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Sanofi and NIH Researchers Develop Three-in-One Antibodies to Treat HIV

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — In a landmark study published in the journal Science today, researchers produced genetically engineered antibodies with the highest activity and breadth of coverage yet seen against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1). Natural antibodies recognize a single target on a foreign protein. In this study, …

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Alnylam’s Rare Disease Drug Meets Endpoints in Late-Stage hATTR Amyloidosis Study

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALNY), the leading RNAi therapeutics company, and Sanofi Genzyme, the specialty care global business unit of Sanofi, announced today that the APOLLO Phase 3 study of patisiran, an investigational RNAi therapeutic being developed for patients with hereditary ATTR amyloidosis with polyneuropathy, met its primary efficacy endpoint …

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Acceleron Amends Agreement with Celgene, Taking Back Rights to PAH Candidate Sotatercept

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Acceleron Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:XLRN), a leading biopharmaceutical company in the discovery and development of TGF-beta therapeutics to treat serious and rare diseases, today announced it has amended the sotatercept development and commercialization collaboration agreement with Celgene Corporation, originally executed on February 20, 2008. The amended agreement provides Acceleron …

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Anthem, Inc. to Acquire HealthSun

INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) today announced that the company has entered into an agreement to acquire HealthSun, one of the fastest-growing integrated Medicare Advantage health plans and healthcare delivery networks in Florida. “Anthem is committed to identifying opportunities for growth that will enable us to advance our goal of increasing …

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FDA Advisory Committee Split on Opinion of Adjuvant Sutent for High-Risk Renal Cell Carcinoma

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Oncologic Drug Advisory Committee (ODAC) voted 6 in favor and 6 against the benefit-risk profile for SUTENT® (sunitinib) as adjuvant treatment of adult patients at high risk of recurrent renal cell carcinoma (RCC) after nephrectomy (surgical …

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Catalent to Acquire Cook Pharmica for $950 Million

SOMERSET, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Catalent, Inc. (NYSE:CTLT), the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics, and consumer health products, today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Bloomington, Indiana-based Cook Pharmica LLC, an integrated provider of drug substance and drug product manufacturing and related services. …

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AbbVie Announces Positive Results from Late-Stage Relapsed/Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Study

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global research and development-based biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the Phase 3 MURANO study of VENCLEXTA™/VENCLYXTO™ (Venetoclax) Tablets in combination with Rituxan® (rituximab) met its primary endpoint. Results showed that VENCLEXTA/VENCLYXTO in combination with Rituxan prolonged progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with relapsed/refractory (R/R) chronic …

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FDA Approves Bayer’s Aliqopa for Treatment of Relapsed Follicular Lymphoma

WHIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bayer announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Aliqopa™ (copanlisib) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed FL who have received at least two prior systemic therapies.1 Accelerated approval was granted for this indication based on ORR. …

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FDA Approves Amgen and Allergan’s Mvasi for the Treatment of Five Types of Cancer

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) and Allergan plc. (NYSE: AGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved MVASI™ (bevacizumab-awwb) for all eligible indications of the reference product, Avastin® (bevacizumab). MVASI is the first anti-cancer biosimilar, as well as the first bevacizumab biosimilar, approved by the FDA. MVASI is …

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Engineered Therapy for Blood Clotting Disorder Shows Early Promise

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — An investigational treatment that mimics a key clotting enzyme is effective, safe, and may one day eliminate the need for blood products for people with the rare, life-threatening blood disease hereditary thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), according to a study published online today in Blood, …

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