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Vargatef Plus Docetaxel Could be an Option After Failure of Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer

INGELHEIM, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Boehringer Ingelheim announced today the first interim results of VARGADO, an ongoing non-interventional study in routine clinical practice in Germany evaluating the efficacy and safety of Vargatef® (nintedanib) and docetaxel in patients with stage III/IV locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) of adenocarcinoma histology. The study …

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Merck to Acquire Privately Held Antelliq Group for $2.4 Billion

KENILWORTH, N.J., & VITRÉ, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Merck [NYSE:MRK], known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and privately held Antelliq Group today announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement under which Merck will acquire Antelliq from funds advised by BC Partners. Antelliq will be a wholly owned and …

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Bellicum Reports Safety Results and Promising Activity of Its Controlled CAR-T Candidate BPX-601 in Patients with Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

GENEVA, Dec. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLCM), a leader in developing novel, controllable cellular immunotherapies for cancers and orphan inherited blood disorders, today reported safety and promising activity of BPX-601 in Part 1 of a Phase 1/2 dose-escalation study in patients with advanced, metastatic pancreatic cancer expressing PSCA (prostate stem …

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Guardant Health Partners with AstraZeneca to Develop Blood-Based Companion Diagnostic Tests for Tagrisso and Imfinzi

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Guardant Health (Nasdaq: GH) announced a multi-year agreement with AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) to develop blood-based companion diagnostic (CDx) tests supporting the commercialization of AstraZeneca’s oncology portfolio based on Guardant’s industry-leading comprehensive liquid biopsy platform. Under the terms of the agreement, Guardant …

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Orchard Therapeutics and SIRION Biotech Announce Licensing Agreement to Enhance Gene Therapy Manufacturing Efficiency

BOSTON and LONDON and MARTINSRIED, Germany, Dec. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Orchard Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ORTX), a leading commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to transforming the lives of patients with serious and life-threatening rare diseases through innovative gene therapies, and SIRION Biotech GmbH today announced the entry into a license agreement, …

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Dragonfly Therapeutics Announces Celgene In-license of First Two TriNKET Immunotherapy Drug Candidates

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Dragonfly Therapeutics, Inc. (“Dragonfly” or the “Company”), today announced it has licensed two TriNKET™ immunotherapy drug candidates to Celgene Corporation and its affiliates (“Celgene”) for $12m each plus prospective milestones and royalties.  The licenses represent the first two of four hematological cancer targets …

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Sunovion and PsychoGenics Announce Positive Results from Pivotal Phase 2 Study of Investigational Agent SEP-363856 for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. & PARAMUS, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Sunovion) and PsychoGenics Inc.(PsychoGenics), today announced that positive results from SEP 361-201, a pivotal Phase 2 study that evaluated the efficacy and safety of SEP-363856, a novel psychotropic agent for the treatment of patients with schizophrenia, were presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the …

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AMAG Pharmaceuticals Enters Into Definitive Merger Agreement to Acquire Perosphere Pharmaceuticals

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAG) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Perosphere Pharmaceuticals Inc., a private biopharmaceutical company. Through this acquisition, AMAG will acquire global rights to ciraparantag, a next generation anticoagulant reversal agent, further enhancing its development pipeline …

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FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to Lilly’s Baricitinib for the Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Eli Lilly and Company(NYSE: LLY) and Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to baricitinib, which is being studied for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The Fast Track designation process aims to facilitate the development and …

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New Phase 3 Data Demonstrate Superiority of Tremfya vs Cosentyx in Delivering PASI 90 Responses in Plaque Psoriasis

VIENNA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced results from the ECLIPSE study demonstrating that TREMFYA® (guselkumab) was superior to Cosentyx® (secukinumab)* in treating adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis for the primary endpoint assessed at week 48. Data from the multicentre, randomised, double-blind head-to-head Phase 3 study demonstrated …

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