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Are Theravance And Mylan's US COPD Chances Bigger Than First Thought?

With Theravance Biopharma's promising once-daily nebulized LAMA bronchodilator, partnered with Mylan, set for FDA filing later this year, analysts say the product might have a bigger market than initially presumed, and are now looking beyond to the firm's other pipeline activities.

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2Q Pharma Results Preview: Lilly, Biogen, Amgen, GSK And Gilead

Part two of Scrip's preview of first quarter earnings: product launches, management priorities, pricing strategies and biosimilar competition are key themes at the half-year mark.

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Will Mitsubishi's High Offer Price For CNS Target NeuroDerm Deter Others?

Japan's Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma is offering to buy Israeli CNS specialist NeuroDerm for $1.1bn and the 79% pre-rumor stock price premium may put off other potential suitors.

M & A Companies

Soriot's Future And MYSTIC Data To Dominate AstraZeneca's 2Q

Impending critical data for AstraZeneca's PD-1 inhibitor Imfinzi, which is expected to be the backbone of the company's growing cancer immunotherapy portfolio, and speculation around CEO Pascal Soriot's recent trip to Israel, where it is rumored he met with a rival pharma company about its vacant chief exec role, will be hot topics during the company's second-quarter earnings call this week.

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Bayer And Morphosys Brush Off ADC Mesothelioma Failure

A mid-stage trial of a Bayer/Morphosys antibody-drug conjugate for mesothelioma has failed, crossing one indication off the list of its potential uses, but development in other indications continues.

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Roche's Tecentriq Gets The Double At The EU CHMP

Roche's checkpoint inhibitor Tecentriq clears the EU approval hurdle in locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma and locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.

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'Potential Blockbuster' Dupixent Set For EU Eczema OK

While Dupixent looks set for use in Europe for treating moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, analysts believe the biologic has a great future in other indications and could eventually become a blockbuster.

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Indian Tax Turbulence Dents Alembic In Q1 - Portends Industry Trend?

Alembic Pharmaceuticals’ first quarter earnings were weighed down by transitional disturbances pertaining to India’s new goods and services tax (GST) regime, potentially signaling an industry-wide trend, although likely temporary.

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Will Eurofins Deal See Advinus Turn The Corner?

Eurofins Scientific has snapped up the contract research business of Advinus Therapeutics, continuing its ongoing acquisition momentum. The deal also ends long-running speculation around a potential sale of Advinus, amid its rocky recent run.

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Spanish Biotech Star Oryzon Slumps After Roche Rejection

Barcelona-based Oryzon Genomics remains upbeat about the prospects for 'a first-in-class, best-in-class LSD1 inhibitor' for cancer even though Roche has walked away from what was a potentially lucrative partnership.

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Ablynx Adds Sanofi To Its List Of Big Pharma Partners

Sanofi is the latest big pharma, following on from Merck & Co., AbbVie and others, to team up with Belgian Nanobody drug developer Ablynx.

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Lucky No. 35? Sarepta And BioMarin Settle Global Patent Disputes

A legal settlement with BioMarin means that Sarepta doesn't have to worry anymore about the potential to infringe patents related to exon-skipping DMD therapies. Meanwhile, BioMarin gains some compensation for its ill-fated Prosensa buy.

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Shire Aims To Stay On Top In Hemophilia With Novimmune Pact

Having become embroiled in a legal tussle with Roche last week concerning the latter's emicizumab, Shire has licensed a hemophilia A bispecific monoclonal antibody of its own.

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Touchstone Plays Tough As IP Group Ups Bid To £490m

One of the key attractions is Touchstone's holdings in Imperial College spin-offs such as Cell Medica, Circassia Pharmaceuticals and TopiVert Pharma.

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Freshly Funded Symic Bio Plays In The Matrix

Emerging Company Profile: Symic Bio recently raised $30m in a Series B financing. CEO Ken Horne talks about the firm's therapeutic focus on the body's extracellular matrix as a therapeutic target, and its two lead programs in peripheral vein graft failure prevention and knee osteoarthritis.

