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Top-line Phase III data for faricimab in age-related macular degeneration leave Roche poised to file the bi-specific antibody for retinal diseases, but again there is no advantage with the novel dual-acting product over Eylea.
Biohaven’s investigational glutamate modulator troriluzole did not improve symptoms in patients with mild-to-moderate disease, adding to the list of failures in Alzheimer’s disease, as well as for the product itself.
The two companies can now market their HER-2 targeting antibody-drug conjugate in its second tumor type as they look to expand beyond breast cancer.
The Danish company pockets $40m as the lead asset in the potential multi-billion dollar deal with AbbVie for bi-specific antibodies progresses into Phase III, and while it looks to build up its commercial infrastructure.
Days after buying Kymab, Sanofi partners with Israel’s Biond on IO candidate targeting ILT2. Gilead again tackles functional cure of hepatitis B in alliance with Vir.
Putting aside the coronavirus pandemic for a while, and turning to industry’s more bread and butter R&D activities, Scrip takes a look at the industry’s biggest clinical trial hits and misses of the year.