How China applicants could avoid the sintilimab scenario
A US adcom savages sintilimab, but the biggest problems identified might be sintilimab-specific.
Days of reckoning for immune checkpoint blockers
Can a trial carried out in China back a US approval? Investors in anti-PD-(L)1 players will find out soon enough.
World Lung 2021 – front-line competition lines up behind Keytruda
Cstone/EQRX and Shanghai Junshi/Coherus might have approvable anti-PD-(L)1 projects, but can Keytruda be challenged on price?
Esmo 2021 – Mirati bids to be belle of the ball
At a conference largely focused on big biopharma a few biotech catalysts stand out.
World Lung 2021 preview – China challenges and tremelimumab rises
The first of 2021’s eight remaining oncology meetings kicks off next week. Here’s what to look out for.
EQRX aims for biopharma Spac record
Spac redemptions are a growing concern, but the $1.8bn EQRX deal looks primed to succeed. Proving the business model will be the hard part.
EQRX vows to slash drug prices where others have failed
Promises to act on pharma’s financial toxicity increasingly seem to lack bite, but EQRX promises to follow its words with real action.
Asco 2021 – financial toxicity in the spotlight
The long overdue advent of US cut-price oncology drugs is a major theme at this year’s Asco, and Junshi’s toripalimab leads the way.