Sanofi Bets Big On IO With Synthorx Buy
Expects Interleukin-2 To Be Foundation Of Future IO-IO Combos
The French drugmaker is paying $2.5bn to get hold of THOR-707 which it claims has the potential to become the best-in-class IL-2 therapeutic for solid tumors, thanks to improved pharmacology and less frequent dosing.
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In an interview, oncology development exec Peter Adamson reiterated the company’s view that THOR-707 is best-in-class, but more data are needed to see where its efficacy stands amid the IL-2 herd.
Sanofi R&D head John Reed says company has kept 95% of patients on its nearly 400 clinical trials and started 59 studies. Company has also stepped up collaborations and closed acquisitions, integrating employees remotely.