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TScan, Novartis to develop T cell receptor therapies for solid tumors

TScan, Novartis to develop T cell receptor therapies for solid tumors

TScan Therapeutics has partnered with Swiss pharma giant Novartis to discover and develop novel TCR-engineered T cell receptor therapies for the treatment of solid tumors using the former’s TScan Discovery Platform. The TScan platform will be used for discovering novel cancer antigens that can be targeted by TCR-based therapies. TScan Therapeutics will be engaged in […]

Incyte to launch ruxolitinib coronavirus clinical trial in US

Ruxolitinib coronavirus clinical trial : Incyte revealed that it is working with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to launch the phase 3 RUXCOVID clinical trial to assess the efficacy and safety of ruxolitinib (Jakafi) plus standard-of-care (SoC) in patients with COVID-19 associated cytokine storm syndrome. The ruxolitinib plus standard-of-care will be compared to […]

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Novartis to acquire The Medicines Company for $9.7bn with eye on inclisiran

Novartis acquisition of The Medicines Company : Swiss drugmaker Novartis signed a deal worth $9.7 billion to acquire US biopharma company The Medicines Company, as per the latest pharma acquisition news. As per the terms of the all-cash deal, Novartis will acquire The Medicines Company for $85.00 per share. The Medicines Company, which is headquartered […]

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Novartis bags Adakveo FDA approval to reduce VOCs in sickle cell disease

Adakveo FDA approval : Swiss drugmaker Novartis has bagged approval for Adakveo (crizanlizumab-tmca) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its use in sickle cell disease. Formerly known as SEG101, Adakveo has been indicated to be used for bringing down the frequency of vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs), or pain crises, in patients, aged 16 […]

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Novartis’ Sandoz to acquire Aspen’s Japanese pharma business

Sandoz, the generic drug business of Novartis has agreed to acquire the Japanese business of Aspen Global Incorporated (AGI), a fully owned subsidiary of Aspen Pharmacare in a deal valued up to €400 million, as per the latest pharma acquisition news. The acquisition includes shares in Aspen Japan and associated assets held by the South […]

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Novartis bags Beovu FDA approval for wet AMD

Beovu FDA approval for wet AMD : Swiss pharma giant Novartis has been given approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Beovu (brolucizumab) injection for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Also called RTH258, Beovu is now the first FDA approved anti-VEGF which is said to deliver greater fluid resolution compared to aflibercept. […]

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Gilead Sciences licenses three preclinical antiviral programs from Novartis

US biopharma company Gilead Sciences has licensed three preclinical antiviral programs, including investigational candidates having the potential to treat human rhinovirus, influenza and herpes viruses, from Swiss pharma company Novartis. As per the agreement, Gilead Sciences will get exclusive global rights for the development and commercialization of small molecules against three undisclosed targets. Novartis will […]

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Novartis to acquire IFM Tre with eye on immunomodulatory drugs

Novartis acquisition of IFM Tre : Novartis has signed a deal worth up to $1.575 billion to acquire US biopharma company IFM Tre from IFM Therapeutics. Novartis acquisition of IFM Tre The acquisition of the US biopharma company, which was only launched last year, is expected to add certain immunomodulatory drugs to the Swiss pharma […]

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Novartis’ Mayzent approved by FDA for treatment of relapsing forms of MS

Mayzent FDA approval : The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Swiss pharma company Novartis’ Mayzent (siponimod) for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults. Mayzent FDA approval The latest FDA approved Novartis MS drug can now be used for the treatment of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) with […]

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Blackstone Life Sciences, Novartis launch Anthos Therapeutics

Blackstone Life Sciences, a private investment platform, has joined forces with Swiss drug maker Novartis to launch a new biopharma company called Anthos Therapeutics, which will focus on developing drugs for high-risk cardiovascular patients. Anthos Therapeutics, which will be headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is backed by a capital of $250 million from Blackstone Life Sciences. […]

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