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.
China’s NMPA has given 10 of Sihuan Pharmaceutical Holdings Group Ltd.’s skin repair products medical device registration certificates. The products are developed by its medical aesthetics platform Beijing Meiyan Kongjian Biology Medicine Co. Ltd. The certification is for three scar repair products, four medical dressing and patch products, as well as three skin repair products.
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.
Med-tech startups looking to enter the South Korean market might do so with the 2021 Global Inbound Membership Bridge to Korea, or B2K 2021 program, run by Shinhan Financial Group Co. Ltd.’s Shinhan Square Bridge Incheon. The organization fosters startups with business scale-up services, new market development, partnering and investment assistance. Six med-tech and digital health firms were selected in November 2021: Aevice Health Pte. Ltd., Fairphonic Pte. Ltd., NDR Medical Technology Pte. Ltd., Scanderm Pro LLC, Sqin and Vertliner Private Co.
China’s NMPA has given 10 of Sihuan Pharmaceutical Holdings Group Ltd.’s skin repair products medical device registration certificates. The products are developed by its medical aesthetics platform, Beijing Meiyan Kongjian Biology Medicine Co. Ltd.