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PATRITUMAB DERUXTECAN GRANTED U.S. FDA BREAKTHROUGH THERAPY DESIGNATION IN PATIENTS WITH METASTATIC EGFR-MUTATED NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER

Daiichi Sankyo | December 24, 2021

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Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to patritumab deruxtecan, a potential first-in-class HER3 directed antibody drug conjugate, for the treatment of patients with metastatic or locally advanced EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer with disease progression on or after treatment with a third-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor and platinum-based therapies. Lung cancer is the second most...

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GLAXOSMITHKLINE TEAMS WITH VIR BIOTECHNOLOGY TO DEVELOP CORONAVIRUS VACCINE, TREATMENTS

The Business Journals | April 06, 2020

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GlaxoSmithKline and Vir Biotechnology Inc. said Monday they have signed a binding coronavirus research and development agreement. As part of the agreement, GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) will invest $250 million in Vir (NASDAQ: VIR). GlaxoSmithKline, based in London, has large operations in Philadelphia and Montgomery County. Vir is based in San Francisco. Shares in Vir jumped almost 27% to close at $36.70 Monday. GSK's stock price finished up 2% to $37.91. The collaboration will seek to use Vi...

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PHARMAMAR/JAZZ PHARMACEUTICALS GET NDA PRIORITY FOR LUNG CANCER DRUG

European Biotechnology | February 17, 2020

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PharmaMar and Jazz Pharmaceuticals have received FDA Priority Review of a NDA for lurbinectedin in relapsed SCLC (Small Cell Lung Cancer). The PDUFA date was set for August 16, 2020 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for lurbinectedin as second-line treatment for patients with SCLC who relapsed following platium-based chemotherapy. The synthetic drug developed by PharmaMar SA (Madrid, Spain) and exclusively licenced by Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Dublin, Ireland) in December 2019 works b...

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ANCIENT SUBMERGED CYPRESS FOREST COULD HOLD POTENTIAL FOR NEW MEDICINES, BIOTECHNOLOGY

IFLScience | April 09, 2020

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A 60,000-year-old forest submerged in the Gulf of Mexico may hold potential for the development of new medicines and biotechnology in the future – and scientists are only just beginning to understand what other secrets it may hold. Along the banks of a river in Alabama was once a flourishing bald cypress forest. As the trees grew and died, they eventually fell and become buried in peat and sediment. Over time, sea levels rose and covered the ancient forest far beneath the surface of the oc...

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PATRITUMAB DERUXTECAN GRANTED U.S. FDA BREAKTHROUGH THERAPY DESIGNATION IN PATIENTS WITH METASTATIC EGFR-MUTATED NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER

Daiichi Sankyo | December 24, 2021

Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to patritumab deruxtecan, a potential first-in-class HER3 directed antibody drug conjugate, for the treatment of patients with metastatic or locally advanced EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer with disease progression on or after treatment with a third-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor and platinum-based therapies. Lung cancer is the second most...

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GLAXOSMITHKLINE TEAMS WITH VIR BIOTECHNOLOGY TO DEVELOP CORONAVIRUS VACCINE, TREATMENTS

The Business Journals | April 06, 2020

GlaxoSmithKline and Vir Biotechnology Inc. said Monday they have signed a binding coronavirus research and development agreement. As part of the agreement, GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) will invest $250 million in Vir (NASDAQ: VIR). GlaxoSmithKline, based in London, has large operations in Philadelphia and Montgomery County. Vir is based in San Francisco. Shares in Vir jumped almost 27% to close at $36.70 Monday. GSK's stock price finished up 2% to $37.91. The collaboration will seek to use Vi...

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PHARMAMAR/JAZZ PHARMACEUTICALS GET NDA PRIORITY FOR LUNG CANCER DRUG

European Biotechnology | February 17, 2020

PharmaMar and Jazz Pharmaceuticals have received FDA Priority Review of a NDA for lurbinectedin in relapsed SCLC (Small Cell Lung Cancer). The PDUFA date was set for August 16, 2020 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for lurbinectedin as second-line treatment for patients with SCLC who relapsed following platium-based chemotherapy. The synthetic drug developed by PharmaMar SA (Madrid, Spain) and exclusively licenced by Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Dublin, Ireland) in December 2019 works b...

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ANCIENT SUBMERGED CYPRESS FOREST COULD HOLD POTENTIAL FOR NEW MEDICINES, BIOTECHNOLOGY

IFLScience | April 09, 2020

A 60,000-year-old forest submerged in the Gulf of Mexico may hold potential for the development of new medicines and biotechnology in the future – and scientists are only just beginning to understand what other secrets it may hold. Along the banks of a river in Alabama was once a flourishing bald cypress forest. As the trees grew and died, they eventually fell and become buried in peat and sediment. Over time, sea levels rose and covered the ancient forest far beneath the surface of the oc...

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