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MANTA Brings Glimmer Of Good News To Galapagos

After a difficult spell for the Belgian biotech, positive interim data from two key studies looking at testicular toxicity concerns over filgotinib suggest a pathway for potential future US approval of the Gilead-partnered JAK inhibitor for IBD.

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Roche/Genentech Keeps Commitment To External Cancer Innovation

Roche/Genentech oncology partnering maintained a robust dealmaking pace through the pandemic, keeping the percentage of partnered R&D programs at about 50% of the cancer drug pipeline.

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Pipeline Watch: Phase III Readouts In Alopecia Areata, Cervical Dysplasia, Anaphylaxis

Pipeline Watch is a weekly snapshot of selected late-stage clinical trial events and approvals 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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Bharat Biotech Gets Shot In Arm With 81% Efficacy For COVID-19 Vaccine

Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine has shown 80.6% efficacy in interim data from Phase III clinical trials, slightly better than the 79.3% reported by Sinopharm and significantly higher than Sinovac’s 50.6% for their vaccines based on similar technology. Supply deals are already on the way, with Brazil having signed up for 200 million doses.

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Rolling Coverage Of The Coronavirus Outbreak And The Biopharma Industry's Response Is Here.


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Predicting Success: The Easiest, And Hardest Routes To Market

A new analysis from BIO, Informa Pharma Intelligence and QLS looks at clinical drug development activity from the past decade, looking at the most (and least) successful areas. Infographic depicts key trends and details.

The Race To Vaccinate The World Against COVID-19

Our graphic tracker of key developments from emergency authorized vaccines, the global roll-out, and late-stage vaccine candidates.

Infographic: Cancer Deal-Making In 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has seen a hectic pace of cancer deal-making, including the two largest biopharma M&A deals of the year and 23 with upfront value of at least $100m.

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Creating Healthcare Unicorns: Ex-Novartis CFO Shares Secret Sauce

Ex-Novartis executive and co-founder of investment bank MM Dillon & Co shares insights around where healthcare unicorns can be found and some core criteria to build such firms.

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Roche’s Actemra Scores New Indication In Rare Autoimmune Disease

The blockbuster drug is expected to see overall sales declines in the next few years, and biosimilar competition could come as soon as 2023.

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Asia Deal Watch: Emmaus, Kainos Pursue R&D In Cancers With Limited Therapy Options

Plus deals involving WuXi AppTec/OXGENE, Oscotec/Beatica, ReViral/LianBio, Wugen/HCW Biologics, Starton/Haisco, Shanghai Junshi/AstraZeneca, HitGen/Uppthera, Bridge/LegoChem, Macrogen/Lifex, BeiGene/Boston Immune

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Argenx’s Autoimmune Disease Blockbuster-In-Waiting Gets FDA Decision Date

The Belgium-Netherlands based company looks on course to gain US approval by the end of 2021.

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Amgen Paying $1.9bn For Five Prime And Its Gastric Cancer Antibody

Five Prime’s Phase III-ready bemarituzumab could offer significant revenue for Amgen, particularly in Asia, but analysts ask if the buyout is a precursor to greater deal making by Amgen.

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Lilly's Tirzepatide Shows Up Novo's Ozempic In Head-To-Head Diabetes Trial

The dual GLP-1/GIP agonist outpaced Novo's blockbuster GLP-1 analogue at all three doses, including the important low dose, on A1C reduction and weight reduction in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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Merck & Co. Will Manufacture J&J Vaccine, Other COVID-19 Medicines Under BARDA Deal

Broader than initially reported, Merck & Co.’s agreement with BARDA extends beyond J&J’s recently authorized vaccine to other COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics as needed.

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Coronavirus Update: What’s The Window For J&J's COVID-19 Vaccine?

A round up of COVID-19 developments, including the CDC advising that it is "prudent" to start testing variant vaccines in case the South African B.1.351 strain gains a foothold in the US.

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BridgeBio Gets First Drug Approval In Ultra-Rare MoCD Type A

Although small patient base offers modest revenue opportunity, the Nulibry approval enables BridgeBio to get commercial operations underway.

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UCB Aims To Tailor Myasthenia Gravis Therapy Options To Patients

Belgium’s UCB Pharma is expecting progress with new candidates for myasthenia gravis, psoriasis and osteoporosis this year.

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Bharat Biotech Gets Shot In Arm With 81% Efficacy For COVID-19 Vaccine

Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine has shown 80.6% efficacy in interim data from Phase III clinical trials, slightly better than the 79.3% reported by Sinopharm and significantly higher than Sinovac’s 50.6% for their vaccines based on similar technology. Supply deals are already on the way, with Brazil having signed up for 200 million doses.

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Setback For Athenex, Hanmi As CRL Requests New Trial

Hanmi partner Athenex has had a US complete response letter for its oral paclitaxel plus encequidar product for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer, amid concerns of safety risks associated with an increase in neutropenia-related sequelae. While the decision marks another setback for Hanmi in the US, Athenex is aiming to resolve the issues.

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