Novartis Expands BeiGene Tie-Up To TIGIT Inhibitor In $1bn-Plus Option Deal
Latest option deal with Swiss major solidifies BeiGene’s front-runner position in PD-1 combination therapy with novel antibodies.
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Immuno-oncology therapies have revolutionized the treatment of many cancers over the last decade. This period has also witnessed a dramatic growth in China’s domestic pharmaceutical industry, and significant changes in the interaction between this industry and international pharma. This coalescence has led to excitement about the role that Chinese IO could play on the global stage, tempered by regulatory set-backs and revised marketing timelines.
Global head of R&D Lai Wang talked to Scrip about his expectations for a PD-1/TIGIT combination and remaining confident about the potential of IO/IO combinations in cancer despite disappointments.
The two companies have ceased to seek US approval for tislelizumab as a monotherapy for second-line non-small cell lung cancer and are instead seeming to pin their hopes on a combination with BeiGene’s anti-TIGIT antibody ociperlimab in the first-line setting.