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Enanta’s Path Forward Uncertain After RSV Failure

The US biotech’s RSV treatment candidate has failed a Phase II study in low-risk patients leaving some experts skeptical of its hopes for potential improved performance in a high-risk setting.

Clinical Trials Respiratory

Moderna Spotlights Lung Delivery As One Of Its mRNA 'Dreams'

The company’s emphasis on artificial intelligence has played a leading role in development of lipid nanoparticles enabling delivery of mRNA to lung tissue under a partnership with Vertex.

Artificial Intelligence Business Strategies

Boehringer Bids To Go Beyond Slowing IPF

The family-owned German group is the market leader in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis with Ofev but the big-selling drug has significant side effects and only slows, but does not stop, the progression of the disease. It is hoping that the Phase III-ready compound BI 1015550 will offer a significant improvement.

Respiratory Clinical Trials

As AbbVie’s Challenge Falters, Vertex Looks To Build On CF Dominance

Vertex is likely to have the cystic fibrosis market to itself for years to come, but investors are banking on it repeating that success in several new first-in-class therapy areas.

Companies Commercial

Scrip Asks…What Does 2022 Hold For Biopharma? Part 4: Therapeutic Area Advances

Evolving challenges will keep the COVID-19 pipeline active, while oncology, immunology and CNS are areas also expected to see much progress in 2022. Industry executives look forward to the year in therapeutic R&D.

Scrip Asks Coronavirus COVID-19

Hiccup For Evotec As Bayer Pulls Plug On Chronic Cough Drug

With the future of eliapixant in doubt, Shinogi's sivopixant struggling and a recent FDA rejection for Merck & Co's chronic cough drug gefapixant, Bellus Health's BLU-5937 looks to have emerged as a best-in-class agent in the P2X3 space.

Deals Respiratory

Amgen Expects Quick, Broad Adoption Of Tezspire In Severe Asthma

Company says new asthma drug partnered with AstraZeneca will offer a new therapy option for severe patients with low eosinophil counts. The firms will provide launch plans in January.

Approvals Business Strategies

AstraZeneca And BenevolentAI Advance AI Partnership With Second Novel Target

AstraZeneca and BenevolentAI claim their partnership is augmenting and accelerating validation of new drug targets.

Respiratory Renal

AstraZeneca Rejigs Respiratory Franchise With Fresh Covis Deal

Having got hold of two COPD drugs from Spain's Almirall in 2014, AstraZeneca has passed Eklira and Duaklir onto old partner Covis Pharma as it focuses on more targeted respiratory therapies.

Respiratory Business Strategies

BI Bets On Gene Therapy To Treat All Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Boehringer Ingelheim, the UK Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Consortium and Oxford BioMedica aim to get their CFTR gene therapy into the clinic soon, confident it could offer a long-lasting option for patients with cystic fibrosis.

Gene Therapy Manufacturing

Apnimed Moves Closer To Phase III With Sleep Apnea Drug

Apnimed is going to conduct one more Phase II study in sleep apnea, mainly to assess subjective endpoint questionnaires, and then hopes to launch a Phase III program by autumn of 2022.

Clinical Trials Drug Approval Standards

Quick Listen: Scrip’s Five Must-Know Things

In this week's podcast edition of Five Must-Know Things: will a new oral antiviral be transformative for COVID?; OX40 drugs gain prominence in atopic dermatitis; J&J adds pace to RSV vaccine race; Sarepta leapfrogs Pfizer in DMD gene therapy; and how real-world evidence and randomized trials might go together.

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