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Oncology

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Lumakras A Big Focus For Amgen; More Data Coming Soon

Amgen reported 5% year-over-year revenue growth to $6.5bn in the second quarter, up 11% from Q1. It did not break out Lumakras sales but detailed upcoming data that may support future indications.

Sales & Earnings Launches

Tibsovo Gets A Win In AML Following Servier Takeover

Positive Phase III topline results follow the US FDA’s acceptance of the drug in cholangiocarcinoma and encouraging data in low-grade glioma at ASCO 2021.

Clinical Trials Research and Development Strategies

T-knife Taps Into Investor Interest in T-Cell Receptor Therapies

The German biotech has raised a significant sum to advance its T-cell therapies for solid tumors developed using its transgenic mouse technology platform.

Financing Cancer

Gilead Teases Big Cancer Drug Readouts In Second Half

The company’s two approved cell therapies led growth in oncology. But despite oncology currently accounting for a small share of Gilead’s overall business, analysts expect big readouts later in the year.

Sales & Earnings Clinical Trials

Sanofi Maps Out R&D Expectations For 2H 2021

Sanofi has transformed the productivity of its R&D pipeline over the past several years, and late-stage clinical data readouts are expected in the second half of this year for new anticancer drugs, a candidate pemphigus therapy and a COVID-19 vaccine.

Clinical Trials Cancer

Sanofi’s Dupixent Benefits In Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria Add To Strong Second Quarter

Sanofi’s sales grew strongly in the second quarter, driven by the immunologic Dupixent and its vaccines business, with the company also reporting success in a further potential indication for the product, chronic spontaneous urticaria. The big pharma has raised its EPS guidance for the year.

Sales & Earnings Inflammation

Ipsen Buys Into BAX Inhibitor, Targeting Certain Cancers

Ipsen has inked a worldwide collaboration pact with BAKX Therapeutics to research, develop, manufacture and commercialize the biotech’s asset BKX-001 as a potential treatment for leukemia, lymphoma and solid tumors.

Clinical Trials Commercial

Amgen Builds Out Antibody Interests With $2.5bn Teneobio Buy

Private California venture will bring additional expertise and novel platforms to acquisitive biotech giant as it looks to expand its interests in bispecific and multispecific antibody technologies.

Companies M & A

Roche R&D Spending Surge Reflects In-House Innovation, M&A Prices

A surprise surge in Roche's R&D spending this year reflects high quality in-house innovation opportunities as well as high prices for external M&A targets, management said.

Clinical Trials Commercial

Plexxikon Wins Tafinlar Patent Dispute Case Against Novartis

The Daiichi Sankyo affiliate successfully argued that Novartis willfully infringed two patents covering its discoveries in the BRAF inhibitor drug class, getting nearly $178m in damages and future royalties.

Intellectual Property Legal Issues

France's Erytech Closer To Realizing Market Ambitions With Eryaspase US Filing

It has taken almost two decades but it looks as though Erytech could get approval for eryaspase in the US in two indications next year – acute lymphoblastic leukemia and pancreatic cancer.

Cancer Business Strategies

Roche Deals With Huge Gantenerumab Curiosity At H1 Update

Roche unveiled a strong Q2 performance driven by new medicines and continued strong growth from its diagnostics division but analysts were most keen for clues on plans for gantenerumab, now in Phase III studies for Alzheimer’s disease.

Sales & Earnings Neurology
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