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Regeneron’s I-O Drug; Gene Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease; Yumanity and Merck Inks $500M Deal; Simcha Raises $25M

Jun 25, 2020

Regeneron recognizes new combos to boost I-O drug Libtayo’s cancer response PD-1/L1 inhibitors work by enhancing the immune response to cancer, have benefitted patien...

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HCQ/ CQ failure; AZ/ Catalent’s deal; Sinovac’s CoronaVac and Lilly’s Olumiant trial results

Jun 16, 2020

The US FDA nullified the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) granted to chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate to treat COVID-19. The regulatory authority had g...

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Alnylam’s lumasiran results; AZ’s oncology drug; Astellas Roxadustat; Evotec’s partnership with ABL

Jun 29, 2020

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has released the Phase III results of the clinical trial ILLUMINATE-A evaluating lumasiran for Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1 Primary Hyperoxaluria Ty...

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Gene-edited T cells for diabetes treatment; Pliant raised $144 million; Accent, AstraZeneca aim RNA modifiers in cancer deal; NodThera Raises $55M;

Jun 4, 2020

Gene-edited T cells for diabetes treatment The Scientists at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute and the Benaroya Research Institute have got a promising findin...

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Startup focuses tumors with CAR-T; AbCellera grabs USD 105M; Gilead inks USD 2B deal; GSK’s anti-BCMA antibody receives a boost

Jun 29, 2020

The startup focuses on glioblastoma tumors with CAR-T therapy. CAR-T technology that involves genetically modifying a patient’s immune cells to recognize and attack cance...

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CanSino deals with Precision; Atea raises USD 215 M; Applied Molecular Transport targets for USD 100 M IPO; Cell therapy repairs multiple sclerosis in mice

Jun 29, 2020

CanSino adds mRNA with Precision NanoSystems  CanSino Biologics is already evaluating a recombinant coronavirus vaccine in China. However, it is adding the mRNA to COV...

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Mavacamten Phase III clinical trial, FDA nod for Ovarian cancer therapy, Dyno Therapeutics & Novartis Collaboration, Abbott’s COVID-19 diagnostic kit

May 12, 2020

MyoKardia has announced the promising results of Phase III clinical trials of its lead drug mavacamten for symptomatic, obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Follo...

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Avrobio taps Magenta’s ADC; Eli Lilly ramps up; FDA postpones decision; CSL gears up to fight pandemic,

May 7, 2020

Avrobio taps ADC of Magenta for enhancing gene therapy conditioning Avrobio is working to make conditioning safer. The company is collaborating with Magenta Therapeutics to...

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Acquisition of Stemline; Roche’s Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody test; Newron’s abandonment of STARS trial

May 5, 2020

Florence-based Menarini Group has announced a USD667 million acquisition of the Stemline Therapeutics, an oncology-focused company. As per the agreement, Menarini plans to ...

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Remdesivir accelerates for COVID-19 recovery; Merck pact with Almac; Pfizer, BioNTech finish dosing in; Taysha Gene Therapies for trials

Jun 25, 2020

Remdesivir of Gilead accelerates COVID-19 recovery Gilead Sciences’ Remdesivir shows the first data from a placebo-controlled study. Remdesivir decreases recovery tim...

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In the race to fight SARS-CoV-2: Merck, ISB; ViiV; Genalyte gears up

Jul 2, 2020

Merck has collaborated with the Seattle-based Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) to further study novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The primary goal of the collaboration will ...

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AbbVie, Sofinnova back; Gilead, Kite ink; Biogen aims filing; Reversing diabetes

Jun 29, 2020

AbbVie, Sofinnova back USD 38 Million for Nitrome Biosciences Nitrome Biosciences contemplates treating Parkinson’s disease and diabetes by targeting a new class of e...

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COVID19 pipeline advances as Novartis begins phase III trial of hydroxychloroquine; and advancements in RCC, and HER2 positive breast cancer market

Apr 23, 2020

The U.S. FDA has given its nod to Seattle Genetics for its Tukysa (tucatinib) for advanced unresectable or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer Tukysa (tucatinib) is a ty...

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AstraZeneca targets for COVID-19 antibody trial; Arrakis, Roche team up; GSK, AstraZeneca launch testing lab, U.S. government funds OraSure

Apr 9, 2020

AstraZeneca aims for summer start for COVID-19 antibody trial AstraZeneca has made its multipronged approach to the development of antibodies against the pandemic SARS-CoV-...

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Immunomedics Halts Sacituzumab govitecan trial; GSK-Vir Biotech collaboration; INO-4800 DNA COVID-19 Vaccine; Pfizer Commits $ 40M for COVID-19

Apr 17, 2020

Immunomedics discontinues its trial early – hopes for accelerated approval of Sacituzumab govitecan for mTNBC Immunomedics– a New Jersey-based pharmaceutical compan...

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