BioCentury | Jan 25, 2020
Targets & Mechanisms

CAR T strategies for cracking the code in solid tumors

As drug developers try to crack the code for making CAR T cell therapies work in solid tumors, they aren’t sticking to the playbook that led to success with other modalities. BioCentury’s analysis of the...
BC Extra | Sep 6, 2019
Company News

Sumitomo Dainippon to bolster pipeline via deal for women's health, urology, rare disease vants for $3B

Sumitomo Dainippon will pay $3 billion to acquire Roivant's stakes’ in five of its “vants” encompassing women's health, urology and rare diseases, propping up its pipeline as it anticipates losing U.S. market exclusivity on antipsychotic...
BC Extra | Jul 23, 2019
Clinical News

July 23 Clinical Quick Takes: Achillion plans U.S. IND; plus Chiasma, Myovant, Marinus and Merck

Achillion plans U.S. IND after latest readout for ACH-5228  Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) rose $1.19 (50%) to $3.57 since announcing early Monday that multiple ascending doses of its CFD inhibitor ACH-5228 led to 95% complement...
BioCentury | Jun 29, 2019

All eyes on new modality launches, cancer and rare disease data in 3Q19

While the typical summer lull means fewer catalysts in the third quarter, investors will be keeping a close eye on launches of new modality drugs. Of special interest to multiple buysiders is the launch of...
BC Extra | May 14, 2019
Clinical News

May 14 Clinical Quick Takes: Myovant, Solid, Minerva, Modus, Zealand

Myovant tumbles after Phase III uterine fibroid data  Myovant Sciences Ltd. (NYSE:MYOV) lost $4.39 (25%) to $12.83 Tuesday despite reporting that relugolix (TAK-385) met the primary endpoint of a better response rate than placebo in...
BioCentury | May 10, 2019
Emerging Company Profile

HopeMed: Targeting PRLR for chronic diseases

HopeMed spun out of Peking University last month with a mAb against the prolactin receptor from Bayer that could provide a safe alternative to competing therapies for endometriosis and alopecia. Hope Medicine Inc. has exclusive...
BC Week In Review | Feb 15, 2019
Clinical News

Xtandi reduces radiographic PFS by 61% in metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer

Astellas Pharma Inc. (Tokyo:4503) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) reported that Xtandi enzalutamide plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) reduced the risk of radiographic progression or death, the primary endpoint, by 61% vs. ADT alone in the...
BC Innovations | Jan 30, 2019
Translation in Brief

Epigenetic links in endometriosis

An HDAC3-mediated epigenetic pathway could lead to new therapies and markers for endometriosis and associated infertility. Researchers from Michigan State University and Yonsei University College of Medicine have linked an epigenetic pathway involving HDAC3 to...
BioCentury | Dec 8, 2018

Path to opioid-free pain relief

To jump-start development of analgesics that can help stem the opioid crisis, companies want FDA’s upcoming guidelines to reduce uncertainty around outcomes that constitute clinically meaningful opioid sparing. But while an advisory panel put some...
BC Week In Review | Jul 27, 2018
Clinical News

FDA approves AbbVie's Orilissa for endometriosis pain

FDA approved Orilissa elagolix from AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) for the management of moderate to severe pain associated with endometriosis. AbbVie expects to launch the drug early next month at a wholesale acquisition cost (WAC) of...
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