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Genentech Licenses Prostate Cancer Drug From China-Based Jemincare

Deal Snapshot: Other major players have made headway in bispecifics for prostate cancer, while Jemincare’s drug is the latest China-developed technology to head westward.

Deals Cancer

Lundbeck Ready To File Alzheimer’s Agitation Treatment, A Potential First

Brexpiprazole could be approved as soon as 2023, and Lundbeck has pledged to support its uptake with investment in its salesforce and direct-to-consumer advertising.

Clinical Trials Commercial

AbbVie Halts Another Trial With I-Mab Antibody, Slashes Deal Size

AbbVie is to terminate the clinical development of lemzoparlimab for myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia and will also reduce the size of its 2020 deal with originator I-Mab by $445m, in the latest blow to the Chinese firm.

Clinical Trials Research & Development

Blueprint’s Ayvakit Mastocytosis Results Raise Commercial Uncertainty

The Phase III PIONEER study in indolent systemic mastocytosis met the primary endpoint, but the magnitude of benefit came up short of analysts’ expectations.

Cancer Business Strategies

Sanofi Abandons Oral SERD Breast Cancer Drug As Pipeline Woes Mount

The Paris-headquartered company has thrown in the towel on its oral SERD, leaving Roche, Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca to pursue Menarini in the field.

Companies Clinical Trials

AstraZeneca’s Susan Galbraith On What’s Next In The Cancer Pipeline

One of the architects of AstraZeneca’s burgeoning cancer portfolio, oncology R&D head Susan Galbraith is making sure the firm does not rest on its laurels. She talked to Scrip about what’s coming next from the UK major’s cancer pipeline.

Research & Development Cancer

Japan Reimburses E Keppra For Status Epilepticus After Physician Push

Following an investigator-initiated clinical development program demonstrating its value, Japan has granted reimbursement to UCB's anticonvulsant E Keppra for status epilepticus, pending what appears to be the formal approval globally in this indication.

Japan Approvals

Stock Watch: Alnylam’s Date With The Competition

When a loss-making rare disease biotech company’s product takes on Pfizer in the same indication but without the benefit of superior data, pharmaceutical marketing lessons will be learnt.

Stock Watch Companies

Strike Three As Novartis’s Ilaris Swings And Misses In Lung Cancer

The final Phase III readout for Ilaris (canakinumab) in NSCLC, this time in the adjuvant setting, missed the primary endpoint. One more lung cancer trial is under way, a Phase II neoadjuvant study.

Clinical Trials Cancer

Gilead’s Trodelvy Wins In TROPiCS-02, But Commercial Headwinds Remain

Analysts said that while the Phase III survival data could lead to Trodelvy’s FDA approval, it still could face competitive headwinds from AstraZeneca/Daiichi Sankyo’s Enhertu.

Business Strategies Clinical Trials

TED Talk: Viridian’s Early Data Indicate Strong Competitor To Horizon’s Tepezza

Viridian says Phase I/II data for its thyroid eye disease candidate outperforms Horizon’s Tepezza on multiple measures. Company plans quick advancement into Phase III for VRDN-001.

Clinical Trials Business Strategies

Pipeline Watch: 11 New Approvals And 15 Phase III Trial Updates

Pipeline Watch is a weekly snapshot of selected late-stage clinical trial events and approvals announced by pharmaceutical and biotech companies at medical and industry conferences, in financial and company presentations, and in company releases and statements.

Pipeline Watch Approvals
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