development

Pandemic seen weighing on Eylea as Regeneron reports consensus-beating quarter, positive PD-1 data

A predicted downturn in new Eylea patients due to COVID-19 didn’t dampen shares of Regeneron Tuesday as the company reported a consensus-beating quarter and positive data for its PD-1 inhibitor. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN) added...
BioCentury | Feb 26, 2020
Product Development

Feb. 25 Quick Takes: Vanda’s Phase III miss; plus Iovance; 1st-twoXAR; app for AFib, stroke; ICER-Aetion; new-look Purple Book, and more

Vanda’s itch therapy misses in atopic dermatitis   Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:VNDA) shares tumbled after market close Tuesday after tradipitant missed the primary endpoint in the Phase III EPIONE trial to treat atopic dermatitis in...
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 | Dec 13, 2019
Company News

Novartis gains CHMP support for Eylea competitor in wet AMD

EMA's CHMP issued a positive opinion for Novartis’ Beovu brolucizumab in its December roundup of opinions, none of which were negative. The agency backed an MAA from Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS; SIX:NOVN) for Beovu to treat...
BC Innovations | Nov 22, 2019
Product Development

The quiet disrupters: DNA-encoded and RNA-encoded antibodies

A new approach to streamlining biologics manufacturing could soon catch on--encoding the therapies in DNA or RNA, which enjoins the patient to produce the proteins in vivo . While the biggest upside may be the speed...
BC Extra | Nov 6, 2019
Company News

Biogen expanding biosimilars deal for eye therapies, anti-TNFs

As it continues to rely on biosimilars as a growth driver, Biogen has expanded its deal with Samsung Bioepis to include two new ocular biosimilars in certain major markets, as well as rights in China...
BC Extra | Oct 8, 2019
Company News

Oct. 8 Company Quick Takes: Novartis’ anti-VEGF approved for AMD; plus Merck-4D, Acorda, Clinuvel and Puma

Novartis’ Eylea competitor approved  FDA approved Beovu brolucizumab-dbll from Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS; SIX:NOVN) to treat wet age-related macular degeneration. In the Phase III HAWK and HARRIER trials, the anti-VEGF single-chain antibody fragment led to vision...
BioCentury | Oct 5, 2019

Seeking bright spots in 4Q19 amid continued underperformance

Biotech watchers are hoping a busy fourth quarter of data readouts, regulatory actions and IPOs will provide some bright spots to counteract the sector’s continued overall underperformance, which is not expected to improve in 2020....
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