Biogen (BIIB) today announced new interim Phase 2 results from NURTURE, the ongoing open-label, single-arm study evaluating the efficacy and safety of SPINRAZA® (nusinersen) among pre-symptomatic infants with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). In NURTURE, all infants treated with SPINRAZA were alive, did not require permanent ventilation and showed improvement in motor function and motor milestone achievements as of July 5, 2017, compared to the disease’s natural history. This study, along with a case series demonstrating SPINRAZA’s effectiveness among teens and young adults, will be presented at the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinical Conference on March 11-14, 2018, in Arlington, Virginia.
Biogen (Nasdaq:BIIB) and Alkermes plc (Nasdaq:ALKS) today announced that they have entered into a global license and collaboration agreement to develop and commercialize ALKS 8700, a novel, oral, monomethyl fumarate (MMF) small drug molecule in Phase 3 development for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).
Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB) announced that it has increased the profit potential on aducanumab, its Phase 3 investigational treatment for early Alzheimer’s disease, by reducing the potential royalty payment on potential commercial sales of aducanumab to Neurimmune Holding AG. In exchange for a 15 percent reduction in the previously negotiated royalty rates, Biogen agreed to make a one-time $150 million payment to Neurimmune Holding AG.
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