Roche is calling it quits on a late-stage trial of the company’s Huntington’s disease hopeful tominersen, the Swiss drugmaker said on March 22, a blow for sufferers of the rare, debilitating disease with no treatments to stop or reverse it.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals – with the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) – is launching Phase III trials of REGN-COV2, the company’s two-antibody cocktail for the treatment and prevention of COVID-19.
Merck’s checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda (pembrolizumab) hit one of the coprimary endpoints early in the Phase III KEYNOTE-177 clinical trial for a highly mutating form of colorectal cancer.
Ipsen decided to temporarily pause dosing in the company’s palovarotene extension studies for patients with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva following a recommendation from an Independent Data Monitoring Committee.
Bristol-Myers Squibb released pooled efficacy and safety results from the Phase III CheckMate -017 and CheckMate -057 trials in patients with previously treated advanced NSCLC.
Shares of Tonix Pharmaceuticals shot up 25 percent in premarket trading after the company announced there may be a future for its late-stage posttraumatic stress disorder treatment Tonmya after a Phase III trial was halted early in July 2018 following a data review showed an inadequate response.
Bellerophon Therapeutics’ Phase III pulmonary arterial hypertension drug INOpulse failed to meet endpoints following a pre-specified interim analysis from a Data Monitoring Committee.
Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca discontinued late-stage trials testing their Alzheimer’s treatment, the latest among a slew of drugmakers to stop developing treatments for the memory-robbing disease.
Genmab and J&J’s Janssen division pulled the plug on the Phase Ib/II trial of daratumumab in combination with Roche’s Tecentriq (atezolizumab) in patients with advanced or metastatic NSCLC.
Protagonist Therapeutics Inc. discontinued a Phase IIb study for the experimental ulcerative colitis treatment PTG-100 following a review from an Independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC).