Two Americans and a Briton won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for harnessing the power of evolution to generate novel proteins.

Strong results for an experimental drug that promises to disrupt the rheumatoid arthritis market lifted shares in Galapagos to an all-time high as analysts forecast multibillion-dollar sales.

Novartis touted safety and efficacy of the company’s biosimilar copies of Johnson & Johnson’s Remicade and Amgen’s Enbrel for treating autoimmune diseases.

Eli Lilly and Co. said the company’s drug to treat the autoimmune disease lupus met the main goal of a mid-stage trial, positioning the drugmaker to begin a larger study in 2018.

Novartis’ generics unit won a European panel’s recommendation for its biosimilar version of AbbVie’s Humira as the Swiss drugmaker aims to take a bite out of sales of the world’s best-selling medicine.

AbbVie announced positive top-line data from the company’s Phase III SELECT-COMPARE clinical trial of upadacitinib in moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis.

Eli Lilly and its Korean collaborative partner Hanmi Pharmaceutical stopped a Phase II trial on an experimental rheumatoid arthritis treatment after less-than-stellar interim results were examined.

The first half of 2018 will be pivotal for Bay Area-based Rigel Pharmaceuticals Inc. as the company awaits regulatory approval for its rare blood disorder drug and builds out the internal infrastructure to commercialize the product.

The U.S. FDA issued a Complete Response Letter calling for additional clinical data to evaluate the safety of Janssen’s rheumatoid arthritis drug sirukumab.

AbbVie announced positive top-line results from its Phase III clinical trial of upadacitinib (ABT-494) in moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis patients.