22:39 , Jul 9, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

July 9 Company Quick Takes: Celgene, Nimbus expand deal; plus Gilead-Lyndra, Darzalex and more

Celgene gets option for Nimbus' HPK1 program  Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ:CELG) expanded its partnership with Nimbus Therapeutics LLC (Cambridge, Mass.) to include an option for the latter's HPK1 inhibitor to treat cancer, which Celgene can exercise...
00:18 , Jul 2, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Boehringer races to catch up in NASH through Yuhan deal

Boehringer is playing catch up in NASH through a preclinical deal with Yuhan that doubles its programs in the indication from one to two and marks its entry into combining therapeutic MOAs -- a strategy...
00:20 , Jun 11, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Clinical News

June 10 Clinical Quick Takes: Oral semaglutide superior to Jardiance, non-inferior to Victoza; plus Aptinyx and Eli Lilly

Novo’s oral semaglutide meets in Phase III trials  Novo Nordisk A/S (CSE:NOVO B; NYSE:NVO) reported results from two Phase III trials of its oral semaglutide in Type II diabetes. In PIONEER 2, oral semaglutide, a...
21:28 , May 24, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

May 24 Company Quick Takes: End of Alpine-Kite deal; plus Jakafi label expansion and more

Kite ends immunotherapy deal with Alpine  Alpine Immune Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:ALPN) said Kite Pharma Inc. terminated a 2015 deal to discover and develop protein-based immunotherapies targeting the immune synapse to treat cancer. The deal granted...
23:54 , May 8, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

May 8 Company Quick Takes: Takeda selling Shire eye drug to Novartis in $3.4B deal; plus BioNTech, Third Rock’s Thrive and more

Takeda off-loads Xiidra, TachoSil  Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (Tokyo:4502; NYSE:TAK) will sell Xiidra lifitegrast to Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS; SIX:NOVN) for $3.4 billion up front, plus $1.9 billion in milestones. Takeda said divesting the dry eye...
22:52 , May 3, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

May 3 Company Quick Takes: NHS England, Acacia, Insys, Novo, AZ

NHS strikes deal aimed at eliminating HCV in England  NHS England partnered with Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD), Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) and AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) to identify and treat individuals who are unaware they...
22:44 , Apr 25, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Clinical News

Gilead looks towards NASH combo data after selonsertib fails in second Phase III

Gilead's selonsertib has failed in another Phase III NASH trial, this time missing the primary endpoint in patients with a less severe stage of fibrosis. The company will focus on its combination strategy to treat...
20:04 , Apr 25, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Finance

The academic founders' conundrum

First-time academic entrepreneurs face a circular problem: while they’re continually sought after by VCs and pharmas seeking the next “big thing”, they also face an arduous path to establish their bona fides - not for...
17:13 , Apr 19, 2019 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

ImmunoForge gets rights to PB1023 from PhaseBio

PhaseBio granted ImmunoForge exclusive, worldwide rights to develop and commercialize PB1023 for all indications except diabetes, obesity and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). ImmunoForge Co. Ltd. (Seoul, South Korea) will develop the compound for serious sarcopenia-related diseases....
19:57 , Apr 12, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Gilead, Novo team up to combine NASH compounds

A day after Gilead presented Phase II data at EASL for its cilofexor plus firsocostat combination to treat non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, the company partnered with Novo Nordisk to test the duo in combination with semaglutide in...