The SITC breaks its own embargo, and the ensuing chaos sees Replimune, Iovance and Incyte move.
Promising but early data on PD-1 x CTLA-4 bispecifics from Macrogenics and Akeso add further weight to this approach.
Followers of Nordic Nanovector and Oxford Biomedica, among others, will pay close attention to an early focus of yesterday’s deal.
Behind Lilly’s LY-CoV555 come numerous biopharma antibody projects bidding to enter clinical development.
Astra and Merck & Co present mixed small-cell lung cancer data, while Innovent, Xencor, Alphamab and Alligator bang the drum for CTLA-4.
An early look at data from the huge cancer conference boosts Allogene and Immunogen, while Arvinas and Cytomx suffer.
Astrazeneca reckons a bispecific approach can unlock the potential of CTLA-4 inhibition, and is to start a large phase II programme this year.
Data and M&A lifts buoyant biopharma companies from Fate Therapeutics to Rocket, though on share price gain Forty Seven wins Ash 2019.