BioCentury | Feb 8, 2020
Product Development

Feb. 7 Product Development Quick Takes: Myriad tumbles on revenue miss; plus Verana, Sanofi, VIB, Coda, Blueprint

Myriad misses Street as CEO Capone departs Myriad Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN) fell $8.27 (28%) to $21.02 after reporting fiscal 2Q20 EPS and revenues that missed consensus estimates and announcing the departure of President and CEO...
BioCentury | Feb 5, 2020
Product Development

Biogen investors look ahead to Alzheimer’s after Tecfidera IP win

The U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board removed a major overhang for Biogen investors on Wednesday after ruling to uphold the validity of a patent covering blockbuster MS therapy Tecfidera dimethyl fumarate. The news sent...
BioCentury | Jan 31, 2020
Distillery Therapeutics

Crry gene therapy to treat multiple sclerosis

DISEASE CATEGORY: Autoimmune disease INDICATION: Multiple sclerosis (MS) Adeno-associated viral vector (AAV)-mediated overexpression of the complement inhibitor Crry at C3-bound synapses could treat MS. The AAV9 vector encodes Crry fused to a domain of CR2,...
BioCentury | Jan 29, 2020
Product Development

Industry leaders applaud CVS zero co-pay diabetes drug access

CVS is answering the call to decrease the cost burden of diabetes medications on patients with a new plan that eliminates co-pays, and industry leaders committed to the social contract are applauding the news as...
BioCentury | Jan 25, 2020
Product Development

A milestone year for Roche’s CNS gambit could kick off its plan for the decade

A ramped up focus on CNS that has been long in the making could start to pay off this year for Roche, which has two programs slated for launch and four others with late-stage readouts...
BioCentury | Jan 24, 2020
Product Development

The new drug development -- collaborative and people-powered

In recent years, the healthcare ecosystem has been experiencing a paradigm shift in how it engages with the people at its center: patients. Patients are demanding to be viewed first as people, with lives and...
BioCentury | Jan 4, 2020
Product Development

More Waves to come on stereopure antisense oligo tech

Though the first clinical readouts from Wave’s antisense oligo platform disappointed investors, the company thinks it can parlay the learnings into improved efficacy. 2020 will offer more data readouts to support or refute the company’s...
BC Extra | Dec 19, 2019
Financial News

Versant’s Pipeline raises $30M series B for regenerative therapies

Aiming to enter the clinic before year end, Versant-backed Pipeline Therapeutics raised $30 million in a series B led by new investor Sectoral Asset Management. Versant Ventures also participated in the round, along with new...
BC Innovations | Dec 11, 2019
Product Development

The writing has been on the wall for Sanofi’s diabetes, CV business for years

One hundred days after taking the helm as CEO, Paul Hudson has outlined a plan to get Sanofi to 30% margins by 2022 that hinges largely on the success of Dupixent and five other priority...
BC Extra | Nov 19, 2019
Company News

Alkermes expands CNS pipeline with Rodin acquisition

A mix of preclinical and clinical data spurred Alkermes' takeout of Rodin, which adds HDAC-targeting programs to the biotech's CNS arsenal. The deal comes less than a month after Alkermes plc (NASDAQ:ALKS) restructured to maintain...
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