Few safe havens surface in another down quarter for biopharma
Lilly, Daiichi and Vertex are on track to be 2022’s best performing stocks, as the Covid crash continues.
Cytokine players keep the faith
The demise of Nektar’s bempegaldesleukin has not stemmed the tidal wave of companies developing IL-2 and IL-15 therapies.
Few biopharma risers stand out at the half year
A look for winners and losers finds a sector laid low by poor sentiment and Covid fatigue, with Lantheus, Vertex and Jazz providing a few bright spots.
AACR 2022 – A weekend of updates yields few winners
The dour biotech market sees little to be impressed about in updates from Bicycle, Rubius, C4 and Zentalis, though well-received data gives Affimed a boost.
Biggest unpartnered assets: Argenx nears crunch time
Amid cautionary tales of other highly valued unpartnered assets, efgartigimod approaches its US date with destiny.
Another gene therapy safety scare hits
The clinical hold for Biomarin’s phenylketonuria project comes on the heels of an FDA adcom to discuss gene therapy toxicity.
Cytokine interest shows no sign of waning
Despite unconvincing results so far with next-gen IL-2 agents, plenty of groups are still crowding into this space.
Stock market correction sends biopharma back to the start of 2021
Covid-19 vaccine developers stand out as global drug stocks tread water in the first quarter.
No knockout blow from Rubius
Rubius shows the first hints of clinical anticancer activity, and is suddenly worth $2.4bn.