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IBRANCE fails to meet primary endpoint in early breast cancer trial

IBRANCE fails to meet primary endpoint in early breast cancer trial

Pfizer said that the phase 3 PENELOPE-B clinical trial of IBRANCE (palbociclib) in early breast cancer failed to meet its primary endpoint. The collaborative late-stage trial is being held by the US pharma giant with the German Breast Group (GBG) sponsoring it. The primary endpoint of the PENELOPE-B clinical trial is improved invasive disease-free survival […]

CStone Pharmaceuticals strikes $480m worth oncology deal with Pfizer

US pharma giant Pfizer has entered into a collaboration deal worth up to $480 million with Chinese biopharma company CStone Pharmaceuticals to address the oncological needs in China. CStone Pharmaceuticals is engaged in developing and commercializing immuno-oncology and precision medicines for cancer patients. The collaboration will be formed between the Chinese firm and Pfizer’s subsidiaries […]

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Pfizer to manufacture Gilead’s Covid-19 drug candidate remdesivir

Pfizer has signed a multi-year agreement with Gilead Sciences to manufacture and supply the latter’s investigational antiviral remdesivir for the treatment of Covid-19. Under the deal terms, Pfizer will offer contract manufacturing services at its McPherson, Kansas facility for the manufacture and supply of remdesivir. Earlier this year, Pfizer came out with a five-point plan, […]

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Pfizer, BioNTech sign deal to supply BNT162 Covid-19 vaccine to Canada

Pfizer and BioNTech have signed an agreement with the Canadian government to supply their mRNA-based BNT162 vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV2, depending on clinical success and approval from Health Canada. Financial details of the deal were not revealed. However, the terms in the deal were based on the timing of delivery and the volume of the […]

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BNT162 COVID-19 vaccine candidate : US govt signs $2bn supply deal with Pfizer and BioNTech

Pfizer and BioNTech have bagged a $1.95 billion deal with the US government for supplying 100 million doses of their jointly developed BNT162 COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Recently, the two pharma companies were granted the fast track designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for BNT162b1 and BNT162b1 vaccines, which are two of the […]

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BNT162b1 and BNT162b2 Covid-19 vaccine candidates get FDA fast track status

Pfizer and BioNTech said that BNT162b1 and BNT162b2, two vaccine candidates developed to give protection against the SARS-CoV-2 virus have been given the fast track designation from the USFood and Drug Administration (FDA). The two vaccine candidates are part of the four investigational vaccine candidates that are being jointly developed by the companies under their […]

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Pfizer begins phase 3 clinical trials of 20vPnC, RSVpreF, and MenABCWY vaccine candidates

US pharma giant Pfizer has initiated four phase 3 clinical trials within its present pipeline of investigational vaccines. The company’s 20vPnC, which is a 20-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine candidate, will be evaluated in two phase 3 trials NCT04382326 and NCT04379713. Both the late-stage trials will evaluate a four-dose series in infants starting at the […]

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JAVELIN Medley trial : First patient dosed with BAVENCIO, CMP-001 combo

Checkmate Pharmaceuticals announced the dosing of the first patient in a phase 1b/2 study of BAVENCIO (avelumab) in multi-drug combinations with its lead candidate CMP-001 in patients having squamous cell cancer of the head and neck (SCCHN), as part of the JAVELIN Medley trial. CMP‐001 is a C0pG‐A Toll‐like receptor 9 (TLR9) agonist that is […]

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RESET clinical trial results : Rivipansel flops in phase 3 trial in SCD

RESET clinical trial results : US pharma giant Pfizer’s rivipansel failed to meet the primary and key secondary efficacy endpoints of a phase 3 trial called RESET in sickle cell disease (SCD). The aim of the RESET clinical trial was to assess the efficacy and safety of rivipansel in sickle cell disease patients, aged six […]

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Mylan Upjohn merger : Pfizer to merge off-patent drugs unit with Mylan

Mylan Upjohn merger : US pharma giant Pfizer will spin off Upjohn, its off-patent branded and generic established medicines business, and merge it with Dutch pharma company Mylan, to form a new global pharma company. As per the terms of the all-stock, Reverse Morris Trust transaction, each of Mylan shares will be converted into one […]

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