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Versartis crashes as VELOCITY trial veers off track

Versartis crashes as VELOCITY trial veers off track

It’s not the first long-acting hGH to miss the mark in trials - earlier this year Pfizer and Opko’s once-weekly candidate also failed a phase III trial.

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  • Pfizer/Opko's long-acting growth hormone misses mark in trial Pfizer/Opko's long-acting growth hormone misses mark in trial

    Pfizer and partner Opko ended 2016 on a disappointing note after their long-acting drug for growth hormone deficiency failed a phase III trial. ... Opko put a brave face on the finding, saying it could have been skewed by "one or more outliers" that

  • Pfizer buys majority stake in Redvax Pfizer buys majority stake in Redvax

    No financial details of the deal have been disclosed. This rounds off a busy M&A period for Pfizer which just a fortnight ago partnered with Opko Health on a late

  • RNA interference rebirth RNA interference rebirth

    TTR. TTR-mediated amyloidosis. I. TKM-ApoB. Tekmira. ApoB. hypercholesterolaemia. Stalled. bevasiranib. Opko Health.

  • Flicking the switch

    Opko Health is developing bevasiranib for the treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). ... In phase II trials, bevasiranib inhibited the growth of choroidal neovascularisation and Opko have now initiated a pivotal phase III trial that

  • Mastering the gene

    Acuity plans to initiate its phase III programme in 2007 and in March the company agreed a merger with several partners to establish a publicly-traded company, Opko. ... If the trial goes as hoped, Opko may lead the race to reach the market with a siRNA

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Latest Intelligence

  • Deal Watch May 2016 Deal Watch May 2016

    The manufacturing CRLs have been out in force and AstraZeneca is not the only company on the receiving end with OPKO receiving a CRL earlier in the year [March] in relation ... 293. OPKO Health/ Vifor Fresenius. Licence. Rayaldee in EP, CA, Mexico,

  • Pharma deals in June 2015 Pharma deals in June 2015

    Opko's strategy in its $1.47bn acquisition of Bio-Reference Laboratories at $52.58 per share (approximately 60% premium) is to gain access to a range of diagnostic capabilities including ... Acquisition - company. 2, 050. Bio-Reference Laboratories/ OPKO

  • Pharma deals during December 2014 Pharma deals during December 2014

    This product, named hGH-CTP, was in the portfolio of Prolor Biotech which Opko acquired in August 2013 for $480m. ... The upfront payment of $295m from Pfizer will go some of the way to recoup the price Opko paid for Prolor.

  • Deal Watch table for December 2014 Deal Watch table for December 2014

    Collaboration, licence. 581. Opko Health / Pfizer. Long-acting hGH-CTP for growth hormone deficiency in adults and children (p3).

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Latest appointments

  • AstraZeneca appoints head of oncology AstraZeneca appoints head of oncology

    Prior to this, Dr Freedman served as GlaxoSmithKline's vice president of oncology R&D, and led OPKO Health's R&D department.

  • OPKO appoints vice president of medical affairs OPKO appoints vice president of medical affairs

    Dr Douglass Laidlaw brings experience from Relypsa and Sanofi. Miami-based OPKO Health has appointed Dr Douglass Laidlaw as vice president of medical affairs. ... Philip Frost, chairman and chief executive of OPKO, said: “Doug is a key addition to the

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