Joe has covered a wide range of biopharmaceutical stories for the past 15 years and contributes to Scrip, In Vivo, Pink Sheet and related Citeline publications. His specialties include business development, commercial strategies and liver and infectious diseases.
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Pharma will partner with SyntheX on targeted protein degradation, with Autolus on cell therapy safety. Novo Nordisk gets rights to Ventus’s lead compound in NASH and chronic kidney disease.
As signaled when Pfizer acquired Biohaven’s Nurtec and CGRP assets, Biohaven will continue under a modified name, with a focus on epilepsy, obsessive compulsive disorder and spinal muscular atrophy.
With Opzelura approved for vitiligo in July, Incyte acquires Villaris and its preclinical IL-15-targeted antibody to potentially add to its vitiligo portfolio.
Obeticholic acid failed to separate from placebo in a Phase III study of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis patients with cirrhosis, but Intercept said it still plans to refile an NDA for pre-cirrhotic NASH by year’s end.
Axcella’s AXA1125, a therapeutic combination of amino acids, shows liver stiffness, liver enzyme and fat reduction benefits in Phase IIb interim look, but the firm lacks the cash to complete the trial.
Partnered with AbbVie on a wet AMD gene therapy, Regenxbio is also advancing wholly owned candidates for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and MPS I and MPS II.