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Takeda Announces New Positive Phase 3 Data of Subcutaneous Vedolizumab in Ulcerative Colitis

OSAKA, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited [TSE:4502] (“Takeda”) today announced top-line results from the VISIBLE 1 clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of an investigational subcutaneous (SC) formulation of vedolizumab for maintenance therapy in adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) who achieved clinical response* at week 6 …

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Microbiotica Enters into Microbiome Collaboration with Genentech

CAMBRIDGE, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Microbiotica, a leading player in microbiome-based therapeutics spun out of the Wellcome Sanger Institute, today announced that it has entered into a multi-year strategic collaboration with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, to discover, develop and commercialise biomarkers, targets and medicines for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Under …

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Gilead and Galapagos Announce Positive Results with Filgotinib in Psoriatic Arthritis and Progression into Phase 3 Ulcerative Colitis Study

FOSTER CITY, Calif. & MECHELEN, Belgium–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) and Galapagos NV (Euronext & NASDAQ: GLPG) announced that the randomized, placebo-controlled Phase 2 EQUATOR study of filgotinib, an investigational, selective JAK1 inhibitor, in 131 adults with moderate to severe psoriatic arthritis, achieved its primary endpoint of improvement in …

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Pfizer’s Xeljanz Receives FDA Approval for Treatment of Moderately to Severely Active Ulcerative Colitis

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved XELJANZ® (tofacitinib) 10 mg twice-daily (BID) for at least eight weeks, followed by XELJANZ 5 mg BID or 10 mg BID, for the treatment of adult patients in the U.S. with moderately …

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FDA Approves Pfizer’s Ixifi, a Biosimilar to Remicade

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved IXIFI™ (PF-06438179, infliximab-qbtx), a chimeric human-murine monoclonal antibody (mAb) against tumor necrosis factor, as a biosimilar to Remicade® (infliximab)* for all eligible indications of the reference product.1 The FDA has approved IXIFI as …

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FDA Extends Action Date for Xeljanz sNDA in Ulcerative Colitis

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the action date by three months for the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for XELJANZ® (tofacitinib), an oral treatment under investigation for adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC). The …

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Celgene Discontinues GED-0301 Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

SUMMIT, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) today announced that the GED-0301 (mongersen) phase III REVOLVE trial (CD-002) in Crohn’s disease (CD) and the extension trial (SUSTAIN, CD-004) will discontinue. Celgene has decided to stop the trials following an October recommendation of the Data Monitoring Committee, which assessed overall benefit/risk during …

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Takeda and SGC to Use Patient Tissue-Based Assays for Clinical Target Validation in IBD

OSAKA, Japan & SAN DIEGO & STOCKHOLM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (“Takeda”) (TSE: 4502), Karolinska Institutet (“KI”) and The Structural Genomics Consortium (“SGC”) today announced a combined pre-competitive and proprietary collaboration to discover and validate new potential intervention points for the treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The agreement establishes …

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Provention Bio Enters Licensing Agreement with Janssen for Two Mid-Stage GI Immunology Candidates

LEBANON, N.J., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Provention Bio, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to sourcing, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics aimed at intercepting and preventing immune-mediated diseases, announced today that it has entered into agreements with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV and Janssen Sciences Ireland UC [Janssen] to in-license …

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Janssen Enters Deal for Protagonist Therapeutics’ Inflammatory Bowel Disease Candidate

Horsham, Pa., May 30, 2017 ― Janssen Biotech, Inc., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced today it has entered into a worldwide exclusive license and collaboration agreement with Protagonist Therapeutics, Inc. (Protagonist) to develop, manufacture and commercialize PTG-200, a first-in-class, oral interleukin-23 receptor (IL-23R) antagonist …

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