BioCentury | Jan 9, 2020
Targets & Mechanisms

Cancer's trajectory, as viewed by targets at AACR, ASCO and ASH

Beyond the headliner presentations at 2019’s three major cancer conferences were over a hundred posters and presentations showcasing new or emerging targets. A look at the identity of those targets reveals the growing diversity of...
BioCentury | Jan 1, 2020

Fewer FDA approvals in 2019, but a basket of firsts

While the year held fewer approvals of new molecular entities than 2018, it was not short of major achievements. FDA greenlit several drugs with innovative modalities, against novel targets and for diseases that have long...
BioCentury | Sep 14, 2019
Product Development

Success in lung cancer niches will hinge on access to next-gen sequencing

New targeted lung cancer therapies against RET, KRAS and c-MET are all outperforming standard of care in the clinic, including checkpoint inhibitors. But whether these therapies see uptake will likely depend more on whether next-generation...
BC Innovations | Sep 12, 2019
Distillery Therapeutics

ROS1 and pan-NTRK inhibitor for NSCLC resistant to Xalkori

DISEASE CATEGORY: Cancer INDICATION: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) A dual ROS1 and pan-NTRK inhibitor from Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd. could treat Xalkori crizotinib-resistant NSCLC, which has been linked to ROS1 mutations. In vitro high...
BC Extra | Sep 6, 2019
Financial News

Sept. 6 Financial Quick Takes: Turning Point, uniQure raise follow-ons; plus Autolus, Frequency, ADC

Turning Point, uniQure price follow-ons  Turning Point Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:TPTX) and uniQure N.V. (NASDAQ:QURE) raised a total of nearly $428 million in follow-on offerings priced late Thursday. Days after a readout from the first part...
BC Extra | Aug 16, 2019
Company News

Genentech prices tissue-agnostic therapy at almost half the cost of Bayer's

After scoring FDA approval for its tissue-agnostic therapy Thursday, Genentech Inc. priced Rozlytrek entrectinib Friday at a wholesale acquisition cost of up to $17,050 per month, nearly half that of its only competitor. Rozlytrek is...
BC Extra | Aug 15, 2019
Company News

Genentech gains its first U.S. tissue-agnostic approval with Rozlytrek

Following a Japanese approval in June, Roche’s Genentech unit scored accelerated approval in the U.S. Thursday for its Rozlytrek entrectinib to treat NTRK fusion-positive solid tumors. FDA also approved the inhibitor of ROS1, TrkA, TrkB,...
BioCentury | Jul 13, 2019

How crossover, insider support and big money correlated with performance across 1H19 IPOs

The performance of 1H19 IPOs point toward a continuation of a dual-class system where biotechs backed by deep-pocketed VCs and crossover investors can tap the public market at will and generate stronger after-market performance than...
BioCentury | Jun 29, 2019

Biotech backs down in 2Q19

In a reversal from 1Q19, biotech stocks across all market cap tiers fell in the second quarter, leading to a total loss of $22.3 billion. However, the year-to-date change in market cap remains well in...
BC Extra | Jun 22, 2019
Clinical News

June 21 Clinical Quick Takes: Melanoma miss for Exelixis/Genentech combo; plus Progenics, Turning Point, Gracell

Cotellic/Tecentriq combo misses in melanoma  Exelixis Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) revealed in a Thursday SEC filing that Cotellic cobimetinib plus Tecentriq atezolizumab from partner Genentech Inc. missed the primary endpoint of improving progression-free survival vs. Keytruda pembrolizumab...
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