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TiumBio CEO On Successful Partnerships, Ambitions To Develop The Next Afstyla

TiumBio’s CEO shares his experiences as the original developer of hemophilia therapy Afstyla, the reason the rare disease-specialized company is exploring opportunities in Australia, as well as its R&D plans.

South Korea Australia

Zydus Pivots To Multivariant COVID-19 Vaccine, Looks To Revlimid Opportunity

Zydus is pivoting to a multivariant version of its plasmid DNA vaccine against COVID-19, ZyCoV-D, after the original didn’t receive an encouraging response. It also looks to launch a Revlimid generic in the second wave while an opportunity might soon emerge from Takeda’s Pentasa.

Commercial Coronavirus COVID-19

Pfizer To Learn From Pandemic For Health Equity Initiative

The “Accord for a Healthier World” pledges to provide patent-protected medicines on a not-for-profit basis in 45 lower-income nations. Pfizer, which profited most from the COVID-19 pandemic, sees the pandemic experience as a way to advance health equity.

Market Access Business Strategies

High Hopes For Heidelberg Pharma With Huadong Onboard

CEO Jan Schmidt-Brand tells Scrip that with another reliable long-term investor on the team alongside major shareholder Dievini, Heidelberg is well positioned to advance its amanitin-targeted antibody-drug conjugate candidates.

Companies Cancer

Etrasimod Results Justify Pfizer’s Leap Of Faith In Arena Buyout

Detailed data presented at Digestive Disease Week show competitive efficacy in ulcerative colitis and a potential best-in-class safety profile for the S1P receptor modulator Pfizer acquired earlier this year. 

Clinical Trials Gastrointestinal

Dermavant Prepares For First Launch, Looking To Build A Blockbuster Psoriasis Brand

The Roivant-owned company's Vtama topical cream was approved by the US FDA with a broad label permitting use for mild, moderate or severe psoriasis.

Approvals Launches

SpringWorks Targets Rare Tumors, But Myeloma Is The Mother Lode

The company aims to file for desmoid tumors in the second half of 2022, but it has more than half a dozen combination programs with BCMA-targeting therapies in multiple myeloma.

Cancer Clinical Trials

Biohaven’s Life Without CGRP Inhibitors Gets Off To A Rocky Start

With the sale of its migraine portfolio to Pfizer pending, Biohaven said troriluzole – a lead asset in the pipeline soon to be spun out in a new company – failed in a Phase III trial. 

Clinical Trials Neurology

Concert’s CTP-543 Shows Advantages Over Lilly, Pfizer Candidates For Alopecia

Concert’s deuterated ruxolitinib analog is potentially third in line to market for alopecia areata, behind Lilly’s Olumiant and a Pfizer JAK3 inhibitor, but may be demonstrating a best-in-class profile.

Clinical Trials Business Strategies

Stock Watch: Biotech’s Commercial Laggards Drag On Sector

Some commercial-stage biotechnology companies blame the pandemic for their declining sales and continued losses. While an acquisition by a bigger company might once have been an aspiration, further fundraisings seem to be the more likely outcome.

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Korean Biopharmas Rush To Boston: What Are The Challenges And Opportunities?

The head of the US arm of a major Korean government development institute talks to Scrip about why biotechs and pharma firms are flocking to Boston, how the organization is providing support and what the main challenges are.

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