Bristol Myers’ Opdivo with Exelixis drug cuts kidney cancer death risk: study NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bristol Myers Squibb Co’s cancer immunotherapy Opdivo in combination with Exelixis Inc’s Cabometyx reduced the risk of death by 40% in previously untreated patients with advanced kidney cancer, according to data from a late-stage study to be presented on […]

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.

Bristol Myers Squibb announced that the Phase III IDHENTIFY trial of Idhifa (enasidenib) plus best supportive care compared to conventional care did not meet the primary endpoint of overall survival in relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia with an isocitrate dehydrogenase-2 mutation.

Novartis announced that the Phase III COMBI-I trial of the company’s experimental checkpoint inhibitor spartalizumab in combination with Tafinlar (dabrafenib) and Mekinist (trametinib) failed to hit the primary endpoint in melanoma.

Swiss drugmaker Novartis said the company’s investigational spartalizumab immuno-oncology drug mixed with the approved medicines Tafinlar and Mekinist failed in a late-stage trial for a type of advanced skin cancer.

The HBA’s Tomorrow’s Executives affinity group, with the support of Bristol Myers Squibb, offers this four-part series to connect you with future and current leaders of top biopharmaceutical companies. These webinars (scheduled from September 9 through October 16, 2020) will highlight the achievements of the next generation across the industry and underscore the importance of their contributions to their organization, and beyond. Join us as we explore: social intrapreneurship, diversity in clinical trials, COVID-19 responses, and how young professionals are impacting the future of work.

Bristol Myers Squibb announced positive data from two separate Phase III clinical trials of the company’s checkpoint inhibitor Opdivo (nivolumab).

Bristol Myers Squibb’s Opdivo (nivolumab) plus Yervoy (ipilimumab) demonstrated a significant improvement in overall survival in patients with previously untreated, unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma in the Phase 3 CheckMate -743 clinical trial.

Everyone knows the terms “machine learning” and “artificial intelligence.” Few can define them, much less explain their inestimable value to clinical trials. So, it’s not surprising that, despite their ability to minimize risk, improve safety, condense timelines, and save costs, these technology tools are not widely used by the clinical trial industry.