On April 25, Lilly announced that it is advancing the global withdrawal of the new soft tissue sarcoma drug Lartruvo (olaratumab). Lilly’s decision was mainly due to the fact that in the large phase III ANNOUNCE study after marketing, olaratumab failed to show survival benefit in both the treated… Continue Reading Lilly’s soft tissue sarcoma drug Olaratumab will withdraw from the world

  Pharmaceutical companies usually do their utmost to extend the patent protection period to prevent the listing of generic drugs in order to gain market exclusive rights. Fiercepharma recently released a list of TOP10 drugs that lost exclusive rights in the United States in 2019, listing 10 varieties from seven… Continue Reading Top10 of drugs that lost exclusive rights in the US market in 2019

  Bispecific antibody (BsAb) refers to an antibody molecule that can specifically bind two antigens or two epitopes at the same time. In theory, it can exert synergistic effect of two monoclonal antibodies, which is one of the most popular new drug research and development investment direction in the industry.… Continue Reading Bispecific antibody boom

  On February 27th, Bayer announced its 2018 financial report. The Group achieved a total revenue of 39.586 billion euros, an increase of 13.1% compared with 2017. The total revenue of the pharmaceutical business was 16.746 billion euros (-0.6%), the income from consumer health business was 5.45 billion euros (-7%),… Continue Reading Bayer 2018 earnings report: Acarbose reverse growth! New drug development is broken, the structure is about to be adjusted

  In November last year, the Financial Times discussed some of the characteristics of the transformation of the Chinese pharmaceutical industry at the “2018 Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Summit” held in London. At the meeting, the host threw out a poll of “When do you think China might become an important… Continue Reading The new road of Chinese pharmaceutical companies

  On February 19, Intercept announced that olbecholic acid (OCA) has achieved positive results in the mid-phase analysis of the key phase III REGENERATE study of patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) with grade 2 to 3 liver fibrosis. Efficacy data from the primary endpoint showed: 1) At the 18th month… Continue Reading NASH’s new drug wins its first phase III clinical victory, and Abecholic acid is about to open a $40 billion market

  On February 14, Merck announced the interim results of the Ib/II umbrella study KEYNOTE-365 at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Urology Tumor Symposium (ASCO GU). KEYNOTE-365 is a developmental, multicenter, multi-cohort, non-randomized study evaluating the efficacy of a fixed dose of Keytruda (200 mg once every 3 weeks)… Continue Reading Merck initiates the largest clinical trial of PD-1/PD-L1 prostate cancer

  When BMS paid for the acquisition of Celgene in early January, investors who were not optimistic about the deal considered a big risk that Celgene’s blockbuster drug Revlimid faced a patent challenge and sales would shrink sharply. But a recent US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) decision has given… Continue Reading The lenalidomide patent challenge threatens to be temporarily lifted! Dr. Reddy’s three patent challenges were invalidated

  On February 6, the FDA approved the introduction of Cablivi (caplacizumab-yhdp) injection developed by Sanofi’s subsidiary Ablynx for plasma exchange and immunosuppressive therapy for adult acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP). On September 3, 2018, the European Union has approved the application for the listing of Cablivi for this indication.… Continue Reading FDA approves first Nanobody to treat acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

  On January 18th, Celgene announced a partnership with Kyn Therapeutics, a startup that is committed to developing immune systems against cancer. Kyn is an investment by Atlas Venture and OrbiMed and is headquartered in Boston. Celgene will pay Kyn a down payment of $80 million and an undisclosed equity… Continue Reading Celgene’s heavy trading