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Roche has partnered with Regeneron and Atea, but the company continues to leverage its long legacy in infectious diseases to identify good treatment options for the novel coronavirus.
While Amgen said the Phase III GALACTIC-HF results for omecamtiv mecarbil did not meet its high expectations for the heart failure candidate, Cytokinetics sees a path to treating certain patients.
Olema launched this year’s 76th US biopharma IPO. Also, investments in regenerative medicines reached a new high, Qiming closed a $1.2bn China-focused VC fund, D3 Bio led recent venture deals with a $200m round, and Bausch sold $2bn worth of notes to pay down near-term debts.
The $80m financing will support a Phase III myelofibrosis study for the LSD1 inhibitor and earlier-stage programs, but additional late-stage studies will require an initial public offering, likely next year.
Public Company Edition: Three companies postponed or withdrew their offerings, but drug developers continue to pursue IPOs. Also, Biocon, BMS and Epizyme raised money through new debt, Five Prime capitalized on positive data and Synthetic Biologic engaged a strategic advisor.
Bristol Myers Squibb confirmed that approval for lisocabtagene maraleucel (liso-cel) will be delayed by the US FDA’s COVID-19-related restrictions on travel for manufacturing facility inspectors.