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  • Figure: Tecfidera tumble

    Against the wind Tecfidera tumble Shares of Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) have tumbled 42% since their 52-week high on March 20 amid disappointing results for Tecfidera dimethyl fumarate and a broad biotech sell-off. …

    Published on 10/26/2015
  • Table: Roche's cancer immunotherapy deals

    Collaborating on combos Roche's cancer immunotherapy deals Roche (SIX:ROG; OTCQX:RHHBY) has done 13 deals to gain access to candidates for cancer immunotherapy combinations with its atezolizumab, a mAb against PD-…

    Published on 10/26/2015
  • Against the wind

    How Biogen plans to restore Tecfidera sales and find its future growth arc

    Biogen's MS woes leave it dependent on investors' willingness to wait for key data on high-risk, high-reward growth drivers.

    Published on 10/26/2015
  • Collaborating on combos

    How Roche is thinking about cancer immunotherapy combinations

    Roche has breached the walls between gRED and pRED to decide which cancer immunotherapy combinations to develop using its own and collaborators' molecules.

    Published on 10/26/2015
  • Preferring PCSK9s

    How payers, PBMs are using ICER's analyses in PCSK9 coverage decisions

    As ICER continues to refine its analysis of PCSK9 inhibitors, payers and PBMs are making their choices for the lipid-lowering drugs.

    Published on 10/19/2015
  • Sourcing biologics in China

    Why Lilly went back for second biologics deal with China's Innovent

    Why Lilly went back for a second biologics deal with China's Innovent.

    Published on 10/19/2015
  • Figure: Getting (Bi)specific

    Dual duty Getting (Bi)specific Structures of (A) bispecific antibodies against CD3 and CD38 produced by the Xencor Inc. (NASDAQ:XNCR) platform and (B) Blincyto blinatumomab produced by the Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN)…

    Published on 9/21/2015
  • Dual duty

    Xencor deal gives Amgen more advanced MM program, second bispecific platform

    Amgen tapped Xencor for a more advanced anti-CD38 bispecific for myeloma and the chance to pit BiTEs against an alternative platform.

    Published on 9/21/2015
  • Mind melding

    How Novartis and Amgen crafted a multi-asset swap to spread risk in neurology

    Novartis' multi-asset deal with Amgen spreads risk across a beefed-up neurology portfolio and adds to near-term launches.

    Published on 9/14/2015
  • Table: Novartis' neurology expansion

    Mind melding Novartis' neurology expansion The acquisition of Spinifex Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd. and deals with GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE:GSK; NYSE:GSK) and Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN), shaded below, will help Novartis…

    Published on 9/14/2015
  • Changing the subject

    23rd BioCentury Back to School Issue: Let patients show the way in drug development

    As 'value' becomes the rallying cry of payers, the 23rd Back to School essay says industry must help patients show the way throughout the product life cycle.

    Published on 9/7/2015
  • Box: Academy for advocacy

    Changing the subject Academy for advocacy The European Patients' Academy on Therapeutic Innovation is providing patients with formal training about drug development and regulatory and reimbursement decisions with …

    Published on 9/7/2015
  • Box: CDRH: Preferences in action

    Changing the subject CDRH: Preferences in action FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health established an important precedent when it used patient preference data to approve the Maestro Rechargeable System …

    Published on 9/7/2015
  • Box: Chartered territory

    Changing the subject Chartered territory UCB Group and the Parkinson's Disease Foundation are developing a charter to align their expectations, goals and work plan for a new company-patient collaboration, which …

    Published on 9/7/2015
  • Box: Convincing payers

    Changing the subject Convincing payers Anthem Inc.'s HealthCore Inc. subsidiary has been working directly with patients for more than eight years to get feedback on endpoints that are important to them and to …

    Published on 9/7/2015
  • Box: Founding framers

    Changing the subject Founding framers Biopharma companies and patient groups have launched the Patient-Focused Medicine Development consortium to develop best practices for patient involvement in drug development.…

    Published on 9/7/2015
  • Box: J&J's CompACt

    Changing the subject J&J's CompACt Johnson & Johnson and New York University School of Medicine are testing a model for evaluating compassionate access requests via an independent third party. The medical school …

    Published on 9/7/2015
  • Box: Legal-ease

    Changing the subject Legal-ease While FDA has endorsed patient engagement in both word and deed through its patient-focused drug development meetings, many drug companies say they do not feel safe engaging with …

    Published on 9/7/2015
  • Box: Patient focus 2.0

    Changing the subject Patient focus 2.0 FDA, biopharma companies and patient groups agree PDUFA VI should expand on the patient-focused drug development concept that was introduced in PDUFA V. The goal is to add …

    Published on 9/7/2015
  • Box: Patient power in Duchenne

    Changing the subject Patient power in Duchenne Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy provided a powerful demonstration of how a well-informed and sophisticated patient advocacy group can transform drug development in …

    Published on 9/7/2015
  • Box: Paying attention

    Changing the subject Paying attention The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health formally includes patient advocacy groups in health technology assessments and has begun incorporating their input …

    Published on 9/7/2015
  • Box: Reducing burdens

    Changing the subject Reducing burdens Several drug developers are evaluating ways to lower the burden of participating in clinical trials, including reducing the need for site visits and eliminating the risk that …

    Published on 9/7/2015
  • Box: Rules of engagement

    Changing the subject Rules of engagement UCB Group has developed a framework to ensure its employees engage with patients in ways that are both legally compliant and respectful of a patient's condition and privacy…

    Published on 9/7/2015
  • Figure: Applying preference research

    Changing the subject Applying preference research According to a draft guidance from FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, patient preference research may be used throughout the product life cycle. …

    Published on 9/7/2015
  • Figure: Lack of participation

    Changing the subject Lack of participation According to a survey conducted between the end of 2010 and the fall of 2011 by the European Patients' Forum, just under half of the 40 HTA agencies that responded were …

    Published on 9/7/2015

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