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Emerging Company Profile: Switzerland-based Anjarium Biosciences AG has successfully raised $61m in a series A financing that will fund expansion of its novel proprietary platform and development of a nascent pipeline of non-viral gene therapies.
In a series of articles, Scrip takes a look at some of the key novel products expected to reach the market in 2022 in a cross-section of therapy areas. Here, with input from Biomedtracker, are nine new products for endocrine and metabolic disorders that could make their debuts next year.
CEO David Meeker spoke with Scrip about how the company is targeting its drug, Imcivree, across potentially dozens of rare genetic diseases of obesity.
France’s Provepharm Life Solutions, which finds new uses for known mature molecules, in particular antidotes and surgical dyes, by improving their efficacy and maximizing their therapeutic potential, has fresh funds to expand its portfolio.
Provention has been working hard collecting necessary data for a potential BLA resubmission for teplizumab in patients at risk of developing type 1 diabetes after receiving a complete response letter in July. Hopes rest on a Type A meeting with the FDA in Q4.
The failed muscle-adding antibody could offer a superior profile in obesity by reducing body fat composition while increasing lean mass, the firm believes.
Deal Snapshot: VectivBio is expanding its existing focus on rare diseases into inherited metabolic disorders, which affect about one in 800 live births and cause significant mortality in infants and young people.
The preclinical start-up is identifying allosteric binders that can inhibit or activate metabolic proteins. Atavistik will focus on genetically defined diseases then test its candidates in broader populations.
The first clinical results from its mitochondrial derived peptide pipeline is good news for CohBar, but it needs investors or big pharma partners to help it progress.
The company’s semaglutide franchise pushed net sales for the first half of 2021 up 5% year over year at DKK66.8bn ($10.6bn), helped by double- and triple-digit growth for Ozempic and Rybelsus.
Poxel’s shift to new therapeutic areas may be necessary despite Japan’s approval for its diabetes drug. Twymeeg looks set to be hamstrung by placebo-controlled studies without outcomes data.
After investing in the California biotech, Lilly buys the company in search of safer insulin products. The pharma sees these candidates as pairing with tirzepatide to improve diabetes therapy overall.
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