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.

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

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the indication of Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s Qelbree (viloxazine extended-release capsules) for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adult patients aged 18 and older.

AstraZeneca’s Alexion received a supplemental New Drug Application approval for Ultomiris (ravulizumab-cwvz) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG).

At 16 weeks, 70 percent of patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis receiving the investigational IL-13 inhibitor lebrikizumab combined with standard-of-care topical corticosteroids (TCS) achieved at least 75 percent improvement in overall disease severity (EASI-75*) in the ADhere trial, Eli Lilly and Company announced April 11 at the 4th Annual Revolutionizing Atopic Dermatitis Conference.

The 71st annual American College of Cardiology’s Scientific Session saw several wins – and some “mehs” led by some of biopharma’s largest companies, according to BioSpace.

Interim data from Roche Group member Genentech’s first randomized study of a candidate treatment for extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) failed to meet the clinical trial’s co-primary endpoint against the hard-to-treat disease.

Global immunology firm Argenx shared positive topline results from the company’s ongoing study on the use of efgartigimod for generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG). 

Bristol Myers Squibb’s Opdualag – a new, first-in-class, fixed-dose combination of nivolumab and relatlimab, administered as a single intravenous infusion – was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients 12 years of age or older with unresectable or metastatic melanoma.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved AbbVie’s Rinvoq (upadacitinib) for adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis who have had an inadequate response or intolerance to one or more tumor necrosis factor blockers.