Theravance announced that the diversified biopharmaceutical company’s oral drug candidate for the possible treatment of ulcerative colitis failed to meet the primary endpoint of a Phase IIb study.
AbbVie’s Rinvoq continues to demonstrate the medicine’s clinical potential to become the heir-apparent to the company’s blockbuster drug Humira, which will lose patent protection in 2023. In the company’s second-quarter 2021 report, AbbVie touted advances Rinvoq made throughout the three months, including positive Phase III data in ulcerative colitis.
Galapagos announced new post-hoc analyses for the Belgium-based company’s Phase III SELECTION program for the JAK1 inhibitor filgotinib for ulcerative colitis, touting rapid symptom improvement and sustained steroid-free remission.
Recent personnel movement throughout the healthcare industry includes a new CEO for both U.K.-based Orbit Discovery and Netherlands-based Azafaros.
AbbVie’s Rinvoq (upadacitinib) hit the mark as a maintenance drug for ulcerative colitis in a Phase III study. The company said more patients treated with Rinvoq in the 52-week study achieved clinical remission compared to placebo.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Bristol Myers Squibb’s oral drug Zeposia to treat adults with ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved AbbVie’s biologic therapy Humira (adalimumab) as a treatment for moderate-to-severe active ulcerative colitis in children aged 5 years and older.
Shares of Pandion Therapeutics soared more than 131 percent in trading after pharma giant Merck announced the acquisition of the autoimmune-focused company for up to $1.85 billion.
GlaxoSmithKline discontinued a Phase II clinical trial evaluating an anti-LAG3 cell depleting monoclonal antibody aimed at treating ulcerative colitis licensed from Australia-based Immutep Limited following an interim assessment of an Independent Data Monitoring Committee.
AbbVie’s Phase III induction study, U-ACHIEVE, of Rinvoq (upadacitinib) in moderate to severe ulcerative colitis hit the primary endpoint of clinical remission at week 8 and also met all ranked secondary endpoints.