M&A picked up in the third quarter but overall 2021 has been quiet on the takeover front.
Two Xencor approaches with questions around them receive the backing of Johnson & Johnson.
Chemocentryx and Avadel will also see important FDA regulatory action this month, while Omeros gets another delay.
Interest in AL amyloidosis has been piqued by January’s approval of Darzalex, and today Astrazeneca bought out a company with a phase 3 asset.
Deciphera, Allakos and Uniqure are all set for important data disclosures.
The fourth quarter will see key immunotherapy data from Astrazeneca and Merck, while full details on Glaxo's anaemia pill, daprodustat, are expected.
This month Pliant Therapeutics claimed a win in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, but other projects have fallen by the wayside.
Rilzabrutinib flunks a pivotal trial in pemphigus, but all eyes are on tolebrutinib in multiple sclerosis.