Clinical updates, including trial initiations, enrollment status and data readouts and publications: AB Science, Bellus, Bicycle, Boston, Can-Fite, Crinetics, Inventiva, Kalvista, Kazia, Precision, Quantum, Seneca, Vaccinex.
Shares of Millendo Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:MLND) fell 70.1% to $1.45 on April 6 after a pivotal study of its experimental Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) therapy, livoletide, failed to show a statistically significant improvement in hyperphagia, or insatiable hunger, and food-related behaviors vs. placebo.
With positive top-line data reported for Axsome Therapeutics Inc.’s oral migraine candidate, AXS-07, in its INTERCEPT trial, the company and the candidate have notched two successful phase III trials in little more than three months.
Menlo Therapeutics Inc. announced a double dose of bad news with negative results for two phase III trials testing its NK1 receptor antagonist, serlopitant, as a treatment for pruritus (itch) associated with prurigo nodularis, a skin disease characterized by hard, itchy nodules.
DUBLIN – Immunomedics Inc. is stopping the phase III Ascent trial of its antibody-drug conjugate, sacituzumab govitecan, in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) on the unanimous recommendation of the study’s independent data safety monitoring committee, after a scheduled look at the study data uncovered what the company called “compelling efficacy.”
LONDON – Izana Bioscience Ltd. has become the third company to supply an anti-GM-CSF antibody for compassionate use against COVID-19, announcing namilumab, currently in phase IIb testing in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, will be used to treat 20 patients with severe respiratory symptoms.
HONG KONG – Another promising candidate has emerged in the race to find a treatment for the COVID-19 coronavirus. San Diego-based Ansun Biopharma Inc. released positive results from a four-patient study of its DAS-181 candidate, which is being developed for the treatment of severe COVID-19 infection.
Clinical updates, including trial initiations, enrollment status and data readouts and publications: Aeterna Zentaris, American Brivision, Auris, Axsome, Bryn Pharma, Catalyst, Compugen, Cytodyn, Immunomedics, Incyte, Inovio, Janssen, Menlo, Millendo, Oxthera, Sun Biopharma, Windtree, Yiviva.
During its recent fourth-quarter and full-year earnings report, Foster City, Calif.-based Mirum Pharmaceuticals Inc. provided an update on the apical sodium dependent bile acid transporter (ASBT) inhibitor maralixibat for Alagille syndrome (ALGS), which will be the subject of a rolling NDA starting in the third quarter of 2020.