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Screening Approaches for Reducing Attrition Due to Drug-induced Liver Injury (DILI) Early in Drug Discovery
Date: Wednesday, June... Read more »
COVID-19 has ravaged the economy, and it was expected to quash the IPO market, too. But the biotech sector is defying the pandemic with crossover financings and freshly minted public companies. On Friday, three firms added their names to the list... Read more »
As the nation started to reopen this week following two months of closed businesses and stay-at-home orders, public health officials and economists cautioned that society won’t truly return to anything resembling a pre-pandemic normal without a COVID-19 vaccine.
Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA... Read more »
This was a disappointing week for at least two major drug makers. French firm Genfit reported a trial failure in an intensely competitive indication, and New York-based Bristol Myers Squibb encountered a delay when the FDA declined to review its experimental... Read more »
Alexion Pharmaceuticals CEO Ludwig Hantson has made no secret that he wants to diversify his company’s drug portfolio and he has shown willingness to open the corporate checkbook to accomplish that goal.
Last October, Alexion (NASDAQ: ALXN) struck a $930... Read more »
Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapies have shown remarkable efficacy in leukemia and lymphoma patients who relapsed or were refractory to several prior treatments, but many challenges remain in the cancer cell therapy field. Strategies that may improve upon first-generation therapies were... Read more »
Remdesivir, the investigational Gilead Sciences antiviral drug, looks more likely than ever to become the first treatment authorized by the FDA to treat patients with COVID-19.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) head Anthony Fauci praised the drug after... Read more »
COVID-19’s spread has clamped down on a lot of economic activity, including the work of developing and testing new medicines. But the FDA isn’t showing signs of slowing down, at least when it comes to drugs filed for accelerated approval. The... Read more »
The start of a potentially big biomedical breakthrough is blooming within all of us. Drug research aiming to turn bacteria into microbiome therapies now spans programs aiming to address gut disorders, autism, cancer, and more.
Given the number of late-stage and... Read more »
Two new special reports on Xconomy Insight provide an expert view on how companies can sustain clinical trials during the COVID-19 crisis. “Decentralized Clinical Trials: The Call for a New Paradigm” and “Sustaining Clinical Research During the Crisis... Read more »
The public markets are moving erratically, but Alnylam Pharmaceuticals showed this week that selling equity isn’t the only way for biotech companies to raise cash.
Late last year Alnylam (NASDAQ: ALNY) began exploring potential royalty deals for inclisiran, a drug... Read more »
[Updated, 3:13 p.m. See below.] Pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi are teaming up on COVID-19 research, aiming to combine their respective technologies in a new vaccine that could start clinical trials in coming months.
The full details of the... Read more »
An AstraZeneca drug designed to block tumor growth is now approved as a treatment for neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a rare inherited disorder that leads to tumors on nerves throughout the body.
The FDA’s Friday decision for the drug, selumetinib (Koselugo),... Read more »