The FDA approved AstraZeneca's Faslodex in combination with the CDK4/6 inhibitor abemaciclib to treat hormone receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer following endocrine therapy.
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Relapsing multiple sclerosis patients taking Celgene's ozanimod showed lower rates of relapse and fewer MRI brain lesions than those taking Avonex, or interferon beta-1a, according to two late-stage trials. Celgene plans to file a new drug application for the therapy.
A 67-year-old male patient experiencing severe, transfusion-refractory anemia was given compassionate access to the late-stage HOPE trial for Global Blood Therapeutics' candidate voxelotor and showed significant improvement in hemoglobin levels, fatigue, pain and overall mental health after two weeks of receiving a once-daily, 900-mg oral dose of the drug. The details of the case study were presented at the annual convention of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.
The European Medicines Agency accepted into its PRIME priority medicines program Mereo BioPharma's brittle bone disease drug candidate BPS-804, which will fast-track the drug's review process in Europe. The drug is being assessed in a Phase IIb osteoporosis imperfecta trial.
Boehringer Ingelheim's Cyltezo, or adalimumab, a biosimilar version of AbbVie's Humira, was granted European approval to treat inflammatory diseases including Crohn's disease, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis. A comprehensive data package comprising analytical, pharmacological, nonclinical and clinical data supported the biosimilarity of Cyltezo to Humira.
The first commercial sale of the multiple myeloma drug Darzalex, or daratumumab, by Janssen Biotech in Japan will trigger a $25 million milestone payment to Genmab. The payment is part of a global licensing and development agreement for Darzalex that the firms completed in August 2012.
Locus Biosciences plans to use the $19 million it raised from a Series A funding round to develop antimicrobials to combat drug-resistant bacteria such as Clostridium difficile, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterobacteriaceae. The company is using CRISPR-Cas3, a variant of CRISPR-Cas9, to destroy the target bacteria's DNA while sparing beneficial bacteria.
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Roche Holding unit Genentech acquired a license to develop new drugs using Arvinas' Proteolysis Targeting Chimeras platform, expanding the companies' 2015 agreement. The deal grants Arvinas more than $650 million in milestones, an increase from $300 million in the original agreement, plus tiered royalties.
Montana economist Gary Brester said at the Montana Farm Bureau Federation convention that US farmers have been producing two times as much food per acre now than they did 60 years ago by growing biotech crops. Despite the increased rate of food production, farmers still use the same amount of fertilizer and other growth enhancers as they did years ago, Brester said.
Ethanol production in the US is predicted to average 1.03 million barrels per day in 2017, increasing to 1.04 million barrels per day in 2018, according to the November edition of the Energy Information Administration's Short-Term Energy Outlook. Meanwhile, production of ethanol averaged 1.057 million barrels per day for the week ending Nov. 3, up from 1.056 million barrels per day from the week before.
IKEA Finland is teaming up with energy company Gasum to convert food waste from IKEA stores into biogas to fuel vehicles. Gasum will install filling stations at IKEA locations in Finland as part of the agreement.
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