BC Extra | Sep 6, 2019
Company News

Sumitomo Dainippon to bolster pipeline via deal for women's health, urology, rare disease vants for $3B

Sumitomo Dainippon will pay $3 billion to acquire Roivant's stakes’ in five of its “vants” encompassing women's health, urology and rare diseases, propping up its pipeline as it anticipates losing U.S. market exclusivity on antipsychotic...
BioCentury | Jun 14, 2019
Product Development

Despite senior management shake-up, Novartis’ pipeline is primed to deliver

A string of departures at Novartis AG and strategic shifts by new CEO Vasant Narasimhan have produced a fairly thorough makeover of the executive committee he inherited in 2018. The team gains a pipeline that...
BC Innovations | May 28, 2019
Distillery Therapeutics

Adrenergic receptor inhibitor combo to treat stroke

DISEASE CATEGORY: Neurology INDICATION: Stroke Mouse studies suggest inhibiting ADRA1, ADRA2 and ADRB could help treat acute ischemic stroke. In two mouse models of ischemic stroke, the combination of the ADRA1 antagonist prazosin, the ADRA2...
BC Week In Review | Mar 29, 2019
Clinical News

Velicept's overactive bladder therapy meets in Phase IIb

Velicept said solabegron met the primary endpoint in the Phase IIb VEL-2002 trial to treat overactive bladder. The company plans to start a Phase III program of the next-generation adrenergic receptor β 3 (ADRB3) agonist...
BC Extra | Mar 19, 2019
Clinical News

Urovant shares slide on vibegron overactive bladder data

Despite hitting the co-primary endpoints for an indication in need of treatment options, Urovant's overactive bladder therapy vibegron underwhelmed investors with its latest data on Tuesday by performing only marginally better than the generic comparator...
BC Week In Review | Feb 15, 2019
Company News

ZappRx, Teva partner to increase patient access to specialty respiratory drugs

The Teva Respiratory LLC unit of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE:TEVA; Tel Aviv:TEVA) gained access to a digital platform from ZappRx Inc. (Boston, Mass.) to streamline prescription of Teva’s specialty respiratory medications. Financial terms were...
BC Week In Review | Jan 15, 2019
Company News

AZ's Bohen departing after cancer-focused tenure

AstraZeneca plc (LSE:AZN; NYSE:AZN) said Sean Bohen is leaving as CMO and EVP of global medicines development after a tenure marked by mixed results for the pharma's checkpoint inhibitor. Shortly after Bohen joined the pharma...
BC Extra | Jan 14, 2019
Company News

AZ's Bohen departing after cancer-focused tenure

AstraZeneca plc (LSE:AZN; NYSE:AZN) said Sean Bohen is leaving as CMO and EVP of global medicines development after a tenure marked by mixed results for the pharma's checkpoint inhibitor. Shortly after Bohen joined the pharma...
BC Extra | Dec 26, 2018
Company News

FDA accepts Acer, Kala NDAs before funding lapse

FDA accepted for review NDAs from Acer Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ACER) and Kala Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:KALA) before the partial government shutdown blocked the agency from taking on new user fee-based applications. The agency granted Priority Review...
BC Week In Review | Nov 9, 2018
Company News

AZ looks to new medicines to drive growth

AstraZeneca plc (LSE:AZN; NYSE:AZN) said Nov. 8 it will look to 10 new drugs to support a return to growth. The pharma reported 3Q18 product sales of $5.3 billion, up 9% at constant exchange rates...
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