BioCentury | Feb 28, 2020
Distillery Therapeutics

Boosting OSM and TIMP1 levels to treat demyelinating diseases

DISEASE CATEGORY: Autoimmune disease INDICATION: Multiple sclerosis (MS) Promoting expression of OSM or its downstream mediator TIMP1 could treat demyelinating diseases such as MS. In cultures of oligodendrocyte precursor cells, which differentiate into the myelinating...
BioCentury | Jan 1, 2020
Company News

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 | Dec 21, 2019
Product Development

It’s been a hell of a millennium -- and it’s just getting started

BioCentury, like the biomedical innovation ecosystem it serves, is relentlessly focused on the future, but the turn of a decade is a good time to check in on the progress industry has made possible --...
BioCentury | Nov 14, 2017
Regulation

Rules of engagement

An upcoming publication from the National Health Council on good practices for sponsor-patient interactions could help companies overcome fears that their outreach could be construed as promotional. Several executives told BioCentury that having guardrails established...
BioCentury | Oct 3, 2016
Finance

ASH and others

Cancer and hematology companies are likely to garner the most headlines in 4Q16 thanks to ESMO in October and ASH in December, but some investors also are branching out to events that typically receive less...
BioCentury | May 23, 2016
Politics, Policy & Law

Plan B for Part B?

PhRMA and BIO's "hell no" responses to CMS's plan to change the way Medicare Part B pays for drugs have set the stage for a confrontation that will test the industry's ability to fend off...
BioCentury | Apr 4, 2016
Finance

Ample opportunity

While some investors are sifting through formerly high-flying names for bargains, event-driven buysiders have a full plate of late-stage milestones in 2Q16. The quarter promises more than 30 Phase III data readouts and PDUFA dates....
BioCentury | Feb 15, 2016
Regulation

Piloting compassion

A pilot program created by a pharma company and an academic center has succeeded in making the process of adjudicating compassionate use requests fairer and more transparent, according to Amrit Ray, CMO at the Janssen...
BioCentury | Nov 23, 2015
Regulation

Califf's agenda

Senate Democrats and Republicans last week drove a stake through allegations that Robert Califf's past interactions with pharmaceutical companies render him unsuitable to serve as commissioner of FDA. Strong bipartisan support from the Health, Education,...
BioCentury | Oct 5, 2015
Finance

Event planner

For investors who are not inclined to sit it out until the volatility abates, the fourth quarter is bursting with late-stage catalysts. There are no fewer than 17 PDUFA dates on the calendar before year...
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