The LIBERTY Trial was Conducted in Patients who Have Tried Two to Four Therapies Without Success -- a Uniquely Difficult-to-Treat Population Often Excluded From Migraine Prevention Trials Patients Taking Aimovig had Nearly Three-Fold Higher Odds of Having Their Migraine Days cut by Half or More Compared to Placebo Safety and Tolerability Were Consistent With Results Seen in the Pivotal Clinical Program; Over 97 Percent of Those Taking Aimovig Completed the Double-Blind Treatment Phase Data Selected by the American Academy of Neurology Science Committee as one of the Most Noteworthy Presentations at 2018 Annual Meeting
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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