Key biotech catalysts approach
Important clinical data are expected in the fourth quarter from biotech companies including Madrigal, Arena, Rhythm and Forma.
Abbvie looks east for CD47
Abbvie signs up China’s I-Mab instead of Trillium, but several other early-stage contenders are looking at the novel immuno-oncology mechanism.
Asco 2020 movers – cell therapy companies dominate the risers
Adaptimmune and Allogene led numerous cell therapy companies higher over the Asco period, while Cytomx and Arvinas suffered the biggest losses.
CD47 is worth $4.9bn to Gilead
A $4.9bn buyout of Forty Seven means that Gilead remains focused on oncology, though cell therapy bulls are none the wiser.
Forty Seven bucks the trend
Tackling the CD47 pathway has seen off several industry players, but Forty Seven continues proudly flying the flag.
Probiodrug changes its name but remembers its roots
Probiodrug changes its name to Vivoryon and expands its focus to include oncology, but insists that it is still first and foremost an Alzheimer’s company.
“Don’t eat me” competition finds Celgene discontinuation hard to digest
Celgene’s surprise termination of a clinical trial makes for a day of soul-searching among other followers of the anti-CD47 approach.