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Bay Area woman lobbying for passage of ALS bill

When Jamie Berry noticed a slight limp in her right foot in late May, she didn’t think much of it. Berry tends horses and drives tractors on the 80-acre ranch her family leases in San Jose’s Almaden Valley, and she was also busy with an 8-year-old daughter, five dogs and an excavation business she runs…

Is Sorrento Therapeutics Stock a Buy?

Back in May, Sorrento Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRNE) captivated investor attention after it claimed the discovery of an antibody that can provide “100% inhibition” against COVID-19. In fact, the company’s senior vice president, Dr. Mark Brunswick, made the following statement in an interview by Fox News: “So, if we were approved [by the U.S. Food and Drug…

REGENERON’S ANTIBODY COCKTAIL REGN-EB3 (INMAZEB®) IS FIRST FDA-APPROVED TREATMENT FOR EBOLA (ZAIRE EBOLAVIRUS)

In a large clinical trial, Inmazeb showed superiority compared to other investigational agents (ZMapp and remdesivir) with respect to mortality; treatment was most effective when given early in the course of disease1 Inmazeb (atoltivimab, maftivimab and odesivimab-ebgn) is a novel anti-viral antibody medicine developed using the same ‘rapid response’ technologies as Regeneron’s investigational COVID-19 antibody…

Bausch Health And BHVI Announce Exclusive Global Licensing Agreement For Myopia Control Contact Lens

Second Exclusive License Strengthens Bausch + Lomb’s Global Research Focus on Myopia SYDNEY and LAVAL, QC, Oct. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) (“Bausch Health”) and Bausch + Lomb, its leading global eye health business, along with BHVI, an Australian not-for-profit organization with an international focus on vision research, announced today that an…

Japan Grants Patent to Brainstorm Covering Technique for NurOwn

The Japan Patent Office has granted a patent to Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics covering the proprietary technique that generates the company’s cell-based therapy NurOwn from mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Through this technique, researchers can harness MSCs directly from a patient and mature them into cells that produce high levels of neurotrophic factors, which are compounds that…

Fierce Innovation Awards — Life Sciences Edition 2020: Winners Announcement!

The Fierce Innovation Awards: Life Sciences Edition have come to a close and we’re pleased to announce the 2020 award winners! These awards are designed to showcase organizations that over the past 12 months have demonstrated innovative technologies and services that have the potential to make the greatest impact for biotech and pharma companies. With…

Novartis presents data at ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS for Kesimpta® (ofatumumab) in newly diagnosed treatment-naïve adults with relapsing multiple sclerosis

New post hoc data from Phase III ASCLEPIOS trials showed newly diagnosed, treatment-naïve patients experienced reductions in annualized relapse rates, MRI lesion activity and reductions in time to disability worsening when treated with Kesimpta vs teriflunomide(1) Additional safety data in over 1,800 patients who continued Kesimpta treatment or switched therapy from previous studies reinforce the…

Trump Administration’s Operation Warp Speed Accelerates AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine to be Available Beginning in October

Responding to President Trump’s call to develop 300 million doses of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine by January under Operation Warp Speed, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and AstraZeneca are collaborating to make available at least 300 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine called AZD1222, with the first doses delivered as early as October…

NOVARTIS IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY DRUG CANDIDATE FAILS SKIN CANCER TRIAL

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss drugmaker Novartis said on Saturday that its investigational spartalizumab immuno-oncology drug mixed with the approved medicines Tafinlar and Mekinist failed in a late-stage trial for a type of advanced skin cancer. The drug did not improve progression-free survival in previously untreated patients with BRAF V600 mutation-positive cutaneous melanoma, compared to Tafinlar…

Regeneron’s Praluent sidekick nabs speedy FDA review, with February PDUFA date

Regeneron has taken a step closer to getting a green light for its experimental high cholesterol drug as the FDA allows a swift review of evicanumab. Patients with high cholesterol from a rare genetic disorder struggle to keep their cholesterol levels in check, despite taking multiple lipid-busting drugs. A new drug from Regeneron may change…