BioCentury | Oct 25, 2019
Product Development

Deciding factors in the shifting MS treatment landscape

The efficacy and convenience advantages that established oral medicines as the go-to therapy in multiple sclerosis are the same factors now squeezing them out. Two years post-launch, the success of injectable Ocrevus ocrelizumab from Roche...
BC Innovations | Sep 19, 2019
Product Development

Anokion puts liver to the test

Data presented Sept. 13 at a major multiple sclerosis meeting showcased the ability of Anokion’s liver targeting technology to induce immune tolerance. Armed with a fresh $40 million series B round, Anokion S.A. is developing...
BC Extra | Jul 23, 2019
Company News

Biogen prioritizing new areas as it awaits SMA landscape changes

Biogen will increasingly prioritize immunology and ophthalmology to better balance risk and reward within its pipeline, executives said during the company's quarterly call Tuesday. As the biotech reported earnings that generally beat expectations, management played...
BC Week In Review | Mar 15, 2019
Company News

Fujifilm buying Biogen’s Denmark manufacturing site for $890M

Biogen is selling its large-scale biologics manufacturing site in Hillerød, Denmark to Fujifilm for $890 million in cash. Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) said it will enter into manufacturing services agreements with Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (Tokyo:4901), which...
BioCentury | Jan 5, 2019
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...
BC Innovations | Dec 7, 2018
Tools & Techniques

Filaments line up as MS biomarker

Neurofilament assays appear on track to become the biomarker of choice for a wide range of neurodegeneration studies, given their tight correlation with axon damage and detectability in blood. If prospective trials can reinforce the...
BC Week In Review | Mar 30, 2018
Clinical News

Northwestern researchers report Phase III MS data for HSCT vs. continuing disease-modifying therapies

Researchers at Northwestern University and colleagues reported data from a Phase III trial in 110 patients with highly active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) showing that conditioning with cyclophosphamide and rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin followed by non-myeloablative...
BC Week In Review | Feb 9, 2018
Clinical News

Biogen discontinuing natalizumab for stroke after Phase IIb miss

Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) discontinued development of natalizumab to treat acute ischemic stroke after the drug missed the primary and secondary endpoints in the Phase IIb ACTION 2 trial in the indication. Biogen markets natalizumab, a...
BC Extra | Feb 7, 2018
Clinical News

Biogen discontinuing natalizumab for stroke after Phase IIb miss

Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) discontinued development of natalizumab to treat acute ischemic stroke after the drug missed the primary and secondary endpoints in the Phase IIb ACTION 2 trial in the indication. Biogen markets natalizumab, a...
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...
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