BC Extra | Jan 17, 2020
Preclinical News

Jan 16 Preclinical Quick Takes: Deerfield's Orchard partners with Yeda; Acuitas-Penn flu vaccine in newborns; plus Regeneron, Genentech-Gladstone and Banyan

Deerfield forms Orchard Innovations in Yeda collaboration on translation  Deerfield Management Co. launched Orchard Innovations LLC to pursue translational R&D derived from Weizmann Institute of Science research. Yeda Research and Development Co. Ltd., Weizmann’s commercial...
BC Extra | Dec 17, 2019
Clinical News

Axsome continues ascent with Phase III success in depression

With its depression therapy meeting in Phase III and plans to submit an NDA next year, Axsome has more than quadrupled its market cap since October, when it received a bump from a Phase II...
BC Innovations | Nov 15, 2019
Product Development

Minerva on the verge in neuropsychiatry with two compounds close to verdict

Minerva Neurosciences is on the precipice of two clinical readouts that could determine whether its founding bet on a pair of neuropsychiatry compounds from Mitsubishi Tanabe has panned out. Neither molecule represents a shift from...
BioCentury | Oct 16, 2019
Product Development

Relmada data offer hope of safer option for depression

Relmada more than doubled its share price Tuesday after reporting Phase II data hinting that REL-1017 could be as effective at treating depression as J&J’s Spravato without the psychotomimetic side effects that require physician monitoring....
BC Extra | Aug 28, 2019
Company News

Aug. 28 Company Quick Takes: Amgen to appeal Repatha ruling and EcoR1 buys Woodford’s stake in Prothena; plus DarwinHealth-Celgene, CRISPR IP, Trevena and Shink

Repatha patents invalid, court finds  Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) said it will appeal after a federal court found that its patents covering anti-PCSK9 mAb Repatha evolocumab are invalid on the basis of lack of enablement. The...
BC Innovations | Aug 8, 2019
Distillery Techniques

Mouse model of autoimmune encephalitis for screening therapies

TECHNIQUES CATEGORY: Disease models TECHNOLOGY: Animal models Mice injected with GRIN1 and GRIN2B could be used to screen therapies for the autoimmune disorder anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. In mice, subcutaneous injection of liposomes loaded with rat...
BC Extra | Jun 11, 2019
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...
BioCentury | Apr 26, 2019
Emerging Company Profile

ProNeurogen: Angiotensin peptides for vascular cognitive impairment

By developing native and glycosylated forms of the angiotensin-(1-7) peptide for vascular cognitive impairment, ProNeurogen hopes to plug a treatment gap that repurposed Alzheimer's disease drugs have failed to fill. There are no therapies approved...
BC Week In Review | Apr 25, 2019
Clinical News

Axsome's AXS-05 meets in Phase II for smoking cessation

Axsome said twice-daily AXS-05 met the primary endpoint of reducing the mean number of cigarettes smoked per day assessed over a 3-week period vs. bupropion in a Phase II trial for smoking cessation (8.49 vs....
BioCentury | Apr 6, 2019
Finance

Everybody up

Biotech stocks were off to a strong start in 1Q19, with 71% of companies tracked by BioCentury seeing market cap growth in the quarter. Across all market cap bands, biotechs saw a median gain of...
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