Alexion’s move on the anticoagulant reversal specialist is not the most intuitive deal – but is 2020’s second biggest so far.
As investors continue to jump on small sparks of hope in the pandemic pipeline Sanofi and Regeneron inject a dose of reality.
After a delay Wave will finally see data for its Huntington's disease projects while Argenx's subcutaneous efgartigimod needs to keep the competition at bay.
Biomarin awaits pivotal data on one of its growth drivers, while Apellis seeks to take off on Pegasus.
A week after UCB bought Ra to get hold of its complement inhibitor, Alexion takes out Achillion for much the same reason.
The $2bn takeout of Ra Pharmaceuticals provides solace for investors bemoaning the biotech market’s poor performance.
The biggest approval decision in October will involve Novartis’s eye asset Beovu, while Biogen and Alkermes face a key verdict in MS.
Novo Nordisk says that oral semaglutide’s list price will be “similar” to Ozempic’s, but it will be a while before its true cost becomes apparent.
A phase III win for Roche’s satralizumab has added to Alexion’s Soliris woes.