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
Merck to Acquire Imago BioSciences, Inc. for USD 1.35 Billion While its rumored acquisition of Seagen has yet to materialize, Merck & Co has continued to bolster its pipeline with smaller transactions, the most recent of which was a USD 1.35 billion agreement to acquire Imago BioSciences and its bomedemstat ...Find More
Genentech’s gantenerumab Fails in Phase III Trial for Alzheimer’s Disease In yet another setback for an amyloid-targeting drug, Roche's Genentech division has reported disappointing top-line results from its highly anticipated phase III trial of gantenerumab in early Alzheimer's disease. The failure is entirely ...Find More
Amgen Reports Promising Mid-stage Results for its Olpasiran Candidate Amgen has reported encouraging mid-stage results for its olpasiran candidate for lowering lipoprotein(a) - a risk factor for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease - and now plans to move forward with a phase III program as soon as possi...Find More
Actinium Announces Positive Top-line Results from Pivotal Phase III SIERRA Trial of Iomab-B Actinium Pharma is on track to submit its targeted radiotherapy for AML patients requiring a bone marrow transplant in the United States, boosted by top-line data from a pivotal trial. The SIERRA trial of Iomab-B, an anti...Find More
FDA Accepts Bristol Myers Squibb’s Supplemental New Drug Application for CAMZYOS Bristol Myers Squibb declared that the U.S. FDA had accepted its supplemental new drug application for CAMZYOS for an expanded indication to reduce the need for septal reduction therapy. CAMYZOS is currently FDA-approved for treatin...Find More
CHMP Gives Positive Opinion on Takeda’s Qdenga The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has given its approval to Takeda GmbH’s Qdenga, a live, attenuated dengue tetravalent vaccine (TAK-003). It is the first time the CHMP has reviewed a medicinal product ...Find More
Merck’s Sotatercept Clears Phase III Trial Merck’s USD 11.5 billion acquisition of Acceleron last year was based on the promise of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) candidate sotatercept, which has recently met the mark in a much-anticipated phase III trial. The STELLAR trial found that adding the activin re...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
AstraZeneca’s Danicopan Shows Positive Results in Phase III Trial Danicopan, an oral Factor D inhibitor developed by AstraZeneca, was expected to fail a phase II trial in rare kidney disease in 2020, but a new readout could revive the drug. Danicopan (ALXN2040) has demonstrated efficacy as an adjunct treatment f...Find More
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