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 | Feb 14, 2020
Product Development

Feb. 13 Product Development Quick Takes: Priority Review for BMS, Seattle Genetics, Deciphera therapies; plus Roche, Ipsen, Merck, Eisai and Amgen-Pfizer

August decision dates for BMS, Seattle Genetics, Deciphera  A trio of cancer therapies have received Priority Review from FDA with August PDUFA dates. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY) said FDA accepted a BLA for lisocabtagene maraleucel...
BioCentury | Feb 6, 2020
Product Development

2019-nCoV diagnostics ramp up in China, globally

Companies and government organizations have started large-scale deployment of diagnostics to diagnose and screen for 2019-nCoV. If secondary transmission of the virus occurs on a large scale outside China, diagnostics will be essential for effective...
BioCentury | Jan 27, 2020
Emerging Company Profile

Ohana: Looking to the other half of reproductive biology

The latest newco to be unveiled by Flagship Pioneering, Ohana, is homing in on the unexplored side of reproductive science with its sperm biology platform designed to address reproductive health issues ranging from fertility to...
BC Extra | Jan 24, 2020
Financial News

January fund-raising sets pace with $2.6B in follow-ons

A series of follow-ons pushed biotechs to raise about $1.5 billion this week, bringing January's total raise to about $2.6 billion via 16 follow-ons. The offerings have already outpaced last January, which saw $1.7 billion...
BC Extra | Jan 15, 2020
Financial News

Jan. 14 Financial Quick Takes: Schrödinger proposes NASDAQ IPO; plus Mirati, Blackstone, Orexia, Jasper, seqWell

Schrödinger seeking NASDAQ listing  Computational physics and drug discovery company Schrödinger Inc. proposed to raise up to $100 million in an IPO on NASDAQ. The company’s largest shareholders are the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation...
BC Extra | Jan 14, 2020
Company News

Adaptimmune continues upward trajectory with Astellas allogeneic cell therapy deal

Adaptimmune continued its run of J.P. Morgan news Tuesday, announcing a discovery partnership with Japanese pharma Astellas to develop allogeneic T cell therapies for cancer. The announcement follows a 200% gain for Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc...
BC Extra | Jan 10, 2020
Company News

Boehringer continues fibrosis drive via acquisition of Enleofen assets

The acquisition of Enleofen’s preclinical IL-11 inhibition platform is the latest in a string of deals by Boehringer to build out its fibrosis tool kit, giving the German pharma therapies against a new target for...
BC Extra | Jan 9, 2020
Company News

Blueprint gets first FDA approval, with second expected this year

FDA approved Blueprint’s gastrointestinal stromal tumor therapy a month ahead of its Feb. 14 PDUFA date, notching the biotech the first of two expected approvals this year. Ayvakit avapritinib from Blueprint Medicines Corp. (NASDAQ:BPMC) is...
BC Extra | Jan 7, 2020
Company News

Jan. 6 Company Quick Takes: China approvals for AZ, Sanofi and Gene+; plus Apollomics-GlycoMimetics, Pfizer-Merck KGaA and more

Trio of approvals from China’s NMPA   China’s National Medical Products Administration approved NDAs for Lokelma sodium zirconium cyclosilicate from AstraZeneca plc (LSE:AZN; NYSE:AZN) to treat hyperkalemia and anti-PCSK9 mAb Praluent alirocumab from Sanofi (Euronext:SAN;...
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