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Q&A: SVP Elliott Levy On Amgen R&D's 'Singular Focus On Innovation'

Scrip spoke with Levy, senior vice president of global development, about the company's novel candidates for cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases and cancer, including modalities outside of its primary focus on biologics and small molecules.

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Asia Deal Watch: BeiGene And Celgene Exit Their Anti-PD-1 Collaboration

The Chinese firm regains all rights to tislelizumab ahead of the closing of Celgene’s merger with Bristol-Myers Squibb. BeiGene also forms cancer JV with US biotech SpringWorks.

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Array's Three Value Drivers Align With Pfizer's Three Oncology Pillars In $11.4bn Deal

Pfizer is buying Array for a 62% premium, citing its Braftovi/Mektovi drug combo, pipeline of targeted cancer therapies and royalty revenue from partnered assets as key value drivers, aligning with the three pillars the big pharma recently outlined for its oncology strategy.

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PRECISION MEDICINE RESEARCH: How Advanced Data Analytics Support The Journey From Clinic to Bedside

Precision medicine offers huge promise to patients and health systems. It can also substantially increase the efficiency of drug development by enabling more focused, data-rich clinical trials.

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Embedding Time-Critical Scheduling in Drug Production

Manufacturing is the engine room of the pharmaceutical industry. Ultimately, a medicine has little value if it does not reach patients on schedule, in the required quantity and quality. Download this whitepaper which discusses time-critical scheduling in drug production.

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Sanofi/Google Alliance To Apply Big Data To R&D, Commercial And Marketing Operations

Sanofi says the virtual innovation lab it will create with Google will enable precision health care and optimize R&D and commercial operations. Incoming CEO Hudson has been tasked with improving the pharma’s R&D and digital capabilities.

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Cash Injection Fuels Viela Bio's NMOSD FDA Filing

New and existing investors in Viela Bio have raised $75m in the latest funding round, allowing the AstraZeneca spin off to progress its NMOSD antibody to regulatory filing in the US. However, established companies may have stolen a march on commercializing a treatment.

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AstraZeneca Plans $630m Korea Investment Amid Favorable Policies

AstraZeneca plan hefty investment in South Korea’s biomedical sector over next few years, signaling multinationals' improved sentiment over the government’s recently announced plans to nurture the bio-health industry as a major growth engine.

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Roche Beats Rivals To Japan Tumor-Agnostic Market With World-First Rozlytrek Nod

Roche’s tumor-agnostic drug receives first approval globally in Japan following an expedited review, giving the Swiss group a lead over its rival in this market. But sales may be limited.

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Novartis India's New Chief Has A Full Plate

Ex-AstraZeneca executive Sanjay Murdeshwar will lead Novartis in India. The incoming head faces multiple challenges including balancing profitable growth and access in a largely self-pay market.

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Trade War Expansion? STAR Board Aims To Keep Lucrative China Biotech IPOs At Home

China has officially unveiled its newest stock market for pre-revenue high-tech companies, already attracting ChipScreen and marking a new rival to similar bourses in the US and Hong Kong. But some are cautioning that local regulators and investors will need to step up if the so-called China Nasdaq is to gain traction.

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Upsher-Smith Snaps Up Migraine Assets As Dr Reddy’s Hones Focus

Upsher-Smith has acquired US and other territory rights to two specialty product assets of Dr Reddy’s, which appears to be tweaking the commercialization approach of its proprietary products business.

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Finance Watch: Tetraphase Reorganization Follows Troubled Antibiotic Commercialization Path

Tetraphase's plan to downsize may put the company on the same path as now-bankrupt Achaogen. Also, Bain raises $900m for its second life science fund, Provention calls off post-ADA offering and Oncologie raises $80m series B.

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US FDA Approval Of Novo Nordisk's Victoza For Young T2D Patients A Treatment Milestone

The new indication means Victoza is the first non-insulin drug approved to treat type 2 diabetes in young patients since metformin was approved for pediatric use in 2000. Victoza has been approved to treat adult patients with type 2 diabetes since 2010.

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Korea Steps Up AI Adoption In Drug Discovery, Repositioning And Surveillance

South Korea is stepping up the adoption of artificial intelligence to speed up drug development by selecting discovery, repositioning and smart drug surveillance as three initial focus areas for new AI/big data platforms.

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USAID Reviewing India Financing Effort With Troubled DHFL

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is monitoring its Indian healthcare financing initiative with Dewan Housing Finance Corporation amid simmering concerns over the liquidity position of the mortgage lender.

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How Can Korea Grab Window Of Opportunity In AI Drug Development?

Participants at a recent policy forum in Seoul stressed the need to secure appropriate technology and expertise, unify government support and draw up a joint cooperation plan between industry and government as key factors in advancing AI-guided new drug development in South Korea.

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Pipeline Watch: A Phase III Start In Celiac Disease

Pipeline Watch is a weekly snapshot of selected late-stage clinical trial events announced by pharmaceutical and biotech companies at medical and industry conferences, in financial and company presentations, and in company releases and statements.

 

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Sun’s Ilumya Set For Phase III In Psoriatic Arthritis After ‘Promising’ Results

Sun releases what it says are promising interim data from a Phase II study on Ilumya, its flagship first novel biologic, in the additional indication of psoriatic arthritis, where the antibody met the primary endpoint in its first trial in this setting.

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Forging Ahead In Vitiligo: Incyte’s Ruxolitinib Cream Scores Phase II Win

The topical version of Jakafi will move into Phase III later this year for the autoimmune disease after a strong Phase II showing.

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Calithera’s Telaglenastat Doubles PFS In Proof-Of-Concept Study

The US biotech’s product becomes the first glutaminase inhibitor to show proof of concept. Calithera now awaits data from a larger registrational study next year in renal cell carcinoma.

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