Twist Bioscience and Astellas have entered into a research collaboration and exclusive option license agreement to identify potential therapeutic antibodies which would help to reduce tumor microenvironment-mediated immunosuppression.

Astellas Pharma Inc. announced topline results from the Phase 3 SKYLIGHT 4 clinical trial investigating the long-term safety of fezolinetant, an investigational oral, nonhormonal compound being studied for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause (VMS) which will support future regulatory filing submissions.


According to a filing with the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission, FibroGen is tangled up in a Securities Class Action Litigation as well as Derivative Litigation regarding clinical trial data for the company’s drug Roxadustat, which is being developed with AstraZeneca and Astellas.

At WORLDSymposium, Astellas Pharma presented interim safety data from a Phase I/II study assessing the company’s AAV gene therapy for the rare, autosomal metabolic disease Pompe disease.


A patient treated with Astellas Pharma’s experimental gene therapy for patients with X-linked Myotubular Myopathy (XLMTM) died after reports of a serious adverse event following treatment with AT132.