BioCentury | Oct 16, 2020
Product Development

Recent Phase III disappointment aside, the heart failure pipeline holds plenty to look forward to

The most recent Phase III data from a heart failure candidate may have been underwhelming, but a look at the broader pipeline suggests the long period of drought in innovation could soon give way to...
BioCentury | Mar 10, 2020
Product Development

March 9 Quick Takes: A first for Boehringer’s Ofev; plus Cel-Sci’s COVID-19 therapy, Sinopharm, AZ, Urovant, Hengrui, Trevena, and Tetra-Shionogi

Boehringer’s Ofev approved as first therapy for lung scarring disease FDA approved Ofev nintedanib from Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH as the first therapy for chronic fibrosing interstitial lung diseases; the NDA had received Priority Review. The...
BioCentury | Nov 15, 2019
Product Development

Minerva on the verge in neuropsychiatry with two compounds close to verdict

...and 5-HT2A receptors, blocks reuptake of serotonin and dopamine, and modulates the levels of the α-adrenergic receptors...
BioCentury | 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 | Jul 20, 2019
Emerging Company Profile

China Ophthalmology Focus eyes Asia market

Spun out from Lee’s in May and aiming for its first NDA submissions next year, China Ophthalmology Focus is already looking ahead to a Hong Kong IPO and an expansion into other Asian markets with...
BioCentury | Jun 26, 2019
Company News

June 25 Company Quick Takes: Conatus restructuring; plus Almirall-Dermira, Acer, Glenmark and more

Conatus cuts headcount by 40% to extend runway Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:CNAT) said it will lay off 40% of its staff and suspend development of caspase 1 inhibitor CTS-2090 in a bid to extend its...
BioCentury | Jun 21, 2019
Company News

June 20 Company Quick Takes: Priority Review for Alexion, Melinta therapies; plus Alimera, Denovo and more

Priority Review for Alexion's Ultomiris sBLA FDA accepted and granted Priority Review to an sBLA from Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) for Ultomiris ravulizumab-cwvz to block complement-mediated thrombotic microangiopathy in patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome....
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...
BioCentury | Jun 3, 2019
Product Development

There are opportunities to eradicate opioid misuse: Investors and innovators should seize them

Eradicating opioid misuse and addiction will take an integrated, holistic approach involving prevention, treatment, and recovery. Crucially, it will also take the help of investors and innovators in biotechnology who understand the challenges and opportunities...
BioCentury | 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...
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