LONDON – Redx Pharma plc is in the process of handing its RXC-006 program over to Astrazeneca plc, after signing a potential $377 million development and commercialization deal for the porcupine inhibitor in the treatment of fibrotic disease.
PERTH, Australia – Melbourne-based Dimerix Ltd.’s stock shot up nearly 20% on the news that its lead compound, DMX-200, met primary and secondary endpoints in a phase IIa trial in patients with rare kidney disease focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), according to top-line results.
With an Aug. 22 PDUFA date set, Tricida Inc. said it received an FDA notification regarding the NDA for veverimer (TRC-101) for treating metabolic acidosis in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, noting that it had identified deficiencies precluding discussion of labeling and postmarketing requirements/commitments.
While members of the FDA’s Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee all recognized the severity of hepatorenal syndrome type 1 (HRS-1) and the significant unmet need in the space, they were divided on whether the FDA should follow the decades-old lead of regulators in 60 other countries in approving Mallinckrodt plc’s terlipressin as an HRS-1 treatment.
In a bid to expand its presence in the cardiometabolic disease space and strengthen its core business in diabetes and obesity, Novo Nordisk A/S is buying Corvidia Therapeutics Inc., of Waltham, Mass., for $2.1 billion, which includes a $725 million up-front payment.
HONG KONG – Astellas Pharma Inc. reported positive results from phase III of its DOLOMITES study comparing the efficacy and safety of roxadustat to that of darbepoetin alfa in treating anemia in nondialysis-dependent, stage 3 to 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients.
Fidget spinners are hand-held toys based on a roller bearing and three weighted lobes, which can spin freely, creating centrifugal force when activated manually. Generating centrifugal force with a fidget spinner takes neither electricity nor trained staff. And that has suggested to several researchers that such spinners, under the right circumstances, could be used for centrifugation under circumstances where reliably operating a centrifuge, for whatever reason, is a challenge.
Nearly four years after differences between U.S. and Russian clinical results derailed an NDA for its pregnancy prevention candidate, Phexxi, San Diego-based Evofem Biosciences Inc. has prevailed, winning FDA approval today for the vaginal pH regulator.