FarmaKology Newsletter - Issue #75
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Bristol Myers Squibb Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for Anti-BCMA CAR T Cell Therapy Abecma (idecabtagene vicleucel) for Relapsed and Refractory Multiple Myeloma
Bristol Myers Squibb today announced the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency has recommended granting Conditional Marketing Authorization for Abecma (idecabtagene vicleucel; ide-cel), the company’s B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-directed chimeric antigen receptor T cell immunotherapy, for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma who have received at least three prior therapies, including an immunomodulatory agent, a proteasome inhibitor and an anti-CD38 antibody and have demonstrated disease progression on the last therapy.
Roche’s Actemra/RoActemra receives U.S. FDA Emergency Use Authorization for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized adults and children
Roche announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for intravenous Actemra/RoActemra® (tocilizumab) for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized adults and pediatric patients (two years of age and older) who are receiving systemic corticosteroids and require supplemental oxygen, non-invasive or invasive mechanical ventilation, or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
Mirati Therapeutics' Adagrasib Receives Breakthrough Therapy Designation from U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Patients with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Harboring the KRASG12C Mutation
Mirati Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage targeted oncology company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to adagrasib for the potential treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer who harbor the KRASG12C mutation following prior systemic therapy.
Antibe Therapeutics Collaborates With Dalriada Drug Discovery to Accelerate Pipeline Expansion
Antibe Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage company leveraging its unique hydrogen sulfide platform to develop next-generation safer therapies to target inflammation in a wide range of health conditions, today announced a strategic collaboration with Dalriada Drug Discovery to develop new drug candidates and fortify Antibe’s intellectual property (“IP”) position for its current pipeline.
Research & Study
Hospitalization Rates For New-Onset Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes Doubled During Covid-19 Pandemic
Transcriptomic characterization of cancer-testis antigens identifies MAGEA3 as a driver of tumor progression in hepatocellular carcinoma
Statins Linked to Lower Cancer Rate in Heart Failure Patients
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