BC Extra | Jan 23, 2020
Politics & Policy

MNCs lead price cuts in China’s second round of centralized procurement

MNC originators took the deepest price cuts in the second round of China’s expanded centralized procurement program for generic and off-patent drugs. A list released Tuesday by China’s Joint Procurement Office showed that 77 winning...
BC Extra | Jan 22, 2020
Clinical News

BeiGene gearing up for PD-1 competition with Merck, Innovent in 1L squamous NSCLC in China

BeiGene announced Tuesday that tislelizumab met the primary endpoint in a Chinese Phase III trial for first-line squamous non-small cell lung cancer. The readout keeps BeiGene’s PD-1 mAb on track as it vies with Innovent’s...
BC Extra | Jan 7, 2020
Company News

BeiGene looks to carve out niche in China for tislelizumab

As it looks to roll out what will be at least the sixth marketed PD-1 inhibitor in China, BeiGene hopes the therapy’s differentiated efficacy profile and commercial infrastructure will help the company carve a niche...
BC Extra | Dec 31, 2019
Company News

Dec. 31 Company Quick Takes: A first for BeiGene; plus MorphoSys, Junshi-CSPC, Acceleron-Fulcrum and Solasia-EditForce

First-ever China approval for homegrown BeiGene drug  China’s National Medical Products Administration approved anti-PD-1 mAb tislelizumab from BeiGene Ltd. (NASDAQ:BGNE; HKSE:6160) to treat classical Hodgkin lymphoma in a third-line setting. The approval is the first...
BC Extra | Dec 31, 2019
Politics & Policy

China’s expanded list of drugs for centralized procurement comes with new rules

Following the nationwide expansion of China’s pilot program for centralized procurement of generics and off-patent originator drugs, Beijing is adding a second group of 33 drugs and unveiling new rules that could increase the number...
BC Innovations | Dec 19, 2019
Distillery Therapeutics

Raising PDLIM2 expression to treat lung cancer

DISEASE CATEGORY: Cancer INDICATION: Lung cancer Promoting the expression of PDLIM2, which has been proposed to have tumor suppressor functions, could treat lung cancer. In lung cancer patients, PDLIM2 RNA levels were lower in tumor...
BC Extra | Dec 5, 2019
Company News

Dec. 4 Company Quick Takes: Allakos on the block?; plus Aurinia, Tecentriq, Gatehouse-AZ, Novartis-Amazon, Merck KGaA-Ping An and ICT

Allakos shares jump on report of potential sale Allakos Inc. (NASDAQ:ALLK) declined to comment on a Bloomberg report citing unnamed sources that the company has hired a financial adviser to explore strategic options, including a...
BioCentury | Nov 9, 2019
Product Development

Amgen to accelerate China strategy via BeiGene deal

Amgen is taking a hybrid approach to building out its China business that will allow it to accelerate its commercial plans in the country without biting off more than it can chew. Through the deal...
BC Extra | Nov 4, 2019
Clinical News

Halozyme to focus on Enhanze partnering after Phase III oncology miss

With the failure of Halozyme's lead cancer program in a Phase III trial, the company intends to exit the oncology R&D field entirely and focus on deriving partner revenue from its subcutaneous drug delivery technology...
BioCentury | Oct 31, 2019
Product Development

Amgen deal gives BeiGene dry powder to grow its own pipeline

In its second major -- and potentially transformational -- deal with a U.S. company, BeiGene has entered a development and commercialization deal with Amgen that adds nearly two dozen compounds to the Chinese biotech’s marketed...
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