Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited announced further results from the VARSITY study, which demonstrated the superiority of the gut-selective biologic vedolizumab (Entyvio) to the anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha biologic adalimumab (Humira) in achieving the primary endpoint of clinical remission at week 52 in patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis, were published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited announced results from the Phase 3b head-to-head VARSITY study which demonstrated that the gut-selective biologic vedolizumab (Entyvio) was superior to the anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha biologic adalimumab (Humira) in achieving clinical remission in patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis at week 52.

There were as many billion-dollar brands in 2017 as there have been in any other calendar year despite the cratering effects of massive patent cliffs in 2012 and 2015.

Janssen Pharmaceutical of Johnson & Johnson inked a global collaboration deal with Theravance Biopharma to develop a drug for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and Portal Instruments announced a collaboration to develop and commercialize Portal’s needle-free drug delivery device for potential use with Takeda’s investigational or approved biologic medicines.

AbbVie’s biologic therapy Humira for autoimmune disorders continues to dominate the sales landscape; Gilead’s once-daily hepatitis C treatment Harvoni in 2016 repeated its performance as the world’s second-best-selling prescription medicine.

San Diego-based Arena Pharmaceuticals announced that it had created an independent, privately held drug discovery incubator called Beacon Discovery.

Belgian biotech group Galapagos said its experimental drug to treat bowel disease ulcerative colitis had failed to prove its efficacy in a medical trial and it would discontinue the program for that disease. While the drug GLPG1205 was well tolerated, Galapagos said it did not perform better than the placebo given to another group of […]

– Strategic priorities include clinical-stage pipeline and core research function –   SAN DIEGO, Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) today announced plans to improve efficiencies and reduce costs as it focuses on the advancement of its research and development priorities. Arena intends to focus on its key strengths by concentrating […]

Nestle is working with Lipid Therapeutics to develop and commercialize a new therapeutic treatment for mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis, which can causes ulcers, bleeding and pain due to inflammation of the colon, the company said on Wednesday. Nestle Health Science intends to develop an add-on therapy to an existing one that is commonly used but with […]