BioCentury | Apr 27, 2020

ADC renews IPO bid as first regulatory filing looms

Less than four months after new pivotal data strengthened its case for a BLA submission this year, ADC has again filed a prospectus for an IPO -- although it may be a more modest one...
BC Extra | Jan 11, 2020
Company News

Jan. 10 Company Quick Takes: Nektar gains on expanded BMS deal; plus Nurix-Sanofi, Amunix-Roche, Sorrento, Alderaan, Keytruda, Akari, Moderna

BMS, Nektar adding more combo trials to bempeg/Opdivo deal  Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY) and Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) will start two new registrational trials under an expanded partnership in which they are developing Nektar's bempegaldesleukin (NKTR-214)...
BioCentury | Jan 11, 2020

Why buysiders say 2020 could be the year of the CNS

A pair of CNS approvals in the final days of 2019 has only added to the growing momentum buysiders were already tracking for 2020 in the once neglected disease area. Positive regulatory signals are converging...
BC Extra | Jan 9, 2020
Clinical News

ADC’s loncastuximab data could clear path for BLA, IPO filing

Months after scuttling a planned listing, ADC Therapeutics intends to refile for an IPO as it prepares to submit a BLA in 3Q19 seeking accelerated approval for its antibody-drug conjugate to treat DLBCL in a...
BC Extra | Nov 11, 2019
Clinical News

Nov. 11 SITC Roundup: Celyad's first clinical data for allogeneic CAR Ts, plus Vaccibody and Nektar

Celyad reports no GvHD, two PRs in allogeneic CAR T trial  Newly presented data from a Phase I trial of an allogeneic CAR T from Celyad S.A. (Euronext:CYAD; NASDAQ:CYAD) showed that among 12 patients with...
BC Extra | Oct 23, 2019
Company News

With MS approval looming, Alkermes restructures to seek sustainable profits

Alkermes expects cost savings from a newly announced restructuring, combined with payments due to the company upon the anticipated approval of a new MS therapy, will allow it to maintain profitability in the coming years....
BioCentury | Oct 4, 2019

Biotech down again in 3Q19

Biotech stocks are continuing a downward trend, with all market cap tiers losing value in 3Q19, leading to a total quarterly loss of $88.8 billion. Companies valued at $1-$4.9 billion, $5-$9.9 billion and above $10...
BC Extra | Sep 26, 2019
Clinical News

Nektar falls on TNBC data for doublet, but considering moving ahead with a triple combo

Despite shedding over $200 million from its market cap Thursday after reporting response data from the triple-negative breast cancer cohort of its bempegaldesleukin/Opdivo nivolumab combination trial, Nektar is looking ahead to the next set of...
BC Innovations | Jul 18, 2019
Emerging Company Profile

Neoleukin emerges with a de novo approach to improving biologics

With a platform to design proteins from scratch, Neoleukin is making a new class of biologics that resemble their endogenous protein counterparts in structure, but not in sequence. The strategy gives the company a clean...
BC Extra | Jun 14, 2019
Clinical News

June 13 Clinical Quick Takes: Roche's Gazyva meets in Phase II for lupus; plus Boehringer/Lilly, Savara and more

Roche's Gazyva clears Phase II hurdle in lupus nephritis  Gazyva obinutuzumab from Roche (SIX:ROG; OTCQX:RHHBY) met the primary endpoint in the Phase II NOBILITY trial to treat lupus nephritis. Given in combination with standard of...
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