Ayisha joined Scrip in 2021 after working as an investigative reporter at GlobalData's pharmaceutical news platform, BioPharm Insight, where she covered the beats of hematology, oncology and rare diseases. She holds an MA in Philosophy from University College London and an NCTJ diploma in multimedia journalism. Ayisha is interested in psychiatric disorders and drug development focused on the microbiome.
Latest From Ayisha Sharma
AbbVies Rinvoq Succeeds Against The Odds In Phase II Lupus Trial
Despite a troubled history of JAK inhibitors in lupus trials, AbbVie’s Rinvoq has hit the mark in a mid-stage study of the condition, shifting focus to a pivotal program that could expand the blockbuster drug’s reach.
Addressing The Rare Disease Challenge Via Patient Engagement
Following the FDA’s release of draft guidance to enhance patient voice, In Vivo spoke with Ipsen’s rare disease regulation expert on creating a more patient-centric R&D and approval pathway, from modified endpoints to trial decentralization and beyond.
Part One Disappointment For BioXcel’s Igalmi In Pivotal Agitation Trial
The US firm’s drug for schizophrenia- and bipolar-related agitation Igalmi has failed part one of a pivotal trial in at-home patients, but the option for higher dosing in part two combined with placebo-like safety could offer hope.
Mirati’s Pivotal NSCLC Disappointment For Sitravatinib Combo ‘Unsurprising’
The US firm’s kinase inhibitor fell short of overall survival expectations in combination with a PD-1 inhibitor in an advanced lung cancer trial, but upcoming milestones for Krazati may be more of a concern.
Oculis Eyes Double DIAMOND After Initial Phase III Success In DME
The Swiss firm’s lead candidate has hit the mark in the first stage of a pivotal diabetic macular edema program, edging closer to becoming the first eye drop treatment for a condition where unmet need remains despite the advent of anti-VEGFs.
Sanofi’s Dupixent Has Greater Benefit In COPD Patients With Higher Type II Inflammation
The IL-4/IL-3 inhibitor attained a greater reduction in exacerbations in patients with a higher level of a biomarker for type 2 inflammation according to complete pivotal data, but questions remain on the timing of regulatory filings.