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Moderna Expands Horizons With Vertex and Chiesi Deals

The world is waiting for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine results, but meanwhile the company is exploring new avenues to secure long-term growth

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Merck KGaA Rebounds After COVID-19 Lockdowns

The coronavirus pandemic hurt the German group's healthcare division but helped the contract development and manufacturing activities of Merck's life sciences business.

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Asia Deal Watch: Cancer Collaborations, Licensings Lead Activity In Asia

Cancer deals involving Junshi/Wigen, Allist/Octimet, Yufan/Abound, Takeda/Presage, Daiichi Sankyo/AnHeart, LegoChem/Harbour Biomed, plus a stem cell partnership and a lysosomal storage disorder agreement.

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Silver Linings: COVID-19 Creates Investment Bubble, Golden R&D Era

A choice asset in the middle of a pandemic, pharma companies could see the investment bubble burst once normalcy is on the horizon. But interest will continue in innovators, rather than big pharma specifically, predicts an expert panel featuring Biogen's chairman, a former Sanofi CEO and an ex-NIH director.

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The Top 10 Best-Selling Drugs of 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: In 2019, 10 blockbuster medicines booked combined sales of $92.5bn. This infographic examines those drugs that commanded the greatest revenues globally, and answers some key questions. Which therapeutic areas include the most lucrative blockbusters? Which companies enjoyed their spoils? And which drugs were new to the top 10 last year? It also takes a look at the position of these products on the all-important US market. 

COVID-19: The Race To Develop A Vaccine

The world is waiting for a coronavirus vaccine – but can we depend on it, and when will it arrive? A visual tracker of key developments from leading candidates.

The 2020 Worldwide Pharma & Biotech Industry R&D Scene

INFOGRAPHIC: A snapshot of the industry in key performance indicators, taken in early 2020.

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Finance Watch: 2020 IPOs Surpass 2019 Total With 52 To Date

ES: Public Company Edition: Fifty biopharma companies launched initial public offerings in the US last year and there have been 52 so far in 2020, including Metacrine, Dyne, Athira and COMPASS.

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First COVID-19 Trial Success For Roche’s Actemra, But No Sign It Saves Lives

A composite endpoint conceals Actemra’s lack of mortality benefit – while life-saving dexamethasone gets EMA endorsement.

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Coronavirus Update: Moderna And Pfizer Respond To Vaccine Trial Transparency Demands

Moderna led by releasing the trial protocol for its COVID-19 vaccine study, followed by Pfizer, as industry faces demands for transparency.

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Santen Gains Ready-Made US Portfolio Via $225m Eyevance Buy

Japanese ophthalmic specialist picks up young private US firm and gains a small but broad set of marketed products.

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Double Dose: After Stelis, Strides Readies SteriScience For Injectables Push

Strides is expanding its presence in synthetic injectables via a new company, SteriScience, while keeping its biologics injectables business under Stelis. A head start with existing IP assets and those from a new joint venture with Brooks Labs will enable the fledgling firm to file its first ANDA in fiscal 2021, with break-even seen in two years.

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Dr Reddy’s To Steer Russian COVID-19 Vaccine Plans In India

Dr Reddy’s combines forces with the Russian Direct Investment Fund for clinical trials and supply of Sputnik V in India, amid what it views as “very important” data points in early studies of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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New Designations Set To Speed Hemlibra, CAR-T In China

China is set to grant priority reviews to major biologics from Roche, the first CAR-T therapy from Wuxi Juno, and breakthrough therapy designation to a pediatric respiratory antiviral from ArkBio.

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No EUA For COVID-19 Vaccines Prior To Trials Completion, Says India

The Indian regulator says it is not considering emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccines before completion of clinical trials, a stand validated by AstraZeneca halting trials of its vaccine candidate due to an adverse event in UK. Meanwhile, India has signed up for Phase III trials of Russia’s vaccine candidate

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FDA OKs Blueprint/Roche's Gavreto As Rival To Lilly's Retevmo

Regulators in the US have approved Gavreto for metastatic rearranged during transfection (RET) fusion-positive non-small cell lung cancer, setting the stage for a head-to-head battle for market share with Eli Lilly's Retevmo.

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ESMO: Pfizer's Lorbrena Makes Case To Claim ALK+ Lung Cancer CROWN

Lorbrena is approved as a second-line treatment for ALK-positive NSCLC but Pfizer believes data from the first-line Phase III CROWN study makes the drug a serious competitor to standard of care Alecensa in the first-line setting.

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ESMO: Evidence Piles Up For AZ’s Tagrisso With ADAURA CNS Data

A new analysis of the ADAURA study shows that Tagrisso’s disease-free survival benefits in early stage EGFRm NSCLC are replicated for brain metastases, a common complication with a poor prognosis. Filings and OS data await.

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Bristol/Exelixis Detail Survival Benefit For Opdivo/Cabometyx In Renal Cancer

Data show Opdivo/Cabometyx combo bests Sutent for overall and progression-free survival and response endpoints in first-line RCC. Exelixis CEO says comparison to Sutent is standard control and allows better comparison to other combo regimens.

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