Cancer treatment is increasingly moving toward targeted therapies based on the genetics of a patient’s tumor and Invitae is ensuring it gets its share of this growing market with a deal to acquire precision oncology startup ArcherDx.
San Francisco-based Invitae announced... Read more »
The biggest life sciences deal this week involves a company that doesn’t discover or develop drugs, or even sell them. Yet its mark is found on pharmaceutical products spanning the entire sector.
Royalty Pharma (NASDAQ: RPRX) acquires the royalty rights... Read more »
The FDA on Monday revoked its emergency authorization permitting use of the antimalarial drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to treat the novel coronavirus, citing a lack of evidence of their efficacy.
In late March the agency authorized the drugs, which President Donald... Read more »
At the start of 2020 thousands of biotechies anticipated spending the second week of June in San Diego, hobnobbing at the annual conference hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
Instead, attendees from 64 countries spanning 28 times zones convened online this week... Read more »
Less than a month after reporting preliminary early-stage data for its experimental vaccine for the novel coronavirus, Moderna has finalized the plan for a Phase 3 test.
The study, set to begin next month, is targeting enrollment of about 30,000 volunteers,... Read more »
Race is not a topic that often comes up in pharmaceutical discussions but perhaps it should. Disease doesn’t discriminate by race, but health and economic disparities put some groups at higher risk than others. And yet clinical trials fail to reflect... Read more »
It’s been a busy week for Repare Therapeutics. On Tuesday, the cancer drug developer struck up an alliance with Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) that pays $65 million now and as much as $3 billion later, depending on the progress... Read more »
A year ago about 40,000 people gathered in Chicago for the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Today a virtual version of the ASCO conference, the cancer field’s largest, kicks off, with oncologists and others tuning in from... Read more »
Xconomy Insight is excited to offer two special webinars to our community this June. Sponsored by Eurofins, registration is free to all.
Applying Cell-based In Vitro Assays to Improve In Vitro Hepatotoxicity Assessment Challenges
Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2020
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