BioCentury | Jul 10, 2020
Product Development

Evive meets in Phase III for chemotherapy-induced neutropenia; plus regulatory updates for Biogen, Eisai, Merck, AZ

Evive planning BLA, MAA for neutropenia therapy following pivotal trial readout  Evive Biotech Inc. said efbemalenograstim alfa met the primary and secondary endpoints in a Phase III study to prevent chemotherapy-induced neutropenia in breast cancer...
BioCentury | Jun 11, 2020

In course correction, AbbVie steers toward innovation with Genmab deal

AbbVie’s Genmab deal gives it a ticket to one of the hottest modality spaces, albeit as a latecomer. The pharma gains bispecific antibodies to add to its ADCs and standard mAbs, extending its tool kit...
BioCentury | May 1, 2020

Skyrizi continues to outperform as AbbVie looks to fill Humira gap

Despite the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, AbbVie now expects 2020 sales of psoriasis drug Skyrizi to reach about $1.4 billion as the therapy again exceeded expectations in the year’s first quarter, suggesting the company...
BioCentury | Feb 14, 2020

On heels of reimbursement, Innovent raises $303M to ready Tyvyt rollout

Within one month of its stock reaching an all-time high, Innovent priced its second follow-on offering on the Hong Kong exchange early Thursday, raising HK$2.4 billion ($303.2 million) to expand manufacturing capacity in preparation for...
BioCentury | Feb 8, 2020

Skyrizi’s the limit? AbbVie forecasts blockbuster year for psoriasis drug

In newly released guidance Friday, AbbVie projected $1.2 billion in 2020 sales of Skyrizi after the drug far surpassed sales expectations in its first several months on the market. Sales of Skyrizi risankizumab-rzaa climbed to...
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 Extra | Dec 10, 2019
Company News

Janssen pays $750M for XBiotech's dermatology candidate after positive Phase II data

After searching for a new candidate to add to its immuno-dermatology pipeline, Janssen Biotech Inc. will spend $750 up front to acquire bermekimab, a clinical anti-IL-1α antibody, from XBiotech Inc. The mAb is first being...
BC Extra | Dec 7, 2019
Company News

Dec. 6 Company Quick Takes: Alexion rebuffs activist’s push for sale; plus UCB, Genmab, Enzyvant, Biohaven

Under activist pressure, Alexion decides against proactive sale process  Shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) rose 6% Friday, boosting the company’s market cap by $1.4 billion, after the company said in a statement that its...
BC Extra | Nov 26, 2019
Company News

Nov. 26 Company Quick Takes: Kyowa, Ardelyx expand partnership; plus ICER, Celltrion, Asahi-Veloxis and Merck

Kyowa, Ardelyx expand collaboration with new targets and $20M investment  Under an expanded partnership, Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co. Ltd. (Tokyo:4151) will pay Ardelyx Inc. (NASDAQ:ARDX) $10 million in research support over the next two years...
BC Extra | Nov 19, 2019
Company News

Nov. 18 Company Quick Takes: Eidos spikes on latest amyloidosis readout; plus Janssen, Pfizer, Tricida, BMS-Celgene

Eidos hits new peak on Phase II extension readout in amyloidosis  Eidos Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:EIDX) shares climbed $8.47 (18%) to $55.02, touching an all-time intraday high of $55.25, after the company said results of a...
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