Shares of Israeli drug delivery specialist Entera Bio Ltd. (NASDAQ:ENTX) led the U.S. market March 11, in both percentage gain and volume, climbing 152.5% to $4.04 after a report that its oral parathyroid hormone candidate, EB-613, significantly boosted levels of P1NP, a biomarker indicating new bone formation vs. placebo at three months in an ongoing phase II osteoporosis study.
Positive COVID-19 efficacy numbers from Vir Biotechnology Inc. and Glaxosmithkline plc (GSK) has prompted them to immediately seek an emergency use authorization (EUA) with the FDA and similar authorizations in other countries for their monoclonal antibody, VIR-7831. Meanwhile, the phase III Remdacta study of Actemra/RoActemra (tocilizumab) plus Veklury (remdesivir) vs. placebo plus Veklury, from Roche Holding AG and Gilead Sciences Inc., missed its primary endpoint in treating hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia receiving standard of care.
PERTH, Australia – Sydney-based Azura Ophthalmics Ltd. has moved into a registration trial following positive phase II results for lead candidate AZR-MD-001 in Meibomian gland dysfunction, the leading cause of dry eye disease.
Following an interim futility analysis, Affimed NV has decided to continue enrolling its phase II, registration-directed study of AFM-13, a tetravalent, bispecific innate cell engager, as a monotherapy for treating relapsed or refractory CD30-positive peripheral T-cell lymphoma.
Just weeks after two unexpected cases of blood cancer landed trials of its investigational gene therapies for sickle cell disease (SCD) and beta-thalassemia on FDA-issued clinical holds, Bluebird Bio Inc. said it's talking to regulators about their resumption after what RBC analyst Luca Issi called a "partial exoneration" of the BB-305 lentiviral vector shared between the medicines.
Clinical updates, including trial initiations, enrollment status and data readouts and publications: Adicet, Affimed, Alar, Aligos, Beigene, Eli Lilly, Genentech, Gilead, Impact, VBI, Vertex, Viiv, Viriom.
Graybug Vision Inc. reported results from the phase IIb Altissimo study testing GB-102 as a treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that didn't live up to expectations set by the phase I/IIa Adagio study.
Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc. CEO Roger Tung said determining who leads isn’t easy in the phase III race that pits his firm against Eli Lilly and Co. and Pfizer Inc. in alopecia areata. That’s because neither of the other companies has “been very direct about the timelines they’re on,” he told BioWorld. “We’ve been pretty clear that our goal is to have an NDA filing in early 2023.”