Enthusiasm Builds For Biogen’s BAN2401 In Alzheimer's, But SMA Gene Therapy Hits A Snag
The company told its Q2 call it plans to talk to regulators about a filing strategy for the amyloid-targeting antibody based on Phase II data. Spinraza had a strong quarter, but Biogen’s SMA gene therapy is on clinical hold.
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Company highlighted recent pipeline advances in a variety of neuroscience indications during its third-quarter earnings report.
18-month Phase II data on amyloid-targeting antibody BAN2401, presented at AAIC, raised more questions than they answered – and seemed to take the wind out of the sails for an early regulatory filing.
Further new data for the Biogen and Eisai drug BAN2401 appear to show it significantly reduces amyloid plaque and cognitive declines in Alzheimer's patients in a dose-dependent manner, but a lot of questions – and skepticism about the data – remain.