UCB SA’s share price slumped after the U.S. FDA rejected the pharma’s filing for psoriasis drug Bimzelx (bimekizumab), citing issues with “inspection observations” that must be resolved before approval. Shares in Brussels-based UCB (Brussels:UCB) fell 13.6% following the announcement that the FDA had rejected Bimzelx for treatment of adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.
Bristol Myers Squibb Co. has announced long-term data from its closely watched psoriasis pill, deucravacitinib, which it hopes will supplant Amgen Inc.’s blockbuster, Otezla (apremilast), as the main oral therapy for the disease.
New and updated preclinical and clinical data presented by biopharma firms at the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting, including: Almirall, Amryt, Aslan, Boehringer, Cara, Eli Lilly, Evelo, Incyte, Novartis, Rapt, Regeneron, Senhwa, UCB.
Moonlake Therapeutics AG is making headway on its mission to establish a broad dermatology and rheumatology franchise around its sole product, sonelokimab, announcing it is poised to start a phase II study in hidradenitis suppurativa.
Four years after Bristol Myers Squibb Co.’s (BMS) $1.85 billion investment in Nektar Therapeutics Inc., the pair’s collaboration has stumbled mightily with a phase III failure. A first analysis their melanoma study, PIVOT IO-001, showed it missed three primary endpoints. The study of interleukin-2-targeting NKTR-214 (bempegaldesleukin) combined with Opdivo (nivolumab) compared to Opdivo monotherapy as a first-line treatment for previously untreated, unresectable or metastatic melanoma did not meet the primary endpoints of progression-free survival and objective response rate.
As investors await the Sept. 10 PDUFA date for deucravacitinib from Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (BMS) in psoriasis, handicappers continue to weigh the odds of other tyrosine kinase 2 (TYK2) inhibitors, and ponder what a regulatory victory – or defeat – might mean for the space.
The ultra-rare skin disease X-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (XLHED) can be a heavy burden for children, affecting structures in the skin including sweat glands, respiratory glands, and hair as well as teeth. Though lacking a specific treatment to date, a pivotal clinical trial planned by the Geneva-based nonprofit Esperare Foundation and Pierre Fabre SA could now help bring one about.
Two Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors, Abbvie Inc.'s Rinvoq (upadacitinib) and Pfizer Inc.'s Cibinqo (abrocitinib), have won U.S. FDA approvals for the treatment of people with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis. Reviews of both products for the indication were delayed due to FDA concerns about class risks. Accordingly, each is labeled with a boxed warning regarding risks of serious infection, mortality, malignancy, major adverse cardiovascular events and thrombosis.