How is a Rare disease defined? Well, it depends on the geography in question, since there is no universal definition, even so, the definition revolves around the point of prevalence or incidence of rare disease. If we talk about the United States, a rare disease affects fewer than 200,000 people (Orphan Drug Act). ...Find More
As per DelveInsight, the Small cell lung cancer market size is expected to increase at a CAGR of 15.2% during the study period (2017–30) attributing to a rich pipeline, healthcare spending, improved R&D, and discovery of novel targets. Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) or Small cell lung carcinoma is an aggressi...Find More
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has released the Phase III results of the clinical trial ILLUMINATE-A evaluating lumasiran for Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1 Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1 (PH1) is a rare disorder that affects kidneys due to an excess buildup of oxalate, which in normal cases is filtered through the kidneys...Find More
The US FDA has voted down Nektar Therapeutics’ opioid painkiller NKTR-181, designed to treat lower back pain. The FDA’s Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee unanimously has decided not to recommend the use of the painkiller, ta...Find More
Amgen has announced to purchase 20.5% of the stake in Chinese-American drug company BeiGene. As per the deal signed, Amgen will develop and commercialize around two dozen of its on-market as well as experimental drug compounds for the treatment of cancer in China. The shares purchased are worth USD 2.7 bill...Find More
In layman’s language, Cluster headache is a headache disorder that occurs in cyclical patterns. The term cluster headache itself defines the condition that these attacks occur in groups, or “clusters.” During a cluster cycle, brief, excruciatingly severe headache attacks recur between 1-8 times per day. Known as on...Find More
Merck decides to acquire Peloton Therapeutics, fortifying Oncology pipeline Merck is ready to buy Peloton Therapeutics for USD 1.1 million. The companies have entered into a definitive agreement which will give Merck rights over an oral HIF-2α inhibitor- PT2977, which is Peloton’s lead candidate for the treatme...Find More
Roche's takes a step- forward to treat Huntington's disease A new drug co-developed by Roche and Ionis Pharmaceuticals can be a potential candidate to treat Huntington's disease. RG6042 which is an antisense oligonucleotide is able to successfully lower down the production of a toxic protein that results in dysf...Find More
AgomAb Therapeutics raises USD 23.5 million for its agomAbs A Belgian biotherapeutics company AgomAb Therapeutics which has been in a long run of making agonistic antibodies has secured USD 23.5 million in a Series A financing round from international investor syndicate co-led by V-Bio Ventures (Belgium) and Adv...Find More
Tetra, Shionogi sign USD 40 Million deal for Alzheimer’s disease and fragile X syndrome Tetra Discovery Partners is collaborating with Shionogi to progress its PDE4-targeting drug in Alzheimer’s disease and fragile X syndrome. Shionogi will give a USD 5 million upfront payment and USD 35 million in equ...Find More
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