A new phase IIb readout at odds with earlier data suggesting PTI-125 would diminish key biomarkers of neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s patients has left Cassava Biosciences Inc. President and CEO Remi Barbier looking for answers.
Shares of Allogene Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ALLO) leapt 36% higher to $42.12 on Thursday after limited data from a small number of relapsed/refractory (r/r) non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients showed a combination of the company's anti-CD19 allogeneic CAR T candidate, ALLO-501, and an anti-CD52 monoclonal antibody, ALLO-647, met with an overall response rate of 78%.
New data show Johnson & Johnson’s Erleada (apalutamide) and Xtandi (enzalutamide) from Pfizer Inc. and Astellas Pharma Inc. both prolonged overall survival in men with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC).
Despite evidence of efficacy in binge-eating disorder (BED), Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s dasotraline's second lease on life is done, for now. Following an initial plan to discontinue the asset in a 2010 portfolio reshuffle, the drug is now being shelved due to the need for additional clinical studies on its benefit-risk profile, parent Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co. Ltd. said.
BEIJING – Shandong, China-based Luoxin Pharmaceuticals Group Stock Co. Ltd. said its PIK3α inhibitor, LX-086, has been approved by China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) to enter clinical trials for advanced solid tumors, two weeks after Novartis AG’s alpelisib, which aims at the same target, was also granted IND clearance in China.
HONG KONG – Singapore-based Proteona Pte. Ltd. has started a partnership to characterize the clinical response to a new COVID-19 vaccine, with clinical trials soon to start at Flinders Medical Centre testing the candidate developed in collaboration with Adelaide, Australia-based Vaxine Pty Ltd.