00:47 , Jun 29, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

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...
20:50 , Jun 12, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Financial News

OrbiMed-backed Prelude raises $60M to take PRMT5 program through clinical POC

With $60 million in new series B funding, Prelude hopes to obtain clinical proof-of-concept data for its lead PRMT5 inhibitor for solid tumors or blood cancers. OrbiMed Advisors and one other undisclosed institutional investor backed...
00:09 , Jun 4, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Techniques

Gemcitabine, Jevtana and Jakavi identified to treat pediatric AML

DISEASE CATEGORY: Cancer INDICATION: Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) Cell culture and mouse studies identified gemcitabine, Jevtana cabazitaxel and Jakavi ruxolitinib as drugs that could help treat pediatric AML. High throughput screening of a library of...
21:28 , May 24, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

May 24 Company Quick Takes: End of Alpine-Kite deal; plus Jakafi label expansion and more

Kite ends immunotherapy deal with Alpine  Alpine Immune Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:ALPN) said Kite Pharma Inc. terminated a 2015 deal to discover and develop protein-based immunotherapies targeting the immune synapse to treat cancer. The deal granted...
19:52 , Jan 17, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Regulation

Products on shutdown standby

Products on shutdown standby On Jan. 14, FDA said it has reserves to continue drug reviews for five more weeks if the government shutdown continues. There are at least six PDUFA dates for new products...
02:49 , Jan 5, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

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...
16:03 , Nov 16, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

Concert's hair loss product meets in Phase IIa, but with slower onset than Pfizer's

Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:CNCE) reported Phase IIa data suggesting that its JAK inhibitor CTP-543 may have a later onset in treating alopecia areata than competing Phase IIa products from Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Twice-daily 8 mg...
00:38 , Nov 13, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Clinical News

Concert stock falls as hair loss product meets in Phase IIa, but with slower onset than Pfizer's

Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:CNCE) lost $3.47 (22%) to $12.59 on Monday after reporting Phase IIa data suggesting that its JAK inhibitor CTP-543 may have a later onset in treating alopecia areata than competing Phase IIa...
17:59 , Oct 26, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

FDA grants Priority Review to Incyte's Jakafi for acute GvHD

Incyte Corp. (NASDAQ:INCY) said FDA accepted and granted Priority Review to an sNDA seeking approval for Jakafi ruxolitinib to treat acute graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) in patients with inadequate response to corticosteroids. The PDUFA date was...
21:44 , Oct 10, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Politics & Policy

China adds insurance coverage for 17 cancer therapies

China's National Medical Insurance Administration added 17 cancer drugs to the National Reimbursement Drug List (NRDL) for coverage by the country's medical insurance program. The prices will go into effect by the end of October...