Roche named U.S. cancer expert William Pao head of the Swiss drugmaker’s Pharma Research and Early Development business after John Reed decided to leave for what it called personal reasons.

Genentech announced encouraging results from the Phase II BOULEVARD study. In people with vision loss from diabetic macular edema, treatment with intravitreal RG7716 resulted in clinically meaningful and statistically significant improvements in visual acuity gains compared with ranibizumab alone.

Merck KGaA struck a deal worth up to €1 billion to acquire five bispecific immuno-oncology antibodies from F-star Alpha.

Zymeworks and GSK Enter Second Strategic Collaboration to Develop and Commercialize Bi-Specific Antibodies   VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zymeworks Inc., a leader in the development of bi-specific and multi-specific antibodies and antibody drug conjugates, announced today that it has entered into a new licensing agreement with GSK for the research, development, and commercialization of novel bi-specific […]

European health regulators on Friday conditionally approved Amgen Inc’s rare blood cancer drug, Blincyto, which is one of the world’s most expensive cancer treatments. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in December approved Blincyto for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), which has few treatment options once a patient has relapsed. Blincyto is a so-called bispecific antibody, […]