AstraZeneca has decided to drop the hypercholesterolemia candidate AZD8233 through to Phase III, despite meeting its Phase IIb primary efficacy endpoint, its partner Ionis announced Friday.

Rivus raised $132 million in a Series B financing round that will be used in developing HU6, a new drug class designed to treat cardio-metabolic disease by addressing obesity.

Longer-term use and early initiation of Biogen Inc.’s experimental treatment for an inherited form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) was effective in slowing disease progression, according to a new analysis by the company published on Wednesday.

Virios Therapeutics announced Monday its lead asset IMC-1 fell short of its primary endpoint in the Phase IIb FORTRESS study in patients with fibromyalgia.

Regeneron’s oncology strategy is to improve checkpoint inhibitor treatments with combination therapies – centered around Libtayo – according to a pipeline overview presented to investors Monday morning. 

The National Institutes of Health said on Thursday it had started enrollments in a trial testing an alternative method of administering Bavarian Nordic’s monkeypox vaccine, Jynneos, which requires smaller dosages.

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.

Following a favorable vote from an FDA advisory committee, Amylyx is one step closer to seeing its amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) treatment approved for use in the United States.

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