FDA Approves BeiGene’s Brukinsa for CLL/SLL BeiGene's Brukinsa (zanubrutinib) for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. CLL is a common type of leukemia, accounting for approximately 25% of all new cases each year. SLL is...Find More
Gilead Buys Out Rights to Cancer Therapy from Jounce for USD 67 Million Gilead Sciences must have liked what it saw in a two-year-old collaboration with Jounce Therapeutics for CCR8-targeting cancer immunotherapy because the company has just agreed to own the program fully. The drug in question, GS-1811 (formerl...Find More
AbbVie Secures Fourth FDA Approval for Vraylar AbbVie has received its fourth FDA approval for Vraylar, adding major depressive disorder (MDD) adjunctive therapy to a list that includes schizophrenia and manic and depressive episodes in bipolar disorder. According to AbbVie, the approval makes Vraylar (cariprazi...Find More
C4X Discovery Holdings and AstraZeneca Signs Exclusive USD 402 Million Global License C4X Discovery Holdings has signed an exclusive global license with AstraZeneca worth up to USD 402 million for the development and commercialization of the NRF2 Activator program. The agreement will allow AstraZeneca to develop...Find More
Gene therapy is an experimental technique that introduces functional genes into a patient’s body to counteract or replace defective ones, thereby curing disease without using pharmaceuticals, radiotherapy, or surgery. Genetic defects that are difficult to treat with drugs or antibodies can be treated with therapy w...Find More
Zealand Pharma Announces the Positive Topline Results from its Phase III trial of Glepaglutide Zealand Pharma A/S, a biotech company specializing in peptide-based medicines, announced positive topline results from its phase III trial of glepaglutide. In the evenly randomized double-blind trial, 106 patients with...Find More
Daiichi Sankyo Receives the First Approval for its Blood Cancer Drug Ezharmia Daiichi Sankyo has received the first global approval for Ezharmia, a first-in-class dual EZH1 and EZH2 inhibitor for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL). The Japanese Ministry of ...Find More
Aktis Oncology Raises USD 84 Million To Advance Novel Targeted Alpha Radiopharmaceuticals Aktis Oncology has raised an additional USD 84 million in its Series A round, adding to the USD 72 million raised last year to help bring its radiopharmaceuticals to market. The extension to the first round included Merck's...Find More
There has been a renaissance in gene therapy attempts, spurred partly by the discovery and understanding of novel gene delivery vectors. Adeno-associated virus (AAV) is a non-enveloped virus that may be designed to carry DNA to target cells and has sparked considerable interest in the area, particularly in clinical...Find More
FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to VB-111 for Platinium-resistant Ovarian Cancer The FDA has given VBL Therapeutics’ VB-111 (ofranergene obadenovec), a targeted anticancer viral gene therapy, fast track designation for use as a viable therapeutic option in patients with platinum-resistant Ovarian Cancer. VB...Find More
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