RedHill On The Rise With Three Drugs And Potential COVID-19 Therapy
Strong Commercial Arm in US
The Israeli biotech which is listed on the NASDAQ is in for a busy 2021 with strong marketing pushes for Movantik, Aemcolo and Talicia and completing a pivotal trial for COVID-19 hopeful opaganib.
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The Israeli biotech announced disappointing Phase II/III data for opaganib while expanding its Phase II/III RHB-107 study. Pharming unveiled promising data from a company-sponsored study, but an imbalance in an investigator-led study confounded results, while CalciMedica built on the case for its drug as a treatment for COVID-19 pneumonia.
Deal Snapshot: AstraZeneca has sublicensed global rights to its peripheral mu-opioid receptor antagonist to RedHill Biopharma, excluding Europe, Canada and Israel, with RedHill also separately receiving non-dilutive financing from HealthCare Royalty Partners.