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Latest Pharma News and Updates for BeiGene, Seagen, Alnylam, Roche, Astellas
BeiGene’s Brukinsa Approval; FDA Approval to Seagen’s TUKYSA; NICE Recommends Alnylam’s Amvuttra; FDA Approves Brenzavvy for Type 2 Diabetes; Roche’s Tecentriq to be Filed for Early-stage Liver Cancer; FDA Lifts Hold on Astellas’ Pompe Gene Therapy

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...

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Latest Pharma News and Updates for Ipsen, Chiesi, Takeda, ACELYRIN, Lantern Pharma
Ipsen to Acquire Albireo; Chiesi Farmaceutici to Buy Amryt Pharma; Takeda Presents Phase III Results of TAK-755 for cTTP; ACELYRIN Acquires ValenzaBio; FDA Approves LEQEMBI for Alzheimer’s Disease; Orphan Drug Designation to Lantern Pharma’s LP-284 for MLL

Ipsen to Acquire Albireo for USD 952 Million Ipsen, a French pharmaceutical company, has offered USD 42 per share for the US biotech Albireo and its rare disease treatment Bylvay, continuing a recent spree of merger and acquisition activity. Albireo, a Boston-based business, is valued at USD 952 million under th...

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Pharma News and Updates for Gilead, Biogen, Pfizer, MediWound, UCB
Gilead Buys Out Rights to Cancer Therapy from Jounce; FDA Places Clinical Hold on Biogen’s Orelabrutinib; Pfizer Announces Phase 3 BENEGENE-2 Study Result; FDA Approves MediWound’s NexoBrid; UCB Announces FDA Acceptance of BLA Resubmission for Bimekizumab; FDA Approves TG Therapeutics’ Briumvi

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...

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Pharma News for Gilead, Roche, AstraZeneca, Genentech, Mirati, Pfizer
Gilead Sciences’ Sunlenca Approval; FDA Approves Roche’s CD20xCD3 Bispecific Antibody Lunsumio; EU Approves AstraZeneca’s Imfinzi Plus Chemo; Pfizer Files Blockbuster Hope Etrasimod for Ulcerative Colitis; FDA Approves Mosunetuzumab for R/F Follicular Lymphoma; FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation to Adagrasib Plus Cetuximab for KRAS G12C–Mutated Advanced CRC

FDA Approves Gilead Sciences’ Sunlenca Sunlenca, a Gilead Sciences therapy for people with multidrug-resistant (MDR) HIV infection that only needs to be taken twice a year, has received FDA approval for the second time of asking. Sunlenca, which is based on the HIV capsid inhibitor lenacapavir, is intended to be...

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Pharma News for Amgen, Horizon, Vertex, Moleculin, BRIM, Eisai, UCB
Amgen to Purchase Horizon Therapeutics; IND Clearance to Vertex’s VX-522; FDA Fast-Track Designation for Moleculin’s WP1122; Orphan Drug Designation to Brim’s WP1122; Eisai Presents Results of Lecanemab Phase 3 Confirmatory Clarity Ad Study; UCB Announces Phase 3 Studies for Bimekizumab

Amgen Inc. Agrees to Purchase Dublin-based Horizon Therapeutics Plc. for €24.7 Billion  Amgen Inc. has agreed to buy Dublin-based Horizon Therapeutics Plc. for €24.7 billion ($26 billion), in a deal that could face further delays or a breakdown in negotiations. Following Sanofi's withdrawal from the race, c...

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Pharma News for Nkarta, Eisai, EQRx, Rigel Pharma, AUM, X4 Pharma
Nkarta’s Anti-CD19 Allogeneic CAR-NK Cell Therapy, NKX019; Eisai Presents Results of lecanemab for Alzheimer’s Disease; EQRx’s Aumolertinib for EGFR-Mutated NSCLC; FDA Approves Olutasidenib for IDH1-Mutated R/R AML; FDA Orphan Drug Designation to AUM302 for Neuroblastoma; X4 Pharma Announces Results for WHIM Syndrome Drug

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation to AUM302 for Neuroblastoma A global clinical-stage biotech company, AUM Biosciences, focused on discovering and developing precision oncology therapeutics, declared that the U.S. FDA has permitted Orphan Drug Designation for AUM302. For the treatment of neuroblastoma, AUM302 i...

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Pharma News for AstraZeneca, Regeneron, Tenaya, Daiichi, C4X Discovery
C4X Discovery and AstraZeneca Signs Deal; FDA Rejects Spectrum’s Poziotinib; Orphan Drug Designation to Tenaya’s Gene Therapy; EC Approves Regeneron’s Libtayo; Response Letter to Poziotinib for Metastatic NSCLC Harboring HER2 Exon 20 Mutations; Japan Approves Trastuzumab Deruxtecan for HER2+ Breast Cancer

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...

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Pharma News for Genentech, Sanofi, Merck
Genentech’s gantenerumab Fails in Phase III Trial; CHMP Recommends’ Dupixent; FDA Clears Imfinzi and Imjudo with chemotherapy; NICE Recommends Ipsen’s Cabometyx (cabozantinib); NICE Backs KEYTRUDA; NRG Announces £16 Million Series A Funding; FDA Backs AstraZeneca’s PT027

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 ...

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Pharma News Merck, AstraZeneca, and GSK
Merck’s Sotatercept Trial Result; PARP Rivals Closing in on AstraZeneca and Merck’s Lynparza; FDA Clears GSK’s Boostrix for Pertussis; Fast Track Designation to Nanoscope Therapeutics’s MCO-010; FDA Awards Fast Track Designation to Eftilagimod Alpha Plus Pembrolizumab; Solid Biosciences to Acquire AavantiBio

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...

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Pharma News for Sangamo, Santen, and Eli Lilly
Daiichi Sankyo’s Ezharmia; Pfizer & Sangamo Hemophilia A Gene Therapy Trial; Approval for Fennec’s Pedmark; FDA Approves UBE and Santen’s OMLONTI; EC Approves AstraZeneca’s Tezspire; FDA Approves Selpercatinib; FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Eli Lilly’s Retevmo; GSK & Spero Announce Exclusive License Agreement

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 ...

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