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3:06 PM, Feb 20, 2018  |  BC Extra | Clinical News

Aimmune's peanut allergy therapy meets in Phase III

Aimmune Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:AIMT) said AR101 met the primary endpoint in the Phase III PALISADE trial to treat peanut allergy, but also reported that a greater proportion of patients in the active arm discontinued treatment...
2:35 PM, Feb 20, 2018  |  BC Extra | Company News

Voyager, AbbVie partner for AD gene therapies

Gene therapy company Voyager Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:VYGR) jumped $4.30 (22%) to $23.66 on Tuesday after partnering with AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) to develop gene therapies to express microtubule-associated protein tau (tau; MAPT; FTDP-17) antibodies to treat...
2:09 PM, Feb 20, 2018  |  BC Extra | Company News

MiMedx falls on delayed earnings filing due to internal audit

Regenerative medicines company MiMedx Group Inc. (NASDAQ:MDXG) fell $5.72 (40%) to $8.75 on Tuesday after announcing it will delay the release of its fourth quarter and fiscal-year 2017 financial results as the company conducts an...
1:48 PM, Feb 20, 2018  |  BC Extra | Company News

Ionis, AstraZeneca in antisense kidney disease deal

Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:IONS) granted AstraZeneca plc (LSE:AZN; NYSE:AZN) worldwide rights to develop and commercialize antisense candidate IONIS-AZ5-2.5Rx (AZD2373), which is in development to treat an undisclosed genetically associated form of kidney disease. Ionis will...
1:10 PM, Feb 20, 2018  |  BC Extra | Preclinical News

New compound kills tumor cells with spliceosome mutations

In a Nature Medicine study, researchers at H3 Biomedicine Inc. described development and preclinical proof-of-efficacy data for Phase I candidate H3B-8800, a potentially first-in-class mRNA splicing inhibitor for cancers harboring spliceosome mutations. Mutations in genes...
9:29 AM, Feb 20, 2018  |  BC Extra | Financial News

Arix, Fosun in China-focused deal

Life sciences investment firm Arix Bioscience plc (LSE:ARIX) partnered with Fosun International Ltd. (HKSE:656) to invest in and build newcos focused on the China market. The deal will give Arix access to investment opportunities in...
8:41 AM, Feb 20, 2018  |  BC Extra | Financial News

Taiwan Liposome planning NASDAQ listing

Taiwan Liposome Co. Ltd. (TPEx:4152) proposed to raise up to $50 million through the sale of ADSs in a NASDAQ listing underwritten by Cantor Fitzgerald, CLSA, H.C. Wainwright, Janney Montgomery Scott and Laidlaw. The company...
7:10 AM, Feb 20, 2018  |  BC Extra | Company News

Organ-on-chip company Emulate reveals new deals

Emulate Inc. (Cambridge, Mass.) announced partnerships with Roche (SIX:ROG; OTCQX:RHHBY) and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (Tokyo:4502) on Tuesday, as well as an initiative with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles, Calif.). The company's Organs-on-Chips are living, micro-engineered...
6:53 PM, Feb 16, 2018  |  BioCentury | Product Development

Necessary adjustment

Changing a pivotal trial’s primary endpoint analysis after the study is under way is usually not a good sign. So when Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. revealed top-line results from the CheckMate -227 trial in a biomarker-defined...
6:09 PM, Feb 16, 2018  |  BioCentury | Politics, Policy & Law

FDA’s bigger piggy bank

FDA plans to use a proposed record-setting funding boost to invest in projects it believes could lead to fundamental improvements in the way medical products are tested, reviewed and manufactured. The goal is to use...