A formulation of AbbVie’s blockbuster wrinkle treatment, acquired through its buyout of Allergan, has failed a mid-stage trial as a potential fix for overactive bladder and urinary incontinence.
The FDA in... Read more »
Drugs designed to precisely target cancers with specific genetic signatures have changed the course of disease for many patients. But for the majority, such drugs either don’t work because of innate... Read more »
The ability to detect early signs of cancer in a patient’s blood could improve prognoses by helping doctors treat the disease before symptoms arise. Freenome, one of the companies racing to... Read more »
Acadia Pharmaceuticals has acquired Texas biotech CerSci Therapeutics, a privately held company with a clinical-stage molecule under evaluation as a potential therapy for post-surgical and nerve pain.
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The FDA has authorized the use of plasma from people who have recovered from infection by the novel coronavirus as a treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, a move widely perceived as... Read more »
While business is historically slow in August, this month seems to be bucking the trend, just like so many other unexpected developments in 2020. Perhaps life sciences executives have been less... Read more »
Two biotechs this week topped the $100 million mark in their respective initial public offerings, both of which were able to offer more shares than planned. One, a company with nearly... Read more »
A gene therapy designed to treat the severest cases of the most common type of hemophilia has been rejected by the FDA, which wants more data on the durability of the... Read more »
A Phase 1 trial testing a Poseida Therapeutics cell therapy in men with prostate cancer is on hold after a patient enrolled in the study died of liver failure nearly three... Read more »
A drug that can be administered at home to treat a rare central nervous system disorder that damages the optic nerves and spinal cord now has FDA approval, marking the third... Read more »
Cancer drug developer Tango Therapeutics is adding $175 million more to its coffers in cash and equity, funds the company says will help it get its lead program into the clinic... Read more »
Bristol Myers Squibb is paying nearly half a billion dollars in up front and near-term payments to license an early-stage immunotherapy developed by Dragonfly Therapeutics, a firm that’s already a partner... Read more »
An FDA advisory committee Thursday voted 9-1 to recommend that the agency approve a stem cell therapy developed by MesoBlast as a treatment for acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) in children. The... Read more »
Two California biotechs have teamed up with LianBio, a new company launched earlier this week by hedge fund Perceptive Advisors, as part of deals that expand their reach into China as... Read more »
Ligand Pharmaceuticals plans to acquire recombinant protein therapeutics maker Pfenex for $438 million, the companies announced Monday.
The larger company agreed to pay $12 per share for Pfenex (NYSE American: PFNX... Read more »
Results from four studies within a major Roche-run clinical trials program of an investigational gut disease drug have muddled the antibody’s path forward after its performance proved mixed.
The company has... Read more »
The FDA on Friday approved a new spinal muscular atrophy drug that patients can take at home.
Risdiplam (Evrysdi) is a liquid medicine intended for daily use that was developed by... Read more »
The novel coronavirus has driven the pharmaceutical industry to upend its research priorities. Big Pharma companies are focusing on vaccine development and a slew of biotechs are testing compounds, previously intended... Read more »
Patients with advanced multiple myeloma have a new treatment option with the FDA’s approval of a GlaxoSmithKline drug that targets B-cell maturation antigen, a protein found on the surface of cancerous... Read more »
Three early employees of G1 Therapeutics have launched a new oncology-focused company and raised $6 million to move a preclinical program licensed from their former employer into the clinic.
The startup,... Read more »