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Among other Asia deals, Takeda adds to pair of recent gene therapy tie-ups with a CNS-focused cell therapy partnership with Immusoft; earlier it licensed ex-US rights to JCR’s Hunter syndrome drug.
Two Indian firms want to terminate specific Phase III trials for molnupiravir, the Merck/ Ridgeback Biotherapeutics’ antiviral in the spotlight as a treatment for mild-to-moderate COVID-19. Should much be read into these plans or is it merely an “administrative closure” that is being sought?
ENA Respiratory expects its "preventive" nasal spray, which primes innate immunity against respiratory viruses including SARS-CoV-2, to play a meaningful role in protecting at-risk populations and lowering community transmission of COVID-19. It plans to explore the potential of the broad-spectrum antiviral immunomodulator in other areas, including COPD, and wider partnering opportunities.
Amgen’s former chief information officer Diana McKenzie highlights the inroads made by technology firms in health care and how life science companies can adapt from them while leveraging core capabilities at scale.
Janssen’s Troy Sarich outlines why it’s hard to emulate randomized controlled trials with real-world evidence studies, emphasizing that the two are “not in competition.” He also highlights the huge strides made by AI-driven technology firms to provide “research-ready” structured data and new game-changing advances in the area of health sensors.
Biopharma experts discuss at a summit core issues around ensuring that fast-paced digital acceleration does not jeopardize the overall experience of healthcare professionals. Clarity about customer needs/behaviors, embracing a fail-fast, learn-fast mindset and measuring customer experience were among the aspects touched upon.