Amgen’s migraine drug Aimovig continues to impress with its efficacy in late-stage studies. On Monday, the company revealed Phase IIIb data that demonstrated the drug is also effective in reducing the number of episodic headaches in patients who have not responded to previous treatments.
Carmot Therapeutics, (Berkeley, CA) announced that it has entered into a multi-year drug discovery collaboration and licensing agreement with Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA). As part of the agreement, Carmot will apply its proprietary lead-identification technology, Chemotype Evolution, to discover and advance novel drug leads intended for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other selected disease areas.
Amgen’s VC wing has invested in Fortuna Fix to help move autologous neural stem cells into the clinic. The $25 million series B sets regenerative medicine startup Fortuna up to move candidates against Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injury to clinical trials next year.
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