The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Nucala (mepolizumab) for adults and children aged 12 years and older with hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) for six months or longer without another identifiable non-blood related cause of the disease.

Apellis Pharmaceuticals’ pegcetacoplan beat out Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ Soliris in the Phase III PEGASUS study in adults with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH).

Celgene and developmental partner Acceleron Pharma are eying a potential U.S. FDA approval of a blood-disease treatment.

Private investment firm Blackstone Life Sciences along with Novartis launched Anthos Therapeutics with a $250 million investment.

Japanese scientists will test the use of human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) to treat spinal cord injuries, a health ministry panel that approved the research project said.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Stemline Therapeutics Inc.’s Elzonris for the treatment of a rare blood disease in adults and children aged 2 years and older.

Investor’s Business Daily looked at three small biotech companies that appear to be leading the CRISPR race.