In the company’s financial results for 2021 released on May 11, Takeda announced the decision to discontinue the development of TAK-609, a therapeutic for Hunter Syndrome. Additionally, Takeda is collaborating with JCR Pharmaceuticals in another therapeutic attempt for the condition.

SK Life Science Inc., a subsidiary of SK Biopharmaceuticals Co. Ltd. – an innovative global pharmaceutical company focused on developing treatments for central nervous system (CNS) disorders – will present data from a pooled analysis from studies C013/C017 OLEs and C021 evaluating the cognitive and psychiatric treatment-related adverse events during adjunctive treatment with anti-seizure medication XCOPRI® (cenobamate tablets) CV at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, held in-person in Seattle April 2–7, 2022.

Sana Biotechnology, which launched during 2019, raised $700 million in initial financing that will be used to advance the company’s discovery and development programs that create and deliver engineered cells as a treatment for different disease types.

Luye Pharma Group submitted a new drug application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for LY03005, a new chemical drug for the treatment of major depressive disorder.

Leeds, UK-based 4D Pharma and Merck/MSD are developing Live Biotherapeutics vaccines, a new class of medicines.

Puma Biotechnology’s Nerlynx (neratinib), in combination with Roche’s chemotherapy drug Xeloda (capecitabine), showed a treatment advantage compared to Novartis’ Tykerb (lapatinib) and Xeloda in a Phase III breast cancer study.

The acquisition of Abide Therapeutics Inc. will provide H. Lundbeck A/S with a unique discovery platform and a lead compound in an exploratory phase IIa program for Tourette’s syndrome.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is investing $800 million in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals to develop treatments for eye and central nervous system diseases using gene-silencing RNA interference technology.

Rockville, Maryland-based Supernus Pharmaceuticals is acquiring Biscayne Neurotherapeutics, which is located in Miami.