23:43 , May 31, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Emerging Company Profile

Oral route for HAE

The team behind Firazyr icatibant has reunited to develop an oral version of the drug that could give hereditary angioedema patients the alternative to injectables they’ve been asking for. Pharvaris B.V. brings together team members responsible...
22:55 , May 11, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Strategy

Takeda hits the gas

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.’s proposed acquisition of Shire plc is an acceleration of -- not a departure from -- CEO Christophe Weber’s stated strategy to build a top-tier global pharma, according to management. On May 8,...
21:10 , Apr 17, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Therapeutics

Ophthalmic disease

INDICATION: Diabetic macular edema (DME) In vitro, mouse and rat studies identified two bicyclic peptide inhibitors of KLKB1 that could help treat DME. Screening of a bicyclic peptide library in KLKB1 binding assays followed by optimization...
01:23 , Mar 31, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Strategy

Refashioning Takeda

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.’s potential acquisition of Shire plc appears to be timed to take advantage of the chance to acquire products and a global footprint on the cheap. The combination would create a global biopharma...
21:02 , Mar 2, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

Priority review for Shire's HAE prophylactic

FDA accepted and granted Priority Review to a BLA for lanadelumab (SHP643) from Shire plc (LSE:SHP; NASDAQ:SHPG) to prevent hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks in patients ages 12 and older. Its PDUFA date is Aug. 26. The...
22:09 , Feb 23, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Priority Review for Shire's HAE prophylactic

FDA accepted and granted Priority Review to a BLA for lanadelumab (SHP643) from Shire plc (LSE:SHP; NASDAQ:SHPG) to prevent hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks in patients ages 12 and older. Its PDUFA date is Aug. 26. The...
19:55 , Oct 13, 2017 |  BioCentury  |  Regulation

Expanding the HAE tool kit

Despite an increasingly crowded market, hereditary angioedema patients who attended FDA’s Patient-Focused Drug Development meeting said there remains room for improvement in dosing convenience and reducing attack frequency. Two subcutaneous prophylactics that have completed Phase...
19:46 , Oct 13, 2017 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

KalVista leaps after Merck deal in DME

KalVista Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:KALV) shares jumped 38% on Oct. 10 after the company granted Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) options to acquire its most advanced program KVD001, an intravitreal plasma kallikrein (KLKB1) inhibitor, along with...
19:58 , Aug 4, 2017 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Shire evaluating neurology pipeline

In its 2Q17 earnings report, Shire plc (LSE:SHP; NASDAQ:SHPG) said it will evaluate options for its neurology franchise, with the potential of spinning out the company’s core ADHD business into an independent public company. The...
23:20 , Aug 3, 2017 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Shire evaluating neurology pipeline

In its 2Q17 earnings report, Shire plc (LSE:SHP; NASDAQ:SHPG) said it will evaluate options for its neurology franchise, with the potential of spinning out the company’s core ADHD business into an independent public company. The...