Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS), the leader in antisense therapeutics, today announced that it has licensed IONIS-AZ6-2.5-LRx, or AZD2693, to AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) following advancement of the drug into development. IONIS-AZ6-2.5-LRx is designed to inhibit an undisclosed target to treat patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
On April 6, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration(FDA) approved rucaparib (Rubraca®, Clovis Oncology Inc.), a poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, for the maintenance treatment of recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer who are in a complete or partial response to platinum-based chemotherapy.
Healthcare is such a massive space, one that takes up a sixth of the entire U.S. economy, that just one small piece of that pie can be extremely lucrative. Take diabetes, for example, where there has been a slew of different companies tackling that problem, and raising money in the process, including Glooko, Omada Health, Siren and Virta Health.
Capturing a patient’s experience outside the doctor’s office has been an ongoing struggle when it comes to treating Parkinson’s disease. But now a new smartphone app can now detect the severity of symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease remotely, according to a recent study published by JAMA.
Fresh off accusations of fraud from its own investors, Outcome Health has agreed to pay $2.9 million to settle a class-action lawsuit claiming the company continued to send automated text messages to users despite repeated requests to opt out of the service.
Eli Lilly and Company and Sigilon Therapeutics, a privately held biopharmaceutical company, announced a global collaboration to develop encapsulated cell therapies for potentially treating Type 1 diabetes. The deal is worth up to $473 million. Sigilon is focused on discovering and developing “living therapeutics” using its Afibromer technology product platform.
Boehringer Ingelheim, headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, and OSE Immunotherapeutics, based in Nantes, Frances, signed a collaboration and license deal to jointly develop OSE-172 for myeloid cancers.
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