Eisai and Biogen completed the rolling submission of a Biologics License Application for their proposed Alzheimer’s disease drug to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Although 2020 was a tough year for the biopharma industry — and most other industries as well — it appeared to rebound significantly in mid-2021. However, biotech stocks are generally getting hammered during 2022, although to be fair, the entire stock market is down.

Two biologic therapeutic candidates met their primary endpoints in separate Phase III trials: AstraZeneca’s Ultomiris and Argenx’s Vyvgart.

Despite the loss of the company’s COVID-19 antibody REGEN-COV earlier in 2022, Regeneron posted a positive first quarter driven primarily by sales of Dupixent and Eylea.

Heat Biologics announced that a new development is underway in the company’s partnership with subsidiary Scorpion Biological Services.

Two strategic biopharmaceutical collaborations were announced, each merging one company’s innovative biologic technology with a second company that can drive potential therapeutics over the finish line to commercialization.

Halozyme Therapeutics announced that the company is acquiring Antares Pharma for $960 million in cash. The news caused Antares stock to rocket 47 percent in premarket trading on April 13.

Y-mAbs Therapeutics Inc. announced that the company completed the resubmission of its Biologics License Application (BLA) for 131I-omburtamab to the U.S. FDA.

Sanofi

Sanofi plans to list the company’s drug ingredients subsidiary EUROAPI on May 6, saying the business is set to grow and improve its profitability as a separate business.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration rejected Eli Lilly’s Biologics License Application, issuing a Complete Response Letter for the company’s PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor sintilimab.