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Beam makes USD 120M bet; GRAIL and Quest announce the collaboration; Brain organoids mimic infant’s brains; Improvement in T cells to kill cancer

Feb 25, 2021

Beam adds to drug delivery stable with USD 120 Million GuideTx buy Beam Therapeutics has taken over a startup whose technology could proffer the biotech’s genetic medicin...

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Bluebird suspends gene therapy trials; Cortexyme tripped up by FDA hold; Guardant Health launches surveillance blood test; Enhertu scores approval

Feb 18, 2021

Bluebird suspends gene therapy trials after two sickle cell patients develop cancer Bluebird bio has stopped two clinical trials of its sickle cell disease gene therapy aft...

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Plaque psoriasis drug outshines in phase III trial; Immunovant announces pause in trial of IMVT-1401; Prothena brings AL amyloidosis drug back; Canon Medical expands its MRI AI programs

Feb 4, 2021

Plaque psoriasis drug outshines the competition in phase III trial Bristol Myers Squibb’s psoriasis drug, the TYK2 inhibitor outshone placebo and Amgen’s Otezla in a se...

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Horizon, Viela Deal; Concert Schizo Drug Flop; Gilead Deals with Arcus and Gritstone

Feb 2, 2021

Horizon Therapeutics Bolsters its Rare Disease Portfolio in a $3B Viela Bio Buyout Horizon Therapeutics has announced to acquire Viela Bio for about $3.1 billion to augment...

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Aurinia’s Lupkynis for Lupus; FDA Fast Track Designation for Toripalimab; Wren Therapeutics’ Financing; Merck’s Covid-19 Vaccine Program End

Jan 26, 2021

Hot on the heels, Aurinia launches its drug in the Lupus market after GSK Aurinia Pharmaceuticals has recently got the USFDA approval for its Lupkynis (voclosporin) in comb...

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Unshackling TP53 in leukaemia with a novel combo; Merus receives funds for cancer research pact; Vera Therapeutics bags $80M; Gritstone appends COVID-19 to the pipeline.

Jan 21, 2021

Unshackling the TP53 in leukaemia with a novel combination approach. Drugs that target the cancer-promoting proteins MDM2 and BET have been attempted in acute myeloid leuka...

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Biohaven’s Troriluzole Failure; Daiichi/ AZ’s Enhertu; Fujifilm & Manufacturing Spree; J&J’s Darzalex Faspro

Jan 19, 2021

Biohaven’s Troriluzole Dwindles Again In Alzheimer’s After Anxiety  Biohaven Pharmaceuticals had put too much faith in its third-generation prodrug, Troriluzol...

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Birinapant licensing; AvantGen, IGM pairs up for anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies; BeiGene, Novartis to co-dvelop Tislelizumab; Valo raises USD190 M; Bluebird Bio Spins-off

Jan 12, 2021

Medivir, IGM Biosciences enters into an exclusive licensing agreement for Birinapant Medivir AB has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with IGM Biosciences to re...

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Pfizer/ OPKO Health’s Somatrogon; FDA EU for SCONE device; Antengene ATG-010 for rrMM and rrDLBCL; SanBio STEMTRA Phase 2 Interim Results

Jan 5, 2021

Pfizer and OPKO Health: A step closer to FDA Nod for pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD) drug, Somatrogon Pfizer and Opko had joined hands in 2014 to develop somatrog...

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A USD 4.2 Billion Myovant/ Pfizer Deal; Audentes Therapeutics’ ASPIRO Trial Free to Proceed; First Generic of Drug for Severe Hypoglycemia Gets Approval; Teleflex Acquires Z-Medica

Dec 29, 2020

A USD 4.2 Billion Myovant/ Pfizer Deal Myovant Sciences have decided to put their forces and efforts together to advance the Prostate cancer market as they announced their ...

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Agios’ cancer pipeline auction; uniQure’s gene therapy on hold; Ultragenyx, Mereo Deal; aTyr Pharma Trial

Dec 22, 2020

Servier Acquires Agios’ Cancer Portfolio in a USD 2 Billion Deal The year is a prime witness of pricey deals and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical industry. To leave...

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Mitochondria destruction for Cancer Treatment; Atsena raises USD 55 Million financings; Novartis and Cadent Therapeutics collaboration; Neuron23’s strategy to tackle CNS disorders

Dec 17, 2020

Mitochondria destruction can help in Cancer Treatment  Human cells require structures known as mitochondria for the generation of energy for their biochemical activities. ...

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FTA for Gannex’s ASC4; Disappointment for Incyte’s Ruxolitinib; Historic win for Pfizer, BioNTech’s COVID Vaccine; Alexion buyout; the debut of InnoSkel

Dec 15, 2020

Gannex received US FDA fast track designation for its NASH drug, ASC42 an FXR Agonist Gannex Pharma has received Fast Track designation approval from FDA for its drug candi...

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BASE10 Collaboration; Advaxis Public offerings; Takeda’s CABOMETYX Japan approval; TheraPharm Acquisition

Dec 1, 2020

BASE10 Collaborates with DNA Link for COVID-19 Antibody Test Research US-based BASE10 Genetics and Korean firm DNA Link announced a collaboration on a research project to a...

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Cancer-killing virus flees immune destruction and attacks metastatic lung tumors; Urovant’s vibegron fails trial; Genmab discards antibody-drug conjugate; Polyphor picks up $3.3M for inhaled antibiotic

Nov 26, 2020

Cancer-killing virus flees immune destruction and attacks metastatic lung tumors in mice Several viruses have a natural ability to eliminate cancer; however translating the...

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