Investors Hand Disc Medicine $90 Million to Control Hematological Diseases Published: Sept. 2, 2021 By Heather McKenzie BioSpace   A two-year-old biopharma company tackling rare blood diseases has received a $90 million infusion of cash. Disc Medicine, which is progressing a pipeline of clinical-stage therapies for hematologic illnesses including myelofibrosis and porphyrias, announced the Series […]

Sierra Oncology, a late-stage biopharmaceutical firm specializing in treatments for rare cancers, signed an exclusive deal to use AstraZeneca’s product to develop a potential new drug for myelofibrosis.

Bristol-Myers Squibb announced the completed acquisition of Celgene following the receipt of regulatory approval from all government authorities required by the merger agreement and, as announced in April 2019, approval by the companies’ stockholders.

Johnson & Johnson and Geron had teamed up to develop and commercialize imetelstat, a first-in-class telomerase inhibitor, for myelofibrosis and myelodysplastic syndromes.

Sierra Oncology Inc. announced that the clinical-stage drug-development company acquired the drug candidate momelotinib from Gilead Sciences.

Celgene Corporation will acquire Impact Biomedicines – which is developing fedratinib for myelofibrosis and polycythemia vera – for $1.1 billion upfront.

In meeting with industry analysts, J&J indicated it expects to have 10 new products approved between 2017 and 2021 that have blockbuster potential.

Gilead Sciences announced top-line results from two Phase III clinical trials with mixed results for the Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor momelotinib.

Following a disappointing review of interim data from a clinical study of GS-5745, an investigational anti-MMP9 antibody, Gilead said the company will halt the trial.

Incyte Corp said on Wednesday that it would stop a mid-stage study on its combination treatment after it failed to prove to be sufficiently effective to treat metastatic colorectal cancer. The results cast a shadow on the prospects of the drug, Jakafi, which is also being studied in a late-stage trial to treat advanced pancreatic […]