Takeda Pharmaceutical opened a new 24,000-square-foot R&D cell therapy manufacturing facility in Boston at the site of the company’s R&D headquarters.

Takeda Pharmaceutical released data from the Phase III TOURMALINE-MM2 clinical trial of adding Ninlaro (ixazomib) to lenalidomide and dexamethasone compared to lenalidomide and dexamethasone plus placebo in treating newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM) patients who were not eligible for autologous stem cell transplant.

Celyad Oncology is at the forefront of cutting-edge immunotherapy and is hopeful of providing a new way forward for patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the expansion of Amgen’s Kyprolis (carfilzomib) U.S. prescribing information to include the product’s use in combination with Darzalex (daratumumab) plus dexamethasone (DKd) in two dosing regimens – once weekly and twice weekly – for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma who have received one to three previous lines of therapy.

While Humira remains the best-selling prescription product worldwide, Keytruda has risen to the No. 2 global rank and is on track to eventually claim the top spot.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved GlaxoSmithKline’s experimental treatment Blenrep (belantamab mafodotin-blmf) for a common form of blood cancer.

Bristol Myers Squibb and bluebird bio announced the submission of their Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for idecabtagene vicleucel for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma.

A panel of the European Medicines Agency recommended approving GlaxoSmithKline’s experimental treatment for a common form of blood cancer, days after a similar nod from a U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will review GlaxoSmithKline’s experimental treatment for multiple myeloma, a common form of blood cancer, for a reported side effect which affects the eyes of patients.

Kiadis Pharma licensed a previously undisclosed K-NK0004 program to Sanofi covering Kiadis’ proprietary CD38 knock out (CD38KO) K-NK therapeutics for combination with anti-CD38 monoclonal antibodies.