Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (Sobi) has signed a 387 deal with Swiss drug developer Novimmune for a late stage antibody targeting a rare haematology disorder.
European biotechs Morphosys and Galapagos have handed over their joint atopical dermatitis programme MOR106 to Novartis for up to 945m. The Swiss pharma giant aims to strengthen its commitment to lead immuno-dermatology, the company said.
The Innovative Medicines Initiative has launched a new Antimicrobial Resistance Accelerator Programme after Novartis announced its retreat from antibiotics research only days ago.
Roche announced today that the US-American Food and Drug Administration FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation for the Swiss pharma giants mAb combination therapy for liver cancer.
UK biotech Oxford BioDynamics has presented data showing that the companys blood test can predict patient response to treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors anti-PD-1 and anti-PD-L1.
Swiss biopharma company Urovant Sciences has launched its IPO on Nasdaq, seeking US$150m. The proceeds will go to Phase III trials for its overactive bladder treatment candidate vibegron.
Danish Genmab and German Immatics Biotechnologies are collaborating to discover and develop next-generation bispecific immunotherapies to develop therapeutics in multiple cancer indications.
Vas Narasimhan, the newly appointed CEO of Swiss pharma giant Novartis, introduced himself to the Swiss biotech industry with a stimulant talk at the Swiss Biotech Day. Apart from that participants of the annual gathering were in high spirits as the Swiss biotech sector continues to grow steadily.
The tremendous success of last years BIO Europe Spring in Barcelona was hard to beat. But the follow-up this year in Amsterdam organised by EBD Group together with Health Holland crystallised as a worthy successor.
French green chemistry specialist Global Bioenergies announced the delivery of a first batch of sustainable cosmetic ingredients to cosmetics heavyweight L’Oréal. It was produced as part of the ISOPROD project, supported by the French State’s Investissements for the Future Program.