BC Innovations | Oct 26, 2018
Tools & Techniques

Deconstructing the rule of five

The concept of drug-like properties has come under fire from a Novartis AG study that found the last 20 years of drugs have not conformed to the rule of five. Showing the rule’s principles have...
BC Week In Review | Jun 1, 2018
Clinical News

Gilead's Epclusa approved in China for HCV

Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) said China's State Drug Administration (formerly China FDA) approved Epclusa sofosbuvir/velpatasvir to treat adults with chronic HCV genotypes 1-6. The agency also approved Epclusa plus ribavirin to treat adults with HCV...
BC Extra | May 30, 2018
Company News

Gilead's Epclusa approved in China for HCV

Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) said China's State Drug Administration (formerly China FDA) approved Epclusa sofosbuvir/velpatasvir to treat adults with chronic HCV genotypes 1-6. The agency also approved Epclusa plus ribavirin to treat adults with HCV...
BioCentury | Jan 6, 2018
Finance

Burgeoning bellwethers

  The miserable performance of large cap biotechs last quarter is likely to be a boon for small- and mid-cap players this year, in more ways than one. Buysiders spent most of 2017 focusing to...
BioCentury | Dec 2, 2017
Strategy

Opening the gates in China

A flurry of approvals of HCV drugs in China this year illustrates how the country’s regulatory reforms have leveled the playing field for multinational drug sponsors, who had been disadvantaged compared with domestic companies. As...
BioCentury | Oct 6, 2017
Finance

Bargain shopping

With all companies valued over $1 billion increasing a median of at least 16.8% in 1H17, investors went bargain shopping in the $500-$999 million tier in 3Q17. The group outperformed all other market cap bands,...
BC Week In Review | Sep 29, 2017
Clinical News

China approves HCV drugs from Gilead and AbbVie

Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) said China FDA approved Sovaldi sofosbuvir (GS-7977) to treat HCV genotypes 1-6 infection as part of an antiviral treatment regimen in patients ages 12 and older. Gilead said the nucleotide analog...
BC Extra | Sep 25, 2017
Company News

Gilead's Sovaldi gets Chinese approval

Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) said China FDA approved Sovaldi sofosbuvir to treat HCV genotypes 1-6 infection as part of an antiviral treatment regimen in patients ages 12 and older. Gilead said the nucleotide analog HCV...
BioCentury | May 19, 2017
Strategy

Contracting 2.0

Pricing doesn’t always cause business discontinuities -- but it’s always the double-edged sword at the center of the action, helping innovators and hobbling laggards. Discount brokers revolutionized consumer investing; discounted long-distance ultimately destroyed AT&T. Price...
BC Week In Review | Jan 27, 2017
Clinical News

Glecaprevir/pibrentasvir: Ph III CERTAIN-1 data

Top-line data from 181 patients with chronic HCV genotype 1 infection without cirrhosis not previously treated with DAAs in the first part of the open-label, Japanese Phase III CERTAIN-1 trial showed that once-daily 300/120 mg...
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