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The former Cerecor boasts four pipeline assets that could yield US FDA priority review vouchers. Having divested CNS assets, the renamed firm will focus on IBD with first-in-class anti-LIGHT candidate, plus immunology and rare diseases.
AstraZeneca is discontinuing a Phase III trial of the long-acting complement inhibitor it gained via its Alexion acquisition in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis because of lack of efficacy in an interim analysis. Interest is now turning to antisense and cell therapy candidates from other companies that are in late-stage development for the condition.
Roche gives back choroideremia candidate to 4D Molecular after reviewing Phase I data, partners on synthetic GI therapy with Synlogic. AbbVie opts to acquire TeneoOne under 2019 agreement.
Akebia brings in Cyclerion’s diabetes candidate praliciguat, plus deals involving Genmab/Bolt, Auris/Trasir, Zymergen/Lodo, Bavarian Nordic/Dynavax and more.
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