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Merck acquires ArQule for $2.7bn to further diversify oncology pipeline

Merck acquires ArQule for $2.7bn to further diversify oncology pipeline

Merck acquisition of ArQule : Merck has completed its previously announced acquisition of ArQule for $20 per share or about $2.7 billion as per the latest pharma acquisition news. The pharma giant announced the deal in December 2019 in a move to further diversify its oncology pipeline with the Massachusetts-based ArQule focused on developing kinase […]

MiraDx to enroll patients for non-tumor based microRNA clinical trial

MicroRNA clinical trial : MiraDx, a Los Angeles-based molecular genetics company, has initiated patient enrollment in collaboration with UCLA for the non-tumor based microRNA biomarker-driven clinical trial for KRAS-variant positive HPV-positive head and neck cancer patients (HNSCC). The clinical trial will randomly group 70 patients to receive the current standard of care (radiation plus cisplatin) […]

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Genetron Health’s semiconductor-based NGS system gets Chinese approval

Genetron Health has been granted approval by China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) for GENETRON S5, its semiconductor-based next-generation sequencing system (NGS system). With the approval, the Chinese precision oncology company can launch the new desktop medium-throughput NGS system for clinical applications. The NGS system has been developed by Genetron Health for the detection of […]

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Astellas Pharma acquires US biotech company Xyphos Biosciences

Astellas acquisition of Xyphos : Japanese pharma company Astellas Pharma has acquired US biotech company Xyphos Biosciences in a deal worth up to $665 million as per the latest pharma acquisition news. The acquisition of Xyphos Biosciences gives Astellas Pharma access to the former’s ACCEL technology platform alongside its immuno-oncology talent to develop new and […]

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Amgen, Allergan file BLA to FDA for Rituxan biosimilar ABP 798

Rituxan biosimilar ABP 798 : US biopharma company Amgen and Irish pharma company Allergan have submitted a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ABP 798, a biosimilar candidate to Roche’s cancer drug Rituxan (rituximab). Rituxan, which is a CD20-directed cytolytic antibody, has approval across various regions for the […]

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Astellas, Seattle Genetics bag Padcev FDA approval for advanced urothelial cancer

Padcev FDA approval : Astellas Pharma and Seattle Genetics have bagged accelerated approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Padcev (enfortumab vedotin-ejfv) for the treatment of advanced urothelial cancer, the most common form of bladder cancer. Padcev, which has been co-developed by the two pharma companies, is a Nectin-4-directed antibody and microtubule […]

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AbbVie, Scripps Research to collaborate on developing new therapeutics

US biopharma company AbbVie has entered into a collaboration with California-based nonprofit medical research facility Scripps Research with a goal to develop new therapies for a variety of diseases, including in the therapeutic areas of oncology, immunology, fibrosis, and neurology. Peter Schultz – CEO of Scripps Research and Calibr, its drug discovery unit, said: “Based […]

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Innovent Biologics begins phase 1 trial of IBI315 in solid malignancies

Innovent Biologics and Beijing Hanmi Pharmaceutical, a subsidiary of Hanmi Pharmaceutical, said that the first patient has been dosed in a phase 1 clinical trial in China for evaluating IBI315 for the treatment of advanced solid malignancies. IBI315, which has been co-developed by the companies, is a recombinant fully human bispecific antibody targeting programmed cell […]

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Cancer immunotherapy company EpicentRx raises $35m in Series D round

EpicentRx, a cancer immunotherapy company based in California, has secured $35 million of capital through a Series D financing round to support the development of small molecule immunotherapy and its oncolytic viral platform. The oncology company used the services of Biotech Alliances International, a Silicon Valley based life-science focused investment bank to get the funding. […]

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Chinese biopharma company Akeso raises $150m for antibody drug discovery

Akeso, a Chinese biopharma company engaged in antibody drug discovery and development in oncology and immunology therapeutic areas, has raised nearly $150 million through a Series D funding round. The investment in the clinical stage company was led by Loyal Valley Capital (LVC) and Sino Biopharmaceutical. The co-investors in the Series D round are healthcare […]

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