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Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

BioMarin preaches patience amid slow sales for hemophilia gene therapy

February 23, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

Roctavian’s approval was a scientific milestone, the culmination of years of research developing a genetic medicine for the chronic blood disease hemophilia A. Its launch, which began in Europe in 2022 and the U.S. last year, has been a focus […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

Johnson & Johnson’s Tecvayli receives FDA approval for reduced dosing in multiple myeloma patients

February 23, 2024

Via: PMLiVE

The regulator’s decision means that RRMM patients who have achieved a complete response or better for at least six months can receive a 1.5mg/kg dose of the BCMA-targeting bispecific antibody every two weeks. More than 35,000 new cases of multiple […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

NEJM paper fills in details on ‘remarkable’ CAR-T result in autoimmune disease

February 21, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

A new research paper offers the most thorough look yet at a study that sparked the drug industry’s recent experimentation with cell therapy for autoimmune diseases. The paper, which was published in The New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

AstraZeneca gets new Tagrisso OK as drug succeeds in another trial

February 20, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

Tagrisso is at the center of AstraZeneca’s oncology resurgence. The drug, which first won approval in the U.S. in 2015, is the company’s second highest selling product, after the diabetes and kidney disease treatment Farxiga. It has become a go-to […]


Clinical Trials, Research and Development

FDA puts hold on Rapt trials of drug for eczema, asthma

February 20, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

Analysts have followed Rapt as they view its drug, an oral pill dubbed zelnecirnon, as a possible competitor to Dupixent in conditions like eczema. Dupixent, which was developed by Sanofi and Regeneron, is a multibillion-dollar product approved for a range […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

FDA Approves Amtagvi, First Cell Therapy for Skin Cancer

February 20, 2024

Via: Biopharm International

On Feb. 16, 2024, FDA announced the approval of Iovance Biotherapeutics’ Amtagvi (lifileucel), which the agency said in a press release is the first cellular therapy indicated for treating adult patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma that has been previously […]


News

FDA starts review of Argenx drug in rare disease CIDP

February 20, 2024

Via: Pharmaphorum

If approved, Vyvgart Hytrulo (efgartigimod alfa) will be the first drug in the FcRn blocker class to treat CIDP, a rare autoimmune disease of the peripheral nervous system that causes fatigue, muscle weakness, and loss of feeling that can lead […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

Tagrisso-chemo cleared in US as 1st-line lung cancer therapy

February 19, 2024

Via: Pharmaphorum

The US regulator has approved the drug after a priority review on the strength of data from the FLAURA 2 study showing that the combination of EGFR inhibitor Tagrisso (osimertinib) and chemo cut the risk of disease progression or death […]


FDA, Regulations

Ipsen drug approved by FDA for early pancreatic cancer

February 14, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

Pancreatic cancer remains one of the most difficult tumors to treat, with few good options after cancerous cells have spread more widely. More than 60,000 people are diagnosed with the adenocarcinoma form each year, according to Ipsen, often after metastases. […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

BioNTech and Autolus enter CAR-T cell therapy collaboration worth over $250m

February 13, 2024

Via: PMLiVE

Both companies have entered into a license and option agreement, as well as a securities purchase agreement, in connection with the collaboration. Under the terms of the agreement, BioNTech will purchase $200m of Autolus’ US depositary shares in a private […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

FDA fast-tracks GSK’s chronic hep B therapy bepirovirsen

February 12, 2024

Via: Pharmaphorum

The fast-track designation from the US regulator recognises that bepirovirsen is the only single agent in phase 3 that has shown the potential to achieve a “functional cure” when combined with standard CHB therapies based on oral nucleoside or nucleotide […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

Gene editing biotech Metagenomi pulls off nearly $94M IPO

February 8, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

CRISPR gene editing captured headlines in recent months with the landmark approval of Casgevy, the first medicine made from the Nobel Prize-winning technology. But that milestone was only part of a larger story, of which an emerging generation of drugmakers […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

AstraZeneca to invest $300M in US cell therapy plant

February 7, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

AstraZeneca is ramping up in cell therapy after a late entrance to the field. In 2022, it made its first significant acquisition in the area, buying up privately held Neogene Therapeutics. And the follow year, it formed a partnership with […]


Mergers and Acquisitions

Biovian and 3P Biopharmaceuticals Combine to Form 3PBIOVIAN

February 5, 2024

Via: Biopharm International

Biovian, a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), announced on Feb. 1, 2024 that it was combining with CDMO 3P Biopharmaceuticals to form 3PBIOVIAN under the two companies’ common shareholder, Keensight Capital. The new group, 3PBIOVIAN, will offer end-to-end development […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

4DMT gene therapy cuts need for Eylea in wet AMD trial

February 5, 2024

Via: Pharmaphorum

On the strength of the results, 4DMT is planning to start a phase 3 trial of the gene therapy by the end of the first quarter of 2025. The data from the phase 2 PRISM study comes from a cohort […]


News

FDA sets date for Adaptimmune’s sarcoma drug verdict

February 2, 2024

Via: Pharmaphorum

If the biologics license application (BLA) is approved, afami-cel will become the first engineered T-cell therapy for solid tumours and the first effective treatment option for advanced synovial sarcoma in more than a decade, according to the Anglo-American company. Synovial […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

Regeneron Forms R&D Cell Therapy Unit from 2seventy bio Platform Acquisition

February 1, 2024

Via: Biopharm International

On Jan. 30, 2024, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (Regeneron) announced the formation of a new R&D unit, Regeneron Cell Medicines, founded on an agreement with 2seventy bio, a US-based immuno-oncology cell therapy company. Under the agreement, Regeneron acquires full development and commercialization […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

FDA Give Guidance on Human Genome Editing in Gene Therapies

January 31, 2024

Via: Biopharm International

FDA published a final guidance document, Human Gene Therapy Products Incorporating Human Genome Editing, on Jan. 30, 2024. The document provides recommendations for developing gene therapy products incorporating genome editing (GE) of human somatic cells. Recommendations include information needed in […]


FDA, Regulations

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation to First-in-Class Treatment for Eosinophilic Esophagitis

January 31, 2024

Via: Biopharm International

Revolo Biotherapeutics announced on Jan. 30, 2024 that FDA has granted Orphan Drug Designation to ‘1104, a first-in-class immune-resetting peptide being developed as a potential treatment for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Revolo focuses on developing therapies that reset the immune system […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

CAR-T for lupus: the ‘tip of the iceberg’ for cell therapy in autoimmune disease

January 30, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

The clue came, as they often do, from an unexpected source. Some sixteen months ago, a small study of five people in Germany pointed to a new direction for the high-profile field of cell therapy. The study showed a cellular […]