The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Complete Response Letter to UCB regarding the Belgium-based company’s Biologics License Application for bimekizumab for adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

A collaboration between Gilead Sciences and Dragonfly Therapeutics was announced May 2, with an end goal of bringing Dragonfly’s DF7001 natural killer (NK) engager program designed for patients with cancer or inflammatory diseases to fruition. 

Positive results from Sellas Life Sciences Group’s Phase I/II trial using galinpepimut-S (GPS) as a combination therapy with pembrolizumab (Keytruda) were announced shortly after similarly positive news was issued from a combination study in which GPS was evaluated as a treatment for mesothelioma.

A pro-regenerative cell discovered by researchers at Ohio State and the University of Michigan could open the door to potentially groundbreaking immunotherapeutic treatments for diseases such as ALS and multiple sclerosis.

A recap of business developments from life sciences companies around the world, including U.K.-based Vaccitech Limited and the University of Oxford touting positive safety and efficacy trends in a mid-stage prostate cancer study.

AbbVie Inc., along with Teneobio Inc. and that company’s affiliate TeneoOne Inc., announced that they have entered a global strategic transaction to develop and commercialize TNB-383B, a BCMA-targeting immunotherapeutic for the potential treatment of multiple myeloma.

Boehringer Ingelheim exercised an option to buy an EMBL Ventures portfolio company, ViraTherapeutics.