BioCentury | Aug 11, 2020
Product Development

Remdesivir heads for FDA review as Gilead continues to build manufacturing pipeline

As Gilead continues to expand its manufacturing capabilities for Veklury, the company has moved a step closer to gaining full approval of the therapy in the U.S. for COVID-19. The company announced its NDA submission for...
BioCentury | May 19, 2020
Emerging Company Profile

Helmed by OrbiMed’s Wang, Inmagene debuts with Phase II autoimmune program

Inmagene emerged from stealth last week with plans to expand the biologics markets in China, starting with a Phase II psoriasis program it in-licensed from Swedish biotech Affibody. The candidate, IMG-020, is expected to be...
BioCentury | Dec 7, 2019
Company News

Dec. 6 Company Quick Takes: Alexion rebuffs activist’s push for sale; plus UCB, Genmab, Enzyvant, Biohaven

Under activist pressure, Alexion decides against proactive sale process Shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) rose 6% Friday, boosting the company’s market cap by $1.4 billion, after the company said in a statement that its...
BioCentury | Oct 29, 2019
Company News

Oct. 28 Company Quick Takes: MOR106 dropped in atopic dermatitis; plus Blueprint, Merus, Gilead-Glympse, Heron and GSK

Galapagos, MorphoSys, Novartis discontinue atopic dermatitis program With an interim analysis indicating futility of the Phase II IGUANA trial, MorphoSys AG (Xetra:MOR; NASDAQ:MOR), Galapagos N.V. (Euronext:GLPG; NASDAQ:GLPG) and Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS; SIX:NOVN) terminated development of...
BioCentury | Sep 4, 2019
Company News

Sept. 4 Company Quick Takes: Boehringer licenses Lupin MEK inhibitor; plus BMS-BioMotiv, KemPharm-GPC, Lilly, Nektar and Intellipharmaceutics

BI licenses Lupin's MEK inhibitor Boehringer Ingelheim (Ingelheim, Germany) licensed development and commercialization rights to MEK inhibitor LNP3794 from Lupin Ltd. (NSE:LUPIN; BSE:500257), which the pharma plans to test in combination with its KRAS inhibitors...
BioCentury | Aug 13, 2019
Clinical News

Taltz tops Tremfya in psoriasis but data may not change prescribing habits

Eli Lilly said Taltz was superior to J&J's Tremfya in treating psoriasis at 12 weeks in the Phase IV IXORA-R trial, but the data may not move the needle on physicians’ prescribing habits. The data...
BioCentury | Jun 14, 2019
Clinical News

June 14 Clinical Quick Takes: Chi-Med, BeiGene, UCB, Global Blood and more

Chi-Med’s surufatinib meets in Phase III for extra-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors Hutchison China MediTech Ltd. (LSE:HCM; NASDAQ:HCM) said it is planning a pre-NDA meeting with China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) after surufatinib (formerly sulfatinib) met...
BioCentury | Apr 26, 2019
Clinical News

Lilly planning submissions for Taltz in non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis

Lilly said it plans to submit regulatory applications this year for Taltz ixekizumab to treat non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis after the drug met the primary and all major secondary endpoints in the Phase III COAST-X trial....
BioCentury | Mar 5, 2019
Company News

Intarcia licenses Numab's autoimmune therapy

Ahead of an NDA resubmission for its Type II diabetes therapy, Intarcia exercised an option to license from Numab exclusive, worldwide rights to autoimmune disorder therapy, ND016. ND016 is a trispecific antibody fragment that blocks...
BioCentury | Feb 21, 2019
Translation in Brief

Bugging inflammation in lung cancer

An MIT study linking the lung microbiome to inflammation offers new therapeutic strategies for treating lung cancer and a mechanistic rationale for testing cytokine inhibitors in the disease, a tack Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS; SIX:NOVN) has...
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