According to a California WARN notice, Sanofi is shuttering Principia Biopharma’s laboratories in San Francisco and laying off about three dozen employees after the Phase III PEGASUS trial failure of rilzabrutinib for pemphigus.

Paris-based Sanofi announced that the company’s Phase III PEGASUS clinical trial of rilzabrutinib for pemphigus failed to hit the primary or key secondary endpoints. Sanofi picked up the drug when the company acquired South San Francisco-based Principia Biopharma in August 2020 for $3.68 billion.

Belgium-based Bone Therapeutics’ Phase III osteoarthritis study using the company’s enhanced viscosupplement JTA-004 failed to meet primary and critical secondary endpoints.

Amneal Pharmaceuticals Inc announced positive topline results from the pivotal Phase 3 RISE-PD clinical trial that evaluated the novel formulation, IPX-203, in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who have motor fluctuations.

Eli Lilly

Eli Lilly announced the success of the global health care company’s clinical trial on lebrikizumab as a treatment for people diagnosed with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (AD). 

International eye-care products manufacturer Allergan announced positive outcomes from the AbbVie company’s Phase 3 study of a new treatment for presbyopia, as the ophthalmic solution AGN-190584 met primary and key secondary endpoints.

Bristol Myers Squibb shared new details on the global biopharmaceutical firm’s Phase III research on a potential first-line treatment for people who have been diagnosed with recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. 

AbbVie’s Rinvoq (upadacitinib) hit the mark as a maintenance drug for ulcerative colitis in a Phase III study. The company said more patients treated with Rinvoq in the 52-week study achieved clinical remission compared to placebo.

Eli Lilly released the company’s first-quarter 2021 financial report and is abandoning plans to submit mirikizumab to health regulators for psoriasis.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals announced results from the company’s Phase III trial of recently infected asymptomatic Covid-19 patients for the REGEN-COV (casirivimab with imdevimab) antibody cocktail.