A roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for Covid-19, the illness caused by the virus.

Argenx announced positive topline results from the company’s Phase III ADAPT clinical trial of efgartigimod for myasthenia gravis.

The U.S. FDA gave Alexion Pharmaceuticals a thumbs-up for Soliris (eculizumab) to treat neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder in adults that express a specific biomarker.

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The return on R&D investment for leading biopharmaceutical manufacturers fell to a nine-year low while the U.S. FDA approved a record-breaking amount of novel medicines during 2018.

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that the MHLW in Japan approved Soliris (eculizumab) as a treatment for patients with generalized myasthenia gravis.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the approval for Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s blood-disorder drug and blockbuster medicine Soliris.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced results from an interim analysis of an ongoing Phase 3 open-label extension study of the pivotal, placebo-controlled REGAIN study of Soliris (eculizumab) for the treatment of patients with refractory generalized myasthenia gravis who are anti-acetylcholine receptor antibody-positive.

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s experimental drug to treat patients with a severe form of myasthenia gravis, a rare neuromuscular disease, met the main goals of a study.