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Cell and Gene Therapy, FDA, Industry, Regulations

Sarepta Duchenne gene therapy wins broader use from FDA

June 20, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

The Food and Drug Administration has substantially loosened limits on the first gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy in a decision that could greatly expand its use even as questions remain about its effectiveness. The agency on Thursday made the therapy, called […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

Pfizer setback brings questions for Duchenne gene therapy ahead of Sarepta decision

June 13, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

The failure of a Pfizer medicine for Duchenne muscular dystrophy adds new uncertainty around the effectiveness of gene therapy for the muscle-wasting condition, days before the Food and Drug Administration is expected to decide on expanding use of a similar […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

Gene Therapy in Both Ears Restores Hearing to Babies Born Deaf

June 5, 2024

Via: Drugs.com

Chlidren born deaf have had their hearing restored in both ears as a result of gene therapy, a new study reports. All five children showed hearing recovery in both ears, with dramatic improvements in speech perception and the ability to […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

Merck KGaA to buy gene therapy tools maker for $600M

May 23, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

Merck KGaA’s dual roles as a CDMO and traditional pharmaceutical research company make it increasingly rare in the industry. The company also has an electronics unit with expertise in semiconductors, displays and surface materials. The purchase of Mirus helps to shore up […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

Regeneron gene therapy improves hearing in two children

May 8, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

Regeneron’s announcement follows news that Eli Lilly’s competing experimental gene therapy gave an 11-year-old boy who was born deaf the ability to hear. The treatment, which Lilly acquired in a buyout of biotechnology company Akouos, also targets otoferlin. The results […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

Gene Therapy Improves Vision in People With Inherited Blindness

May 6, 2024

Via: Drugs.com

An injectable gene therapy caused measurable improvements in vision among a small group of people with inherited blindness, an early-stage clinical trial says. Researchers recruited 14 people with Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA), a rare genetic condition that causes babies to […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

Nanoscope preps filing for retinitis pigmentosa gene therapy

March 26, 2024

Via: Pharmaphorum

The Dallas, Texas-based biotech said it plans to submit a dossier to the FDA later this year after its MCO-010 (sonpiretigene isteparvovec) gene therapy achieved almost all its primary and secondary efficacy objectives in the phase 2b RESTORE trial. Approximately […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

Orchard sets out to sell world’s priciest gene therapy

March 20, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

Gene therapy makers like Orchard are counting on insurers to recognize the value proposition of their products. Unlike traditional pharmaceuticals that might be taken regularly for the rest of a person’s life, gene therapies carry the promise of a long-lasting […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Clinical Trials, Industry, Research and Development

Novartis shares positive results for spinal muscular atrophy gene therapy Zolgensma

March 6, 2024

Via: PMLiVE

Affecting an estimated one in 10,000 infants globally, SMA is a rare, genetic neuromuscular disease and a leading genetic cause of infant death. Caused by the lack of a functional SMN1 gene, the most severe forms of SMA result in […]


FDA, Regulations

Minerva schizophrenia drug rejected by FDA

February 27, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

The FDA’s decision sets back many years of effort by Minerva to secure approval of its drug for schizophrenia, called roluperidone and designed to treat so-called negative symptoms of the condition. The company, which licensed rights to roluperidone from Mitsubishi […]


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 […]