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Interview: Beigene Bursts Onto World IO Scene With Celgene Onboard

Howard Liang comes from an investment background with years of experience honed as the former managing director and head of biotech equity research at Leerink Partners. He became Beigene's CFO and Chief Strategy Officer in 2015 as the Chinese biotech prepared for its initial public offering on Nasdaq, and has since seen the Beijing-based firm leap onto the world stage with differentiated immuno-oncology and BTK inhibitor assets.

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As Digital Channels Grow In Importance, AZ, Lilly, GSK Seen As Key Engagers

Digital physician engagement channels appear to be closing in on the traditional face-to-face approach, with China surging ahead on the digital path. The US and China appear more or less in sync when it comes to self-directed web-detailing, while AstraZeneca, Lilly and GSK lead the charts in terms of digital engagement as perceived by healthcare professionals, a new survey shows.

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Provenge To Drive Sanpower Growth And Wider China Cell Therapy Market?

China will provide a rising market potential for Sanpower’s newly acquired Dendreon and its Provenge product for prostate cancer, as part of the Chinese firm’s broader strategy, and the deal could also have an impact on the regulatory climate for cellular immunotherapies in China.

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China’s HEC Plans Novel IPF Study To Make Splash In US

Tommy Lin, head of Business Development and Global Licensing for HEC Pharma, talks to Scrip’s Brian Yang on how the Chinese domestic drug company is looking to develop its anti-fibrosis drug in the US.

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Interview: Setting The Course For Takeda’s R&D Future (Part 2)

Dr. Andrew Plump joined Takeda from Sanofi in 2015 as the Japanese company’s chief medical and scientific officer. In his current position, based in the US, he leads the global R&D organization, which has seen much fundamental change over the past 12 months.

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Uphill Climb For Gedeon Richter's Cariprazine After Delayed EU OK

Gedeon Richter has finally had its antipsychotic cariprazine approved in the EU for treating schizophrenia - but its delay to market could dampen demand for the drug unless it can differentiate itself from rivals.

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AMR Roundtable Part 2: The Need For Patient Perspectives To Reinforce Urgency Of Antimicrobial Drug Development

Scrip spoke with the CEOs of Zavante and Amplyx as well as a BARDA official during a roundtable discussion at BIO about the challenges of antimicrobial drug development. This second part of the roundtable centers on the lack of patient advocates in the area of antimicrobial-resistant infections.

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Amgen's Ofman On Value-Based Contracts And Reimbursement Challenges

Amgen has negotiated 75 value-based contracts – agreements that SVP Josh Ofman sees as one area where biopharma and payer views are aligned. However, tension between the two sides remains high in pricing and reimbursement negotiations when it comes to rebates and other issues.

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Soriot's Future And MYSTIC Data To Dominate AstraZeneca's 2Q

Impending critical data for AstraZeneca's PD-1 inhibitor Imfinzi, which is expected to be the backbone of the company's growing cancer immunotherapy portfolio, and speculation around CEO Pascal Soriot's recent trip to Israel, where it is rumored he met with a rival pharma company about its vacant chief exec role, will be hot topics during the company's second-quarter earnings call this week.

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Immuno-Oncology Outlook: Getting To The Root Of Head And Neck Cancer

As PD-1 inhibitors march toward earlier-stage head and neck cancers, researchers consider ways to improve the precision of immunotherapy through better patient selection and combinations for this accessible tumor type.

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Immuno-Oncology Outlook: Bavencio Leads PD-1/L1 Pack In Ovarian Cancer

Merck KGaA/Pfizer's Bavencio is likely to be the first checkpoint inhibitor to gain approval in ovarian cancer but Roche's Tecentriq is hot on its heels. The ovarian cancer pipeline boasts seven other late-stage drugs, including antibody-drug conjugates and small molecules, that are ready to ramp up competition on the market.

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