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Bristol-Myers Squibb and Tsinghua University Partner for Potential Therapies for Autoimmune Diseases and Cancer

BEIJING & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) and Tsinghua University, have entered into a collaboration to discover therapeutic agents against novel targets for autoimmune diseases and cancers. The collaboration brings together Bristol-Myers Squibb and Tsinghua University’s respective scientific expertise and capabilities with a focus on validating new targets and generating …

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Study Published in The Lancet Shows Benefit of Baricitinib for the Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

INDIANAPOLIS, July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY) announced today that results of a global systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) Phase 2 study for baricitinib were published by The Lancet. The study, the first completed Phase 2 study of a JAK inhibitor in SLE, showed that a statistically …

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Dermavant Enters $330 Million Deal for Rights to GSK’s Investigational Psoriasis Drug

GSK today announced that Dermavant Sciences, a subsidiary of Roivant Sciences, has agreed to purchase the rights to tapinarof, an investigational therapeutic aryl hydrocarbon receptor modulating agent (TAMA) for the treatment of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis and back-up programmes for a total consideration of £250 million, including an initial payment …

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FDA Approves Rigel’s Tavalisse for Chronic Immune Thrombocytopenia in Adult Patients

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:RIGL) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved TAVALISSE™ (fostamatinib disodium hexahydrate) for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in adult patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) who have had an insufficient response to a previous treatment. TAVALISSE is an oral spleen …

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FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to Concert’s CTP-543 for the Treatment of Alopecia Areata

LEXINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNCE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for CTP-543, a novel, oral Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor for the treatment of moderate-to-severe alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks hair follicles, resulting in …

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Cue Biopharma Enters Strategic Research Collaboration and License Agreement with Merck

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cue Biopharma™, Inc., an immunotherapy company developing a novel, proprietary class of biologics engineered to selectively modulate the human immune system to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases, today announced a strategic research collaboration and license agreement with Merck, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada. …

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Celgene and Nimbus Enter Immunology Alliance to Develop Programs for Autoimmune Disorders

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nimbus Therapeutics, a biotechnology company applying deep computational expertise throughout drug discovery and development, announced today the initiation of a long-term strategic alliance with Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) in immunology. Under the terms of the agreement, Celgene will receive an option to acquire each program in the alliance …

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Unique Gene Therapy Prevents, Reverses Multiple Sclerosis in Animal Model

Multiple sclerosis can be inhibited or reversed using a novel gene therapy technique that stops the disease’s immune response in mouse models, University of Florida Health researchers have found. By combining a brain-protein gene and an existing medication, the researchers were able to prevent the mouse version of multiple sclerosis. …

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Alexion’s Soliris Demonstrates Positive Results in Phase 3 Open-Label Extension Study in Refractory Generalized Myasthenia Gravis

NEW HAVEN, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) announced today results from an interim analysis of an ongoing Phase 3 open-label extension study of the pivotal, placebo-controlled REGAIN study of Soliris® (eculizumab) for the treatment of patients with refractory generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) who are anti-acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibody-positive. The new results …

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Lilly Partners with Nektar for Development of its Autoimmune Candidate NKTR-358

INDIANAPOLIS and SAN FRANCISCO, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR) have announced a strategic collaboration to co-develop NKTR-358, a novel immunological therapy discovered by Nektar. NKTR-358, which achieved first human dose in Phase 1 clinical development in March of 2017, …

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