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Chinese biotechs aim PD-L1 antibody at hepatitis B

Chinese biotechs aim PD-L1 antibody at hepatitis B

Front-runners in the immuno-oncology category such as Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) with Opdivo (nivolumab) and Merck &Co/MSD with Keytruda (pembrolizumab) have not started trialling their blockbuster drugs in ... Wang. BMS and Merck are both trying to

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  • GSK upbeat on its return to oncology market GSK upbeat on its return to oncology market

    excellence. Can GSK make Tesaro assets shine? Analysts are sceptical that Zejula can make up ground on its biggest rival, Lynparza, the runaway market leader co-marketed by AstraZeneca and Merck ... Co, with another rival Clovis’ Rubraca, also

  • BMS and Celgene announce $74bn merger BMS and Celgene announce $74bn merger

    BMS and Celgene have each had their travails in recent times: BMS has seen its first-to-market immunotherapy Opdivo overtaken by Merck &Co’s rival Keytruda, while Celgene suffered numerous ... Their combination will unquestionably cause heated

  • Orphan drugs dominate FDA's record-breaking year Orphan drugs dominate FDA's record-breaking year

    Gottlieb also promises to speed biosimilars and cell and gene therapies in 2019. ... in the body where the tumour originated (after Merck &Co’s Keytruda), and GW Pharma’s epilepsy therapy Epidiolex (cannabidiol) which is the first FDA-approved drug

  • MSD claims EU approval for two HIV products MSD claims EU approval for two HIV products

    Company battles back against dominant Gilead and GSK. Merck &Co/MSD’s market share in HIV has been on the slide thanks to tough competition from GlaxoSmithKline and Gilead, but it ... The pair – non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI)

  • Reference price bill tabled in US House and Senate Reference price bill tabled in US House and Senate

    savings for several other drugs including Pfizer’s hormone replacement therapy Premarin (conjugated oestrogens),   Merck &Co’s Januvia (sitagliptin) for diabetes, and Astellas/Pfizer’s prostate cancer therapy Xtandi (enzalutamide).

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  • AstraZeneca’s oncology renaissance AstraZeneca’s oncology renaissance

    EvaluatePharma forecasts that Lynparza (now co-marketed with Merck &Co) will hit annual revenues of $2.2bn by 2024, with Imfinzi expected to reach $3.65bn and Tagrisso leading the way ... This gives it a unique niche in an IO lung cancer market dominated

  • Deal Watch October 2018

    The deal between Merck &Co and Samsung Bioepis has been in place since 2013, when Merck &Co began to work with Samsung Bioepis to produce biosimilars. ... Merck &Co has paid $155m to Samsung Bioepis to cover the investments made so far, plus interest, in

  • Cancer immunotherapy: What's on the horizon? Cancer immunotherapy: What's on the horizon?

    Checkpoint inhibitors – old and new. The first wave of checkpoint inhibitors targeting PD-(L) 1 and CTLA-4, from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck &Co, Roche, AstraZeneca and Merck KGaA/Pfizer, have ... Meanwhile, Incyte’s Merck &Co partnered IDO inhibitor

  • Advancing women in healthcare Advancing women in healthcare

    Taking on the mantle of HBA’s Woman of the Year 2018 is Julie Gerberding, Merck &Co’s chief patient officer, and head of global public policy and population health. ... She joined Merck &Co in 2009 and sees her role in promoting vaccines and

  • The good, the bad and the ugly The good, the bad and the ugly

    Beyond Pfizer, the biggest positive movers in the top 20 include Shire, Bayer and Merck &Co. ... 2020.”. Central Nervous System. 2017 was a quiet year in CNS. The most prominent growing companies were Merck &Co (49.8%), Takeda (39.1%) and Sumitomo

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    Laboratories and Merck &Co. ... to help take Abcam to the next stage in its development and growth.”.

  • Nabriva Therapeutics appoints chief medical officer Nabriva Therapeutics appoints chief medical officer

    Schranz. Dr Schranz joins Nabriva from Irish biopharma Shire, with nearly two decades of experience in clinical development and medical affairs. ... Her career has seen her hold positions at Shire, ViroPharma, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and Merck &Co.

  • Hansa Medical poaches Vifor Pharma’s CEO Hansa Medical poaches Vifor Pharma’s CEO

    Tulstrup was most recently CEO of Swiss pharmaceutical group Vifor Pharma and prior to this he served as senior vice president, global franchise head at Shire. ... Additionally, Tulstrup has served as CEO of Santaris Pharma, now part of Roche, and in

  • Astellas promotes Anthony Fiordaliso to VP, Americas finance Astellas promotes Anthony Fiordaliso to VP, Americas finance

    He has been with the pharma company since 2010, when he joined from Schering-Plough (now part of Merck &Co) and subsequently held positions of increasing responsibility. ... In his new role Fiordaliso will report to Stephen Knowles, senior vice president

  • Intellia Therapeutics appoints Dr Moncef Slaoui and Dr Frank Verwiel Intellia Therapeutics appoints Dr Moncef Slaoui and Dr Frank Verwiel

    is establishing a Science and Technology Committee, which will be chaired by Slaoui. ... Verwiel has also served at Merck &Co, where he was vice president and was general manager at Merck Sharpe Dohme’s operations in the Netherlands.

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