BioCentury | Mar 23, 2020
Product Development

March 23 Quick Takes: Venclexta combo hits in AML; plus Jardiance rebuffed, Zolgensma approved in Japan and Zealand-Boehringer

Venclexta combo shows survival benefit in AML  Partners Roche (SIX:ROG; OTCQX:RHHBY) and AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) said Venclexta venetoclax plus azacitidine significantly improved overall survival and composite complete remission rate among acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) patients...
BioCentury | Mar 3, 2020
Product Development

March 2 Quick Takes: FDA Priority Review for MorphoSys-Incyte lymphoma therapy; plus Pfizer-Lilly, Merck, AbbVie, Novartis, Cerovene

Priority Review for MorphoSys follows Incyte deal  FDA accepted and granted Priority Review to a BLA for tafasitamab from MorphoSys AG (NASDAQ:MOR; Xetra:MOR) to treat relapsed or refractory diffuse large B cell lymphoma in combination...
BioCentury | Feb 14, 2020
Product Development

AML’s growing options

For acute myelogenous leukemia patients, 2017 marked the end of a more than 40 year drought in which chemotherapy was the only treatment option. In the last three years, eight new AML therapies have come...
BioCentury | Jan 30, 2020
Distillery Therapeutics

Targeted Bcl-XL degrader identified to treat ALL, TNBC and SCLC

DISEASE CATEGORY: Cancer INDICATION: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL); breast cancer; small cell lung cancer A University of Florida team led by Dialectic Therapeutics Inc. co-founders Guangrong Zheng and Daohong Zhou showed the company’s lead candidate,...
BC Innovations | Dec 10, 2019
Emerging Company Profile

Zentalis debuts with trio of clinical oncology programs, $85M series C

Zentalis emerged from stealth Monday with an untranched and oversubscribed $85 million series C and three internally discovered clinical cancer candidates, with plans to begin pivotal testing by 2021. The C round syndicate includes Matrix...
BC Extra | Nov 1, 2019
Company News

Skyrizi launch beats expectations again as AbbVie looks to post-Humira future

Recently launched psoriasis drug Skyrizi exceeded sales expectations for the second quarter in a row, as immunology and hemato-oncology drugs continue to drive AbbVie’s growth ahead of anticipated U.S. biosimilar competition for Humira. Sales of...
BC Innovations | Jul 26, 2019
Product Development

Institute for Protein Design's de novo revolution

Seattle's Institute for Protein Design is growing an army of spinouts that build proteins from the ground up. With applications ranging from multivalent vaccines and synthetic cytokines to precision cell therapies, these companies could put...
BC Extra | Jun 24, 2019
Company News

June 24 Company Quick Takes: Terns gains Chinese rights to elafibranor; plus venetoclax, Zejula and more

Terns gets Chinese rights to Genfit's liver disease candidate  Terns Pharmaceuticals Inc. (San Mateo, Calif.) licensed rights to elafibranor (GFT505) from Genfit S.A. (Euronext:GNFT; NASDAQ:GNFT) to treat non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and primary biliary cholangitis in China,...
BC Innovations | Jun 20, 2019
Emerging Company Profile

Casma: Tailoring autophagy targets to indications

Rather than focus on a single target, Casma is evaluating the entire autophagy pathway for a broad swath of diseases. According to Casma Therapeutics Inc. CEO Keith Dionne, inappropriate accumulation of autophagy substrates is shared...
BC Extra | May 15, 2019
Company News

May 15 Company Quick Takes: Approvals for Bavencio in RCC, Venclexta-Gazyva combo; plus Adaptimmune, Alpine, Advaxis

Bavencio gets RCC approval with Inlyta  FDA approved Bavencio avelumab from Merck KGaA (Xetra:MRK) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for first-line treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma in combination with Pfizer's Inlyta axitinib, making Bavencio the...
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