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New research out of McMaster University found a recently abandoned Bayer compound halted the growth of an aggressive form of pediatric medulloblastoma in mouse models.

Bayer subsidiary Vividion Therapeutics and precision oncology company Tavros Therapeutics entered into a five-year collaboration agreement, valued at up to $930 million, to discover and develop four novel oncology targets.

The top pharma companies in 2021 continued to be engaged in creating vaccines and therapeutics, and the investments in R&D led to greater revenue and earnings.

Slowly but steadily, Bayer is starting to emerge from under the cloud cast by litigation over the weed killer.

Bayer CEO Werner Baumann may be on the way out. For the past several years, Baumann has been in the sights of angry shareholders but has evaded an ouster. That soon may be over. 

Bayer said on Thursday its anti-blindness treatment Eylea, jointly developed with Regeneron (REGN.O), has been shown to work as well when given at a higher dose at a longer interval between injections.

On Monday, Bayer revealed data from a Phase III trial of Kerendia (finerenone), showing the drug’s potential to reduce the risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in type 2 

Germany’s Bayer said on Sunday it was starting a Phase III study program to investigate the efficacy and safety of asundexian, an oral Factor XIa (FXIa) inhibitor.

The promised layoffs at Atara Biotherapeutics have begun weeks after the Bay Area company announced plans to terminate 20% of its staff under a new corporate strategy focused on the innovation within the company’s pipeline.

Shares in GSK, Sanofi, Haleon, and Pfizer began to recover on Friday after the companies said that nothing material had changed regarding U.S. litigation focused on heartburn drug Zantac.